With all the drama and chaos in Kenya, you need to go to a peaceful place at the end of the day; your home. And how do you ensure that your house has the right energy?
Not many people have heard of the concept of Feng Shui; creating a space that vibrates good energy, rejuvenates your life and assures you great fortunes. Changing your environment can change different aspects of your life whether it’s spiritually, physically, financially and even mentally.
Feng Shui is a Chinese word which means the art of putting objects together in a way that achieves balance and harmony. Feng stands for “wind” while shui stands for “water”. Water and wind are both essential aspects to healthy living which bring about good health and fortunes.
Despite the unique name, Feng Shui is a simple concept that can transform your entire living space and this is how to do it in each room.
If a house has good energy flowing in and out, the people living in it will experience calm, joy and happiness. The main entrance to your house says a lot about you and your home environment. The first impression of your house is at the main door, it is how people see you. In the art of Feng Shui, keep the entry doorway clear from clutter and have a door mat to welcome people into your home.
The living room is one of the busiest places in the house hence the importance of creating the right energy with a balanced themed decor. A good living room is organized, clean and free from clutter. In Feng Shui, the shape of objects and colors play a major role in bringing balance to a living room.
Color is the easiest way to bring out an energy element to any space. The Feng Shui colors look at 5 elements; earth, water, fire, metal and wood. Different colors bring out different energy levels. Choosing the right colors will bring harmony through decor items such as wall hangings, furniture, light bulbs and the color of the wall.
Earth: light yellow, beige, earthy colors
Water: blue, black
Fire: red, orange, purple, pink and dark yellow
Metal: white, grey
Wood: green, brown
The bedroom is the most sacred place in your house and should be kept free from any negative energies. It is a restful place so anything that will make it peaceful, quiet and comfortable is always advised.
No matter how difficult it is, avoid using any electronic devices in the bedroom. Don’t have mirrors facing the bed – it takes away the good energy. Open windows every morning to let in fresh air. A proper bed will help you sleep better at night. Place your bed further away from the door to keep the energy in the bedroom.
In some cases, it might not be possible to practice the art of Feng Shui in all of the rooms in your house. For instance, if you live in a small house, having the kitchen far away from the front door might not be something you can do.
In a Feng Shui kitchen, there is energy which promotes great fortunes and wealth. You prepare food to nourish your soul in the kitchen. A spacious kitchen with proper lighting, that is both clean and airy shows the art of Feng Shui in play. Don’t forget to declutter here as well and have less electronics.
Taking a nice, long, warm shower brings peace and relaxation. The bathroom is a nice place to go and take away all your sorrows and problems. Include a mirror to spread the water element and create good energy in the bathroom. Proper lighting or scented candles create a warm space that lets you remain calm and enhances well being to relax better.
For a child to grow up, they need to be in a healthy environment. A room with negative energy will prevent the child from sleeping well, and one who is always moody and cranky.
Children love colors. Painting the room with the right ones which blend together to create a harmonious living environment. Maintain a clean room for the kids and teach them the importance of being tidy by keeping their toys well.
Create an environment that promotes learning. Paint the walls using chalkboard paint for them to draw and write whenever they want. Hang beautiful photos on the wall which will make them happier when they look at them.
Being productive in your home office is not easy because there are many things to distract you when working from home. To promote the right energy, it is important to have a creative eye when decorating the home office. This is your personal space and there are no limitations to how far you can go with decorating it.
Avoid positioning the desk close to the door and don’t have your back to the door. You should always see movement too and from the office. Declutter the office desk and only leave the things that you need to help you concentrate better.
When working with small spaces, it is sometimes difficult to implement all these Feng Shui tips. However, it is not impossible. Following the right tips will help you create the right energy in your house without necessarily breaking the bank.
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