Feng Shui Decorating

Feng shui decorating is much more than simply creating a beautiful home. Although that is part of feng shui, decorating according to feng shui is really about creating a sacred space that nourishes your mind, body, and spirit. It is about creating a home that is uplifting, harmonious and joyful.

Feng shui interior decorating recognizes that you and your home are deeply intertwined by energy and that you cannot make positive changes to one without influencing the other. Read some feng shui basics to understand how you and your home are connected by energy.

Word of Advice

Feng shui home decorating doesn't necessarily mean creating a "Zen-like" home filled with bamboo and water fountains. It is more about designing an interior that has great "energy" and supports what you want to achieve.

You use a slightly different approach when decorating with feng shui. Of course, you choose objects that you love, but you must also work with core feng shui principles to choose the most appropriate colors, accessories and furniture. You'll also need to pay close attention to furniture placement so that energy can move freely. Additionally, you should choose appropriate feng shui cures to uplift and circulate "good" energy, while deflecting or diminishing "bad" energy.

Are you ready to begin feng shui decorating?

Get rid of everything you don't use or love and clean house.
Rule number one is to get rid of all clutter and clean your house. You cannot hope to make positive changes if you live in a cluttered, dirty home. Energy stagnates in clutter and filth; there is no room for the energy to flow. You must clean and de clutter to make room for change and positive experiences. Read more about the effects of clutter.

Assess your life.
Before you begin to decorate using feng shui, you need to assess your life so that you know where to begin. Is your love life in shambles? Are you having money problems? Do you experience a lot of family drama? An honest assessment of your life can get you started in the right direction.

Decide on your feng shui decorating approach. 
There are several ways to decorate your home with feng shui. The first approach is to follow the feng shui bagua map. In simple terms, the bagua map shows how energy flows through a space. Each area of the bagua map represents distinct areas of your life. Many people use the bagua map to target specific areas of their life that they would like to change.

Another way to use feng shui is to address each room in your house individually. Just like typical interior decorating, start with the room that displeases you most.

The last approach, and probably the most effective, is to use both the bagua map and basic feng shui room principles together.

"A home should be a distillation of your interests, of who you really are. If you're happy with your life, your space will reflect that." - Rafael de Cardenas

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