Whether you’re an eager young professional kickstarting their career or a parent who’s just welcomed a new addition to their home, we’re all familiar with the feeling of walking into our homes and wanting to run straight out. A cluttered and chaotic space not only affects you physically but mentally and emotionally. The solution? Feng shui. Literally translating to ‘wind-water’, the traditional Chinese practice seeks to harmonise humans with their surrounding environment. In the world of design, this has become a popular style that encourages homeowners to promote positive energy through simple layout and decor.
If you’re desperate for a change, discover the possibilities of feng shui with these simple steps.
1. Harness vertical lines
In nature, vertical lines represent good health and growth. By incorporating vertical forms and shapes into your home’s design, you can promote positive energy and even make your space appear bigger by drawing the eye upward. This can be done with pendant lights, shelving or decorative slats.
2. Go minimalist
One of the best ways to create a clear and positive headspace is to decorate with moderation. The ideology that less is more is not only adopted by minimalists by feng shui practitioners as well. Being sparing with your furniture and only including decor that adds value to your life will create a peaceful flow in the home that is conducive to relaxation and productivity.
3. Create a natural flow
Another effective way to create flow is by removing obstacles in the entranceways and passages. With a clear and open walkway, your home will exude positive energy from the get-go. Get rid of chunky tables and cabinets, and invest in simplistic racks, hooks and storage space instead. It’s also important that you carry this flow throughout the entire house, making sure that your living room and bedroom furniture are positioned with purpose.
4. Embrace plants
Have you ever walked into a room filled with plants and felt frustrated or angry? Neither have we. Plants literally embody energy, and having these lively little guys around your home will undoubtedly put a smile on your face. Greenery is also a great way to perk up a dull space and make your home feel like your very own sanctuary.
5. Keep things clean and uncluttered
Lastly, make an effort to keep your home clean and uncluttered. While harmless at first, too much will start to overwhelm you and make your home unbearable to live in. It is also an easy way for dirt and dust to build up which is not healthy for your body or mind. Create a cleaning routine and give each of your rooms a good dusting, vacuum and mop at least once a week. We promise you’ll feel amazing afterwards.
During the process, you may find that you have several items that are hindering the flow of your home. If you need a place to keep these excess items, Storage King is the perfect household storage solution. We offer a variety of different size units, flexible lease agreements and convenient access, giving you the freedom to store your belongings for as long as you need. Contact us at 0800 0852 954 to find out more or get a quick and easy quote online.