May 092013
 

A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Antione de Saint-Exupery

Feng Shui In Your Home

Your place is not just a matter of interior design; it’s your personal living space, which reflects your mind and attitude. By combining the ancient principles of Feng Shui, common sense and a bit of good taste you can turn your place into a harmonious haven of peace and prosperity, attracting the things you want in your life.

Cleaning up

I’ve never been fond of cleaning. It’s one of my least favorite activities, but it’s necessary. By cleaning up you remove old energies, so that new things can enter your life. Cleaning up also means removing all clutter and things you don’t need. Having a home that’s clean and taken care of creates a lot of peace in your mind. It will be much easier to focus on the things at hand and to let inspiration come to you.

If your house, room or apartment is dirty and full of stuff, then you don’t have a place to come home to where you can truly relax. Just imagine how you feel when you walk into a room that’s neat and tidy and compare it to stepping into a mess. I can tell from personal experience that you’ll only realize the effects of living in a mess after you’ve cleaned it up and experience the harmony and abundance that come with a little bit of care-taking.

Creating a good setup

When it comes to designing and decorating your place it’s good to keep a few things in mind. First, it’s good to have a view on the entrance, so you can see who’s coming and going. I used to have my chill out corner in a spot where I couldn’t oversee the room, so every time I would get caught by surprise when someone walked into the room. Usually I always seat myself where I can overview the situation. In your own place this is even more important.

After I changed my setup there is now much more space in my apartment and I can relax much easier. Creating this kind of abundance in my mind makes it much easier to attract that same quality in other areas like business, friendships, relationships and health. My friend Tom convinced me that paying attention to details is necessary instead of optional, because the strength of your intention is measured by the small things.

Decoration

Decorating your home is a very important step in creating a nice and warm atmosphere in your living space. Colors, paintings, photos, sculptures, plants, rocks, curtains and so on all have a significant effect and create a specific energy. Combined with the principles of Feng Shui regarding the different elements and geographical directions, you can tune your home to fit the natural harmonies for the best living experience.

Also, think of decorating your home with symbols that mean something to you. For example, if you enjoy spending time in nature it will be a good idea to hang a nice painting of picture of a beautiful landscape. Or if you’re single and looking for a relationship you’ll want to spice up your home with some romantic pictures, a bouquet of flowers and some aromatic candles.

Use your imagination

To create a nice home for yourself you’ll need to use some imagination and think outside of the box. If there are some things you’re holding onto that are no longer serving your interests it’s best to just throw them away. A lot of people like to keep things, but it’s much better to learn how to get rid of stuff in order to create space for yourself and for new and better things to come to you.

Make good use of the things you already have and think what you need to create your desired setting. Having a nice home to live in is much more than just eye candy; it has a huge influence on your state of mind and your whole life in extension. Not taking the time for it indicates a lack of self-worth, because it’s neglecting the space that you live in. It’s not a matter of laziness, but of priority.

What does your place look like? How did you design it? Please comment!

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