Feng Shui refers to how the placement of furniture and objects within your home impacts upon the flow of energy, which can greatly affect how you think and act. Those of us who practice Feng Shui are committed to putting plenty of thought into where items are placed within a room so as to maximise the flow of positive energy throughout the home. This ancient practice, which originated in China hundreds of years ago, is still adopted all over the world today.
If you’re unfamiliar with the principles of Feng Shui, a good starting point is this infographic from online furniture retailer Chic Furniture and Gift (http://www.chicfurnitureandgift.co.uk/shabby-chic-living-furniture). It outlines the five main elements of Feng Shui, namely fire, wood, metal, water and earth, and each of these elements is associated with a specific life quality. For instance, earth is associated with stability and contentedness. Each element also has an associated colour and direction, both of which will determine the placement of certain objects within a living space, as well as the colour scheme of that living space.
When it comes to decorating a room in accordance with good Feng Shui principles, you should first look at a bagua map. This is a grid which lays out the ideal location of elements, colours and life qualities within a room depending upon its entry point.
The infographic below advises on how to use this bagua map for the purpose of laying out objects within a room, in addition to listing a few basic Feng Shui tips to help you get an idea of how you can advocate the flow of positive energy around your home. Keep reading to find out lots more about the timeless concept of Feng Shui!
An infographic by the team at Chic Furniture and Gift