How Feng Shui Can Improve Our Lives (Infographic) Oversavvy

How Feng Shui Can Improve Our Lives (Infographic)

“Too many things in too small a space cut off flow, block creativity, and bury beauty, much like a bad cold can make it hard to breathe.”

Helen O'Keeffe
Helen O’Keeffe works for EZ Living Interiors, a home furnishings retailer based in Ireland and the UK. She frequently writes informative content about interiors and home living and she is committed to implementing mindful interior design in her own home.
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Developed millennia ago in Ancient China, Feng Shui helps us bring positivity and mindfulness into the home.

Blending together the principles of mindfulness and interior design, Feng Shui is all about creating a positive energy flow, or chi, throughout the home. According to the ancient Chinese philosophy, the home serves as a kind of “outer skin” and as such positive energy within the home will support a good flow of chi in the body. It is in this way that the energy flow of our living space affects our overall happiness and quality of life.

The Bagua is another core principle of the Feng Shui philosophy. This is a chart which maps the house into nine distinct areas with each one signifying the different parts of our life – e.g. relationships, family, career, health and prosperity – that may require attention. To successfully integrate Feng Shui into your décor, it is critical to get to know the Bagua Map, as it provides a guide for many decisions around colours, artwork, furniture and more.



When practicing Feng Shui, one of the most important things to remember is the maintenance of positive chi throughout the three main energy centres of the home – the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom:

  • To promote better chi in your kitchen, declutter counter-tops and try to avoid placing the oven and the sink opposite each other.
  • For the bedroom, choose light neutral tones for the wall and place a wooden headboard on your bed.
  • For good bathroom Feng Shui, always keep the door and toilet seat closed and put a few small potted plants around the room.

 

For a beginner’s guide on Feng Shui, take a look at the below infographic which comes courtesy of the team at EZ Living Interiors.

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Helen O'Keeffe
Helen O’Keeffe works for EZ Living Interiors, a home furnishings retailer based in Ireland and the UK. She frequently writes informative content about interiors and home living and she is committed to implementing mindful interior design in her own home.


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