Updated: Nov 26, 2018
Let's semi-break down how to incorporate Feng Shui into your home with color, especially paint. This subject can be very lengthy so we will just try and simplify this so you can have a better understanding of how you can elevate the energy in your home.
Feng Shui is all about how you would like your space to feel and how it makes you feel when you function in it. Does it make you feel great? or not? Does it energize you? or not? How does your home truly make you feel? Take a moment and really think about these questions. These questions are something that one should always ask themselves when they're decorating their home. The way your home makes you feel is a direct reflection on your own energy and mood, in which will affect everything in your life i.e. work, relationships, attitude etc. So, let's break down each feng shui color element and what they represent. Before you go painting every wall like a bag of skittles, I will give you some practical opinions on each segment and ideas of what you can do to balance out the feng shui and your taste to make your house feel exactly how you want it. Again, feng shui is all about your energy!
" Believe it or not, Feng Shui is all around you and affecting you all the time."
Quick general understanding of Feng Shui:
Some people say that they don't believe in feng shui like it's a religion or something, but the more you start understanding what it actually is you do realize that it is all around you. It's something you can't see, but you feel it. It's called energy! We all know what that is and we all know how energy changes ones moods and mindset. Not to mention what it attracts in your life. That is what feng shui does for your home, it helps create a space that promotes the feeling of happiness and well-being. Therefore, becoming a trickle affect in everything else in your life. Why? because when your mindset is in a pure joy bliss nothing negative can change that, and true success and abundance of whatever you want naturally flows your way.
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that was started by agricultural farmers way way way back in the day, then as the centuries changed so did the understanding of feng shui. Correlating that your environment is a direct influence on emotional, mental, and physical health and well being. Now, just like anything else there are some hardcore practitioners out there that stick to the exact guidelines of feng shui. But, to be fair that is not how the modern world is anymore. Our elements have changed especially in the way we live. Basically, not everything should be taken as face value. However, there are still some practices that correlate to modern day. One is the Bagua, think of this as a compass for your home (plan layout). The bagua has 8 elements (plus the center) that represent areas of your home and breaks them down of what you would like more positive outcomes in your life, or to create the good chi - energy into your home. For example, on the bagua compass the direct north part of your home will reflect career and the direct south part of your home will reflect fame, not like Madonna fame (unless that's your goal, just sayin) but it's more about how you want people to see and treat you (respect, recognition etc.). The bagua breaks down every directional aspect of your home and how to balance it out if there is more of one element than the other.
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