What is feng shui and how can it help you?

Minimalism. Feng shui. These are just some of the rising movements in the world of bedroom decoration that we’re constantly being bombarded with. We’re told we need to follow this, to ditch that, to add this splash of color, to remove that ugly painting… frankly, it’s a little exhausting. Well, we definitely understand how many of our customers may feel, and because we want to understand the merits of the aforementioned movement of feng shui we've decided to create this blog that will give a brief introduction to the world of feng shui and how it can potentially help you. We’ll cover what feng shui is, the different ways that feng shui can affect the layout of your bedroom as well as its advantages, disadvantages and practicalities as seen in the Western world. Some may see feng shui as just a movement that is popular in the East however, through this blog we hope to cultivate and expand your interest and knowledge of the movement so that you can learn to apply feng shui in your very own home. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

What is feng shui?

Feng shui is a Chinese philosophy which tries to create harmony between the layout of a room and nature. The Chinese words ‘feng’ and ‘shui’ translate into the English words ‘wind’ and ‘water’ which highlights how human life is seen as connected to nature and so our rooms, especially the bedroom which we’re going to focus on today should be in harmony with it.

What are some examples of feng shui?

One great example of the feng shui is the Commanding Position. This is a spot in your room the furthest from the door and not opposite it (so, diagonal to it). This is where you should place your bed and desk because pieces of furniture are symbolic of your health and wealth.

What are the advantages/ practical positives of applying feng shui?

By taking control of our living quarters and remodeling to suit our tastes, feng shui is a flexible principle that encourages well being and happiness.

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