“Unclutter your life. Unclutter your home. We feel best when everything and everyone around us is in harmony and in balance.The peace and the beauty of your home will raise you up, and give energy to your goals.”
Creating Spaces. The Art and Science of Feng Shui Principles
I have to admit, this year has been challenging for me with 3 young boys, an interior design business where I made the sale but had trouble collecting, developing social media profiles for designers and other businesses, looking for new clients and all the learning curves attached. It's been difficult at times figuring out the balance of a house, a business, family and a potential partner. It's hard to keep it all prioritized.
The past couple of weeks, my daily mantra to myself is to be Present, Positive, and Persistent. It's the Mindfulness of work life and home life. It's even harder as we surf the internet and see all the great images of productivity, wonderful homes, travel, and parties. I just try to remember we all have down time and we all have up time. We are not always in control of when these times happen, but we all go through them.
Becuase life is stressful and demanding, it is really important that your home, or office offer you refuge. As a Designer, I strive to bring balance and order to my home and my client's homes to increase mood and offer balance to our busy days. Apply the founding principles of Feng Shui by infusing your design with enhanced energy that will maximize health, wealth, and abundance in whatever space you create. Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment.
5 Tips for Feng Shui in the Living Room
The Living Room is a key room for living, a gathering space in the Home where we entertain friends, read a book and renew ourselves over the weekends.
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4. Clear Clutter. When it comes to Feng Shui, keep in mind that all objects are ‘alive’ and ‘talking’ to you. It’s important to keep the living room clutter free so that you make room for new opportunities in your life. Plus, keeping the clutter at bay will make you and everyone that occupies this space feel more relaxed. Keep in mind that too much furniture is considered clutter too.
Next, we will take a look at how Feng shui can guide us in selecting furniture shapes, colors, and room arrangements according to ancient principles.
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