Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that creates balance in a space by reflecting the harmony of nature. Its primary purpose is to find balance through intentional interior design so that you can find a similar balance in your internal world.
However, whether or not you believe in the spiritual aspect of feng shui, there are lots of benefits from practicing it in your home design. Here’s why you should allow this ancient practice to influence the way you arrange your home.
One of the many benefits of having a balanced layout of home furnishings is a reduced amount of stress in your body. Stress causes your body to release a chemical called epinephrine (the same chemical responsible for adrenaline rushes). Over time, your immune system can become more vulnerable to sickness because a stress hormone called corticosteroid suppresses your immune system’s ability to fight off germs that make you sick.
Your environment has a big effect on your anxiety, and you want to make sure that your home is the least stressful place you’re in during the day. If you take the time to arrange your living space in a functional, clean, and inviting way, you will find that it’s easier to unwind.
How To Do It
You may need to bust out the garbage bag and get ready to take a few trips to Goodwill. Having a balanced home may require a bit of decluttering before you get around to rearranging what’s left.
Go through each room individually and assess what you reach for regularly. It may even be helpful to get rid of anything you haven’t used in 6 months or less! Donate your extra items that are causing unneeded stress by taking up space.
There are also some decor essentials such as indoor plants, family photos, and natural fabrics that will give your place the good energy that you need. Learn more about how to decorate your living space using feng shui ideas by watching the video below.