Whether you’ve been in your home for years or you just moved into a new home in Brunswick County, we have some fascinating information to share for beginners of Feng Shui. There are believers of Feng Shui and there are non-believers, or as we like to call them, not-yet-believers.
Whether you believe in it or not, if you're planning on spring cleaning why not rearrange your furniture for a change? You just might be surprised how the energy of your home could change by moving even one piece.
Rearranging the Living Room
For many people, the living room or family room, as some call it, is the heart of the home. The flow of energy in the living room is essential to the overall energy of the family that lives there. To create a cozy, nurturing space, start with a seating area where it’s super easy to connect and relax together. Arrange the couch and chairs close together for easy conversation without having to talk loudly to be heard.
Place your couch against a wall if possible. Feng shui tradition says this anchors the piece, providing a feel of security and safety. If floating in the center of the room is your only option, mimic the anchoring effect by arranging a console and a pair of robust floor lamps behind your couch.
Keeping the Romance Alive
A master bedroom should be a safe haven — a place for intimacy, relaxation and sleep. Maximize the romantic energy by decluttering the space then keeping it that way. Leave electronic devices in another room to avoid being woken up by notifications or bringing work to bed with you.
Less Can Be More
Aim for a minimalist look in your home by eliminating any unnecessary furniture in your bedroom especially. Place the bed as far from the door as possible. This offers a commanding position with a clear view of the entrance, which helps you feel safe and secure. If there are lights and noises in the other rooms that can disturb your sleep at night, get in the habit of closing the door before you get into bed.
When You’re Expecting a Baby
When choosing a room for your baby, Feng Shui tradition favors the baby's room at the heart of the house. Choose a bedroom toward the center of the home. Make sure it's not over a noisy area of the house, like the garage, kitchen, or facing a noisy street. When choosing where to place the crib, it's more favorable to place the headboard of the crib against a wall than the side of the crib; this allows for better flow and balance of energy. It should be at the farthest point from the door, but not under a window or floating in the middle of the room.
When you want to paint the nursery, know that colors matter. Avoid using bright, energetic colors like red or yellow and depressing shades of gray or black. Instead opt for soft, soothing shades of blue, green, plum, pink or beige. Avoid excessive use of patterns, as these can hinder the calming energy in your baby's environment.