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Decorating Your Derby Rental Property: Feng Shui Basics

Derby Feng Shui Living RoomHave you ever would like to regulate your Derby rental home to promote more positive energy, but you’re not sure where to start? Why not try out applying feng shui to enhance your home? Learning the basics of feng shui can be easy while helping you complete the vibe you want in your home.

What is Feng Shui?

Feng shui is an approach to arranging your living space that comes from Taoist philosophy. The idea is to use colors, shapes, and design to achieve a balance of five natural elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. Each of these elements is associated with different qualities. For example, earth tones are connected to qualities such as self-care and nourishment, while metal is thought to invite feelings of joy. Water typically represents wisdom and connectedness, while wood relates to growth and healing. Finally, fire (and light) are thought to invite inspiration and passion into a space. By using different materials and placing them in certain areas of your home, the idea is to encourage the items in your home to work together to be in balance.

The Basics: Commanding Position

As well as the elements, the commanding position is an extra of the basic components of feng shui. Key items in your home need to be “in command” or placed in such a way that you feel at ease when you use them. The thinking goes that these key items represent you (your bed), your resources (your stove), and your path in life (desk). By placing them in command, you may more easily identify potential opportunities coming your way.

To place your bed, stove, or desk in the commanding position, locate the spot in each room where you can use the item securely while at the same time being able to see the door. This should be someplace that is not directly in line with the door but at a comfortable angle. By positioning important items in this way, the idea is to help your subconscious mind relax, thus allowing you to be more aware of what may be coming up next in your life.

Feng Shui Room by Room

Utilizing the principles of feng shui looks a bit different depending on which room you are focusing on. Some of the most common areas that feng shui can make a big difference are the entryway, living room, bedroom, and kitchen.

  • Entryway: According to feng shui, entrances are very important because this is where energy enters the space inside your home. Sometimes referred to as the “mouth of qi,” keeping the threshold of your home clear and clean can help good energy flow more easily. To maximize the effect, sweep the entrance on a regular basis, and make sure that you give your door a good scrub regularly.
  • Living Room: To invite enjoyable gatherings, include comfortable seating in your living room that faces inward. Avoid placing the back of any chair or sofa directly in front of a door. Add healthy green plants to liven up the space and appeal to the wood element.
  • Bedroom: The first thing to do in the bedroom is to put your bed in the commanding position. Then, do your best to keep the space under your bed clear of clutter or other storage items. Add earth elements for nourishment and support, such as earth-tone rugs or blankets.
  • Kitchen: To use feng shui in the kitchen, keep your kitchen clean to invite more positive energy in your home. This includes inside your fridge and cupboards. If you can place your stove in the command position, do so. Then, fill your kitchen space with healthy foods and the five elements to give the space purpose and healing vibes.

By utilizing the principles of feng shui, you can more easily lift the energy in your home to support the healthy, happy lifestyleyou want.


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