How to create good Feng Shui in your Dandara home

Ever heard of Feng Shui? Well, if not, your life is about to become a lot more balanced and harmonious. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that allows you to bring positive energy into your home by incorporating all 4 elements: water, air, earth, and fire.
Feng Shui’s meaning can be broken down into the Chinese words "feng," meaning wind, and "shui," meaning water. The concept is derived from an ancient poem that talks about human life being connected to and flowing with the environment around it. This can be represented through various shapes, colours, and materials throughout a home. Here are our tips and tricks to allow your space in your home to increase your overall happiness.

1.     Allow natural light and air in

The fundamental definition of Feng Shui is thought to depend on air, thus it must be allowed in. Air and natural light together will revitalise and infuse excellent energy. We are awakened and naturally energised by sunlight. Make use of the natural abundance of light and air indoors. Mirrors are also a great way to bounce that light around your room, make sure it reflects more light, a serene view, or an expansive part of the room.

2.     Feng Shui décor tips

Be intentional with the wall art that you place in your home. Placing art that moves and inspires you is key. A good tip is to place/hang your art an inch higher than you usually would, drawing the eye up. Placing them too low can bring your mood down. Another décor tip that incorporates Feng Shui, is placing your sofa against a wall. This provides a clear view of the door and uses the command position, read more below. This will be beneficial, promoting a positive energy flow, allowing you to feel relaxed and safe. Invest in furniture that has rounded edges. While both conventional home design and Feng Shui recommend a mix of forms and angles, some objects actually promote chi better without sharp points sticking out.

3.     Welcoming entry way

In Feng Shui, your entryway represents the way energy enters your home and your life. Having an organisational system will help reduce clutter and allow your home and mind to be clear and calm. Minimalism will help with this bringing you more peace of mind, rather than having shoes everywhere that can be easily tripped over, unopened letters or a lock that gets stuck easily, we’ve all been there… consequently this all has an effect on our psyche. Open up your space and allow yourself to breath you’ll feel much better for it.

4.     Feng Shui plants

Additionally, plants may infuse your home with a wonderful aura. Most plants have good natural air purifying abilities. Naturally green is a colour that is cheerful and prosperous. Plants are best placed in a corner of your living room or bedroom. Here are some plants we recommend adding into your décor:
·      Money tree
·      White bird of paradise
·      Pothos
·      Snake plant
·      Anthurium Clarinervium
·      Aloe vera
·      Peace Lily

5.     The commanding position

The area of a room that is furthest from the door and not in its direct line of sight is known as the commanding position. It places you across from the door. And ideally, you ought to be able to see the door clearly, this should be for both your desk if you have one and your bed. You should spend the most of your time in the dominant position when in a room. it basically means that certain objects should be facing the entry door. Having a wall free of furniture and directly behind you while you're working is another plus.



6.     Balance with Feng Shui colours & materials

Some main principles to take away from Feng Shui is balance, that means using Yin and Yang energies. For example, feminine and masculine, dark and light, cold and warm. You need both in a room to create that balance. This also means using the 4 elements; fire, earth, air and water. Each element affects how you feel in the space; objects and room features can belong to one or more element categories. The use of different colours also has a big impact, for example using colours such as purple, greens, and some blues are traditionally linked with the energy of prosperity, wealth and abundance.

Did you learn something new today? We hope so, if you decide to incorporate some of these principles we would love to see. Make sure to tag us @dandarahomes on Instagram and we could feature you!