Have you ever internally asked yourself “does this space make me feel happy?” That’s a fascinating question! Our environment can indeed have a significant impact on our mood and emotions. A space that feels welcoming, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing can often evoke feelings of happiness. Factors like natural light, colours, decor, and organisation can all play a role in creating a positive atmosphere. If you’re feeling happy in a particular space, it’s likely that it’s meeting some of your psychological and emotional needs. Come with us and read along to find out our top 3 Feng Shui tips.

A quick introduction

So often Feng Shui is considered a practice that is auspicious practised culturally and by those who wish to be lucky, have good family fortune and enjoy prosperity. It is often associated with Asian culture, and we see this with household names and consultants like Marie Kondo from Japan, and Lillian Too from Malaysia. These well-known authors, TV presenters and practitioners combined have sold over 19 million books translated into 40 languages. It is safe to say that Feng Shui is a global practice. In 1994 Donald Trump, a then property developer, famously said that “you don’t have to believe in Feng Shui for it to work. I just know it brings me money”. Like him or loathe him, this comment confirms that Feng Shui really is for everyone!

If you have always wanted to get started but just need the know how then you’re in the right spot. Kiah not only helps her customers with the practice of Feng Shui. She also offers a full decluttering service. Many of our homes are filled with memory and physical clutter so our first tip is…

Remove the clutter in your home

We are all guilty of holding onto more things than we need but if it no longer serves you then it’s time to go. Perhaps you have a congested bedside table full of books, charges, old accessories, and items you never use? It could be your spare room, filled with clothes, shoes, bags and boxes you don’t use. Free up physical space and you’ll free up headspace helping you take the next step.

If you’re overwhelmed with physical clutter, then getting started will be hard if not impossible. Declutter with Kiah has helped hundreds of people across all demographics and of all abilities to take this step. If you or someone you know needs help to free up space, then please contact us.

Invite positive chi (or “qi”)

Chi is the energy flow that is believed to be present in all living things. In Feng Shui, the arrangement and organisation of spaces are thought to affect the flow of chi, which in turn can influence aspects of life, including health, wealth, and relationships. To “invite positive chi” means to create an environment that enhances the flow of positive energy. This can involve placing objects, arranging furniture, or designing spaces in a manner that is helps the natural flow of energy. These principles do not only just apply to the inside of the home or workplace but extend outside into the garden and into the areas surrounding the entrance and the exits. Get practical and actionable advice from us over the phone, with a FREE virtual consult.

Don’t let your energy go down the drain

In Feng Shui philosophy, drains and toilets are considered areas where chi, or energy, can potentially flow away or be disrupted. Here’s why this concept is significant and makes our top tips! We understand you can’t magically move your toilet, if you are considering building, please reach out to us, but addressing potential issues can improve energy balance. What you can do is;

  • Keep them clean and functional; ensure drains are unblocked and toilets are free from … signs of overuse!
  • Place mirrors or plants near drains or toilets to prevent chi from escaping
  • Consider layout and placement; if you are designing your new home, then try to minimize direct visibility of drains and toilets from important areas like the main entrance or living spaces. Having these visible will allow chi to flow away.

Ultimately, the goal is to create a harmonious and balanced environment that supports positive energy flow and wellbeing in the space that you have. Kiah is very considerate of the Feng Shui traditional practices and combines these with her relaxed approach and decluttering experience.

Last, but not least

Feng Shui is about creating a supportive environment that nurtures your well-being and goals. There is no one approach fits all and your space reflects you! Decorate your space with objects that have personal significance or things that bring you joy.