Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) isn’t just for people with large homes and it definitely doesn’t require you to spend a lot of money. Feng Shui by definition is a Chinese system of thought for spatial arrangement in relation to the flow of energy in a space. The idea is that the way things are arranged affects how you think and act and in turn affects how well you perform and succeed in your personal and professional life by bringing a sense of balance and harmony to your surroundings. Whether or realize it or not, the Feng Shui of where you live affects you every day. Decorating just got a little more serious! So maybe before deciding where to stick your couch, you should read through a few of the tips we have below:
Physical clutter translates to emotional clutter. Get rid of those sweaters you haven’t worn for two years
and the thrift shop vases you swore would make an awesome craft project. It’s not going to happen.
Use Mirrors. Mirrors give a small space the impression that it’s larger than it really is and makes you feel less cramped.
In Feng Shui the three most important rooms are the kitchen, the entryway and the bedroom. In an apartment, these are sometimes all of the same room. Avoid having pathways cluttered, especially the entryway. If you walk into your apartment and immediately feel cluttered, the feeling is going to carry with you throughout your space. It’s all about energy flow!
Divide open areas if possible. Living in a small space, especially a studio apartment, it can be difficult to get a sense of separation between rooms. Various screens, tall plants, or a bookshelf can be used in a decorative
way to create more separation in your small space.