Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of cultivating positive energy through various design elements. The belief is that by arranging your home in the right manner, you can increase the flow of chi throughout your house or apartment. When it comes to city living, it can be difficult to know how to best apply the methods of Feng Shui, particularly in smaller spaces. It’s not impossible, though—it just takes a little extra effort, and we can help. Below, we’ve listed some ways you can incorporate Feng Shui into your apartment, whether it’s a studio or a larger sized home.
Feng Shui For Your Living Room
When arranging the furniture in your living room, try to position your chairs, couches, or loveseats in a circular shape so that guests are able to see one another when seated. The idea is to promote a sense of closeness and community within your home. Another way to do this is to provide a central element that people can gather around, such as a coffee table. If possible, keep your television hidden when it’s not in use. Or, nix the television altogether so that people will be more likely to converse!
Feng Shui For Your Bedroom
Your bedroom is one of the most important places in your home in the practice of Feng Shui. When arranging your bedroom, the goal is to create a space that promotes relaxation. If possible, try to place your bed on a separate wall than the door, as this is believed to create a sense of uncertainty while sleeping. Pair your bed with matching nightstands for a cohesive, balanced look. Add colorful, cheery art to the walls to create a harmonic feel within your “sacred space.”
Feng Shui For Your Bathroom
While traditional Feng Shui ignores the bathroom, more updated variations offer some suggestions for how to best arrange your bathroom. The first step is simple enough—keep it clean. Messy rooms can have an adverse effect on you, and the bathroom, in particular, should be kept tidy to foster positivity. Coordinating your towels with your wash clothes will help to create a sense of order, and the addition of houseplants provide an earthy element to the room.
Feng Shui can be applied to not only each room of your apartment but also your building in general. Apartment buildings with stunning city views or garden courtyards will lift your spirits each time you come home. Lucky for you, PPM has buildings that offer both.