Applying Simple Feng Shui Principles to Your Apartment

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of organization, decoration, and arrangement of living spaces to promote positive energy and good fortune. Whether you subscribe to these tenets or not, there are many ways you can use the principles of feng shui to create a more harmonious and positive apartment space in which you’ll feel comfortable, relaxed, and creative.

Refresh Your Apartment Regularly

Cultivating a fresh, clean living space will make you feel more relaxed, improving your enjoyment of time spent at home. You can refresh your apartment by opening the windows to let fresh air circulate through, dusting to remove dirt from visible surfaces, burning soy or beeswax candles, or clearing up small areas of clutter when you have a free moment or two. Integrating these practices into your regular schedule isn’t difficult and can transform the atmosphere inside your apartment into one that helps you maintain a clear, refreshed state of mind as well.

Add Golden Accents

According to the principles of feng shui, the color gold attracts wealth and good fortune. Adding golden or metallic accents to your décor may or may not influence your luck, but it can certainly brighten your living space and make your home feel warmer and more welcoming. Gold can be in the form of a metallic decorative accent, a golden lamp base, or integrated into the artwork on your wall and the linens you use every day. Sprinkling a little gold around your home will not only make your décor shine, it will turn your apartment into a beautiful and cozy space you’ll love to share with others.

Reduce Clutter

One of the major tenets of feng shui is the elimination of clutter from the home. This is a good rule to follow in any living space, as clutter can make your apartment feel smaller, darker, and even increase your stress levels. If you’re intent on following feng shui more closely, the first place to eliminate clutter should be your bedroom—particularly under the bed. Clutter under the bed is thought to restrict the flow of energy through this room, affecting your quality of sleep. Although the space under your bed is a popular area to store items, consider how much lighter and more open your bedroom will look once the area under your bed is free and clear of all blockages. Whether you choose to eliminate clutter in this space or not, addressing other areas of clutter throughout your apartment will also have a positive effect. Clear off countertops and contain piles of papers in boxes or baskets to keep visual clutter to a minimum and usable space to a maximum in your home. Focus especially on your kitchen, which is the area of your apartment responsible for mental and physical energy and nourishment. Keeping your kitchen clean and bright will encourage productivity and positivity in this vital space.

Are you ready to create a harmonious living space that will attract good fortune and prosperity? At Waena Apartments, our newly-renovated apartment homes are just waiting for you to create a comfortable home near downtown Honolulu, Ewa Beach, and Pearl Harbor. We invite you to visit us online to discover the features and amenities we offer, or contact us to discuss our leasing rates, move-in specials, and more.

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