Rather than decorating the “same old way” this holiday season, why not use Feng Shui to bring a sense of intention, balance and harmony to your décor?
Here are my best Feng Shui holiday tips to keep your mood bright, light and festive. Enjoy!
1. Prepare Your Space
* Clear the decks, focusing special effort to create a welcoming front entry. Don’t forget the garage, if that’s where you enter your home.
* Take a good Feng Shui look at your kitchen to make sure the heart and hearth of your home has room enough for holiday socializing.
* Open up space by removing excess furniture, especially after you’ve started filling your home with seasonal decor. Chi energy will flow freely, and guests feel welcome to move about and mingle.
2. Place your holiday tree in the Bagua area you want to enhance.
If you’re setting up a tree or other major holiday focal point, amplify your intentions by placing it in the Bagua area you’d like to enhance in the year ahead.
For example, place your tree in the Prosperity area of your living room and add purple and sparkly gold ornaments.
For more information about using this essential Feng Shui tool, please refer to my guide to the Feng Shui Bagua Map.
3. Decorate and enhance your space with intention.
As you decorate your home this year, remember to place things with strong and heartfelt intentions for the transformations you wish to invite.
For example, Feng Shui’s Five Elements instantly add balance, harmony and intention to any decorative scheme.
* Create vitality with Wood Element items like greenery and décor that draws the eye upwards.
* Stimulate your emotional life with the Fire element. Sparkly lights and red décor will light up your space with excitement and pleasure to the eye.
* Add brilliance and strength with Metal in shiny metallic ornaments and tableware.
* Nourish yourself and your space with the Earth element, which asks that you don’t “over-decorate.” Leave some spaces ornament-free and open, use light colors to give the eye a rest, and utilize earthenware pottery to soften the atmosphere.
* Add a spiritual, contemplative element with Water. Flowing ribbons and fabrics, dark colors and sinuous patterns all provide a sense of depth and peace that’s essential to the season.
4. Relax and Enjoy!
Don’t forget to make a peaceful sanctuary for yourself in your bedroom, the most important room of all especially at this busy and social time of year.
Open your doors and windows occasionally to keep the atmosphere lively and fresh. This is an especially good idea after the festivities have run their course to help you regain your sense of balance and peace.
Remember: The greater the balance in your home, the greater the possibility for harmony and joy.
(photo by ABG)