How to Transform Your Yard with Feng Shui: 7 Steps to Harmonious Outdoor Spaces

Your backyard is your personal retreat. It is somewhere you can go to escape from the stress of the world and the pressures of modern life. Unfortunately, though, the average person doesn’t understand the immense importance of their backyard and as a consequence, allows theirs to fall into disarray.

If you have started to realize that your garden gives you somewhere to unwind and relax then now’s the time to take action and start using Feng Shui to transform it. This post will offer seven steps you can take to achieve a harmonious and peaceful outdoor space:

Building a Kitchen

Building a kitchen in your backyard isn’t exactly harmonious, however, it will give you somewhere to relax and unwind after a long day or during the summer. An outdoor kitchen is something a lot of people dream of building but never get around to. It’s not hard to see why this is when you consider how much money projects of this kind can cost. If you are planning on building an outdoor kitchen then you may want to enlist a professional’s help. Paying a professional to build a kitchen for you will cost more but will save you time. Trying to build one yourself is likely something that will take a very long time and suck the enjoyment out of your yard.

Clearing Away Clutter

An integral part of Feng Shui is decluttering. If you are somebody whose backyard is littered with things you no longer use like bicycles or old grills, now’s the time to start clearing these things away. Clearing away clutter in your backyard can be a pretty mammoth undertaking depending on how much of it there is. However, in spite of how much work it can be, it’s still something that is worth doing. When you are clearing clutter from your garden, the best thing that you can do is to invest in a skip bin. A skip bin will give you somewhere spacious and safe to discard your waste. These bins can be expensive to rent but are a worthwhile investment.

Balancing the Elements

Another important part of Feng Shui is balancing the elements, which are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. It’s pretty easy incorporating all of the elements other than fire into your backyard’s design. If you are interested in incorporating fire into it then perhaps you should invest in a fire pit. Investing in a fire pit will give you a comfortable space to unwind on cold summer evenings. You’ll have to pay a professional company to build your firepit for you though as they can be very expensive and dangerous to install. The reason that they are dangerous to install is because usually main gas lines have to be rerouted from people’s houses, through their gardens, to their new fire pits. Unless you are a gas-safe engineer, you cannot safely work with gas lines nor can you legally reroute them.

Create Welcoming Entrance

If you want your backyard to look its best then ensure it has a welcoming entrance. Ideally, your yard’s entrance should be separate from your house. Of course, this is not always possible though as some people’s yards are only accessible via backdoors. You can create a separate entrance for your backyard even if you have backdoor access, however. You can do this by erecting a fence and a gate that sits just outside your backdoor and has to be walked through in order to get into your garden. Ensure that this space is decorated with flowers and other plants so that it has a truly natural feel. The space should be welcoming, friendly, and relaxing. Just by stepping through it, visitors to your garden should feel calm.

Establish a Centerpoint

In your backyard, there needs to be a center point. Establishing a center point is a highly effective way of tying your garden’s design together. A lot of people’s backyards are mismatched and chaotic. If you do not establish a center point then you will not be able to improve your garden’s aesthetic. There are lots of different things that you can use for a center point. Since you are likely going to be incorporating elements into your yard’s design, you could potentially set a pond up and then use that as your yard’s center point. Around it you could put benches and chairs. If you are going to do this then you need to make sure that the benches and chairs you use are ones sized perfectly to your backyard. Do not buy benches or chairs that are too big or that make your garden look cartoonish.

Incorporating Nature Into Design

If you want your garden to look its best then you need to make sure that you incorporate nature into its design. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they can achieve Feng Shui without doing this. Nature should already be abundant in your backyard, in truth. If it is not then you can hire a landscaper to come and help you. A lot of people’s yards are tiled or paved nowadays. If yours is then consider lifting these up. Lifting up these tiles will help you to ensure that grass can grow and plants can too. Encourage wildlife in your backyard by investing in birdfeeders.

Use Objects Sparingly

Use objects in your backyard sparingly. What’s the point in decluttering if you are going to just mess everything back up again? When you are decluttering your backyard be sure to throw everything in the skip and then moving forwards, make sure that you do not buy the same things again. Buying the same things again will just lead to you repeating the pattern of cluttering your backyard. The objects in your backyard don’t need to be completely eliminated, as you should still have comfortable seating, but you do need to get rid of any that are just unnecessary.

Your backyard is a place for you to quietly unwind and forget about the stresses of your life. Transforming your yard into a Feng Shui-like space is a way of doing this. You can do that by following the instructions outlined here in this post.

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