So what is it?
Well according to Wikipedia it’s a traditional practice originating from ancient China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. The term Feng Shui literally translates as „wind-water“ in English and is essentially a Chinese system of magic, a way of divining based on the earth.
Also known as Chinese geomancy it has an ancient origin based in folk beliefs and gained popularity and strength through sponsorship by the Imperial Court. Over the Centuries i’s remained a strong tradition in a modern and westernized world. So how has this ancient form of magic managed to survive and adapt, not only as a significant element in popular culture but also in our increasingly cynical world?
I think we can all agree that there are spaces that somehow feel out of joint. Not quite right, you don’t feel comfortable - in my opinion there’s something wrong with the energy in the room. And this is where we get to the whole Wind and Water element. (see what I did there?! Sneeky)
Behind the magic is the main principal that human life can be ideal if we connect and live in flow with the environment around us. And that is one of the main points: flow or chi and how it is able to move around your space.
Within this blog we'd like to show you some simple and actionable tips on how to incorporate Feng Shui and allow for good chi in your home. And what better place to start than the hallway.
Keep your home free of Clutter!
We’re all guilty here and although some suffer from hoarding, others might just have a stuffed draw or wardrobe area. There are ways to solve this. If you’re on that first end of the spectrum, maybe start with some Mari Kondo, or a therapist. If you, like most of us, just need some organizing tips - follow on:
Clutter is more than just visually displeasing as it's an energetic anchor that impedes the best things from unfolding in our lives. Excessive cluttering stops us from having clarity of thought and can weigh us down emotionally. I think we can all relate. This practice is less about having a super styled home and more about creating a happy and healthy environment that helps you thrive in your space.
Action -> find designated spots for those bits and bobs that you’ve identified as cluttering. Often it can be a hallway or an entry area that feels clogged. There are lots of simple and quick solutions - a tray to put your keys and loose change, wardrobes and coat hangers, shoe racks and hooks to hang up your outerwear. I also find it useful to keep awkward items like hats and gloves in tidy boxes. View our hallway collection to see some of our solutions.