For thousands of years, people have been employing Feng shui principles to their home to invite positive and serene energy into their lives. In fact the history of Feng shui covers over 3,500 years, predating the invention of the compass, with origins in Chinese astronomy. Feng shui which was founded in China is a philosophical system that aims to connect human existence with the surrounding environment. Historically, the practice has been used to orient buildings, often spiritually centered buildings like tombs. However, in the last few decades, the popularity and usage of Feng shui has increased not only in Asia but also in the western areas of the world. But in spite of it’s old age the practice has continued to evolve over the years and today there are a few different variants that people choose to follow, all with different guidelines and templates.
The strain of Feng shui that is often practice in the Western part of the world doesn’t rely on compass directions. Instead you use a layout, like the one offered in the detailed infographic below brought to us by Soothing Walls that breaks down the areas of your house into different squares on a grid consisting of 9 squares that coincide with different areas of your life. For example, the items that you choose to include in your living room are connected to the health and well-being of your family; including lots of mirrors and light in your living room’s decor can better the health of your family and loved ones, according to Feng shui.
To employ this template to your own home, you would align the lower end of the grid with the wall of your front door and then assign different areas of your home as they are outlined in the grid. If you want to start applying some Feng shui principles into your home decor, check out the infographic below for some tips and tricks.