Our most active followers probably already saw a few articles about Chinese Feng Shui Philosophy and how to implement it in interior design. We already cowered general rules, living rooms, entryways and recently also bedrooms. Today we would like to invite you for a journey through the most wonderful feng shui outdoor areas!
If you aren’t familiar yet with feng shui philosophy, let us explain, that this Chinese concept focuses on the free flow of qi (energy), which is possible when there is harmony between the forces ruling the world and our lives. This Chinese philosophy aims to plan spaces in a way that serves good physical and mental health, happiness and overall well-being. So the most important concept, that you should always keep in mind, is to keep positive vibes at home, that will bring good energy and make your life better.
Outdoor area is a prolongation of our house, so we should plan it according to bagua map, which determines appropriate areas for designed activities, based on energy. Some people even plan the whole outdoor area according to the map, but you can also implement only the ground rules, having the map in your mind.
For example, the northern part is associated with personal development, career, and therefore with knowledge or the element of earth – in this part of the garden it is worth creating a place for contemplation, enrich the surface with stone elements.
The most important rules when it comes to designing an outdoor area according to feng shui is the rule of keeping everything simple and natural. Everything, even if it was planned and especially designed for space, should look like an imitation of nature. Try to keep the balance between yin and yang elements.
Water in feng shui philosophy is an equivalent of life, so a pond, a fountain, a small river or a pool will definitely enrich the space with tranquility.
Additionally, don’t forget that one of the most important premises of feng shui is to keep things organized and neat. The space should be harmonious and pleasant, so don’t leave any gardening tools or other unnecessary items lying around.
The free flow of energy will be facilitated by garden paths. They should not be straight, because the energy will move too quickly and escape. We recommend curved paths where the energy encounters e.g. stone statues, figurines, walls which will keep it for longer. Trees and shrubs have a similar effect.
What’s really important and probably interests everyone are the plants! To maintain balance in the garden between the elements of yin and yang, plants should be planted in equal amounts of the ones with long leaves, creeping, growing near the ground (yin) and those growing upwards and climbing (yang). The yin greenery has a calming effect on the composition of the garden while the yang dynamizes it. In this way harmony and balance is maintained. Also, gardening is a key to success here, cause we can’t have any dead plants around!
And above all, try to make the place the cosiest possible. In your garden you should be able to feel same as in nature. It should make you relaxed and peaceful 😉
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