Did you know: Your home’s decor is intertwined with your mental and physical health.
It’s true. Your home’s layout and design can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional energy. If you’re living in chaos and your home is unorganized and cluttered, you’ll feel it, and it’ll only add to your stress. This is why so many people implement the principles of feng shui into their homes.
Basically, everything in our universe is composed of two opposing yet interconnected forces: yin (feminine, or passive, energy) and yang (masculine, or active, energy). By balancing calmness and vibrancy via colors, lights and sounds, you can create balance in your home. Now, this is a super-simplified explanation of feng shui, but for those who are beginners at it, just remember: You have to have a harmony of both active and passive energies to make this work, and you must consider each room, as this can only work if the entire space of your home works together harmoniously.
The infographic below will show you how to feng shui each room of your home.
If you don’t have time for a complete feng shui overhaul, start by infusing your home with natural light and clearing out your excess clutter. Your body and mind will thank you.
A version of this article was originally published in October 2014.