The summer time is thought by many to be ideal for outdoor activities. Why spend all of these beautiful days couped up inside? Sometimes, however, being active outside can be a bit much and you really just want to relax. The porch or patio of a home is often the first choice of location. But you may be wondering how to keep feng shui energy flowing and relaxing in such an open area. Well keep reading!
If you are building a home or making an addition to your current home which will include a patio or porch, it helps to research the feng shui bagua - which is also known as the energy map of your home. But assuming you are working with what you have, we will focus on the decor.
Starting with furniture, be willing to accommodate everyone. Have an assortment of seating with consideration of the needs of potential guests. This will promote positivity, as all parties present will be comfortable.
Also in the name of comfort, if your porch happens to be uncovered, keep umbrellas easily accessible to protect your party from the sun. Or once the sun goes down, have candles or some other light source readily available to keep the conversation and visibility alive.
For a covered space, the architecture can sometimes feel rather harsh. While the use of soft and fluffy furniture can remedy this to an extent, you can also use foliage. It is true that you are outside and there is likely plenty of greenery already around, but extending that to columns and beams is a great way to soften the atmosphere and provide a much more relaxed environment for some summer relaxation.