Feng Shui can help you nurture yourself and bring more prosperity into your life while you get back to work or school this fall. In honoring seasonal changes, you clear out old and bring in new energies which connect you to the natural world around you. Welcome in the new season and get organized, too, with these fall Feng Shui tips:
Warm Up Your Environment: Bring some warm tones into the house by switching out pillows and throws. Get your heating system checked; clean the chimneys and fireplace; and stock up on yellow and orange vegetables in your kitchen.
Make Seasonal Changes at the Main Entrance: Make sure the front door entrance is clear. This is important at times of seasonal change since we tend to keep things there that we don’t need for the coming season.
Get Ready for More Time Indoors: Organize the area around your desk, since you will be spending more time indoors. Use containers for storage for a neater look. Put your favorite books in a nice basket with a cozy throw to establish a reading nook.
Establish Some Seasonal Fall Habits: Flip your mattress to eliminate a groove from sleeping in the same spot; this is better for your spine. Replace your emergency water supply. Check your pantry for emergency food supplies (and make sure you have a non-electric can opener). Clean out and check your car, including tire pressure (which changes at different temperatures.) Check your light bulbs and replace with energy efficient light bulbs so you have enough light for the winter.
All across the country, the days are getting shorter and some lucky areas will see leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. It is fun to incorporate some of nature by giving your home décor a new lease on life.
Wreaths and Floral Arrangements – Creating a wreath is a popular and easy craft project. To keep it fresh, consider a different style like square or oval. Hung from a door, window or a wall or placed on a tabletop, wreaths are a wonderful way to add the elements of the season to your home. Items that can be used to decorate a wreath are nearly limitless. Try fresh, silk or dried flowers, fruits, vegetables, berries, ribbons, and bows.
Candlescaping – At its most basic, multiple candles can be displayed on a large platter. Taken to the extreme, it can be an entire room filled with candles of varying heights, sizes and shapes. To create a more unique look with candles, use stencils and paint to decorate the candles with seasonal motifs. Fall leaves, ivy, pumpkins and gourds make great accents this time of year.
Garden Harvest – Fall décor wouldn’t be complete without a bunch of pumpkins on the front doorstep. Today there are all kinds of decorative squash and pumpkins available. Alternatively, you can find realistic carvable foam pumpkins in all shapes and sizes at craft stores. Have fun with your own combinations.
The Chinese have always emphasized education. To them it represents an opportunity of escape. The bedroom or study area is an important aspect of a child’s development and education. The following tips can create an improvement in study and concentration.
Position of desk – Make sure your child is not sitting with their back against the door, or, if this is the only way of arranging their room, place a mirror so they can see the door behind them.
Position of study chair – Make sure that nothing sharp or piercing is directed towards the chair, as this directs bad energy. Even a poster with arrows or airplanes with weapons can cause bad energy.
Study table surroundings – Have your child sit with support behind him or a painting of a mountain scene to add support. Try not to have your child sit straight in front of a window since this is distracting.
Observe your child’s study area and desk. Are there any, exposed overhead beams or edges, or sharp edges of furniture, pillars or protruding corner nearby? These factors can also bring bad energy. Keep the desk area clear of clutter.
Child’s Bedroom – Try and keep rooms tidy and clutter free (stop laughing!) and you will be amazed how this helps establish routine. When you achieve balance in your life, it also affects the people around you and you will find your family relationships become stronger.
When it comes to modern interior design, pretty much anything goes. In fact, part of contemporary design is the implementation of style favorites from times long past recreated. Sometimes, one can mix elements as different as Mediterranean style, Asian design and Scandinavian elements all together. This can be paired with sixties and seventies mod fashions or pop art to create a fun, individual, modern style, particularly suited to younger people.
Be sure, especially when going contemporary, to keep things comfortable. Achieve the look with simple, classic lines, neutral colors and minimal clutter. These are key to modern looking rooms in both homes and offices. A cluttered office filled with bold colors and outrageous accessories could be a distraction. At home, simple is easier to keep up, especially with a family.
This is why modern contemporary design can be so great. It gives classy, aesthetically pleasing elements to any room without overwhelming the senses. Even just a minute in a well-designed contemporary room and you can already feel the sense of freedom and serenity around you.