When you arrive home after a particularly harrowing day, the last thing you want is to feel distressed about the chaos of the space. If the furniture layout in your home isn’t conducive to the way you use the space, you’ll feel zapped of energy and end up spending your weeknights in the fetal position on the couch in front of the television. All day you look forward to getting off of work, do you really want to spend your down time lying on your side until it’s time for bed? Is compartmentalizing your life based around on-and-off times a sustainable way of living? Not really, you can’t wait for things to happen, you have to make them happen.
To live a more active and fulfilling life, you need to start with making changes. Though it has been described as a pseudoscience, the Chinese philosophy Feng Shui has been said to influence energy in the home through the arrangement of elements in the living space. Feng Shui (meaning wind-water) is an ancient Chinese discipline that continues to be practiced in home, landscape and office design today. For the purposes of this article, we’re going to look at Feng Shui in the home.