Feng Shui Basics [infographic]

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Feng Shui is an ancient art and science that’s often used to bring balance and harmony to homes and other environments. If you’ve thought about using it with your organizing clients but are confused by the terminology and concepts, I hope the infographic below will enhance your understanding and help you decide whether it’s a subject you’d like to learn more about.


Today, many people are fascinated by the concept of Feng Shui, and for very good reasons. While there are some who believe that Feng Shui is just some ancient superstitious set of paradigms of interior design, it actually helps to bring balance to your life, causing you to be more aware of your surroundings and providing you with a fresh perspective. If you have ever found yourself overwhelmed by clutter and stress, you are likely suffering from an imbalance in your own environment, which is precisely why you should consider incorporating Feng Shui design within your home, as well as your work space.

Feng Shui is designed to invite all the good things to one’s life– happiness, relaxation, clarity, prosperity, success, etc. In addition to all of these benefits, the overall design is quite beautiful and offers a very aesthetic appeal.

While the art of Feng Shui is very detailed in its specifics, achieving this lifestyle is actually quite simple. In fact, you may already likely have some popular objects within your environment– it’s just a matter of where and how you place them within your living space (or even office). Things such as bamboo, garden water fountains, coins and candles are all objects that can easily be acquired and incorporated into your home’s design.

To better understand the basic principles, this infographic from SoothingWalls.com gives you a basic guide on how to represent the five elements (earth, water, metal, fire and wood) in your environment.

Do you use Feng Shui in your organizing business? What advice can you offer your organizing colleagues?

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Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer and the founder of Gryffin Media. She covers everything from health and wellness to the latest crafting and design ideas--including Feng Shui!

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  1. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on August 23, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    What a stellar and vivid way to display all of this for ease of comprehension. Yay.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on August 24, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Glad you like it, Julie! I’d love to have it as a little booklet so I could carry it around my home as I review each room.

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