In decorating, Feng shui is an often used phrase. Not sure how to Feng Shui your #apartment? Check out About.com's tips!
The simplest way to explain Feng shui is that it is a way of decorating your home that will "create a vibrant feeling of joy and harmony." Your goal in feng shui is to make your environment have the best energy for whatever activities will take place in your space.
Your first step will be to get rid of your clutter. This allows the "old energy" to be cleared out so you can create a strong energy foundation. After you've decluttered, you need to ensure your space has good quality air and light, which are absolutely necessary for good Chi.
Next, you need to make an energy map of your home, or bagua. This will be the guide to what colors you use in which rooms, what pictures you should use in your home, and where your furniture should be placed to have the best energy flow.
Now it's time to determine what colors should be used in which rooms. Each color represents one of the five feng shui elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. You will use your bagua to determine which elements should be in which area, which will then guide you to what colors to paint your walls, cover your furniture and to use for your decorative items.
Next you need to determine what good feng shui items your home needs. Perhaps you already own them, or you may need to purchase a fountain, which will bring you money, or some lucky bamboo to be sure that you stay healthy. Other items that may be missing from your new feng shui home is a statue or picture of Buddha to make sure you have harmony and spiritual growth or crystals to protect you, provide you with clarity or to make sure your love life stays on the up and up.
Lastly, you will need to decide how and where to place these decor items so they can fulfill their promise as powerful feng shui cures. About.com has the complete and rather complex instructions on how to make sure you correctly execute each step of your Feng Shui home decorating odyssey for the best Chi in town!