Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment (Wikipedia). Most people associate Feng Shui with the home, but it can be practised within the garden as-well. If you are lucky enough to have some outside space we say make the most of it! Imagine kicking your shoes off after a long day at the office and walking outside into your own calming, stress free sanctuary. Take a look at our top tips to bring balance into your garden.
1 – Water fountains
As the name suggests fountains pull in the important water element of Feng Shui. Depending on your budget and how much space is available, you can get quite quirky with the design from small and delicate, to the very large and extravagant. The sound of trickling water can be very soothing for the soul!
2 – Outdoor wall art
Jazz up a white wall with colourful thought evoking images, let’s face it plain, boring walls can be quite depressing to look at. There are many styles you can opt for, such as fiery tones or earthy ones. Just make sure you know what works for the different bagua areas of your garden.
3 – Bird Feeders
Entice birds to enter your garden, after all they are considered the good messengers from heaven, as well as the symbol of inspiration and freedom. No garden is complete without the chirping and tweeting that comes from our feathery friends.
4 – Wind Chimes
According to traditional feng shui, chimes are used to cure negative energies, so it’s no wonder they are found in many people’s gardens. Dancing in the breeze to their own harmonious tone they express the essence of feng shui – wind and water, so it’s a good idea to place them near other water sources within your garden, such as a pond or bird baths. Look out for the material used as-well, as this changes the sound and you will want it to be as calming as possible.
5 – Garden Lights
Bring the element of fire into your garden with a gentle twist. Lighting can really brighten (literally) and lift the mood of any garden. There are lots of options when it comes to the design so the possibilities are endless. It is also considered good Feng Shui to use solar lighting.