Apex Manayunk offers spacious and modern apartment homes that expertly blend new construction and historic buildings to create an eclectic and exciting community. Right outside your doors, tenants can experience a range of natural amenities that are sure to restore peace and tranquility.
When living in an apartment, consider using Feng Shei principles that make the most of ample square footage and are thought to add energy, creativity, and mental clarity to living spaces.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is a metaphysical principle that considers the strategic layout of furnishing, windows, entries, and exits of a home to create a cosmic yin and yang or cyclic energy that promotes harmony and balance. It is said that when a home uses these Feng Shui principles, family, friends, and communities coexist in peace, and the tenant is more tranquil and lives with purpose.
Here are three easy Feng Shui tips that anyone can add to an apartment decorations and layout at Apex Manayunk that follow these Chinese principles.
- Avoid clutter in rooms
Feng Shui design believes that overcrowded, cluttered rooms block the flow of chi, which is a conscious awareness of life and nature. A cluttered home is in direct contradiction to the principles of Feng Shui and will block the flow of good harmony. While you don’t have to live with minimalist design principles, you should use storage options wisely and remove anything that doesn’t facilitate rest and relaxation, especially in the bedroom.
A Feng Shui design will not have a television or any work-related objects in the bedroom. Instead, opt for yellow or orange-tinted lightbulbs to facilitate sleep and play the sounds of nature quietly in the background.
- Incorporate balance in your layout
The arrangement of objects like furniture and decor is thought to also influence the home’s chi. The right layout can bring good luck and promote better sleep. If possible, avoid placing your bed under a window, and instead, have it facing the door – which is a commanding position.
Also, the bed should be accessible from either side and should not be in direct line to a mirror, lest it will reflect the sleeping space and interrupt REM sleep.
- Bring in nature and light
There are many design tips that can make a room feel brighter. These include hanging sheer panel curtains on windows, keeping the walls a very light color, and making sure your windows are clean. There are many ways to bring nature into your home! If you choose to add natural scents to the home, consider diffusing essential oil diffused like cinnamon, lavender, jasmine, and bergamot.
Of course, houseplants are one option, but adding homegrown herbs to a window sill garden is even better. You can also choose natural items to decorate your Apex Manayunk apartment. Instead of plastic, metal, or glass furnishings, choose wood as much as possible. Instead of man-made materials, opt for rugs, throws, and linen made from natural fibers like cotton, jute, hemp, wool, etc.
When you incorporate these 3 Feng Shui principles in your home, you may find your living space feels calmer and offers the perfect respite from a long day.