If you’ve experimented with interior design in your home, you’ve probably run across the principles of feng shui. By understanding the elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water you can attract positive energy to your home while repelling the bad. We talked about the basics in our post, Harmonize Your Home with the Principles of Feng Shui.
But you may not know that the exterior of your home can be just as important as the interior. Bad energy in your outdoor living spaces can completely cancel out the good interior vibes you’ve worked toward. Generally, the exterior needs to be neat, providing breathing room and flow essential to good chi. Keep reading for ways to improve the feng shui of your front and back yard.
1. Tap Into the Elements
Feng shui consists of appeasing the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – in order to bring good energy and prosperity your way. When planning the exterior of your home, you’ll be focusing on water, earth, and wood in particular. In feng shui philosophy, water is a symbol of wealth, and a garden should include a pond, swimming pool, or waterfall. With the pond in the front of the home, you are inviting wealth into the household, and a waterfall signifies the continual replenishment of that wealth.