A Little Feng Shui

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that focuses on creating balance and harmony in your living space. It is based on the idea that the energy, or Qi (chee), that flows through your home can affect your physical and emotional well-being. By arranging your home in a way that promotes good energy flow, you can improve your quality of life and enhance your overall sense of well-being.

One simple way to incorporate feng shui principles into your home is by adding pillows. Pillows are a versatile accessory that can be used to add color, texture, and comfort to your living space— and a way to express your personal style. Here are some tips for incorporating pillows into your home in a way that promotes good feng shui:

  1. Choose pillows in colors that promote positive energy. According to feng shui principles, different colors have different energies associated with them. For example, red is associated with passion and excitement, while blue is associated with calm and relaxation. Choose colors that resonate with you and that promote the type of energy you want to cultivate in your home.

  2. Use pillows to create balance and symmetry. Feng shui principles emphasize the importance of creating balance and harmony in your living space. One way to do this is by using pillows to create symmetry in your furniture arrangement. For example, if you have a sofa, consider using two matching pillows on each end to create a sense of balance and harmony, like the Hand Painted Pillows by Copeland Studio you see above ;-)

  3. Choose pillows that are the right size for your furniture. Oversized or undersized pillows can create a sense of imbalance in your living space. You're looking for something proportional. Make sure the pillows you choose don't overwhelm or underwhelm the space, or your furniture.

  4. Use pillows to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. One of the key principles of feng shui is creating a warm and inviting living space that promotes relaxation and comfort. Pillows are a great way to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home, even on the floor. Choose soft, comfortable fabrics and use pillows to create a sense of warmth and comfort in your living space.

Like you, we’re by no means feng shui experts. But, incorporating pillows into your home is a simple and effective way to promote positive energy at home, while economically giving whatever room it is a mini facelift.