Our home environment is always going to work for us, or against us. It's up to us to continually enhance our environment so that we are supported to lead balanced lives. When we are living in a home that supports us, we can more effectively. . .kick butt in life.
We can decorate our surroundings to achieve, success, better health, happier relationships, etc. In my book, Blissful Living, I share easy ways you can glamorously upgrade your environment to get anything you want more of in life. I just love talking about Feng Shui. There are a million and one ways to use Feng Shui to enhance your home, today I am going to talk to you about one of my favorites, greenery!
Connecting with Nature. There is something about nature that can totally increase our happiness levels. Just think about how amazing it feels when you go for a walk outside amongst water and trees. You connect with nature and it fills your body with vibrancy and life. When you fill your home with plants, you are bringing nature to you.
Removing stagnant energy. Plants are living, breathing creatures. When a plant is in your home, you are bringing in living energy. This is like getting fresh air into the home, its moving and it gives life force directly into your environment.
Combating electromagnetic energy. For those of us who work from home, plants are quite literally the most essential ingredient of our home office. We sit at our computers, televisions, etc. which give off all kinds of negative radiation. Plants powerfully combat these negative radiations. *I always like to place lucky bamboo on the desk area for a little extra goodness.
Increase memory & performance. The mere presence of a plant in an area where you work can boost your memory, learning capacity and overall performance. Studies have shown that plants in the workplace have increased employee performance by 15%.
Enhances your calming & nurturing side. When you are caring for, watering, and nurturing your plants at home, it brings out your nurturing abilities. Habitually using your nurturing energy is said to increase your happiness.
Give energy to a particular area of your home. Let's say you want to enhance the communication in your home between family members. You can place plants in those areas where communication happens so as to bring new energy to that zone. This can also stimulate romantic energy in the bedroom, health in your kitchen, etc.
Inspire balance + harmony. Not only do plants literally purify the air we breathe, in Feng Shui, the color green is associated with balance, relaxation, harmony, prosperity, freshness, etc. Surrounding yourself with the color green will enhance your overall well being. If you don't have any green in your home decor and aren't really feeling like painting your walls emerald, just add in some plants. They work like magic.
The best part about plants is they literally go with every look and style. They only enhance the beauty of interior design. Which is why you see them becoming more and more popular these days. A while back, the fiddle leaf fig tree was all the rage. Just one of those in the corner was all you needed for a beyond chic look.
Now layered plants are EVERYWHERE. It's like the more, the merrier. It doesn't matter whether indoor or outdoor, they will dramatically enhance your decor in such good ways. I'm craving plants in my home more and more.