Even though this is a common situation in many big cities, it does not mean you can't have good feng shui in a small apartment or a studio.
Two main skills you absolutely have to master if you want to achieve good feng shui in a small apartment or studio are:
- Clutter clearing and good organization skills
- Subtle skill of creating a harmonious division between different open areas.
Each space will ask for specific solutions, you might be working from home, for example, thus you will need to deal with more space dividers / separations in your home. Some of the typical feng shui dividers for a small studio and apartment are: various screens (from rice paper ones to ornately painted screens), tall plants, a bookshelf or a row of curtains.
To help you decide the best type of space divider to use, first find out the feng shui energy / feng shui element needed in the area. Knowing which feng shui element is needed for good feng shui in your home will help you with your choice.
For example, if you need a divider for the South feng shui area of your small studio or apartment, some good feng shui choices will be: a tall plant, a wood screen, a wood bookshelf or a row of red curtains. Choices that are not recommended, feng shui-wise, for the South area, are colors blue and black, or mirrored screens.
Let's look at some of the main feng shui priorities in a small apartment or studio.
Main door & entryway. In feng shui, the main door is called the mouth of Chi, or Universal energy. If your apartment is small, it becomes especially important to have a clear and open entryway, thus allowing more energy to enter and nourish your living space.
Space saving solutions, good lighting, uplifting art, vibrant or soothing colors and objects of beauty can be brought into any space independent of its size. Because your apartment is small, put an extra effort into having the entryway as clean as possible, with no shoes, clothing or unnecessary items lying around in plain view.
- Sleeping Area / Bedroom. When you live in a small apartment, one of the biggest feng shui challenges is to create a bedroom space that feels (and functions) well as a bedroom. Be mindful of creating enough separation between your living and sleeping areas.
Feng Shui-wise, focus on the place you see first as you wake up and last before you go to sleep, and be sure this is not the TV, the computer or the laundry basket. Have some inspiring energy to greet you every morning.
- Use of Mirrors. Mirrors expand the space, attract more light, as well as bring the water feng shui energy. Easy to understand why mirrors are called the aspirin of feng shui! Definitely one of the best feng shui cures for a small apartment or a studio, mirrors will help you visually expand your space and create more breathing room.
Best to choose big mirrors that go with your decor and place them to either bring more light or to reflect something beautiful. Best feng shui areas for mirrors are East, Southeast, and North.
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