…and everything in its place. That old saying holds a lot of truth. If multiple moves have shown me anything it’s that there is a perfect place for everything in your home. In my early twenties when my shared apartment was littered with second hand furniture, and this and that, to a fully decorated condo. A space seems jumbled and disconnected when you first move everything in. Then slowly you start pushing and pulling things into place. Trying furniture around the area, putting a plant here, and a table there. A lamp here, books there, until every item feels like its in its perfect spot. Chair and picture frames, seem to settle in and suddenly a messy disconnected pile of stuff, seems to vibrate with a cohesive life of its own. The room seems to glow from within, and the space feels right. You’re home.
Every time I move I tend to play around with placement for a while. Shifting decor, and items everywhere, until the space feels settled. When you feel this way about your space, you have used your intuition to find the perfect placement for your energy to flow through and connect to your new home.
One of the most popular arts of placement is called Feng Shui. There are many different types of approaches to Feng Shui which are also affected by the belief systems of the area in which it is used, but it might be something you find interesting to look into regarding the best placement of objects in each area of your home to enhance your life.
Once you feel that everything is where it needs to be, you will also at this point know what’s missing, or what needs to be revitalized. Small pieces can really change the mood of a room. Fresh flowers and live plants also change the air quality and energy of a room. There are even certain plants that can be placed in each room to enhance the energy. French lavender in the bedroom helps you sleep, gerbera daisies in the laundry room helps to absorb chemicals that may linger. Plants are a great way to add life to your home, and improve air quality. Places like IKEA have plants year round, I find just walking those plant isles inspire me. Walk through and see what plants you think would make a great addition to your home. Nature brings beauty, life and serenity to your home, especially during winter months, where we tend to lose our connection to nature, and can develop anxieties.
Perhaps you haven’t moved, you just want a change of scenery and need to move the furniture around to break up the old stagnant energy. Add a new piece of art, or switch up your throw pillows. Small decor changes and bring a room into different seasons and allow a different mood. Whatever it may be, you will feel settled when everything has found its place.