Spring has sprung here in New England. The sun is warmer, the birds are singing, and our trees are starting to bud. Hope is in the air!
As we move into spring, you may be evaluating your outdoor spaces. We are, too! Here are some of my favorite Feng Shui tips to maximize the enjoyment of your yard this year.
First, arrange your seating in the power position. Feng Shui fosters feelings of safety and comfort. So place your main seating area where you can see the entrance into your yard. You will be able to relax more if you are in a position of power and can monitor the comings and goings from where you are sitting.
Next, design for comfort. Last year we replaced an old wobbly metal table set with a comfortable loveseat and couch. Our deck became our favorite place to be all summer. If you don’t have a large space, adding cushions or pads will make your chairs more comfortable.
As you sit in your main seating area, think about a focal point. A water feature, bird feeder, or statue can add a peaceful tone to your space and give your eyes something to rest on. We love watching the birds in our bird bath and bird feeders!
Flowers can also add beauty to your yard and attract butterflies, birds, and bees. Tending to flowers, herbs, or vegetables can be relaxing and satisfying. Have you noticed how much better veggies taste when you have grown them?
Candles, market lights and music help create a warm feeling in your seating areas. They allow you to enjoy your deck when the sun goes down. Fire pits and deck heaters can extend your outdoor season. We live in a cool climate but were able to have our family over for a social distanced Christmas outside, because of our deck heaters and fire pit.
Finally, have a place for everything and put everything in its place. It’s hard to relax if you look around at unfinished projects. Putting away tools or toys after their use, helps to calm outside spaces, too.
For those living in homes with little or no outside space, consider bringing the outside in. Decorating with items found in nature reminds you of your connection to Earth. Houseplants, crystals, shells, and pine cones remind you of your favorite outdoor places. You can also decorate your home with pictures of favorite gardens, trees, oceans, or mountains to enhance your home’s energy.
Wishing you a happy spring! Enjoy beautifying your yard!
In love & light,
Lisa Law is a certified Essential Feng Shui consultant, author, mentor, and teacher. She is a member of the International Feng Shui Guild and facilitates the Western School of Feng Shui’s training in New Hampshire. She is available for consultations and public speaking engagements on Feng Shui, Decluttering, and Living a Balanced Lifestyle. You can follow her on social media at Lisa Law Feng Shui. Sign up for more tips like these at www.LisaLawFengShui.com.