When it comes to the rule of feng shui, a basement should only be used for storage. However, if you are planning to use this space for other purposes, there are a few things you should know about before getting started. This blog post will help you understand the feng shui of your basement and how you can best use this space to add functionality and beauty to your home.
Any feng shui expert will tell you that you need to avoid putting any permanent living spaces in your basement because you are underground. It may be challenging to achieve good feng shui for a bedroom in a basement because this part of the house is surrounded by earth. Energies may tend to get “stuck” because of this. However, that doesn’t mean that you can only use your basement as a storage space. You can place your laundry room or even a guest bedroom in your basement and put it to good use.
To help good feng shui flow through the space more effectively, clearing out and throwing away old junk that is no longer useful to you will help. Regular cleaning and decluttering will help refresh the energy in your basement.
If there are any plumbing or electrical problems in your basement, it is best to have them repaired as soon as you can. Basements are underground, so they tend to be damp. This moistness in the air may adversely affect the wiring and plumbing of your basement. Regular maintenance checks and using a dehumidifier may help reduce the dampness in the area.
Since very little natural light can get into the basement, placing ambient lights to illuminate the place is crucial. Using ambient lighting instead of highly bright and harsh lighting will not be glaring to your eyes when you need to stay down in the basement.
In feng shui, wood elements work wonderfully to uplift life energy. Since the energies will tend to stay stuck because the place is underground, these wood elements will help you prevent this from happening. Wood elements represent how the roots of trees are nourished and grow to be strong and healthy trees. The same can happen if you place wood elements in your basement. The wood will be nourished by the surrounding earth and will bring positive and healthy vibes to the entirety of your home. You do not need to add literal wood decor for this to happen. Simply adding a touch of teal-coloured throw pillows or using green carpets and rugs will help bring the necessary elements that you need in this underground space.
When it all boils down to it, good feng shui is about bringing balance to your basement space. Ensuring that the room is clean, tidy and fully functional will also help good feng shui flow into your basement.
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