Faux flowers and Feng Shui

Did you know that our surroundings can have a significant impact on our mood, our performance on the job or at home, and even our interactions with others? The principles of Feng Shui teach us that balance is an important part of our environment and working toward achieving balance can help create positive energy. And who doesn’t need a little positive energy in their life?  Plants can certainly contribute to creating positive energy, the pollen…and potential allergies, that they can bring indoors can also bring negative outcomes. It’s doubtful that you’ll be able to enjoy your room if you’re always sneezing and reaching for a tissue. So is it bad Feng Shui to use faux flowers?

There may be a solution-

How can we incorporate the positive, visual beauty of plants without the negative sneezing and wheezing? Artificial plants might hold part of the key. I’m not advocating for removing every live plant, flower, or tree from your environment. Just look for live plants that don’t carry pollen. As for replacing those plants that have pollen with artificial ones, here are a few tips to consider:

Consider plants that have natural, visual flow. Avoid those that are jagged or spiky. The cactus plant is a classic example of a so-called bad Feng Shui plant because its energy is very “spiky”. So look for green, leafy plants that are smooth and add positive visual energy to your space.

If they are difficult-to-maintain, they aren’t going to help your chi. Dying or dead plants are definitely not going to help your positive energy. If you have live plants that just aren’t thriving in the space, consider replacing them with artificial ones. Maybe there isn’t enough light, maybe there is too much. Either way, the goal of creating positive energy is to enjoy the space…not to have to spend all your time trying to revive dying plants.

Understand your limitations and do your best to work around them. If you own your home, you have a lot of control over your environment. If, however, you live in an apartment or you are decorating your space at work, there might be limitations as to what you can hang from the ceiling, whether you can add shelves on a wall, or other limitations. Sometimes, you have to take into account your co-workers or room-mates and the possibility that they might have allergies. If that’s the case, artificial plants, flowers, and shrubs can serve as a suitable visual replacement for live plants, helping you continue on your path toward positive energy.

You tell me then, is it bad Feng Shui to use faux flowers? For an assessment of your space to find out how your Feng Shui is flowing, click here and drop us a line.