The seasons are changing and with that change comes an exciting chance to bring a new and positive vibe into living space using the powers of Feng Shui.
You may or may not believe in this age-old Eastern philosophy however, it may be a great wealth of inspiration if you have hit the proverbial brick wall.
What is Feng Shui?
Originating in China over 6000 years ago, Feng shui means “fēng ‘wind’ and shuǐ ‘water’”. Two of the earth’s natural flowing elements.
Considered a “pseudoscience”, it is a method that uses the position of one’s body and the objects in a given space to create a sense of balance and harmony. It is believed that how you arrange a space can affect how energy (chi) flows through it.
Plants play a pivotal role in the art of Feng Shui, representing growth and new beginnings. They are related to the wood element in the feng shui Bagua map, helping to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve productivity among other things.
Who wouldn’t want this additional boost to help create a calm yet productive lifestyle?
But where do artificial plants fit in the grand scheme of interior decoration and how do they affect the Feng shui?
Are Artificial plants Ok to use?
Sure real plants provide great energy – as long as they are getting all the necessary nutrients and light. However, plants that are lacking in these things will eventually die and that death will then go on to create a negative vortex of energy!
Although faux plants may not generate the same natural energies – principles teach us that it is not all about the material of the object. The beauty of a high standard faux plant is that its low maintenance removes the stress of continuous upkeep, providing a psychological impact of uplifting energy.
So the straight answer is …YES! Faux plants most definitely have a part to play in the teachings of Feng Shui.
3 Tips to Create Better Feng Shui Using Artificial Plants
1. Use plants with a natural flow and aesthetic appeal
Go for a leafy rounded plant that displays a smooth texture. According to the teachings of Feng Shui, a plant rich in colour can lift your mood at all times.
A blossoming plant promotes a sense of fresh life creating positive energy. As you know, a faux cannot blossom. So a great way around this is to opt for an artificial plant with a flowering effect. On the plus side, there won’t be any fallen leaves to clear up!
2. Keep your artificial plants clean
Whether you are using artificial or live, plants covered in dust will not aid in good energy dynamics. Wipe down your plant regularly – a clean artificial plant is way better than a dead or dirty natural plant.
3. Know your limitations and work around them
If it’s a large workspace you’re having to consider, give yourself the opportunity to play around with the internal landscape. If you happen to be in a small office space that may be shared, consider a potted plant to make it easier to move around.
There are plenty of options for all kinds of spaces no matter the size, it just requires a little imagination.
If you’re a Feng Shui believer and you decide to go for artificial plants, you can expect to bring good health, wealth, harmonious relationships and career growth.
These amazing natural looking ideas can be achieved with our diverse selection of artificial greeneries for the home and commercial spaces.