You’ve heard of fengshui before, the 3,000 year old art of arranging spaces and orientation for a favorable flow of energy. You can apply the ancient set of rules or concepts for any room or area, from your office to your bedroom and even your outdoor living space. Feng Shui is believed to help promote good fortune across various aspects of our lives from health to career to love. The Brightscapes outdoor lights installers can help you maximize your good fortune by extending Feng Shui theories throughout your home’s landscape.
In Chinese culture, ‘Feng” means wind and “Shui” means water; both associated with good fortune. So it’s no surprise that many people from homeowners to business owners use this philosophy to attract more positive energy into their lives. Thanks to Feng Shui you can create harmony, warmth and balance throughout your home and its surrounding such as your patio, backyard and even driveway.
According to Feng Shui theories, light represents the fire element; the most powerful manifestation of energy which has the capacity to nourish and heal. So if you’re looking for more positivity, try readjusting your lighting so that all your outdoor areas have the same intensity of light. The Brightscapes landscape lights installers recommend you spot specific areas and make changes. Look for shadows, spaces with insufficient brightness, make sure you have no vertical lighting in specific areas.
When it comes to outdoor lighting, there are certain Feng Shui principles you can apply to attract good energy. Chi energy is what the Chinese call it and it’s defined as the life force of all animate things, the sun, the moon, the weather and people. So how do you attract Chi to your outdoor living space? The Brightscapes outdoor lighting installers recommend you try weather resistant lights along your driveway as well as your pathway. This will create more a balanced entrance to your home sweet home, welcoming people in while providing a constant glow. Sure beats a welcome mat! Plus, illuminating the entrance to your home helps with visibility and safety, making it easier for guests to find your address.
If you live in an area that gets really dark at night, like at the end of a cul-de-sac, the Dallas outdoor lights installers suggest you place lights around the perimeter of your property. You can direct spotlights toward your roof for more energy throughout. In Feng Shui terms, if the outside of a home isn’t appropriately lit up it’s seen as holding down the people in it and their success. So adding outside lighting will lift the energy flow and encourage opportunities for growth. The same idea is applied for low-lying areas, just add lights in an upward position for a warm glare.
When it comes to your garden, know that the northeast side is connected to personal growth energy and self-cultivation, meaning it can be a great area for a rock formation décor. In the southeast corner of your garden, the Brightscapes outdoor lights installers recommend adding a water feature like a fountain or even a pond for example.
A water feature can add tranquility and ambiance to your garden. The southeast side of a garden represents money and abundance. For pathways and flow throughout your yard, make sure to have curving lines not straight ones, as those are rarely found in nature.
If you have children and would like to create a Feng Shui-approved space for them in your garden, the Brightscapes landscape lights installers suggest you place their play area in the west side of the garden where the space is dedicated to creativity. Color can also influence energy outside. For example, yellow attracts happiness, while red promotes courage and green promotes health. So when thinking about décor whether it’s accent pillows or vases or even placemats should you have a dining table in your garden, choose wisely.
When you’re ready to Feng Shui your outdoor lighting, contact Brightscapes for a hassle-free outdoor lights installation. Besides a fully integrated solution, you can count on seamless service, professional light design consultants, weather-resistant products, cutting-edge technology, even environmentally-friendly light bulbs that are budget-friendly. Check out the Brightscapes gallery of outdoor lighting design work for inspiration and bright ideas for your Feng Shui project.