YOUR NATURAL LIVING SPACE
We so underestimate the power of nature in our home - natural elements of real wood, fire, earth (crystals and ceramics), water and fresh pure air.
Be it your living area or your bedroom, these natural elements resonate with our selves and our space to bring more harmony and balance into our lives. Many believe it gives a healing vibe - as we are pure nature too - and they are naturally recyclable with our world as opposed to plastics.
WOOD is a breathable, pure product and makes great natural flooring. Bare feet on wooden floor is meant to help ground us according to Shaymans, so bare your feet for a peaceful 10 minutes to breathe slowly and find a moment of calm (doesn’t quite work with laminate)! Fill your home with treasured wooden objets d’art, from angel wings to carvings of animals.
FIRE creates the heartbeat of any home: it’s the Danish hygge effect. That’s why our passion for the flame, from the hearth to a flickering candle, adds cosiness, comfort and a sense of calm. A flame is warming, soporific and nurturing: it gives a focal point to any living space - from log fire, woodburner to a collection of candles on a table or mantelpiece - it helps to draw the eye to this natural phenomenon, whatever the size of the room or home. Candles are also a great way to change the environment of your home: not only by lowering the lighting and the ambience, but also with the different aromas - just please keep it pure and natural. Avoid mineral-based, paraffin-wax candles that give off diesel fumes that can be toxic to a confined space (often leading to headaches) - and seek out purer plant essential oil fragrances - the purer your candle, the better your senses and your mood.
EARTH is such a tactile element of any home: think crystals, earthenware pots and vases, ceramic ornaments, and statues. If an object brings joy to your senses, whether through touch or sight, then it automatically adds beauty to your home. Crystals are having their moment, now more than ever before, and their whole healing aspect instils more peace and calm to your home: in Feng Shui crystals help boost positivity, joy, wealth and success: so why wouldn’t you embrace these beautiful, sculptural guardians for your home? Check out The Power of Crystal Healing by the wonderful crystal healer Emma Lucy Knowles, a modern crystal bible featuring over 100 crystals to help heal yourself and ‘live the life you want’.
My Fave Crystals for the Home
Citrine is a beautiful beige glassy crystal to help clear your mind, oost confidence and help you receive abundance.
Turquoise helps relationships, create self-awareness and a sense of spirit.
Rose Quartz is one of the most popular stones, believed to help absorb negative energy (especially placed beside a computer) to help promote pece and renewed self-esteem.
Jade helps protect your home and heal the space by boosting vitality, clarity and energy.
Which element is your favourite in your home? I’m more wood and crystal myself… tell me what you do to bring nature into your home.