As I watch the crocuses emerge around my house – yay spring! – I am reminded about how much difference flowers can make to a space. Fresh flowers are such an easy yet impactful decorating tool to create beauty and drama. I purchase flowers every week from our local Trader Joe’s. I see them right as I walk in the door and they cost about $5.00 a bundle, sometimes less. I keep them on my desk, in my living room, and in a little vase next to my kitchen sink. For me, they infuse a space with instant drama. No one can walk into a room and not notice even a simple arrangement of fresh flowers.
Notice how I keep saying fresh flowers? In feng shui, dried flowers are a no no. They have no chi – life force or positive energy. Dried flowers are dead, and in feng shui, you don’t want to place anything in your space that signifies neglect or death. So try to avoid using them, especially in areas that you are trying to enhance – career, wealth, health, etc. If you think fresh flowers are an extravagance, then purchase potted geraniums or other flowering plants. Even a simple jade plant, with its vivid green, will give a space a boost of color and drama.