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Feng Shui Ideas to Make Your Backyard a Relaxing Getaway

Updated on July 22, 2010

You have worked all day and need a calm and safe haven to just relax and getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. To make your own sweet get-away in the backyard is a sensible and easy way for you to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. Best of all it is at your disposal at any time of day or night. Feng shui is a popular and wonderful technique for you to use, to create a peaceful backyard. Here are some tips to get you started and then you can take all the time you need to dream, relax and meditate.

First the principle of feng shui is to use the environment around you to create peace and serenity. It is to invite in the heavens and the earth to create a positive space. By using certain elements that we may take for granted every day combined with certain colors, water and outdoor furniture. One simple way to get a good feng shui flowing is to use water. A trickling mini waterfall for example might do the job or you can be more extravagant and build yourself a little pond with a waterfall. Either way, the sound and flow of the water is surprisingly peaceful and brings with it the flow of “chi”.

Adding wind mills, flags and windsocks can also increase the amount of “chi” within your space as it creates motion which in turn creates balance.

Special attention should be given to the natural elements within your backyard space. Let a space grow wild. Have a wild flower garden with rocks. Trees are always an added bonus in the backyard because they create shade and another natural element. But be careful that the branches are not touching your home or overgrown. This may cause an adverse affect.

You can use the five elemental color cycle, meaning that each color being used can enhance and encourage certain fortunes within your life. The five colors are coded as follows:






This can be remembered in a cycle that is easy to remember. Fire creates earth, earth creates metal, metal produces water (condensation), water feeds wood and finally wood feeds fire. Using these colors in your backyard paradise will enhance the feng shui within it. Of course all of these colors are already naturally outdoors; they then can be used in picking out furniture for your backyard. When considering a table for the outdoors, a circular one has no head or foot and will put those visiting at ease.

You can plan depending on the size of your backyard and the space you want to use as well. If you have a large backyard you can designate a certain feng shui spot. And of course if you have a small backyard, you can use the whole thing.

These easy tips will give you a relaxing backyard that you may never want to leave. It will also encourage get-to-gethers because of the positive energy and comfort within. A peaceful haven is what we all deserve and now you have some tips to get you thinking about it and then creating it.


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      Steph0596 7 years ago from Ontario

      That would be wonderful! I love this topic too, not that my backyard is quite that amazing but its a work in progress and I enjoy learning how to make everything work for the enjoyment of all that use our backyard.

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      Mrs. J. B. 7 years ago from Southern California

      So you are moving in when?? I just love all the new ideas, advice, tips, pointers... I also love that you talk about such different topics. Its refreshing. But can I add one piece to that back yard get away? When you come home, change into those comfi clothes, make yourself a good drink and quietly slip out back, shut the door gently and just kick back in the chaise.. HEHE I do it all the time!