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Feng Shui for Basements in New York City

Basements are yin spaces and can often be cold, dark, and have low ceilings. They are frequently used as multi-purpose rooms such as rental units, “man-caves”, playrooms, or work spaces.

Whatever you are doing in this space it’s important to keep one thing in mind – you want to add as many yang elements as possible to bring balance and illumination to the space.

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Feng Shui for Basements in New York City

Basements are yin spaces and can often be cold, dark, and have low ceilings. They are frequently used as multi-purpose rooms such as rental units, “man-caves”, playrooms, or work spaces.

Whatever you are doing in this space it’s important to keep one thing in mind – you want to add as many yang elements as possible to bring balance and illumination to the space.

Basement Do’s

Use Soft White Lighting

Use soft white lighting to warm up the space

Add Plush Area Rugs

Add plush area rugs to balance cold tiling or cement floors. Consider using wood decals to cover up stains or ugly flooring.

Add Snake Plants

Add snake plants and other low light plants that could easily survive with minimal sunlight. Or you could use fake green plants to bring a lot of life to the space.

Use Pops of Yellow, Red, and Orange

Hang up colorful artwork and use pops of yellow, red, and orange to make the space feel vibrant.

Use Space Heaters

Use space heaters during the winter months to ensure the space stays warm.

Hang Fairy or String Lights

Hang fairy or string lights in a corner to create a cozy vibe.

Use the Yin / Yang Chart

Use the yin/yang chart to double check your purchases

Basement Do’s

soft white lights

Use Soft White Lighting

Use soft white lighting to warm up the space.

area rugs

Add Plush Area Rugs

Add plush area rugs to balance cold tiling or cement floors. Consider using wood decals to cover up stains or ugly flooring.

snake plant

Add Snake Plants

Add snake plants and other low light plants that could easily survive with minimal sunlight. Or you could use fake green plants to bring a lot of life to the space.

add colorful artwork

Use Pops of Yellow, Red, and Orange

Hang up colorful artwork and use pops of yellow, red, and orange to make the space feel vibrant.

space heater

Use Space Heaters

Use space heaters during the winter months to ensure the space stays warm.

string lights

Hang Fairy or String Lights

Hang fairy or string lights in a corner to create a cozy vibe.

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Use the Yin / Yang Chart

Use the yin/yang chart to double check your purchases.

Basement Don’ts

Don't Use Fluorescent Lighting

Don’t use fluorescent lighting. Basements are already dark spaces, we don’t want them to feel like corporate offices or hospitals.

Don't Hang Up Images of Winter

Don’t hang up images of barren trees; winter represents death and stillness. You want the space to feel alive.

Be Aware of Symbols of Dead Energy

Don’t keep dried flowers and skulls after Halloween. Again, those are symbols of dead energy.

Don't Use Too Much Metal

Don’t use too much metal furniture and accessories. Stick to wooden and upholstered furniture. If you want to add metal touches do so with gold frames and copper accent pieces.

Don't Use Only One Source of Light

Don’t only have one source of light. Bring in layers of soft lighting with lamps, candles, and fun lanterns to make the space feel welcoming.

Don't Hang Up Lonely Images of One

Don’t hang up lonely images of one. Use artwork in the communal spaces that reflect happy, smiling people. Or use studio frames to collage pictures of friends and family.

Basement Don’ts

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Don't Use Fluorescent Lighting

Don’t use fluorescent lighting. Basements are already dark spaces, we don’t want them to feel like corporate offices or hospitals.

bare trees

Don't Hang Up Images of Winter

Don’t hang up images of barren trees; winter represents death and stillness. You want the space to feel alive.

skulls

Be Aware of Symbols of Dead Energy

Don’t keep dried flowers and skulls after Halloween. Again, those are symbols of dead energy.

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Don't Use Too Much Metal

Don’t use too much metal furniture and accessories. Stick to wooden and upholstered furniture. If you want to add metal touches do so with gold frames and copper accent pieces.

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Don't Use Only One Source of Light

Don’t only have one source of light. Bring in layers of soft lighting with lamps, candles, and fun lanterns to make the space feel welcoming.

lonely

Don't Hang Up Lonely Images of One

Don’t hang up lonely images of one. Use artwork in the communal spaces that reflect happy, smiling people. Or use studio frames to collage pictures of friends and family.

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