How’s the energy in your home? According to Feng Shui, how you arrange your home can have an effect on the feel of the space, along with your health and happiness.
Encourage good vibes and channel natural energy in your home with these 10 Feng Shui tips.
1. Clean Your Windows
In Feng Shui, the windows are the eyes to the world, and dirty windows can cloud your perspective. Even if you think Feng Shui is hooey, washing your windows is a great way to keep your home looking clean and enjoying a clear view of what’s on the other side. And don’t forget to open your windows often to allow fresh air inside.
2. Cull the Clutter
Clutter can create stagnate energy and cause a stressful environment. Clearing the clutter from your home, car, office – wherever – can increase the flow of good energy. It’s also a great way to limit distractions and increase productivity.
We’ve got your ultimate room-by-room guide to decluttering right here.
3. Bring the Outside in
Plants and flowers represent new beginnings and encourage good health. Add some leafy greens and fresh blooms to your home to represent a fresh start and bring the energy of abundance.
4. Choose Colours Wisely
Colour can have a strong influence on the feel of a space. Brown is considered a nurturing and grounding colour, while orange is creative and extroverted. Green represents healing and balance, while purple has a feeling of high spirituality. Consider the symbolism of each colour before decorating with them.
5. Light It Up
In Feng Shui, light is the strongest expression of energy. For a welcoming home, ensure each room is receiving enough natural and artificial light.
6. Use Your Nose
Aromatherapy is used in Feng Shui to evoke certain feelings. For example, lavender, rose and ylang-ylang are soothing scents recommended for the bedroom, while energising scents such as peppermint and citrus are great for the home office.
7. Represent the Five Elements
Feng Shui is all about balance. Decorate using the five elements – wood, earth, metal, fire, and water – in your home, to encourage balance in your environment and your life.
8. Position Your Mirrors Wisely
Because mirrors reflect energy, you should place them where you want to boost the energy flow. Ensure they reflect something positive, like nature from outdoors.
Keep your home clean and let the good vibes fly with our guide to spring cleaning.