Feng shui is the Chinese practice of trying to create balance with the natural world in our interior spaces. It uses energy forces to create harmony between an individual and their environment.
Why Feng Shui your space?
Feng Shui seeks to promote good health, prosperity and general well being by assessing how energy, flows through a particular room, house, building, or garden.
Without further ado, let’s get on with tips on how to bring Feng Shui to your home.
- Keep your house clutter-free
A clutter-free space is not only pleasing to the eye and the soul but it also helps to just give everything clarity.
Clutter brings down our energy and holds back good things from happening in our lives. Excess clutter stops us from having clarity of thought and can weigh us down emotionally.
2. Keep the path to the front door clear
When it comes to Feng shui, the front door is very important in that this is the main portal through which energy enters your home. You want to focus on bringing light energy into your home, so keeping the path to the front door intentionally clear will help with this aspect.
TIP: It is always a good idea to hang a beautiful mirror right at the entrance of your home.
3.Balance the 5 elements
You can introduce the 5 elements (Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water) into your home through decor pieces while balancing the elements by distributing them all around your space.
Bring in the Earth element by having a real plant of course with some real soil, Wood and Metal through furniture, Water through having an aquarium or a clear flower vase containing water and beautiful flowers in it, Fire element with a burning candle or a fireplace or just by introducing warmer tones like browns, reds and oranges into your space.
4.Maximize natural light
This one does not need any explanation as we all know that light tramps dark any day. Light helps us feel more alive, happier and positive.
5.Place your TV mindfully
Once you have decided that a TV is necessary in your home, place it in a mindful position. Make sure it is centered in a way that it will still give balance to the room.
6. Place a mirror strategically
Mirrors are very important in Feng shui as they can make a room appear larger and airier. One thing to note is that mirrors should be placed strategically and you should be mindful of what the mirror is reflecting as mirrors have the ability to double the energy of whatever they see.
This one also goes without saying. Balance is important in our lives. It helps with putting things into perspective.
You can achieve balance by having items in your home in pairs and strategically placed.
8. Remove any negative symbolism
This is the thing about symbolism:
If you have difficulty achieving clarity, then it means you have clutter all over your place.
If you have self esteem issues, this could mean that your mirrors are hung too high.
Dying plants…well, you could just be allowing sadness into your home.
Be mindful of what the things in your house symbolise and work on it in a way that it will give you maximum good vibes.
Final Tip: To optimize on feng shui, it would be important to make sure the flow of movement to and around the furniture is accessible and unobstructed. Avoid having side tables and benches everywhere if they are not necessary.