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Seven ways to introduce Feng Shui into your home

A beginner’s guide to get that good energy going!

Since you’re probably really familiar with your home these days, it’s a good idea to fill it with positivity and make the most of your space. Enter feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice that charts the balance of energy. The goal of feng shui is to invite positive chi into your home so that your life feels both energized and balanced, and it’s a relatively simple way to improve the vibes of your space.

While I’m no guru, there are general guidelines that any home can adapt too. Plus, Oprah is a huge fan and surely she can’t be wrong! So, let’s create some good energy together and make your home as harmonious as possible.

1. Check the positions of your furniture

In feng shui, one of the most important principles is the commanding position. Essentially, this is the position of some important pieces of furniture. For instance, the bed represents you, the desk represents your career, and the oven represents your wealth. The most important thing is to be able to see the door when using these items, can you see the door when you’re in bed or sitting at your desk? You shouldn’t be directly in line with the door but shouldn’t have your back to it either. All this comes into play so you can receive optimal positive energy.

2. Go vertical

No, you don’t need to add a climbing wall or ladder to your decor but including some vertical shapes and lines in your home represents growth and expansion. You can make this happen in a variety of ways. Add some lighting where the light travels upward. Add a tree to a corner to make the space feel taller. Work with the parameters you have to create the feeling of height.

3. Keep things clean

Having too much clutter around is probably not going to do your mental clarity any favours. In feng shui, clutter is believed to take up valuable space that new incoming energy needs. Your windows are considered the eyes of the building, so give that glass a new shimmer to maximize your sunlight.

4. Declutter the entrance to your home

In feng shui, your entrance represents the way energy enters your home and your life. Get rid of piles and balled-up socks. Always try to include a shoe rack, hooks for coats, and storage for rain gear/umbrellas. It's important that all these items have their 'own place to call home', as they hold the energy of the world beyond your front door.

5. Remove obstacles

Are the most frequent routes in your home free from tripping hazards? Is there something you bump into every day? Think about how you move through your space and try to make the paths as clear as possible. Efficiency is everything in feng shui, so it’s important to clear obstacles from your path and make your flow as easy as possible.

6. Add plants to your home

Your new life motto should be; When in doubt, add more plants. Plants embody life energy, so they’ll add freshness and vitality to your home.

7. Introduce Metal

Metal is great to incorporate into your home office as it helps with clarity, sharpness of thought, calming and balancing energies, it can help with productivity as well. Bring in some decorative bowls, statues, or small sculptures.

So there you have it, bring some feng shui into your life and look forward to expelling the stress.

 

Claire Philips

Claire Phillips
Blogger and Magical Mummy

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