Feng Shui: Top Tips for a More Harmonious Home

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that is designed to create harmony and balance in your life. It can be used to improve all aspects of your life, including your home environment. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for using Feng Shui in your home to create a more harmonious living space.

Feng Shui principles believe there are 5 elements in our homes:

  1. Fire
  2. Water
  3. Earth
  4. Wood
  5. Metal

Think about the elements that your life may be lacking and use items in your home to balance them out. For example, if you are feeling lazy, consider items that will bring more of the fire element into your environment, such as a candle and decor that infuses the colours of fire, such as reds, oranges and yellows. Look around your environment – do you a lot of the same colours or tones? Look for ways to balance those elements out.

Feng Shui is easier than you might think and the benefits can be profound. After all, we all want more good energy in our lives. The following Feng Shui tips will help you transform your home.

CLEAR THE ENTRYWAY

Think of the entryway as the way you welcome good energy into your home. Keep the entryway uncluttered and use decor items, like mirrors and rugs to slow the flow of chi, so it sticks around. You want to make sure the entrance to your home is well lit. Lights on either side of the outside door are the ideal to draw positive chi inside. Make sure you replace any burned out light bulbs.  

CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS

Not only do clean windows allow in more sunlight (a natural energiser) but they also symbolise the eyes of adults and the voice of children in a home. Keeping your windows clean will attract more light, which will improve your mood and energise everyone in the home.

CREATE BALANCE

One of the most important aspects of Feng Shui is creating a sense of balance in your home. Create a sense of balance by ensuring that all of your furniture and belongings are symmetrical. You should have a good mix of yin and yang energy in your space. You can achieve this by incorporating both light and dark colours, as well as both masculine and feminine energy. You should also take care to use colours that create a sense of harmony, such as earth tones.

FURNITURE PLACEMENT

Another important aspect of Feng Shui is the placement of your furniture. You should avoid having any sharp corners pointing towards you, as this can create negative energy. Instead, try to arrange your furniture in a way that promotes positive energy flow.

DECLUTTER AND FIX

Finally, it is important to declutter your space and get rid of any items that are no longer serving you. Clutter can block the flow of energy in your home and create a sense of disharmony. By decluttering, you will be able to create a more peaceful and harmonious living space. Also fix any items that are broken.

USE LIGHT TO BALANCE CHI ENERGY 

Light is very important in creating a home conducive to balanced chi. A home that is too dark will have too much yin energy. Windows and skylights can help, but in cases where there aren't enough windows or enough light entering your home, you can remedy this with appropriate lighting placement within your rooms.

  • Add floor lamps and table lamps to introduce more yang energy.
  • Floor lamps, especially torchiere lamps, brighten dark corners. 
  • A torchiere floor lamp is an excellent choice since the light shines up to the ceiling and is reflected back into the room.
  • The upward lighting can serve as a cure for overhead beams by negating the inauspicious energy associated with beams.

By following these Feng Shui tips, you can create a more balanced and harmonious home environment. Creating a Feng Shui home doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Just by making a few simple changes, you can bring more harmony into your life.

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