Six tips to help you Feng Shui your home

What is Feng Shui? You’ve likely heard of it before, but what exactly is it? And how can you use it in your own home?

Feng Shui is the 3000 year old Chinese practice of arranging a space to encourage the flow of good energy through that space. It’s said that if your Feng Shui is good, you’ll have good fortune, but if your Feng Shui is bad, you’ll have bad luck.

Here are six easy ways to use Feng Shui to improve the energy of your home...

Declutter

According to the principles of Feng Shui, lots of clutter around your home can block your energy. It’s important to focus on how the things you have in your house make you feel. If you feel any kind of guilt about your ‘stuff’, it’s time for a clear out. However, if you don’t see an item as clutter, it’s okay to keep.

Add some indoor plants

Green plants represent creativity and growth, and can bring good energy to your home. Plants are said to be especially beneficial if you have lots of electricals, as they can help to re-purify the energy. If you’re not that green fingered, or if you know you’ll struggle to find the time to care for your houseplants, choose low-maintenance options like cacti or succulents.

Keep your windows clean

Feng Shui principles state that the windows of your home are like your eyes to the world, so make sure you keep them clean so you can see through your ‘eyes’ properly. Keeping windows open where you can also allows energy to flow into your home more easily.

Balance your bed

Feng Shui is all about balance, so make sure that your bed is properly balanced with two nightstands of equal sizes, even if you live alone. If you’re looking for love, this is especially important, because it’s said that having a properly balanced nightstand indicates to the world that you’re open to love.

Face the door

Whether it’s your bed, a desk or your sofa, according to Feng Shui, you should always be facing the door, rather than sitting with your back to the door. Sitting with your back to the door creates a more fearful environment, because it makes you less powerful in the face of intruders. If you can’t move your furniture, place a mirror on the wall opposite the door, so you can see the entrance easily.

Focus on the entrance

The entrance to your home is where any good energy enters your home, so, according to Feng Shui, it’s important that it projects a reflection of who you are. Make sure it’s clutter-free, and ensure that your door can open all the way without obstructions. Finally, ensure that your house name or number is clear, to allow people to find you easily.

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