Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy of changing or adjusting different elements in your environment to attract the positive energy and show the door to the negative energies. You can start using feng shui tips for your home today by just considering a few simple adjustments.
While using feng shui for your home, you will need to make changes associated to the five elements: earth, fire, water, metal and wood.
Since home is the place you like to come back to relieve yourself from the stress, it should be comfortable and relaxing, while allowing positive energy to flow freely. Try these easy feng shui tips and see if you notice improvements in your home’s appearance.
Feng Shui Tips for Your Home
Front Door. Better feng shui for your home starts with your front door, which is the first contact that you and others have with your home. The color of the door should be welcoming and have a calm presence. Keeping plants at the entrance attracts positive energy. Avoid having slippers and shoes lying around the door.
Living Room. Your living room is where you and your family spend most of your time together. To allow positive energy to flow into this room, try these feng shui tips. You will first need to declutter the room. Keep only required furniture and remove unnecessary books, papers and other items. Try to arrange the furniture in a circular or cozy and comfortable layout, rather than pushing all the furniture to the walls. Avoid using very heavy furniture, such as a marble coffee table.
Kitchen. The next room is your kitchen, which should be bright and well lit. White lights are preferable. Ensure that your appliances are in good working condition, throw away appliances which cannot be repaired and have been lying around from a long time. Also keep it clean and tidy, with no items that belong in other rooms (books, unopened mail, kids’ backpacks, etc.)
Bedroom. Your bedroom needs special attention since it’s your personal space. The colors used should be pastel, and should look inviting to you. Keep minimum furniture in the bedroom and move the television set to a different room. If you have cupboards or dressers with mirrors, ensure that they are not placed on the opposite or sides of your bed. Your bed should be placed against a wall, which will give a good nights sleep.
Open the windows of your bedroom everyday for a while and get the fresh air circulate in the room. Read our other tips for decorating a peaceful bedroom.
Bathroom. The bathroom (whether it’s attached to your bedroom or a common one) should have earthy colors on the walls. It should be kept clean and fragrant, with the help of aroma candles and white towels. Editor’s Note: Energy that comes from toilet water is thought to be bad energy in feng shui. With that in mind, it is recommended to keep the toilet lid closed whenever not being used.
Kids’ Bedrooms. Your childrens’ rooms should be tidy and painted with soft colors. Avoid using bunk beds or allowing children to sleep on mattresses on the floor as it restricts the circulation of energy. If you have a kids’ desk in the room, ensure that the child has his back to the wall while studying.
It just takes a few simple adjustments to use these feng shui tips for your home. You can instantly experience an enhanced quality of living and create a more inviting feel to your home.
Living room interior design photo by jinkazamah.