In Feng Shui, your home is viewed as a whole being where each part is intricately connected to the other, creating a constant energy exchange. By placing an emphasis on this energy exchange, Feng Shui is able to provide an analysis of what makes your home appealing and inviting. These simple suggestions will help you create a home that is welcoming, inspiring and balanced!
1. In general, you should care for your home the same way that you care for yourself.
- According to Feng Shui, your home is a metaphor of your life and reflects your balance.
- Execute necessary repairs efficiently, including mold, cracks, broken items, dull paint, etc. that convey a negative image of your life.
2. Once your home is back to its prime state, focus on the entry way.
- This is considered the mouth of opportunity, where it enters and leaves your home.
- Enhance your home’s entry with a fresh doormat, or place colorful plants on each side of the door. Clean it up by eliminating bug nests and cob webs. Paint a dull door, and keep it well lit.
- By implementing each of these suggestions, the entrance of your home will be inspiring and create positive energy.
3. After you transform your entry way, focus on decluttering the home’s interior.
- According to Feng Shui, we are energetically connected to each of our belongings. Therefore, too much clutter will deplete our energy level.
- Remove the items that don’t inspire you and keep only the items that you love. Remember, your home is a reflection of who you are today, not who you were 10 years ago.
- Consider removing any furniture that could be hazardous. This includes any piece that blocks pathways that you can bump into, pieces with sharp corners, certain shelving, etc. Anything that can prevent your subconscious from feeling safe should be discarded.
4. You can incorporate Feng Shui in every room of your house by arranging furniture in an empowering position.
- The pieces of furniture where you spend the majority of your time should face the entry of the room, including your desk, bed, and couch.
- Not only will this ensure that you are aware of your surroundings, but it also creates a more welcoming and inviting atmosphere.
5. Incorporate nature into your home.
- Living things bring vital energy into the home and can help realign its energy. Place plants in the corners of the room. If you have pets, bring them into your home.
- This also applies to air and light. Allow as much natural light as possible to illuminate every room. Open windows for fresh air, or buy air purifiers.
- Moving water circulates prosperity throughout your home, so strategically place flowing water elements in the southeast corner of your home.
6. Finally, implement the concept of Yin and Yang.
- Incorporating both Yin and Yang components in every room is crucial in creating a balanced, supportive environment throughout the home.
- Yin is considered to be a more passive or restful energy, so incorporate more Yin features in areas meant for rest, such as your bedroom or bathroom. Some Yin features include dark colors, soft paint, or circular décor.
- Yang qualities should be more apparent in the active rooms of your home, including the office, kitchen, exercise room, or den. Brighter colors and lighting, less details, straight lines, and simple prints are associated with the Yang element.
- Keep in mind, your body’s response to certain colors will vary depending on your stage of life, so monitor how colors make you feel and accommodate its usage accordingly.
Whether selling your home or updating it so that it is more accommodating for you and your family, incorporating Feng Shui into each room of your home is a cost effective way to enhance its appearance and secure a good vibe! Learn more about Feng Shui for your home, or read additional staging tips for your home here!