How to Create Good Feng Shui in Your Home
Do you want to evoke plenty of good vibes in your home? Enter feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice that charts the balance of energy, or chi, via scientific calculations.
Through this practice, you can invite positive chi into your home to create harmony between yourself and your environment, so that your life feels balanced and organized.
When it comes to cultivating feng shui in your home, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 5 tips you can use to create feng shui in your home.
5 Simple Ways to Use Feng Shui in Your Home
Declutter your entryway
In feng shui, your entryway represents the way energy enters your home and your life. It’s called the “mouth of qi.” Hence, it is the first place you should focus on.
Start with removing any clutter or debris near your front door. Get rid of piles and balled-up socks. Once that’s done, you can move on to adding things that will make your entryway look more inviting, like plants, paintings, and a doormat.
It’s also a good idea to get a covered shoe rack and hooks for coats to keep these things organized.
Finally, make sure this space is well-lit and bright. You can do this by changing the bulbs or adding some lighting.
Check your commanding positions
One of the most important principles, in feng shui, is the commanding position. Essentially, this refers to the positioning of the most important furniture pieces, which depict how you position yourself in life.
Your bed represents you.
Your desk represents your career.
Your stove represents your wealth.
You probably won’t be able to move your stove around, but you can get your bed and desk in a better position.
The main thing to keep in mind is when you’re using these items, you should be able to view the door without being directly in line with it. That is called a command position, and when you’re in this position, you are in command of your life.
Keep things clean and minimal
While this may seem like an obvious problem that needs to be tackled, all of us are guilty of accumulating things that do not serve any specific purpose, resulting in clutter.
In feng shui, clutter is more than just being visually displeasing - it is believed to also take up valuable space that new incoming energy needs.
An excessive amount of clutter stops us from having clarity of thought and can weigh us down emotionally. We recommend starting your day by cleaning up your home and workspace. Not only will this make you more organized, but it will also lead to more mental clarity.
Try to get rid of items that serve no purpose, and replace them with useful things. Choose minimal designs instead of loud ones, and get items like desk organizers to keep your space clean and organized.
Remove obstacles from your path
Take a look at the most frequent routes in your home - say from the bedroom to the bathroom or from your room to the kitchen - and notice all the blocks and physical obstacles that you see there.
It’s highly likely that you’ve become desensitized to the small obstacles you have in your daily path. Maybe it’s the table you keep bumping into or the light that always flickers.
Whatever it might be, these obstacles can pile up and create problems for you - and that goes against the principle of efficiency in feng shui.
Therefore, it’s important to clear obstacles from your path and make your movement and flow as easy as possible.
Add some plants
“When in doubt, get some plants” This should be your new motto in life.
Having plants in your surroundings can be beneficial in many ways. Plants embody life energy, so they’ll add freshness and vitality to your home. Living plants strengthen one element of feng shui, wood, brings vital energy of growth and action into your space.
Moreover, the “green” colour found in almost every plant is associated with rejuvenation.
There aren’t necessarily good or bad plants. However, it’s better to get plants with soft and rounded leaves, as they promote gentle and nourishing energy. Also, get planters that go well with the theme of your space.
Most importantly, make sure you care for them well, as weak or dead plants can’t radiate positive energy.