5 Ways to Create a Feng Shui Home
If only rejuvenating your life was as simple as it sounded. What if I told you that you could rejuvenate your life and your home in just a few simple steps? You probably wouldn’t believe me, but it’s true! Having a feng shui home can be easy and effortless when you start by getting back to basics.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui (pronounced Fung-Shway) is based on the Chinese art in which your living space reflects your personal life in a balanced and healthy way. It is believed that all objects possess an energy referred to as chi. This energy has been known to bring good luck, opportunities, and wealth into your home and life.
1. Eliminate Clutter
One of the first principles of Feng Shui is that a cluttered house equals a cluttered mind. It is believed that clutter takes all of the energy and life out of a space. So although you might think that hiding the clutter is helping, it’s not. Even when it’s tucked away from the rest of the world, the clutter also finds a way to fill your head. If you’re going to take your new life seriously, it’s time to eliminate any and all clutter from your home.
2. Find Balance
To have a balanced life you must have a balanced home. In order to have a balanced home, you want to make sure you have elements that represent balance in every room. There are five elements the Chinese use to represent balance in a home which are earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. You can read more about these elements and how to incorporate them into your space here.
3. Use Plants
Indoor plants are good for the home for a number of reasons including eliminating allergens and providing you with fresh oxygen. They will also bring a positive flow of energy into your home. Don’t have a green thumb? Consider using succulents as an alternative.
4. Add Mirrors
Have you ever had one of those moments where you look into the mirror and you love what you see? That’s because mirrors reflect energy – both good and bad. So when adding mirrors to your house you want to add them wisely by placing them where you want to increase positive energy flow. Make sure they are reflecting something beautiful like a piece of art or a vanity and not a trash can or another empty wall.
5. Make Your Bed
Your bedroom is one of the most important spaces of your home. Every morning when you get up and out of bed, make your bed. No excuses. Not only will this make you feel better your space will look better and it will create a good flowing chi.