Founded on the main principle of living in harmony with your environment,
enhances your home’s overall look and improves the way you live. It aims not only to make your home pleasing to the eyes but to all the senses. Before you think about an indoor or outdoor home décor theme, start with a time-tested design principle that can help improve your home’s look.
In this post, we present a few easy-to-follow Feng Shui guidelines that show big changes are not always necessary to make a positive impact on your family’s lifestyle.
1. Minimize Clutter
Getting rid of clutter is the first step when redecorating your home. This helps determine which items are still useful and which ones should be disposed of. A clutter-free home is ideal whatever the occasion, and minimizing it is a big step toward a well-decorated home.
2. Welcome Positive Energy into Your Home
is all about positive energy and how to let it into your home. The front door is very important because it is where the “Chi” or energy enters. Create an inviting entryway by keeping it clean and using colorful or seasonal welcome mats. Avoid blocking your home’s entrance both inside and out so the positive energy can easily enter.
3. Keep the Positive Energy In
After letting positive energy inside your home, the next step is keeping them there. One way to do this is by keeping your drains plugged or covered whenever possible. To keep the positive energy from going “down the drain,” plug the drains in your kitchen and bathroom sinks and keep the toilet lid down when it is not in use.
4. Color Your World
Use warm colors that reflect light to boost health and energy. Green is ideal because it breathes life into your décor and makes any color pop, while soft yellows and reds mimic the warm glow of sunlight. If repainting your walls is out of the question, add splashes of color through your throw pillows or curtains.
5. Create an Indoor Mini-garden
Bring nature indoors by incorporating plants into your home décor. Potted plants inside the home represent life and healthy energy while helping purify the air. Palms and ferns are excellent air purifiers, while flowers add splashes of lively color.
6. Brighten Up Your Home
Air and light are essential elements in Feng Shui
. A bright and airy home attracts positive energy, so it is important to ventilate your home often and let the light in through your windows. Artificial light is equally important; remember to light up dark corners and replace busted light bulbs.
7. Use the “Command Position”
The “command position” in Feng Shui
refers to arranging furniture in a way that allows you to see the door or entryway. For example, the living room sofa should be positioned so that you can see people who enter your home while seated. This also allows you to welcome the positive energy as it enters your home. You can place a mirror facing the door if the command position is impractical.
8. Know How to Use Mirrors
Mirrors in Feng Shui
are sources of strong energy and usually placed in working spaces or most used rooms. The bedroom, however, is not one of these rooms as it is a place of rest and relaxation. If a mirror is necessary in the bedroom, cover it at night using curtains or other fabric.
9. Use a Proper Shoe Rack
Shoes left at your front door or in any entryway create an eyesore—no matter how neatly arranged. By using a cupboard or proper shoe rack, you can avoid the mess of piled-up shoes and slippers. When placing footwear in a shoe rack, make sure that they are all facing toward you, in order to welcome new opportunities. Avoid placing footwear above head level.
10. Make Room for the New
A new chapter in your life means moving on and leaving behind things of the past; it’s the same case when it comes to your home. Take a long, hard look at your possessions and determine if any of them no longer serves a purpose. Donate items you don’t need to open up your home and yourself to new experiences. Items that hold negative meaning or distressing memories should also be disposed because they serve as sources of anxiety and stress.
Feng Shui does not only provide fresh home decorating ideas, it is a way to attract good fortune and positive energy. Start with the tips above and see what the ancient art of Feng Shui can do for you and your home.