Feng Shui is based around the simple practices to make a home feel healthier and a lot more organized. It also helps you to connect to your home, in a way that can affect your mood and wellbeing.
This ancient Chinese tradition can be incorporated into your own home. It's not about transforming the structure of your home, but instead making it to evolve into a space that refreshes your environment and in turn your health. It could also potentially increase the value of your home's selling price!
1. Slow Down Your Home's Energy Flow:
The back door and the front door have a direct line of sight, that means the energy in the home, or the chi, will flow through the home too fast. The best way to slow down this flow is to place a pattern rug on the floor in front of the front door, add artwork on the walls, or add a round entry table to the foyer space.
2. De-Clutter Your House:
Decluttering your home may seem like an obvious enough solution. Clutter is more than just unappealing visually, it's an anchor for the energy in a home. An excessive amount of clutter can stop you from having clarity of thought, and even weigh you down emotionally. From paying bills, to recycling content, and even something as simple as a designated spot for your keys. It'll help you feel less frazzled and feel more efficient in your day to day routine.
3. Front Door Path Must Be Kept Clear:
The front door in a home is an important factor to feng shui. It's the main portal through which the energy from outside will enter into your home. Keep your front door area free of clutter and consider installing a mirror near the front door. This can hold the meaning that you are expanding the energy in the space, which in turn expands the opportunities within your life - and prevents you from feeling limited.
4. Balancing the Five Elements
Whether present physically, or symbolically, the five elements you can find in a home are earth, fire, wood, metal, and water. You want to ensure there is a balance between all of the elements. People can easily be drawn to an element that can cause an imbalance in their life. Look at the elements within your home in a symbolic manner and see what you need to change to create a more balanced emotional life.
5. Remove Any Negative Symbolism:
From books to traffic signs, symbolism bombards us daily. In everyday life, we are guided by the symbolism that surrounds us, which is enhanced even more so within our homes. An intimate environment represents an individual's fears and challenges. Stylize your home with "symbols" that bring the right kind of energy.
6. Maximize the Natural Light:
Natural light can make a person much happier and more positive. You want to enhance as much natural light in a home as possible, which can be done by placing mirrors directly across from windows to help reflect the light throughout your space.