You don’t need to be a yoga practicing, green tea drinking, flowery skirt wearing goddess to practice Feng Shui in your home. Here are some of the basic things you can do to create that safe and inviting atmosphere that Feng Shui promises.
Make the entrance to your home entrancing
If your doorway is covered in cobwebs and the paint is peeling off, this is not Feng Shui friendly. You need to make the entrance to your home as inviting as possible with some plants, wind chimes or a welcoming mat. The entrance is considered the mouth of chi where all of your opportunities come in – so make it pretty.
Arrange your furniture in the empowered position
The empowered position is a place where you can see the entrance to the room, but aren’t directly in line with it. Your bed and desk should always be in this position, as well as any sofas where you might spend time reading or watching TV. Apparently this comes from the idea that you will never feel truly comfortable if you can’t see what’s going on in the room.
Get rid of hazardous furniture
If you keep catching your clothes on the corner of your desk, or bumping into the armchair every time you walk around the corner. Your home needs to feel like a safe place to be, and anything that threatens this security does not abide by Feng Shui.
According to Feng Shui, we are energetically connected to everything we own, so if we have too much stuff, it sucks our energy. Get rid of it!
Fix things that need fixing
You need to look after your home, and mould is a big no no.
Let nature in
It’s important to have nature in your home, as we come from a long line of ancestors who lived out in the wild so according to Feng Shui, we will feel more at home if there’s nature around us.
Create the right amount of activity in each room
Your bedroom is for sleeping, so make it relaxing. Your kitchen, however, is more active, so you can jazz it up a bit. Consider what you use the room for most and decorate accordingly.
Consider your colours
If there are certain colours that make you feel empowered, surround yourself with them. Colours are more important than you think!