“Unclutter your life. Declutter your home. We feel best when everything and everyone around us is in harmony and in balance. The peace and the beauty of your home will raise you up, and give energy to your goals.” – Eileen Anglin
How important is it to feng shui your home? Perhaps, a lot of you would wonder and ask. Some of you think that feng shui is a Chinese believe where you can have good luck at home. But there is more to feng shui than what you think it is. The effect for feng shui for houses is most fascinating. It brings prosperity, wealth, and it helps you succeed in your endeavors. Even a fortune teller would suggest having a feng shui friendly home.
A home with a good feng shui is said to have a smooth, strong and clear energy flowing through it. To achieve this, your home should have a feng shui friendly decor – from colors, furniture, and the things found in your home. To give you some ideas, we list down some tips on how you can achieve the right energy for your home.
First things first, do a space clearing. It is one way to retain the energetic imprint of those that inhabit your home. Moreover, clearing off the mess you have at home helps burn off the old energy to welcome fresh and new “chi.” Feng shui experts suggest these methods of clearing your space: burn palo santo, smudged with white sage or spraying natural orange essential oil with water. Palo santo is light and ideal for everyday use. The white sage is heavier, it is usually used for heavy-duty space clearing. While the orange oil is great for uplifting your mood,
This does not mean you have dirty and dusty windows, which is why you need to clean it. In feng shui, your windows symbolize your eyes to the world. It allows you to see and experience everything that the world has to offer to you. Experts suggest that homeowners should find an old newspaper, grab a bottle of vinegar and water, and clean away the dirt.
Some of us have televisions in their bedroom. However, do you know that TV, gadgets and other electronics make you have trouble in sleeping? Feng shui experts suggest that allowing good energy to enter your room would also mean covering up the TV and other appliances. Since these appliances have an active energy as well as the electronic aspect of it, this can cause you to stay active at night. However, doing such makes sure that these things cannot disrupt the calming quiet energy in your bedroom.
Your bed is one of the most important furniture at home since it is where you spend many passive hours sleeping. Feng shui experts suggest your bed in the “commanding position.” And to place you’re be in such position, your bed should be facing the door while not in line with the door while lying in bed. You can also put you bed diagonally across the room from your bedroom door. However, if these locations may not be applicable on your bedroom, then find standing mirror for you to see the door while lying in bed.
Your bathroom is also one of the sources of good energy since it has water on it. And in feng shui, water symbolizes wealth. Experts suggest that you need to close your bathroom always for as not to flush the money or wealth away. Not just with your bathroom door, but you also have to close the toilet seat cover to reduce the effect.
Your kitchen cabinets play a big role when it comes to inviting the good energy. Take a look at your kitchen cabinets and check if they are built up with the ceiling or a soffit. To create a good energy, there should be no space above the upper kitchen cabinets. Having plants above the kitchen cabinets is helpful since it brings life to space and transforms the energy. However, if you leave these areas above, this attracts dust and stagnant energy. The “chi” gets stuck there and encourages dead energy which may hold you back in life.
If you have a garage at home where you can enter your home from there, try not to use your back door. In feng shui perspective, entering your home from the back door may limit good energy and opportunities in your life since the entryway or front door represents how “chi” enters your home and life.
Doors that squeak or whine whenever you open or close it should be fixed. The squeaking sound is as if the door is crying and this can affect your mood and well-being. If you think your doors already make a noise, do not delay and fix the squeaks.
Creating a feng shui friendly home is not that hard as you think it is. You just have to make sure that you know what and what not to do when it comes to inviting the “chi” or good energy in your home.