Ready to re-do your space but not quite sure where to start?
Originating in Ancient China, Feng Shui is a longstanding tradition for a reason. It can best be described as the act of arranging furniture and décor in a way that promotes the flow of positive energy and spatial harmony.
As you make plans for your upcoming renovation, consider implementing Feng Shui to maximize your level of comfort and relaxation.
In Feng Shui, energy is the equivalent of flowing water, and flowing water represents wealth and abundance. You’ll want to keep your space as open as possible to ensure that energy can flow freely throughout your home.
From the position of your bed to the location of the doorway, there are several ways you can rearrange your space and design a serene environment. For example, one way to bring about peace and harmony is to choose a calming paint color for each room.
Read on for more fun tips and tricks on how to incorporate Feng Shui in your home!
Your Front Door
The entrance to your home is super important when it comes to Feng Shui. Your front door is the main channel for positive energy to enter your space. You should not block the area positioned directly in front of the door, or good energy won’t be able to effortlessly flow in and out.
As you open your front door and step inside, your home should have an ample amount of space. You want this area to feel airy and open, so positive energy can fill your entire house.
Now that you’ve unblocked your entryway, check to see if your door squeaks. It might sound silly, but when you’re trying to amplify positive energy, you should eliminate any sound that can mimic whining or crying.
In Feng Shui, you should use the front door as much as possible. Use alternate exits sparingly, and make sure your front door opens to a blissful, well-lit space.
An excellent piece to complement your breezy new entryway is our celestial Buddha wall hanging.
Feng Shui and Fountains
As mentioned earlier, water symbolizes wealth. This is an excellent opportunity to place a stunning fountain in your new space. Not only will a water feature charm your guests, but it can fill your home with good luck.
The best location for an interior fountain is widely debated, but it’s commonly advised to place the fountain near the center of your main entrance. Visualize the water as good luck and abundant wealth filling the inside of your home.
Installing a water feature is one of the simplest and most effective ways to start your Feng Shui journey.
Incorporating plants as décor is a super-easy way to add a touch of natural tranquility. According to Feng Shui, plants can bring light and life into your interior.
Instead of empty surfaces and countertops collecting dust, fill them with plants to add positive energy to your kitchen and other living spaces.
Between the invigorating splash of green and their ability to clean the air, plants can totally transform your atmosphere.
If living flora isn’t your thing, consider hanging some nature-inspired wall art to give the illusion of surrounding greenery:
In contrast to the entryway, your bathroom door should remain closed to keep the water in.
An open bathroom door is urging the “water” to flow out, along with all the wealth and good luck! Therefore, you definitely want to keep your bathroom door closed and the toilet seat cover down.
Put simply, Feng Shui urges you to keep the good energy flowing in, and not to let it escape.
Windows allow you to gaze out at your surroundings, which is why Feng Shui considers windows to be the “eyes’ to the outside world.
It’s important to keep your windows clean so you can maximize your ability to watch the universe unfold around you.
All you have to do is regularly wipe your windows down with vinegar and a cloth to make sure you keep your view clean and clear.
Clear the Clutter
If you’re really ready to commit to the practice of Feng Shui, you can’t be afraid of letting go.
Rid yourself of material attachments and get rid of anything that’s not serving you. Discard the old energy and make room for the new. If you want your home to appear airy and spacious, you have to keep it clutter-free.
As you purchase new items for your home, make sure to fill it with items that radiate positivity. After all, a well-designed living space is the language of beauty.
A renovation is so much more than a simple design project; it’s an opportunity to start over and change your whole vibe.
Turn your home into a positive, refreshing respite from daily life by taking small steps towards the ancient philosophy of Feng Shui.