Many people think that decorating your house according to Feng Shui means filling it with trinkets that supposedly bring luck and protect against evil spirits and negative influences. However, that’s not true. Feng Shui is all about good home design and the arrangement of your elements in order to strike balance and create a beautiful, comfortable and cozy space that promotes wellbeing and harmony. If that sounds attractive to you, here are some Feng Shui tips to boost health and well-being in your home.
Keep Your Space Free of Clutter
While we all try to keep our homes clear of clutter, it still manages to accumulate and prevent the flow of energy. If you have any items around the house that don’t play any function and just clutter the space, make sure to get them out of your home. Why? Well, clutter isn’t just aesthetically displeasing, but it can also cloud your clarity and weigh you mentally and emotionally. You don’t need to aspire to keep your home perfect, but you should aim for a healthy and happy environment and you can’t achieve that with clutter.
Find the Balance Between Elements
The five elements of Feng Shui, earth, wood, fire, water and metal, can find a place in your home. No matter if symbolically or physically (you can evoke fire with warm colors or you can build a fireplace) these elements will bring balance to your life and unite different parts of your life. A lot of times, people find themselves filling their homes with elements they desire and crave, but that can cause an imbalance in their lives. If you include all elements into your home, you’ll find chi balance.
Fix Issues With Lighting
In Feng Shui, lighting can often be used to fix problem areas and highlight other, better sides of your home. With the right lighting fixtures, you can fix various chi issues. For instance, if you need more yang energy in your bedroom, feel free to boost lighting. But if you live in sunny areas like Australia, you’ll need some darkness, especially when the sun makes your home feel like an oven. So block some of the sunshine with practical blinds. Additionally, you can invite good energy into your home by lighting your entrances. No matter what energy you need, yin or yang, you can find a good Sydney electrician to hook you up with your lighting. It will instantly make your home more comfortable and healthy.
Allow a Free Flow of Energy Through Your Home
You want to allow energy to flow freely around your home and always make it feel fresh and energized. However, creating a clear line-of-sight between the front and back door will get chi to flow in, though and out of your home too fast. Instead, put up some artwork on the walls, lay a rug on the floor or slow down energy flow with an entry table.
Don’t Place Your Bed Under the Window
You want your bedroom to be especially comfortable and relaxing, so pay special attention to Feng Shui in your sleeping quarters. If you need more stability and support in your life, place the headboard against a solid wall instead of a window. Another thing you can pay attention to is the orientation of your bed. Try not to point your feet at the door—this is known as the ‘coffin position’ that can affect your sleep.
Don’t Place Mirrors in Bedrooms
Another bedroom tip is to avoid big mirrors that allow you to see yourself when you lay down in bed. While this is not a huge taboo in Feng Shui, it often disturbs sleep, so try to position your mirror so that you can’t see your reflection when you go to sleep.
If you need balance, happiness and wellbeing in your life, you can turn to Feng Shui and improve the look and feel of your home. You’ll surely like how you feel after your home improvement!