Feng Shui Basics to Harmonize Your Home
With just a few feng shui-based changes, you can get energy flowing better in your home and make it a more pleasant and cozy place. Try it!
You probably have heard of feng shui and how it can help improve balance in your home.
Some feng shui principles are hard to apply in city apartments or old houses. However, you can apply other guidelines easily to see significant improvements.
Find out here how feng shui can help make your home more harmonious, pleasant, and welcoming with just a few simple, practical changes.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese method of organizing one’s environment (home, office, etc.) through ancestral wisdom to improve harmony and balance in the person who inhabits the space.
To achieve feng shui, the following elements come into play:
- Furniture arrangement
- Wall color
- Mirrors and decorative elements
- Other factors that are more difficult to change, like the location of the building.
Below, we’ll talk about some of the keys to Feng Shui in order to harmonize you space with ease and feel the benefits in your health and well-being.
Your front door
The front door of your home is very important, since it’s symbolic of welcoming you home every day as well as receiving your guests.
It should be big, strong, and light-colored, a door that can be opened wide and that has an obstacle-free path to the first room of the house.
Light is energy
There should be light in your home, whether natural or electric, for a warm, pleasant atmosphere. When you can, always opt for natural light and big windows.
When this isn’t possible, use lamps, candles, and other lighting elements.
On the other hand, you should avoid any type of light in your bedroom at night, no matter how small, since it interferes with sleep.
Bathrooms should always be in a discrete location. In other words, they shouldn’t be visible from the entryway, kitchen, or living room.
Take a careful look at the location of the doors and even the angles when open. Consider using room dividers or curtains to hide them when they’re visible from a main room.
Another Feng Shui detail is that the toilet lid should always be down. It’s more than just an aesthetic issue; it’s a matter of energy flow that can even supposedly lead to financial loss.
The kitchen of abundance
Your kitchen is a very important part of your house, since it symbolizes the wealth and abundance of the family.
The transformation of food via water and fire is a process of essential alchemy for good health.
Therefore, the stove should be far from or separate from the sink in order to establish proper distance between these two opposing forces.
In addition, avoid an arrangement where whoever is cooking has their back to the kitchen entrance.
Finally, incorporate wooden elements, fresh fruit, and fresh flowers for a touch of life and color in your kitchen.
A harmonious sleep
Your bedroom is the room meant for intimacy and rest, and should not play any other role. It’s not recommended to use it for any kind of work, since this could get the space out of balance.
Here, we’ll highlight the keys to a healthy bedroom according to Feng Shui:
- Choose natural fabrics and materials, as well as gentle or pastel colors. You can use some brighter colors like red, but they should be limited.
- Another important issue when it comes to the bedroom is the way the bed is positioned. The head of the bed should be pointing to the north or the east.
- Avoid mirrors that reflect the bed.
- While it may seem convenient to keep things under your bed, doing so (or keeping items on the headboard) can make nighttime sleep more difficult.