Five Simple Ways to Add Feng Shui to Your Home

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Feng Shui is one of the most widely followed philosophies in China to make your home a happier and more peaceful place. This is a practice designed to bring positive chi (energy) to improve your home's vibe.

Of course, there are plenty of different things to consider in Feng Shui so you don't need to be an expert to use pieces of Feng Shui. This article is aimed more at beginners to make small changes and increase the aura of your home and bring in good energy. Let's understand the importance of Feng Shui and how you can use it in your home.


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What Is Feng Shui?

In short, Feng Shui is a way of designing and orienting spaces to promote both the flow of energy, or chi, and help foster a better connection between man and nature. It's all about promoting peaceful feelings and simultaneously energizing and creating harmony.

Feng Shui translates to wind and water, which emphasizes that Feng Shui is very much about the flow of things and the connectedness of things.

How Can You Use Feng Shui In Your Home?

The first step to incorporating Feng Shui in your home is thinking critically about the placement of things in your home and how you use different elements and create balance in your spaces.

There are some elements of Feng Shui that aren't entirely in your control. For instance, the placement of your home isn't always something you can control, like if your home is near a graveyard or landfill.

But that doesn't mean that you can't think about other elements of your home, or that you're doomed to a home with bad energy flow. Even if your home is built on the wrong directional orientation or has other clear problems with the design principles of Feng Shui, you can still use and potentially benefit from some of the other design ideas.


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Take Off Your Shoes

Okay, admittedly, this isn't a design choice, but it's about the connectedness to the energy in your home and how you interact with your home spaces.

Taking off your shoes literally brings you physically closer to the spaces in your home, but it also gives you a moment to put aside the energy and feelings and the outside world.

The simple act of taking off your shoes is a great way to set the tone for your home and to show respect for the space you're entering. Although, you don't want to bring the dirt and debris of the outside world into your home, then why would you bring the energy and feelings of the outside world into your home?

Ditch The Clutter

One of the biggest principles in Feng Shui is that your home reflects your mind and energy. Having a lot of clutter and spaces that are difficult to move in and through creates stagnation, mentally, physically, and energetically.

Organizing your space, getting rid of the clutter, and keeping your space clear and open helps eliminate that stagnation. Think about energy like wind or water moving through your home. Clutter creates eddies and pools, and as per Feng Shui it makes a space where wind or water can't move freely.

Getting rid of the clutter clears those blockages and helps make everything feel freer and lighter.

Invite Nature Into Your Home

One of the best ways you can use the principles of Feng Shui is to invite nature into your home, specifically different elements of nature.

For instance, inviting natural light into your home through open windows, skylights, and other light features is a great way to invite nature and sunlight into your life and space.

Open windows to create cross-breezes is another great option. House plants, countertop fountains, and even sandy zen gardens can all help incorporate elements of nature into your space and daily life.

Think about the different elements of nature and how you can acknowledge and connect to each of them in different spaces to follow this principle of Feng Shui.


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Choose Colors Inspired By Nature

Color is one of the biggest influences on your space, and it has a huge impact on your mood and how you feel about your space. One of the ways you can use Feng Shui in your home is to choose colors inspired by different parts of nature.

Of course, you can find most colors somewhere in nature, so almost any color can be connected to nature in some way. The important part here is finding colors that specifically inspire connections for you.

For instance, you might want to use a peach-inspired color if peaches are your favorite fruit. Or you might paint something the color of your favorite iris, or use greens inspired by bamboo, or the color of light through tree leaves.

The specific colors you choose aren't as important as the connection and how the different colors harmonize together.

It's also important, for this principle, to avoid colors that are impossible, which means that colors are probably more muted or too soft for Feng Shui.

Think About Sound

One of the ways to promote the movement of energy and chi in your home is to think about how you can incorporate sound into different spaces.

That might mean using wind chimes, bells, or singing bowls to create a specific sound in your room. Or you might use water features to add the sound of water, or flowing water and sand decorations to create sound at specific intervals.

But it might also mean creating places of silence, or spaces where you can escape from outside sound and interruptions.

Both sound and silence are important, especially for people who want to really embrace the energy of sound in their homes.


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Final Thoughts

Your home reflects your quality of life, and following Feng Shui increases the opportunity of welcoming good energy, luck, wealth, and happiness into your home.

In this article, we focused on simple ways to add Feng Shui to your home that can enhance the aura of your home. But like every home differs, you can use Feng Shui in a variety of ways, depending on your home's direction and décor.

Balance everything and let Feng Shui usher in the good vibes!

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