Looking to freshen up your home for the fall? Why not attract some positive energy at the same time? You’ve probably already heard about feng shui and the benefits it offers to the occupants. Living in harmony with your environment is very important and doing everything you can to attract strong feng shui energy (Chi) to your home is a great idea. A strong Chi can help you focus on and achieve any goals you’ve set for yourself. With that said, let’s look at six easy feng shui ways to attract positive energy in your home.
Get rid of the clutter
Clutter is stuck energy that prevents you from enjoying life to the fullest. Having too much stuff around won’t do your mental clarity any good, let alone your interior design. It takes up valuable space and energy that your home needs. Of course, getting rid of the clutter isn’t easy, but there are ways to do it. You can start by sorting items into groups. Designate one group for items you can sell, one for items you can donate and one for things you want to throw away. Another reason to do this is to give yourself a clean start each day. Not to mention that it’ll make doing your house chores much easier.
Add a water element
In feng shui, water symbolizes wealth and abundance. Also, it adds tranquility to your home and helps you bring in more positive energy. With that said, it’s no surprise that so many homes in China have a water element. The most popular element of water you can introduce in your home is a water fountain. Besides getting a water fountain, it’s important to choose the right spot for it. Never place a water element to the right of your front door. The best spot for water fountains and similar features is the north sector of your house or your living room.
Bring in the outdoors
Nature is one of the best tools to use when you want to relax and reduce anxiety. This is why incorporating nature into interior design is a big part of feng shui. If you can get it right, it can have a huge effect on the flow of energy in your home. The best way to do this is to decorate with greenery. Opt for plants that bring good luck to maximize the effect they have on your home. If you like art, hanging pictures that represent nature is another great way to bring the outdoors in. All these things combined can help create a peaceful home.
Get your dining room design right
In feng shui, the dining room is one of the most important parts of the home. This room allows you and your family members to concentrate on what you’re eating. In feng shui, the dining space is related to the element earth. The room design is more important than you might think and there are ways to make it work. One of the best things you can do is get a large mirror that’ll reflect the dining space. Another easy thing to do is to grab a few fresh fruits or a bouquet of flowers and keep them on your dining table.
Have an open floor plan
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that open floor plans are becoming more and more popular. Those who love this design will be happy to hear that that’s exactly what attracts positive energy into the house. No matter how small your home is, try to leave enough free space for positive energy to flow. Remember that energy enters your home through the main entrance, which is why you should remove all the obstacles from the area in front of your main door. As long as the energy flows seamlessly through your home, you’ll have absolutely nothing to worry about. Designing an open floor plan is easier than it ever was before and you can find plenty of inspiration online.
Position your bed correctly
We all need to sleep. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep on a busy week. When you sleep, you put your body and mind to rest. The problem is, if your bed isn’t positioned correctly, you might not be getting the rest you need. In case there’s no solid wall right behind your bed, the active energy is affecting your sleep. On the other hand, if you position your bed against a solid wall, you’ll ensure a stable “qi” or energy. There’s no need to say how important sleep is for your overall health. Feng shui is just the right way to make sure you get enough of it.
Over to you
Inviting positive energy or Chi into your home can help make your life feel more balanced. Follow the six ways covered in this post to inspire good energy in your home.
Anna Stinson is a tech writer and researcher interested in startups, web development and business innovation. She is passionate about motivation, self-development and yoga. A recent hiking enthusiast, she enjoys exploring new trails and breathtaking views. You can find her on Twitter.