A guide to Feng Shui: how to Feng Shui your home

Harmony and positive energy will fill your home with our bedroom and living room Feng Shui tips.

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Key steps

Wondering how to Feng Shui your home? Follow these steps:

  1. Consider the colour of each room. Different hues will attract different energy.
  2. Encourage lots of natural daylight. Use mirrors to maximise light and warmth.
  3. Place furniture in ‘open’ formations. This allows energy to circulate freely.
  4. Make sure water fountains flow towards the centre of your home.
  5. Fill up spaces with plants to avoid trapped energy.

Feng Shui is a Chinese practice that has been around, and spoken about, for thousands of years - but do you know what it is?. Although it takes expertise to truly practice Feng Shui, applying some of its basic principles can help to create a calm and positive environment in your home. Here’s our guide to the meaning of Feng Shui – focusing on Feng Shui tips for the home.

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What is Feng Shui: meaning

Before learning how to Feng Shui your home you should familiarise yourself with some of the key principles of the practice:

  • Feng Shui first originated in China over 6,000 years ago.
  • The main ideas behind the Feng Shui principles involve the energy that runs through the home, otherwise known as Chi.
  • It was traditionally created for use in spiritual spaces but is now widely applied to homes, businesses and public areas.
  • There are many things that affect Chi, including having running water in your home, plants, and how you arrange your furniture.
  • The use of placemats and the colour of your front door are vital aspects of Feng Shui.

How to create a Feng Shui home

Most people spend large amounts of their day in the living room and the bedroom, so these are two good places to start if you want to Feng Shui your home. Read on for the Feng Shui tips you need.

Living room Feng Shui tips

  • Place your sofa against a solid wall. Keep it angled so that those sitting in it can always see who’s entering the room.
  • Place a water fountain on the North side of your room. It brings luck and wealth.
  • Add wooden furniture and décor. It should be placed on the South side of the room.
  • The main door shouldn’t face any other doors. This would create a tunnel for the energy of your room.
  • Your living room should have exterior walls and windows. This will allow natural light to flow in.
  • Furniture should create easy pathways throughout the room. This is for both people and energy to flow.
  • Choose soft and rounded edges for your furniture. Avoid sharp corners.

Feng Shui bedroom decorating ideas

  • Ensure you have a solid headboard. This is said to provide protection whilst you sleep.
  • Keep the space under your bed free. This allows energy to flow around you.
  • Keep your bed as far away from your door as you can. You want to make sure it remains in your line of sight, however.
  • Keep your laptop, phone, and all other electronic devices away from your bed. These are associated with time energy and not conducive to good sleep.

Those are our top Feng Shui tips – easy to implement in any home. Give it a go and start experiencing some positive energy flows!

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