Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art. The term feng shui literally means “wind-water,” and in Chinese culture, wind and water are both associated with good health. Therefore, feng shui means good fortune. And the most important objective in creating feng shui is allowing for the flow of chi (energy), throughout your home because positive chi brings good luck, health and wealth.
Many people are saying that a home that has feng shui decoration feels more peaceful and harmonious. If you want to increase the level of good vibes in your home, follow these 7 feng shui decor tips.
Declutter your home
Get rid of clutter and keep the rooms clean and dust-free so good energy can flow freely. Try to reduce the number of objects that collect dust. Overloaded closets and bookcases, broken or outdated items, and things under the furniture all can affect chi flow.
You need to clear out the space under the furniture and all shelves and cabinets. Keep only the things you love or ones that have sentimental value and donate or dispose the unused and old. Having clutter in any room of your home may block the flow of chi while having clutter in your bedroom may cause disturbed sleep.
Choose Ideal Colors
Colors can reinforce principles and energy of chi. As you design your space, always keep in mind the important feng shui tips for choosing living room colors. For example, you may start by painting your living room walls white.
Your feng shui decor may include a subtle palette of smooth grays, pale yellows, or light blues. The color blue or green can also signify well-being.
Choose the Right Location
In feng shui, the living room must be located in a part of the house that has at least 2 exterior walls. You should avoid using a room nestled deep inside your house for a living room space. The ideal living room location is close enough to the outdoors that fresh and positive energy can enter the room freely.
Increase Air flow
To make sure that there’s a constant flow of good energy throughout the home, air (wind) must move as well. You’ve decluttered your home in step one, making it easier for energy to flow. Now open the windows to increase air flow. If your windows are dirty or not in good condition, it can affect our ability to see or communicate with the world.
So, try to repair and clean them if needed. You can also try to use a good quality air purifier because this will cleanse the air from negativity. And if you want to keep the fresh air flowing and clear all the bad energy, keep your windows open.
Make your bedroom plain and simple
Keep your bedroom very plain and simple. Organize your room and get rid of the things you don’t need. Try to select soothing decorations for your bedroom.
You should also limit electronic devices and screens. You can place the computer, TV or exercise equipment somewhere else because they will only bring you a bad energy.
Use Good Lightning
Having the appropriate light is very important. You can maximize light movement by keeping all windows, mirrors, and glass, clean. If you have a dark space that needs a little brightening, try to place a mirror to reflect light from a different spot or add a lamp to light up the spot.
In addition to natural light, artificial lighting such as lamps that throw light to the ceiling, and overhead lighting options are beneficial. But there should be no more than 2 doors into the living room or too many windows. Too many windows and doors create a chaotic current of chi energy that is unlucky.
Plants attract good energy in your home. Air flow is significant in feng shui and the air should be pure. Plants filter the air while creating a cleaner and healthier environment. As long as you keep the plants healthy, you are attracting good energy.
Some plants are better for feng shui than others. In fact, some plants, like cactus, are considered bad feng shui, because they lack the need for water.
Here’s a list of some of the best feng shui plants:
- Spider Plant
- Lucky Bamboo
- Money Tree
- Citrus Tree
- Peace Lily
- Jade plant
- Snake Plant
- Rubber Plant
- English Ivy
- Boston Fern
Getting started with these 7 feng shui decor tips should be a good start.
You will certainly feel the difference in your home very soon!