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Top tips for creating good Feng Shui in your home
Feng Shui is the traditional Chinese belief that the way in which your home is built or the way that furniture and objects inside your house are arranged can affect health, happiness, and success. If you’re looking to improve your house’s Feng Shui, it’s important to start with the basics. To help you get started, here are some top tips for creating good Feng Shui in your home.
Declutter and clean
Clutter cleaning is often described as a form of therapy as it provides homeowners with a sense of satisfaction. Go through each room and get rid of items that you don’t love. As a general rule of thumb, if you haven’t worn or used something in the last 12 months, you probably won’t miss it. Create 3 piles – bin, sell and give to charity. Decluttering is an essential step in creating positive Feng Shui energy in your house.
Once finished, it’s important to make sure your property is clean. At least once a week, set yourself time for some basic space clearing. Clean surfaces and windows, sort through cupboards to ensure they are tidy and organise draws. Good Feng Shui expresses itself through clean spaces.
Air and light
Natural air and light are two essential elements of good Feng Shui. Open your windows and curtains, allowing in as much natural light as possible. Investing in a few Feng Shui air-purifying plants or an air purifier is also a good idea.
A Feng Shui energy map
The BTB grid is a classic Feng Shui method, that connects one of nine grids to a specific area of your life. Using the grid (which can easily be found online), stand inside your home with your back facing the front door. Look forward and determine which zones of your house are connected to the zones on the grid. Then work your magic by placing specific items in the specific zones. For example, some may have symbolic power while others have a literal connection.
Feng Shui elements
When it comes to Feng Shui there are five basic elements that are required for a balanced yet vibrant energy in your home. These are wood, fire, earth, water, and metal. Each one has a unique energy that flows in different colours, flavours, sounds, body organs and directions. For example, if you want to attract more money, introduce wood and water in the southeast area of your property. For improved health, add green plants in the eastern area of your home.
It’s important to find out what your Feng Shui birth element is. That way you can create a home that supports your individual energy. If your birth element is fire, you need to incorporate fire colours (red, orange, pink and yellow) with triangle shapes and wooden elements in your home.
A property with good Feng Shui also has no Si Chi or Sha Chi, also known as low or attacking energy around it. Head outside and create a beautiful garden with symmetry, bright colours and calm areas to sit. No matter how big or small your outside space is, positive furniture arrangement will help attract good Feng Shui.
Front door flow
Good Feng Shui is also created through clear energy flowing to the front door. Ensure that the path is not blocked – both on the outside and inside. Is there a big tree blocking the entrance or do you keep bins in front of it? Inside, is the hallway scattered with shoes and coats? Good Feng Shui has an entry that welcomes and strengthens positive energy throughout the property.
The bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom are the main centres of Feng Shui. These three rooms need to have a strong energy flow. Use fresh colours, don’t let these areas accumulate clutter and keep the rooms light and airy.
Ultimately, positive Feng Shui is a result of starting small and turning it into a habit rather than a chore. Don’t get overwhelmed, instead trust your senses and go at a steady pace. Mark a day each week, for example, Sunday, and ensure that every room has good Feng Shui for the following week. And remember, a happy home makes for a happy mind.