Think decorating your home according to an age-old Chinese tradition is not for you? Hold on! There are plenty of tips in this philosophy that are completely down-to-earth and really nothing more than good design sense.
Feng Shui is all about energy; welcoming the good and banishing the bad. Even if you think the concept of “energy” in a home is too out-there for you, consider it on more basic terms. Does your home make you feel good? Do your guests (or potential buyers) feel welcome? The simple goal in the Feng Shui practice is to create a loving, supportive, fun and happy home. And that’s definitely something we all want!
Follow these top 5 Feng Shui tips for making every room in your home feel calm and happy:
- Ditch clutter: Feng Shui promotes that we are energetically connected to everything we own. Having an overwhelming amount of stuff to deal with sucks our energy and brings us down. Learn to downsize, buy less and become conscious of the foot print you are leaving on the earth.
- Give entryways good energy: Good or bad, all energy starts with your entryway. Make it beautiful and it will make your heart sing every time you come home. Add a fresh door mat, colorful pots of flowers, paint the door a color you love and make it welcoming for guests.
- Focus on the people: A good Feng Shui space does the best job for its specific purpose—an arrangement where all your family members (and guests) feel at ease and relaxed. Open up the curtains and let the natural light shine in. Improve your air quality. Working with scale and proportion, arrange your furnishings to create good conversation areas.
- Use the elements: Feng Shui divides the world into five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. If you have a room that doesn’t feel quite right, try balancing the elements to make it more comfortable. The goal is to stay grounded, centered and balanced in your life. For example; add a wood bowl filled with stone pebbles or candles to your home.
- Add greenery: Plants are one of the most popular and beautiful Feng Shui cures for your home. The Peace Lily, English Ivy and the Boston Fern are the most popular plants because of their indoor air-purifying qualities
In order to create good Feng Shui in your home, start small and don’t get overwhelmed with all the information out there. Trust your senses, have fun with this practice and don’t take it all too seriously. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or just want to run some ideas by us, give us a call at 612-821-7456, we’d love to hear from you.