Get tips and tricks from our style team
In Our Community
See how we work to build community
Appliance Buying Guide
Learn about features and options
Visualize and plan your space
How to Measure
Measure your space before you buy
Find quick answers to common questions
Feng Shui, trying to pronounce it can be intimidating, let alone trying to incorporate it into your home.
What does Feng Shui even mean? Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement. The basic principle? Life energy flows through your home and has an effect on the way you think and feel. It's important to realize that everyone has a different Feng Shui. It is affected by things like your birthday, or what you want out of life.
With these 5 easy steps, you will be more Feng Shui without having to figure out your birth element, your Kua number, or what Bagua means...
This is a good idea regardless of being Feng Shui. Not only will your rooms look cleaner, larger, and more put together, but by going through all that clutter, you might find some real treasures to use in your home (In place of something else, remember we are DE-cluttering, not RE-cluttering!) You could even make a couple bucks selling some old stuff online, or at a yard sale. Decluttering will get rid of the excess in your life, it can be therapeutic and you can come away feeling lighter than before.
Decluttering is always a good idea, but if you try to be too minimalist, your room might end up... dead. With no objects, there is not life. It might seem cleaner but it will give you an eerie feeling of "no one lives here." Make sure you keep some accents so your rooms are full of life.
Allow as much natural light into your home as possible. If you have nosey neighbors, think about getting full-spectrum lights. Keeping your home light makes it feel more open, clean, and inviting. Natural light also has positive effects on your health! Another good tip whether you're trying Feng Shui or not.
Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean you shouldn't think about it. Air has a huge effect on the body and even your emotions. When was the last time you checked that filter? Open a window or get some air-purifying plants. Maybe check out an air purifier. Healthy air means a healthy mind and body.
Is your front door full of shoes and jackets? Think about how energy will flow through your home. Will it be able to get past the unorganized footwear? Are there any blocks in your home? A couch in the middle of the living room? Try to make your home as open as possible so energy can move freely. Energy is always moving so don't block it, just let it flow.
Feng Shui is all about making your home help you. It's not just a roof over your head, it’s a reflection of your life. Your home is where you spend most of your time, so it is important that it makes you feel good!