You've probably heard of Feng Shui before but may not have tried to make the most of it in your home. Feng Shui is an ancient science and art that was developed in China and aims to help create a better flow of energy throughout all buildings.
It has a lot of cultural importance in China, with its teachings being used throughout homes, offices and other buildings across the country.
The properties of Feng Shui can be applied to your house, which can allow you to make the most of the art. This will help you to harmonise your home by balancing out both positive and negative energy - the Yin and Yang principle.
There is a whole host of ways that Feng Shui recommends you arrange your home and individual rooms to allow for the best flow of energy, which is said to bring health and good fortune. However, if you are new to the art, you may find it a bit difficult to work through all the principles in order to rearrange your house.
With this in mind, here are five easy ways to improve in the Feng Shui in your home:
The first place you should start when it comes to improving the energy flow in your home is to get rid of all clutter. This means clearing out the clutter you can see as well as any that might be hidden in cupboards, drawers or under your bed.
Getting rid of things you don't use can help rooms feel lighter, brighter and bigger. You'll also find that your home feels cleaner, which is good for your health as well as a room's appearance. You're also likely to be able to relax much easier.
You should aim to use your furniture to create a sense of balance throughout your home.
This means things like getting two nightstands instead of just one, even if you live on your own.
A bed that only has one nightstand can look unbalanced, which may make you feel unbalanced. Investing in a second nightstand will show that you want your partner to be welcome or that you are open to a relationship.
The same goes for things like side tables if you like to have them on one side of your sofa. These can also make your room look unbalanced if you just invest in one. Instead, frame your sofa and create a more attractive appearance that restores balance.
If something in your home is broken, either fix it or get rid of it. You shouldn't keep broken things in your living space as it serves as a reflection of yourself, which means broken objects equal something else is broken.
Even if it is only something small, you should aim to fix it as soon as possible. According to the art of Feng Shui, doing so could help you to address issues in your own life quicker as a result, which can only be a good thing.
It will also improve the overall aesthetic and feel of your home, ensuring you are proud of and happy with the space you have created.
Any doors that can be used to enter your home should be surrounded by a clear area to result in a welcoming and open space. This makes your home feel more welcoming to people when they are visiting, as well as to you when you get in from work.
Opportunities come in through the front door, so there should be plenty of space to allow them to do so. This will help you feel a lot more relaxed when you get home, as well as help you to maintain a clutter-free environment throughout the rest of your house.
You should introduce natural elements to your home, especially those that are alive - such as plants. This will help to promote growth and creativity within your house, with plants also having the added bonus of helping with air purification, which can help remove bad energy.
You don't need to completely fill your home with plants, but a few that are easy to look after and manage can make the world of difference. Ensure that they get enough natural sunlight throughout the day so they can flourish and fill your home with nature and colour.
If you try these five tips and notice a difference, you can then start adopting more Feng Shui rules and techniques to create a positive home.
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