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What Is Feng Shui: Top Tips To Create Balance In Your Home

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What IS Feng Shui? Do you want to learn more about Feng Shui and how it can affect your home and energy? Maybe you would like to know how you can change your house, office or even your garden? Feng Shui can be great for your home or whatever space you want to work on, and there are many principles that you should know about before you start.

I am going to give you some top tips to feng shui your home. Firstly, let’s discuss what exactly Feng Shui is and what its purpose is.

What Is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui has developed over 3000 years ago in China and is known as ancient art. Feng Shui is a system of harmonizing everyone to their surrounding environment and energies. It teaches us how we can balance the energies in certain spaces, such as at home or your office.

Feng Shui is based on the idea of our homes being a mirror to our energy and what is happening inside of us. As we want to harmonize our environment with our own energies, Feng Shui is used to change our space to do just that.

In Feng Shui, the placement of objects can affect the flow of energy and your own personal energy. If your surroundings are put right, this can positively help good energy flow and cause you to have good energy too, which can help numerous aspects of your life.

How To Feng Shui Your Home

Before you get started changing your home around or creating a new office space, it’s worth knowing these principles so that you can get the best out of your Feng Shui.

10 Feng Shui Top Tips

These tips should be able to help you get started on creating your own space, which gives you good energy and ultimately can help change your own personal energy too. If you want further and more advanced Feng Shui advice, be sure to check out this Feng Shui hypnosis which can help motivate you and connect your mind, body, and spirit into your space so you can follow and apply the principles of Feng Shui.

Keep reading for my ten top tips to Feng Shui your home.


1. Clear Your Clutter

Some people say that clutter in your home causes clutter in your mind, and it can be hard to get organized and feel at peace when you are surrounded by clutter.

There will most likely be quite a few things placed around your house that you do not love or have the need for, so try and get rid of those things.

It may seem like hard work, but clearing away any clutter can feel very therapeutic and at the end of it, you will have a much clearer space, filled with items you love. This is an essential step to take when you are trying to create a house that has harmonious positive energy.

2. Get Good Quality Air And Light

Two things that are essential for good Feng Shui are the air and light.

To ensure that you have good quality air and light flowing throughout your home, there are a few things you can make sure to do.

Open your windows as often as you can, and allow as much natural light into your home as possible.

There are also Feng Shui plants that are air-purifying, such as Areca Palm, Lady Palm, Rubber Plant, or Dracaena Janet Craig.

Making sure that you have a lot of natural light in your home, as well as fresh air will really help you to achieve good Feng Shui energy.

3. Learn The Basics Of 5 Feng Shui Elements

To be able to truly practice Feng Shui in your own space, it is very important to learn the basics of the 5 Feng Shui elements, so that you understand more about how you can achieve good energy.

The elements are defined as Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water and each of the elements have a unique quality of energy. There is a lot to learn about how these elements can affect your home, so try and expand your knowledge on this.

An example of how you would use the elements would be as follows; if you would like more prosperity you would need to add more Wood and Water elements into the Southeast areas of your home.

4. Always Be Mindful Of The Quality Of Energy In Your Home

Try and be mindful when it comes to your home and its energy. Pay attention to how you feel that your home is influencing your own energy.

In Feng Shui, there is something called the “Trinity” which are your bedroom, your bathroom, and your kitchen. The “Trinity” is connected to your health, so be mindful when it comes to these rooms and see how they may be affecting you. These rooms should, in particular, be optimized for a positive association.

One way that you can also be more aware of your energy is to check the energy flow in your home. To do this, you need to be aware of what can create bad energy.

It is said that long straight lines in your home (such as big objects in a straight line) can cause the energy to flow more quickly and also forcefully, which is not good. Checking for this and being mindful of the energy flow can be really beneficial.

5. Seek Balance

Another thing to remember when practicing Feng Shui in your home is to try and always seek balance. This could be making sure that you have something around your home that represents each of the five elements and not just one.

With Feng Shui, you need things to be balanced and centered in your home. For example, having candles in your home will help with the Fire element, and having them next to a wooden bowl or ornaments can create a great balance.

You can also use colors around your house that symbolize the five elements:

  • Wood – Green
  • Water – Black
  • Fire – Red
  • Metal – White
  • Earth – Yellow, Tan, and Brown

6. Bring The Outdoors In

There has been research that shows that viewing nature can help to reduce anxiety and anger. Nature can calm you down and also create a sense of peace too. If you can incorporate nature into your home, this can really create a great energy.

To do this, you could bring plants indoors. Let in a lot of natural light and keep your curtains open so you can view nature. You can also keep your windows and doors open to let some fresh air in too.

If you like art, you could also have pictures up on your walls that represent nature. All of these things combined can really help to create a peaceful home and peaceful energy.

7. Use Mirrors Wisely

When placing mirrors around the house, be mindful of where you put them. It is said that mirrors reflect energy, so you would not want mirrors placed where negative energy is present.

Try and place mirrors in places where you would like to increase energy flow. For example, this could be your bathroom or living room. Mirrors also energize the room too. So, it’s not always a great idea to have them in your bedroom, as this can make it harder for you to get enough sleep.

8. Open The Front Door To Positive Energy

If the entrance to your home feels welcoming, you have good Feng Shui.

When you open your front door, you would want the area to feel calm, not cluttered and also easy to enter. It’s best to get rid of any obstacles that may be in the way, near the front door too.

As this will be the first thing you see of the home, it can affect the rest of the home too.

So, making sure the front door and front of the house have a positive energy is important.

Another thing to do is to make sure you have objects that please you around that area, such as art or furniture that you enjoy looking at.

9. Use Feng Shui Wealth Colours

The Wealth color in Feng Shui is Gold, so if you can incorporate gold items into your home, try it. This can be a painting or frame, rugs or pillows etc. This color is a Feng Shui wealth essential and the second if Purple.

So, if you can put these items through your house, this can be great Feng Shui. However, there is one thing to remember; it’s important to realize that bringing items in your home should not just be about what type of item it is and what it can bring you; you also have to like it.

If you do not like these items, it can cause bad energy as the items will not be harmonizing with your energy.

10. Water Flow

The best areas for water flow in your home would be the East, Southeast or North area. Water is an ancient Feng Shui symbol for wealth and prosperity.

A good item to bring into your home would be a fountain. Whichever fountain you like and are drawn to will be perfect and can give your home great energy.

Having a fountain indoors will also diffuse healthy negative ions into the air. The only place that is not a good room for a fountain would be the bedroom or an area where another element is more suited; these places can create negative energy.

There are many ways that you can get rid of negative energy in your home, and once you've mastered this you can really start to experiment with Feng Shui and bring a peaceful and positive energy to your home. Click here for more ways to get rid of negative energy in your home today.

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Katherine Hurst
By Katherine Hurst
Katherine Hurst, is a Law of Attraction expert, best-selling author, workshop leader, educator, and award-winning blogger on psychology, life design, structured thinking and emotional wellbeing.

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