Did you know that enhancing the Chi (energy) in your home really isn't a mystical thing? No really, I based my entire time in design school focused on the subject of feng shui, and it can play a big part when it comes to you and your relationship with your space.
So before I give you my top feng shui tips, you need to really understand feng shui and remove any negative stigmas you may have about it.
Feng Shui transforms your space to enhance your life. If your energy feels blocked or you want to change course, Feng Shui has the answers. The other thing I explain to my Client's who use my feng shui services is do not be intimidated by the rules..or I like to refer to them more as tools.
So let's go over my top 5 Feng Shui Tips-
1. Clear out your entryway.
Let the chi (energy) flow right into your home and life by ridding your home’s front entry of obstacles. This also makes guests feel uneasy and anxious when walking through your door. Remove such things as looming plants or vines, old newspapers, bikes, and toys in your front path may limit the amount of energy entering your home. Clear out anything behind your door for even more benefits.
2. Position your bed to feel safe, loved, and great. Place your bed in the Command Position (this is a term used in feng shui and is the most auspicious where you feel the most supported) of your bedroom. This spot is the one farthest from the door but where you’re still able to see the doorway and anyone approaching while you’re lying in the bed. Placing your bed in the Commanding Position allows you to be stronger, calmer, and in charge.
3. Cut the Clutter
Remove unnecessary kitchen gadgets from on top of the counters. Also place children's toys in bins and use shelving wisely.
4. Throw out broken items
Replace blown light bulbs, throw out broken items, and be ruthless with items that you haven’t used or worn in the last 12 months...get rid of the stuff!!! If there are repairs that need to be done around the house, fix them!
5. Don't block windows
This is probably my BIGGEST design pet peeve. Windows and doors help energy flow freely in and out of your home. Don’t place large furniture in front of windows. This allows light to enter your room and look more spacious, as well as keep the feng shui in your room flowing.
What do you find helps you when your trying to balance the energy in your home? Share your feng shui tips!
Author, Candance Toscano
"You can design the life of your dreams and acquire that luxurious, fulfilled and empowered lifestyle you know you have always wanted."