Our top 10 Feng Shui Tips offer easy solutions to enhance the energy or “chi” in your home.
Whether you’re new to Feng Shui or have been practicing it for years, we hope you will find these tips helpful as new information or reminders to help keep your Feng Shui on track.
1. Be mindful of clutter. Eliminate it from your home or office whenever possible.
Here’s why: Clutter creates energy blocks in your home and can result in stagnation. Clearing clutter opens space in your home, improves the flow of “chi” or energy and makes room for new things to come into your life.
2. If it’s broken, fix it. That includes small things too, like the burned out light bulb.
Here’s why: Broken items disrupt the flow of chi in your home and are symbolic of your life not operating optimally in this sector. Fixing the item demonstrates your preference for life to work smoothly.
3. Don’t make your TV a focal point in your home, and if possible, enclose it. Keep it out of bedrooms.
Here’s why: Communication between family members or housemates improves when TVs are not a focal point. In bedrooms, the electronic nature and reflective screen surface of TVs disrupts sleep and detracts from the primary purpose of your bedroom as a sanctuary for rest.
4. Remove or cover mirrors in a bedroom when sleeping.
Here’s why: Just as with TVs, the reflective surface of mirrors can disrupt your sleep. Give it a try and cover your bedroom mirror with a large scarf. We think you’ll find the room both darker and energetically quieter.
5. Whenever possible, sleep with your head along a solid wall and with a solid headboard.
Here’s why: Sleeping against a wall provides you with solid support. In Feng Shui terms, the solid wall and headboard are considered a mountain of a support.
6. For adults, sleep in a bed built for two with matching bedside tables and lamps on each side.
Here’s why: A bed for two indicates that you have or are open to a relationship with a significant other. The matching tables and lamps on each side signify balance and equality between the couple.
7. Do not have water features like fountains or aquariums in your bedroom.
Here’s why: In Feng Shui terms, moving water in a bedroom can contribute to a loss of prosperity.
8. Keep bathroom doors closed and toilet lid downs.
Here’s why: The good energy or “chi” will flow out of your house down the drains and toilet in a bathroom. Keeping doors and lids down prevents the loss of this chi.
9. Think balance, ying and yang, in decorating. Find a happy medium between light and dark, heavy and light objects throughout your space.
Here’s why: One of the primary objectives of Feng Shui is to create harmony in your environment. By balancing the décor in your surroundings, you create harmony in your home and an atmosphere that is comfortable.
10. Create conversation areas when arranging furniture. Place furniture such as couches and chairs across from each other, or for ideal flow in a circular or octagonal configuration.
Here’s why: When you, your family and guests can sit comfortably across from each other, this allows for communication and conversation to circulate freely.