How to bring good energy into your home according to feng shui
Feng shui originated in China over 3000 years ago. Feng refers to ‘wind’ and shui means ‘water’, and Chinese culture stipulates that wind and water equate to good health. Therefore, good feng shui means good energy, and the way your home is arranged can foster this positive energy, making your home a more relaxing sanctuary.
It all starts at the front door
Your front door is an important part of the feng shui ethos, as a front door represents wealth. Therefore, keeping your front door in perfect condition is the first step to attracting positive energy. Placing some healthy, bright plants on either side of your door will look wonderful and create a pleasant entrance to your home, fostering a fantastic atmosphere as soon as you cross the threshold.
Rearrange your furniture
Feng shui encourages arranging your furniture to cultivate positive energy. For instance, that may mean arraying the couches and seats in your lounge room into a U shape, to encourage conversations and interaction. It’s really important that your furniture is also conducive to a nice flow of light and air, so try not to block walkways or windows with chairs, shelving, or any other piece.
Remove the squeaks… and we don’t mean mice
If the doors, windows, or floor in your home squeak, it’s time to make the necessary repairs. There’s nothing like the squeal of metal on metal or a loose floorboard, and this grating sound can kill the relaxing vibe in your home. Every house or apartment makes its own unique noises, but some are much more unpleasant than others, and it’s those that you should nip in the bud.
Close bathroom doors
Most guides on Feng shui in the home encourage you to keep your bathroom door closed. This is because water is regarded as a representation of wealth and in the bathroom, water is washed (or flushed) away. Closing the bathroom door and keeping the toilet lid down reduces that effect, helping to retain the ‘wealth’ in your home.
Everyone’s house deserves to be a sanctuary, and with these tips, you’ll be able to maximise the positive energy in your home.