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.

Plenty of plants

Plants produce positivity, so creating a home with great energy requires plenty of greenery. The kitchen is one space where plants will do a world of good, as this area is a place of nourishment and harmony. Placing plants on your benches, windowsills, and on top of appliances will make the space a truly harmonious one. And what’s more, your green friends will help cleanse the air in your kitchen.

You should also consider the leaves on your houseplants; spikey leaves aren’t conducive to the positive energy that you’re trying to manifest in your home. On the other hand, rounded and soft-shaped leaves help to manifest positivity. Pots will also play a part in the vibes that your plants give off… why not try one of our Eliza planters, with a simple design that exudes positive energy.

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.