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12 Essential Feng Shui Decorating Tips

Coming home shouldn’t cause more stress or anxiety. Instead, coming home should help reduce the affects of the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. And that is where the laws of Feng Shui come in; these ideas focus on the flow of energy – positive energy. Familiarizing yourself with some of the tricks could help you start to cultivate a healthier space to enjoy throughout your days and nights. So, where do you start? Check out these 12 essential Feng Shui decorating tips and jot down some notes.

1. Choose Colors That “Spark Joy”

Feng shui color rooster

Yes, we’re taking phrase from the Marie Kondo playbook here. When choosing colors for your home, make sure they make you feel good. Don’t go with a trendy tone or shade you saw on Pinterest if it doesn’t make you feel right. (photo via)

2. Keep it Concealed (in the Bathroom)

Fengn shui neutral bathroom

Shut the door. Slide the shower curtain over. And keep the toilet seat down too. Why? Because in Feng Shui tradition water equates wealth, so let’s not give it any opportunity to seep from the house. This is more symbolic but keeping the bathroom spaces concealed will also make the area feel a lot tidier. (photo via)

3. Steer Clear Of  “Possible” Bumps & Bruises

Feng shui serene living room

What does this mean exactly? Well, place the furniture around the house in ways that don’t get in the way of the home’s natural pathways. When we walk around our space, we shouldn’t be fighting for footsteps. This creates a natural flow and balances to the rooms and hallways. (photo via)

4. No Backs To The Door

Feng shui home office

When it comes to the home office, don’t allow your chair to face away from the door. No one should walk in and be greeted by your back. Instead, situate your desk so that you’re no directly in front of the door but have a nice, full view of the entrance. (photo via)

5. Add A Higher-Up Focal Point (That You Love)

Feng shui bedroom with focal point

Create focus to your spaces. Lift the eyes in the living rooms, bedrooms, or even the home offices by adding a beautiful piece of lighting or piece of art to the wall. Make sure this too “sparks joy” or some sort of positive feeling for you. (photo via)

6. Crystalize Your Corners

Crystallize corners of living room feng shui home decor

When you have  a bare corner or need an extra piece of – well, something – try out crystals or gemstones. These natural pieces bring different energies and modulations to your space. Rose quartz, amethyst, and even turuqoise stones, they’re not only beautiful to look at and bring in texture but they help transform the chi! (photo via)

7. Slow The Chi

Patterned bohemian rug in hallway feng shui

Pay attention to how your doors (and windows) are situated around the house. If there is direct line of one another your chi (the energy) could be bouncing in and out of that house at a pace too fast for enjoying. To fix this add a patterns run or window dressings to the area. (photo via)

8. Represent All Four Elements

Feng shui fire elements bedroom

A bit of fire, water, air, and earth inside the house is a definintly plus. And you can represent these elements in a variety of ways. For fire, you don’t necessarily need to light up the fireplace. Instead, you can use orange or red tones sewn throughout the kitchen or living room. Get creative with your placements! (photo via)

9. Utilize The Sun

Natural lighting in the living room feng shui

The more natural lighting you can bring inside the better. Don’t be scard of opening the windows or keeping larger windows bare. Use mirrors to bounce the sunlight into different corners and create a positive motion of illumination around the house. (photo via)

10. Nix Negativity (in Symbolism)

Feng shui living room serene

Don’t allow any negativity to be displayed in the house either. Obviously, this won’t keep the positive energy flowing and will affect your mood. What do we mean by negativity though? Well, we mean in symbolism. Make sure clutter is cleaned off the countertops and your mirrors aren’t being hung too high. Anything you want to work against within your life – make sure there isn’t symbolism of it coming alive in your space. (photo via)

11. Some Simple Tidying

Tidy feng shui kitchen

This seems like common sense but clutter really is a killer to positive chi. Take a course in organization or even hire a professional if you want to splurge a bit. The mess around the house may be causing you extra stress and anxiety. You’d be surprise how much more clear-headed you’ll become after the cleanup. (photo via)

12. Buy A Fountain

Water fountain in the home feng shui

Whether big or small, a fountain is a great idea and addition to your home. Flowing water can not only create a feeling of relaxation but also help the energy continue to flow – in a positive light – throughout the house. This also takes care of representation of one of the four main elements too. (photo via)

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