Top 8 Easy Tips to Create Good Feng Shui at Home

Feng Shui is traditional Chinese geomancy. When it comes to home decorating, feng shui helps arrange your home to balance the flow of energy around you and bring positive chi (also known as “qi”, energy) into your home.

We understand it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to begin, especially for beginners. Here we’ve got 8 top step-by-step tips and do's & don'ts to help you feng shui your home and bring good fortune and abundance:

1. Keep Things Tidy and Clean

A good general rule to create the best feng shui at home and in the office is to make sure you keep it clean and clutter-free. When your environment is cluttered, it can create a lot of stress in your life and block the flow of chi. Take some time to clean your house regularly. By decluttering your home and office, you create space for a clear flow of energy, which makes it more conducive for creating wealth, overall wellness, and good relationships. That's why every family in China clean the house before the Chinese New Year.

2. Front Door Matters

Chinese Feng Shui Tip for Home Front Door

While many people live in houses where the garage is their entry door, the better way to enter a home is through the front door. In feng shui, the front door of a house is called the “mouth of chi”. It’s where the chi energy enters your home and life. If you don’t use the front door often, you are missing the positive energy and opportunities coming in.

If you want good feng shui at home and opportunities to come knocking, then now may be the right time to start using the front door. Next, clean up and declutter any debris at the front entry. By brightening up the entryway, you give auspicious energy a clear and inviting path to enter your home.

3. Bedroom Feng Shui

According to feng shui principles, the bedroom is one of the utmost important place in the home. Considering that we spend nearly 1/3 of our lifetime in bed, either resting or sleeping, the environment and layout in the bedroom directly affect our health and quality of sleep.

In order to receive optimal positive energy and let that energy can resonate throughout the whole day, place your bed for the best feng shui if possible. So, how to feng shui your bedroom? What’s the best feng shui bedroom layout? Here are some tips to create good feng shui in your bedroom.

Chinese Feng Shui Bedroom Layout

(1) Place your bed in commanding position. The “commanding position” basically means that important object or furniture should be facing the door. This principle also apply to the position of your desk. Be sure you can see the door to the bedroom when lying in bed without directly in line with it. The most ideal location of feng shui bed placement is to be diagonal from the door while still facing it.

(2) Put the head of your bed securely against a solid wall. Don’t place your bed in the middle of the room or underneath a window. When asleep, your mind and body need support. If the headboard of your bed doesn’t sit against a wall away from the window, you may feel insecure, anxious, and paranoid.

(3) Don't store things under the bed. It’s understandable that we all want to find extra storage space at home. But under the bed is not the place for it. It’s best to have the chi energy flow freely around you.

(4) Don’t use active and stimulating colors like red and orange when decorating the bedroom. This colors are believed to have very "yang" (阳) energies in feng shui. The bedroom is a place for relaxation, so the energies in this space need to be more still and tranquil, or "yin" (阴). Using too energizing colors may affect your quality of sleep.

4. Let in Air and Light

Chinese Feng Shui Living

One of the essential tips to feng shui your home is that your home should be airy and light. Good quality air is key to creating positive energy in the home, so open windows often for fresh air. The better the air flows through the house, the better its energy flows as well.

Light is also a very strong manifestation of energy in feng shui. Natural light can make us feel happier and more positive, and encourages positive chi. Therefore, clean and open your windows often to let more sunlight in. A well-lit space can bring joy and positive feelings and makes our surroundings look friendlier and welcoming.

5. Keep the Bathroom Door Closed

Always keeping the bathroom door shut is a good rule of thumb. Why? in ancient times, the bathroom was obviously not a sparkling clean space that we have today. So, in traditional feng shui, the bathroom is considered a place of uncleanliness and possible illness. Keeping its door wide open is not good for the health of whoever lives in the house. Our living standards have greatly improved by now, but feng shui experts still suggest closing the restroom door most of the time.

Moreover, water represents wealth in feng shui. The toilet has the function of washing away water. It’s the place where the water goes out of your house. Since water is related to wealth, you don’t want money being flushed away. Therefore, keeping the bathroom door closed at all times can prevent good chi from getting washed away from your house.

6. Use Mirrors Wisely

Chinese Feng Shui Mirror for Home Decorating

The mirror is a modern home's most indispensable accessory, be it decorative or practical. It also plays a very important role in home feng shui decorating. A mirror can do wonders when used properly: bringing positive energies and expanding the space. Otherwise, it will negatively affect your health and spirit. But its best use and placement varies depending on different schools of feng shui.

As we mentioned earlier in this post, the front door is very important in feng shui. In traditional and classical feng shui, it’s bad feng shui to place a mirror directly facing the main door. It’s also a bad idea to put a mirror facing the bed. Generally speaking, directly facing a mirror will cause stress.

7. Plants Bring Good Energy

According to feng shui principles, it’s advantageous to add houseplants to the house. They bring greenery to your home and embody vitality. The most important thing to remember is plants need love and care to be their most beautiful.

When feng shui your home, it’s best to avoid having sharp plants (like cactus and bougainvillea) in your home to disrupt the harmonious energy of your space because they can have “sha qi” (煞气), literally evil energy. Fake plants, dying or dead plants are also not ideal in feng shui principles.

8. Fix Broken Things

Everything in your home can have an impact on you. Some are good, some are bad. Broken objects in your house can bring bad energy and become obstacles in your life. If you want to increase your luck and improve your home feng shui, repair or replace all broken things: fix the leak in the lavatory, remove unused furniture, and get rid of dead plants.

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