Does your home feel out of balance? Do you feel stagnant areas that should be livened up? If so, it might be time for Feng Shui. Give these tried and true 5 Tips to Create Feng Shui a whirl and feel the fresh vibes flow.
5 Tips to Create Feng Shui
1. Tidy Your Entry
Your porch, front door, and interior entry is your home’s first impression. To create Feng Shui, it’s important to keep your exterior and interior entry clean and fresh. Sweep your porch and walkway and maintain a clean welcome mat at your front door. Keep your interior entry clear of shoes. Don’t allow mail to pile-up. Be mindful to keep it orderly and clean every day.
2. Create Balance
Each room of your home will feel much more balanced if you include all five elements: earth, wood, water, fire, and metal. A bowl of fruit could represent the earth element. A plant might tie-in the wood element. Blue decor could represent the water element. Candles make great fire elements. And a candleholder could portray the metal element. Coordinating all five elements will balance the energy within every room of your home.
3. Add Greens
Plants have the ability to make or break a room. If you can’t quite put your finger on why a particular space doesn’t feel right, add a plant and watch how it magically brings a stagnant space to life. Using air-purifying plants like aloe or a snake plant is an added healthful bonus.
4. Get Fruity
Remember the movie The Break Up starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn? There’s a scene where Jennifer Aniston’s character, Brooke, is livid because Vince Vaughn’s character, Gary, didn’t bring home nine lemons for her centerpiece. It’s a hilarious and relatable scene. And it’s representative of Feng Shui. Keeping a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen table (nine pieces equals luck and wealth) creates an über-welcoming and balanced vibe.
5. Deep Clean
Personally, I think this is the most important aspect of Feng Shui. Most of us have a visceral reaction to, particularly a kitchen or bathroom, that isn’t clean. Dirty and disheveled spaces clog healthy qui energy. Believe it or not, this can permeate other areas of life, like our career and relationships. To create Feng Shui, it’s super important to deep clean, including disinfecting kitchens and bathrooms, dusting surfaces, and vacuuming, even underneath beds.
The Feng Shui process can be as extreme as you’re willing to take it. For hardcore Feng Shui-ers, the process can be complex. I am certainly no Feng Shui expert, but what I do know is that by utilizing even the simplest aspects of Feng Shui, you can refresh your home, lifestyle, and well-being. Feng Shui is about honoring the space in which you live, honoring the people you live with and love, and ultimately honoring yourself. So, I hope these 5 Tips to Create Feng Shui simplify the process for you. Now go grab some lemons and get your Feng Shui on. -xo