10 Easy Feng Shui Tips to Try in Your Home

Hey y'all!

I looooove home decor. But between you and me, I also think I'm bad at decorating. I find myself at thrift stores and TJ Maxx grabbing everything that's "cute" just because it's cheap. And that's such a bad habit to have!

Not only does my house become cluttered because I didn't buy things with the intention of having a space to put them, but sometimes my decor just looks like a pile of junk. I get overwhelmed and eventually end up donating most of my "great finds", only to start the cycle over again.

But recently, I've become more interested in the art of Feng Shui.




So what exactly is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui : the Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, as in arranging furniture or determining the siting of a house.
Thanks, Dictionary.com!

Basically, we all want good energy around us, right? We want all the ~good vibes~ we can get, especially in our homes.

A few of the books I've been reading have all discussed a few simple ways to make use of Feng Shui in your own home, so I figured that I would share them with y'all!

1. Clear out the junk from under your bed so energy can circulate freely. Do you really want to be sleeping on top of problems? (And if you're still sleeping on the floor, buy a bed frame already).

Side note: If you love something, would you really keep it on the floor? You're de-valuating your items by keeping them there. Find a new storage solution, or just get rid of the junk!

2. Do you have that loving feelin'? Grab pairs of pink or red objects and place them in the back right corner of your bedroom in relation to the entrance. Or if you're worried about your Tinder hookup stealing your stuff, place something red or pink under your mattress. Think about them (or look at them if they're on your nightstand) to give yourself a reminder that you're open to allll the love. 

Examples: two rose quartz crystals, two Himalayan salt lamps

3. Your bedroom should be a place of relaxation, so skip out on the TV and computer. No more distractions, lady! If you really need to watch the latest episode of GOT, then watch it in the living room like a normal person.

4. While I'm talking about the bedroom, also avoid any ~water~ elements. That means no fountains, fish tanks and preferably not even pictures of water. It's said that this can cause money problems and robbery. Hard pass.

5. Avoiding mirrors in your bedroom is also a great idea. They can amplify energy, which can disrupt your R&R. If you can't move them, place a dark cloth over the mirror when it's bedtime. 

6. Sorry to the crazy plant ladies out there, but if you're really trying to create the best energy in your home, leave your plants out of the bedroom. They have too much yang energy which can throw off the balance you're trying to maintain. If you absolutely cannot live without them, just make sure that they're not in sight when you're laying in your bed. 

7. Layout a welcome mat to make guests (and good energy) feel welcome into your home. Consider adding a water feature, like a fountain, to represent the flow of wealth into your home. You want to make sure that everyone feels invited to really help the good vibes flow!

8. Adding lights, mirrors and crystals will help to stimulate the fame and acknowledgment aspiration.

9. If you're wanting to increase wealth in your home, consider purchasing a money plant and placing a gold coin in the soil. 

10. The best incense for creating a loving atmosphere: patchouli, musk, ylang-ylang, or jasmine

If you this sparked your interest at all, let me know! I'd love to share how to find your element, ideal sleeping position and even helping calculate grids for your home! And if it didn't get you feelin' like you want to move every item in your home, then don't sweat it. If it's not meaningful to you, then don't do it. Your home should reflect your authentic self, so do whatever makes you happy!

xo,
Sarah

2 comments

  1. Can you post a picture of what your room looks like? Thanks!

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  2. Great tips girlie. I loooove my salt lamps!! Glad to read that I'm not alone haha

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