Say Goodbye to All That Negative Energy!

Now that it’s October (known as the “spooky” month), people tend to bring out sage and light incense to get rid of all the negative energy in the home. We, as designers, have a few ideas and tricks we use that you can do in your home as well to sweep out all that negative energy and bring in the positive spirit!

Remove Clutter

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This is a pretty well known action to getting ride of bad energy, because when clutter is around, it tends to add a feeling of extra stress and tiredness. Objects themselves tend to hold an intensity which is directly affected by where they are placed, so go ahead and find a home for every object in each room. You will feel a lift off your shoulders immediately when the room is less cluttered.

Use Neutral Colors

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Every color has its own personality. Red is known as a power color that also tends to make you hungry; yet, light blue happens to be soothing, relaxing, and is known to project loyalty. Sometimes when you use colors that have so much behind them, it’s overwhelming with the things you already have going on in your life. Most importantly, try to stay away from dark colors. They can look great in a room, but they make spaces look smaller when you don’t want to feel crammed.

Fall Cleaning

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Do a little Fall cleaning. Everyone always feels accomplished after cleaning. It’s a thing. You just always feel more comfortable in your home. Wipe down all surfaces, make all the beds, vacuum every room, etc. Do anything that needs to be done or that you haven’t done since Spring Cleaning. (Some of that cleaning needs to be done more than once a year.)

Go Green

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Welcoming plants into your home is always a great and easy way to clear the negative energy in the air. The plants themselves actually clean the air toxins, and they’re just purely good feng shui. Plants present the idea of growth and creativity which will certainly bring about good energy to any room.

Essential Oils

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Using essential oils is a wonderful way to change up the energy surrounding you. We sell Young Living Essential Oils in our Sanford store and use our diffuser every day. Each oil has a different purpose and can easily control whether you are relaxed or energized.

Let us know if you have any other ideas to clear that negative air and welcome in the positive and upbeat frequencies!

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Cozy Up Your Home For Fall

Besides thinking up creative Halloween costumes and cooking up some of our favorite fall foods, one of the best things about October is that you finally get to add cozy touches to your home. Your house should look different each season. In the spring and summer, it should feel bright, airy, and light. In the fall and winter, it should feel cozy, warm, and comfortable. The best part about changing up your décor is that it doesn’t take much effort at all. With just a few simple touches to each room, you’ll immediately feel ready for crunchy leaves and sweater weather! Today, we have a few simple steps to make your home feel cozier for the season.

For your family room: get a cozy throw blanket.

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We love bringing out all of our softest and coziest blankets to snuggle up on the couch with during the later fall colder months. Most people have a nice fuzzy blanket on hand, so this is a change you can make without spending a dime. If you’re looking to spend a little on a fresh throw, opt for one that has a fall/winter feel to get you in the seasonal spirit.

For your dining room: change up your table scape.

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In the summertime, it’s a good idea to place a row of succulents down the dining room table with seashells scattered around them. During the fall, change to a warmer color scheme, using natural décor like pinecones, colored leaves, and white mini pumpkins. You can also add apples, squash, cranberries, and candles into the mix for a very seasonal feel.

For your kitchen: treat yourself to fresh fall flowers.

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Just as some flowers seem perfect for the spring and summer months, other blooms are ideal for fall. Adding fresh flowers to your kitchen (or really any room in your house) will make it feel festive and fresh. Make sure you know which flowers are in season before buying a fall bouquet from your local farmer’s market.

For your living room: add candles to your fireplace.

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A blazing fire adds the best cozy feeling to a living room in the wintertime. But since we’re in fall, a time that is a little spookier, we suggest adding tons of candles to your fireplace for a warm, peaceful feel. When winter rolls around, you will be excited to change things up with a log fire!

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