Feng Shui: Welcome Positive Energy Into Your Home

We know as homeowners the way you design your home really shows off who you are and your personality, but did you know it can also determine how you feel throughout the day? An unstructured, disorganized home can create chaos and cause a lack of peace. Fortunately, you can change this with a few simple adjustments! Infuse feelings of love, fame, prosperity, and creativity in all the rooms in your home by deliberately choosing certain paint colors, furniture arrangements, and live natural elements. All of these design principles help make up the tenets of Feng Shui and can go a long way towards improving the flow and energy in your home. With a few of our helpful tips, you can create a much more harmonious living space throughout all the rooms in your home!

The Kitchen

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To begin Feng Shui you have to understand exactly how it works. This process includes the aspects of water, wood, earth, metal, and fire to create good energy throughout your home. We will first start with your kitchen space. This area should be decorated with elements that influence wealth and prosperity, such as live, colorful plants, fountains or pictures of moving water, and anything green with color pops of purple and red. It would be good to use wood as a primary aspect of this area, along with water and earth elements since it’s the place that you will be eating and preparing food in.

The Children’s Room

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Next, you can reflect your creative energy, as well as supportive energy in your children’s room. You can achieve this by incorporating art that inspires you and your children, pictures of your children, and using soft pastel colors. It is best to keep this space uplifting, and energized since it is the main space that your children will be growing up in, so make it fun!

The Center of Your Home

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The center of your home is an energy vortex that works much like the human heart to direct the flow of energy throughout your house. This is the area that most definitely requires a touch of all 5 elements so that they can flow throughout the entire house. Art that represents harmony between all 5 elements would be good for this area. An example of this could be a bamboo fountain that has a red ribbon tied around it (for fire) along with stones and metal coins in the basin of the fountain to represent earth and metal.

The Family Room

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For your living area, use feng shui to focus this space on your family and its physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The area should be enhanced with décor that reflects harmony and calm energy in order to bring peace to the family. You’ll want to use happy, healthy colors like blues, and vibrant greens, with bits of bright colors and brown, earthy tones. Lots of light and mirrors, along with a comfortable center rug would also work well in this living space.

The Office

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And for our last tip, we have the study or workspace. This space is related to your career and your path in life, so it should always reflect the energy of this space towards your career goals. This area should mainly use neutral tones, with small dabs of colors that you think would help inspire you. Artwork and pictures of vast water and the sky should also be included to symbolize endless possibilities. Make sure that there is a lot of daylight available in the space, along with sufficient lighting when natural light is not present. It is also best to add a small indoor water feature, such as a small fish tank, or miniature fountain to show the flowing of water.

If you follow these design tips, we can guarantee they will create more positive energy and good vibes throughout your home! Comment with pictures of how you have incorporated Feng Shui in each room and space in your home!

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Get Rid Of That Negative Energy!

Who wants negative energy in their home? I know we don’t! We have some tips and tricks to keep that negative energy out of the home and bring in some positive vibes. This year is all about being refreshed and renewed as we learned from our color of the year, Greenery. Let’s take sometime to do a couple things around our homes to make ourselves feel more relaxed and kick out all that negative energy that shouldn’t be crowding our living spaces!

Essential Oils

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Yes, we’ve been hearing a lot about essential oils. Are they really that good for you and your surroundings? Yes! They are! To be specific to negative vibes, we suggest using the orange scent. This smell often reminds people of sunshine, summer, and smiles. Its an easy adjustment that automatically puts you in a better mood. Use it as a spray around the home or put a couple drops in your diffuser with some water.

Repair The Broken Items

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Broken things in the home always brings about a negative energy. Instead of saying, “oh,  I’ll fix that later.” Either fix it right then or throw it out if you know you’ll never get around to it. Broken items give off a broken ambiance.

Remove clutter ASAP

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Clutter just makes you feel cramped and unorganized. It only makes you feel worse and overwhelmed. What many people don’t know is that objects actually retain lots of energy and that tends to “block” our path and daily activities. Do yourself a favor and spend a day decluttering your home. It will help you to feel less tired and stressed on a daily basis.

Yellow Paint 

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Try putting yellow in your home and not have it brighten the room or remind people of sunshine. Color plays an extremely important role in your home, and the color yellow tends to calm bad energy and wipe it away. Not only does it improve the mood and vibe in the room, but it also makes a room appear bigger and adds a warm tone to the room.

Love your home and keep that bad, negative energy out of there!

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