Feng Shui is the science and art of organizing your surroundings to facilitate the flow of energy in the room. This is said to have a significant impact on your physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual wellbeing. Since each room in your home corresponds to different aspects of your life, it is important to implement Feng Shui in each one accordingly. Following are some key room by room Feng Shui tips that will help you in this regard.
Since your front entry is the portal for all the chi to enter your home and life, it is recommended that you make sure there are no obstructions there. Avoid cluttering with too much decorative objects or furniture. You want to open this space as much as possible to allow the maximum amount of life-force energy into your home. Last but not least, make sure that your entrance is well-ventilated and well-lit.
When using Feng Shui to organize your living room, focus on natural lighting and fresh air. If your living room does not have many windows, use shiny surfaces and mirrors to create a look of more natural lighting. Use aromatherapy diffusers and open windows as much as possible to keep the air quality fresh and pure. If you have your sofa in the middle of the room push it against the wall to create a power position.
The kitchen is the heart of many homes because it is where friends and family gather for nourishment and to socialize. Make sure to place appliances and items in your kitchen for optimal energy flow. Don’t place any item or appliance in the northwest sector of the kitchen as this is where good luck resides. Kitchen colors are also important as they support auspicious chi and feed or moderate the fire element that comes from your oven and stove.
When it comes to Feng Shui, bathrooms are considered inauspicious, but everyone has to have one. It is believed that bathrooms drain on prosperity and energy due to the toilet, tub, shower, and sink drains. Fortunately, you can make this part of your home as lucky as possible by adding some Feng Shui elements. It is also recommended that you select auspicious bathroom décor colors that minimize and balance the excess of the water element.
Make sure that your bedroom has a good amount of natural ventilation and light. This helps to rejuvenate the chi in this room and avoid stagnation. Avoid placing mirrors in your bedroom because it is believed that they reflect energy and too much energy bouncing around the room is not favorable for calm, restful sleep. Also, don’t store anything under your bed as doing so will block the good energy, preventing it from flowing throughout the room while you sleep.
From the front door to the bathroom, it is possible to optimize the flow of chi in your home. By following the above listed Feng Shui guidelines, you can have better flow of energy and luck in every room of your house.
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