I’m guessing you’ve probably heard of feng shui before. But I’m also guessing there’s a good chance, that while intriguing, it’s always seemed a little too complicated to pay much attention to, right? You’re not alone. So what’s the feng shui hype all about? Based on ancient Eastern philosophies, feng shui is a series of guidelines intended to help create a sense of harmony and balance to promote positive energy within your surroundings. The principles can be pretty complex, but I think all of us can agree that we’d love for our homes to feel more restful and at peace. Luckily, it’s a cinch to start working simple feng shui practices into your life — so today I’m sharing a handful of little ways to feng shui your home! And, I promise, it really is easy.
Your Desk 1 of 8A few easy basics for bringing a little feng shui to your home office — make sure your back isn't facing the door so you can accept positive energy. Keep your desk neat and tidy and introduce an energizing color like purple. While this may seem surprising, the color black is great for careers and money and can also help promote creativity. Don't forget flowers or houseplants, and include a few personal mementos to connect you to those you love, which will promote an energized, focused mindset while working.
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Your Living Room 5 of 8Your living room should be warm, inviting, and a reflection of your personal style. Include artwork, photos, and family heirlooms to welcome others into your space. Opt for as much natural lighting as possible, and avoid overhead lighting, which can make the energy feel too harsh.
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Your Kitchen 6 of 8Keep your kitchen neat and orderly. Introduce energizing colors, greenery, or plants to add life to the room. You should feel like the center of mission control at the stove, so try to arrange it so you face the entryway while you cook. If this isn't possible, hanging a mirror or other reflective item over the stove can help redirect energy in the space.
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Your Kid’s Room 7 of 8Creating a safe and secure place for children is important. Place a photo of you and your partner in the room to promote good vibes, and make sure your child's bed is in view of the door, but not directly in line with it, in order to promote restful sleep. Reducing clutter is key to having a calm, restful space.
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Your Entryway 8 of 8To welcome positive energy and loved ones into your home, keep your entryway tidy and inviting. Plants, artwork, and water features like a small fountain all help foster positive energy and tranquility.
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