Creating a heavenly-feeling space in your own home is essential for a calm relaxing environment where you can retreat from the world and unwind. The Japanese art of feng shui has been applied for centuries for creating balance and flow of energies in your room. Below is a practical guide for you to implement in your own home to make it flow that much more effortlessly.

1. De-clutter

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Clutter can creep up on us without us even realising. Books, newspapers, magazines and everyday items such as stationary, tech and gadgets can accumulate in such short spaces of time. Of course, the things we actually use are fine to have if they truly help you achieve your goals. Ask your self, is there a good reason I’m holding onto this. What is it?

If the answer is no, or the reason isn’t good enough, the chances are this clutter is going to weigh you down, in more ways than one.

De-cluttering is one way to let go of what is no longer serving you so that you can feel more space and energy flow throughout your home.

2. Let the Energy Flow

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Pathways in the home should be free-flowing as much as possible to allow movement of energy throughout the home. Constricted pathways can give off an vibes of entrapment, imprisonment and can subconsciously create anxious emotions. Place furniture more thoughtfully and see how it changes the mood of your space.

3. Colour and Texture

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If you have a room that is too large, bringing down a ceiling by using dark shades will give it a warmer effect. On the other hand, if you have a small room and you’re looking to open it up, use a light colour on the ceiling. By doing so this will create the illusion that the room is larger and the roof is hight than it actually is.

Another tip is to use light colours if you have a dark coloured floor to make the light colours float on top of the floor, or incorporate a pop of colour for some vibrant energy in your room.

4. Add Some Life

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Another way to create a Zen vibe in your house is by adding some life to it. Incorporating living things in your house can make it a more blissful place to live. One of the go-to ways to bring life into your home is by adding plants. When choosing plants, be sure to select styles that will compliment your home – the style of the plant should always match the vibe of your living space.

Bringing pets into your home is another way to bring more life into your home. Koi fish are a sign of prosperity and good future and are known to bring good vibes to those who have representations around their home. Koi fish sculptures and paintings are often a popular choice if your home doesn’t have a pond for the real fish to swim in.

If a pet is what you’re looking for, but you want more company than a fish can provide, getting a house cat can also be very calming. Bringing their chill vibes and lazy ways to your home can be very relaxing.

5. Position Furniture to Optimise Space

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In order to be able to make the most of the space you have in your home, position the furniture to keep it as neat as possible. Putting couches against walls and away from doors, prevents them from taking up any unnecessary space and prevents them from blocking any entrance ways.

Keeping your room organised to encourage a peaceful night sleep is another important part of following the art of feng shui. Positioning your bed to the side of the door, with bedside tables on either side to create support for the bed, creates a balance within the bedroom.

6. Define Your Energy Map

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Define the Bagua, or the feng shui energy map of your house, by using one of the two main feng shui methods: the classical school Bagua or the BTB grid. Once you define the Bagua, you will know which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life. For example, in traditional feng shui, the Southeast feng shui area of your home is connected to the flow of money energy in your life.

7. Get the Basics of 5 Feng Shui Elements

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Get the basics of five feng shui elements in order to create balance and vibrant energy in all areas of your home. For example, if you are working on attracting more prosperity, you will introduce the feng shui elements of Wood and Water in the Southeast area of your house. If you need to improve your health, place lush plants representing the Wood feng shui element or pieces of wood furniture in the East area of your home.


Melissa Reid


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