Don’t let the many complex levels of Feng Shui stop you from welcoming good energy into your home. In fact, getting started with Feng Shui can be easy if you stick to the basics before gradually moving onto the more complicated stages. We’ve compiled a list of six easy ways to add Feng Shui to any room. See these helpful tips for beginners.
Know Your Intention
Followers of Feng Shui believe that by changing your furniture, you can change your life. However, to start, you need to have an idea of where you’d like to go. Depending on your goals, you may need to set up your room differently or add certain elements to your decor. Feng Shui’s Bagua Map can help you begin to define what you’d like to achieve, and how to turn those ideas into reality.
Clear Out Clutter
If you don’t love it or use it, it’s time to lose it. Getting rid of what you don’t need is a time consuming process, but it’s an essential step in creating harmonious energy in your home. As you work towards achieving Feng Shui in your home, it’s important to begin with a clean slate.
Have Good Light and Air
Light and air are essential elements for good Feng Shui. Therefore, you’re going to want to ensure there’s as much natural light as possible in your home - that means opening the curtains and considering using full-spectrum lights. In addition, open your windows often, and introduce Feng Shui air purifying plants or use an air purifier to keep the air in your home as fresh as possible.
Look at the House as a Whole
While it’s easy to focus on one room at a time, don’t forget to consider your house as a whole. In Feng Shui, each room is intricately connected. When deciding to incorporate Feng Shui into your decor, start with the areas that need the most attention and work out from there. If you don’t take the time to refresh the more challenging areas of your home, sooner or later that negative, chaotic energy will spread throughout the house.
Use All 5 Elements
In order to create well-balanced, positive energy in your home you’ll want to incorporate all of the five Feng Shui elements. Of course, where you put those elements is dependent on your goals. The five elements - wood, fire, earth, metal, and water - interact with each other in certain ways, and are represented by a specific color. Often, color is the simplest way to add the essence of a particular element to your home.
Discover Your Birth Element
A combination of the five elements is important when decorating with Feng Shui, but it’s also a good idea to understand your personal birth element. You want a home that not only nourishes and supports your goals, but your personal energy too. Therefore, if your birth element is fire for example, you’ll want to introduce expressions of the element in your home in addition to a strong wood element because wood feeds fire.