We always hear of tips like throw out (or recycle) anything you haven’t used in six months, donate the clothes you haven’t worn in the last 2 years and such and you can call them home-improvement tips or just sensible ideas to have healthier & happier homes!
We explore some of the most popular & practical ideas from Feng Shui in our article today.
Feng Shui(pronounced fung-shway) is an ancient Chinese knowledge that originated 6,000 years ago. To the uninitiated, Feng Shui can feel a little cryptic, but if you take the time to understand and read about the reasoning and the background behind it, you will be surprised to find out that it’s generally applicable, practical and intuitive.
It is based on the principle that our bodies & homes are connected, and our homes affect our temperament and our well-being.
Feng Shui allows you to discover the potential of your home and make it work for you. It explains how the placement of objects affects the energy flow in your home and that your surroundings affect not just your level of material comfort, but also your physical and mental health, relationships and success.
Let us see some top Feng Shui Tips to help improve the aura of our homes
1. Pay special attention to the entrance of your home
The entry and front door to your home represents the way you face the outside. It’s your first impression and as we all know – first impressions make a big difference! The front door should be in perfect condition – to draw good energy you could place plants and lights on either side of the door. A top recommendation for this part of the home is to make sure it is clean and clutter-free. This does not mean the entry must be completely empty; rather it’s about keeping only what you need there. So if it’s winter, it makes sense to hang your scarf, hat, and coat there.
2. The Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home and it’s a place where the whole family gathers to catch-up, unwind and spend some time together. The worst Feng Shui positioning of a kitchen is one in which the front door enters directly into the kitchen, and it is the first space viewed. This applies only to a floor plan where you literally come into the home through the kitchen; it does not apply when the kitchen is set back further in the floor plan and is partially seen from the front entrance.
3. The Bathroom
Many people get concerned about the bathroom when it comes to Feng Shui. The idea is that the water goes out of the home here. Since water is related to wealth, no one wants money being flushed away. It is recommended that you keep the toilet seat cover down and the bathroom door closed to reduce this effect. An important Feng Shui opinion is to keep the Bathroom clean and orderly.
4. Where is your bed located?
In general, it’s best to allow your bed to be placed against a solid wall, as this provides a feeling of support and protection. When choosing bedroom furniture, opting for pairs can be especially harmonizing like two nightstands (one on each side of the bed) is recommended. If you have trouble sleeping it or even if you don’t, it is a good idea to cover the television when not in use.
5. Clean your eyes, sorry windows!
It’s time for spring cleaning, and a good place to start is the windows. The windows symbolize your eyes to the world. Go the old fashioned way – find some old newspaper, grab a bottle of vinegar and water and clean away the grime or just get some powerful window cleaning sprays and a cloth – just clean the windows & open your eyes and brighten your space.
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