With more and more homeowners becoming aware of harmonizing their space, Feng Shui has become a sought-after science. However, with so many sources quoting the do’s and the don’ts of Feng Shui, things might get confusing for a beginner. Here’s a simplified version of a few Feng Shui principals to bring harmony into your home.
1. Don’t keep clutter
The fundamental rule to ensure peace and harmony in your home is by clearing clutter so that ‘Chi’ or Energy can flow freely in your space. Cramped up spaces, piled up trash, and irregular arrangement don’t just look bad but also disrupt the flow of Chi, creating negative energy in the house.
2. Keep your front door beautifully decorated
The front door of your house is where Chi enters from. So, ensure it is clean, free of any obstacles (like shoes), and can be accessed easily. Consider keeping some potted plants, an elegant nameplate, and other accessories to make your front door appealing.
3. Place your bed in a commanding position
As per Feng Shui, placing the bed in a position so that the front door is in clear vision helps lend a sense of security. Make sure the headboard of the bed is against the wall.
4. Don’t leave anything broken around the house
Whether you have drawers that stick or drains that are clogged, having broken things around can obstruct the energy flow in your home. Try putting a red mark on everything that needs to be fixed (so that you don’t forget repairing them). Once restored, remove the mark as a symbol of positive change in the house.
5. Put down the toilet seat
For perfect harmony, always keep your bathroom door closed, and toilet seat down to minimize the loss of vitality and money.
6. Ensure that your furniture is facing the door
Keep your furniture facing the door to ensure a positive flow of energy. It will not only provide you with better ventilation but also make you and your guests more comfortable by allowing a clear view of who is coming in or going out.
7. Keep mirrors at the end of hallways
Dead-ends are considered bad for a positive flow of Chi. Consider placing a mirror at the end of the corridor to create the illusion that it is endless. This not only makes the room look significantly spacious but offers better lighting too.
8. Keep your home well-lit with bright lights
Feng shui is all about vitality. And light is the most potent manifestation of energy or ‘Chi’. The light in your home (both natural and artificial) significantly impacts the nature of Chi. So, keep your home well-lit with bright lights.
9. Keep plants at home
Plants help purify the air by absorbing toxins and electrical contaminations from appliances. If you don’t have a green thumb, choose the low-maintenance variety and ensure positivity in your home.