You’ve most likely heard of Feng Shui but how do you actually bring elements of Feng Shui into your home? It was something we were curious about too, so we invited Reno Expert Naomi Findlay on to share her insights. Naomi is a strong believer of ‘space medicine’ — the effect of your physical environment on your well-being.
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Words by Naomi Findlay
Feng Shui is all about balancing the energies in an indoor or outdoor space. It was developed over 3,000 years ago in China and ultimately means good fortune. It’s had an impact on the aesthetics of interior design and the architectural layout of living spaces around the world.
Creating good fortune in your home can help you achieve better health, have more success in your career and can bring you higher levels of wealth. Feng Shui practice has comprehensive tips for almost every area of your life!
Today, I want to give you my simple tips for including Feng Shui in your home.
There’s a powerful energy connection between three Feng Shui areas in your home that are related to your well-being: your bedroom, your bathroom, and your kitchen.
For good Feng Shui, your kitchen should be bright and welcoming, and not overloaded with gadgets. It should have several levels of lighting (natural and task-based) to keep the space airy and functional.
Create good energy by having fresh flowers, a bowl of fruit, or a living plant on your kitchen bench or windowsill. Make sure you choose colours that blend well and feel good together.
The bathroom is often a difficult room to achieve good Feng Shui due to its size and layout. If you can, design your floor plan carefully so that your bathroom is not positioned in direct alignment with the front door or too close to the kitchen — this is bad Feng Shui.
Focus on the smaller details — make sure your bathroom has lots of essential oils, an aromatherapy diffuser, candles, and even art. These little details here and there will bring a sense of calm and relaxation to your room.
A good Feng Shui bedroom is a bedroom that invites and calms you. To help you get a good night’s sleep, have your bed easily approachable from both sides and have a bedside table on each side.
Good, appropriate lighting is very important, as light is one of the strongest sources of energy. Candles are the best Feng Shui bedroom lighting, as they not only clear the energy but also create an intimate, warm and healing atmosphere. Be sure your candles are toxin-free so they don’t affect your health when burning.
Also, avoid having the bed directly in line with the door. In Feng Shui, doors serve as energy connectors between different areas, thus they always have sort of a pulling energy to them. If your bed is in line with the door, your energy will be constantly pulled at night.
Sometimes the outdoors can be forgotten when it comes to Feng Shui but your garden design is so important for good energy around your home. Create a garden that brings you joy using colours and natural elements that you love!
When designing your Feng Shui garden, ensure you allow curving walkways for energy to flow smoothly. Straight lines are rarely present in nature; so use relaxing, flowing shapes for your Feng Shui garden.
You will need to know the Bagua, or energy map of your home, as your garden Bagua is an extension of your home Bagua. Read all about the Feng Shui Bagua here.
Your front door and entryway
Good energy flow to the front door is so important for good Feng Shui. This can come from the door colour, hardware and even the footpath to the front door. And of course, a part of having a great front door is also walking through to an open and welcoming entry way. When your house has good energy, you experience higher levels of well-being.
De-clutter and open the windows
Create a sense of calm and relaxation in your home by de-cluttering and getting rid of anything you don’t love. Don’t underestimate the power of good quality air and light either — open the windows often, introduce air-purifying plants or use an air purifier. Allow as much natural light as possible into your home, and consider using full-spectrum lights.
When used well, mirrors can create wonders. A smart Feng Shui use of mirrors will make the space bigger and brighter, and attract the desired energy of abundance and calm. The worst Feng Shui ways to place a mirror are on the wall facing any door, facing the bed or above the bed, or placed in a way that reflects challenging energy (staircases for example).
The best Feng Shui ways to place a mirror are reflecting light or beautiful view, placed in the best Feng Shui Bagua area, or in the money or health Feng Shui area.
Will you try some of these ideas on how to incorporate elements of Feng Shui into your home? Or what techniques do you use?
About Naomi Findlay
Naomi Findlay is Australia’s Rapid Renovation Expert and she loves helping everyday people create a profit when renovating property. If you are ready to learn how to create a six figure income renovating property then learn how to choose the right property with her FREE success tips resource here https://www.naomifindlay.com/renovation-ebook
This article was first published in March 2018 and has been updated with latest information and images.