- Good Move unveils tips to feng shui your home in time for the New Year
Feng shui, or the philosophy of arranging pieces in your home to create balance with the natural world, continues to be a huge interior and wellness trend.
For anyone looking to feng shui their home but have no idea where to start, below Nima Ghasri, Director at regulated property buyers, Good Move offers five simple tips to fung shei your home for 2021.
- Start with your home’s entry
In feng shui, the entry to your home represents how energy enters your home and your life, so this is a great first place to start creating good feng shui in your home. Declutter the area as much you can, add houseplants to the space and make sure the area is bright and well lit too. If you tend to use the back door to enter your home, try and use the front door more often as this will best create the best feng shui.
- Clean Your windows
In feng shui, windows symbolise our eyes – we want to be able to see everything as clear as we can, and that goes for looking out of your home too. Therefore, it’s important to ensure your windows are always as clean as can be. Instead of using cleaning products filled with chemicals, the feng shui way is to use natural cleaning solutions such as white wine vinegar and water.
- Focus on your doors
As windows represent eyes, doors represent our voices and communication in feng shui, as they are both portals for opportunity and growth. You should start by checking if all your doors are working correctly and the hinges aren’t squeaking. In feng shui, a creaky door symbolises crying and can affect our positivity and wellbeing, so make sure to fix any squeaks or creaks to create a more positive energy in your home.
- Master the commanding position
One of the most important principles in feng shui is the commanding position, on your bed (represents you), workspace (represents your career) and oven (represents your wealth). When in a commanding position, you are in command of your life, and it can symbolise great opportunities for you. To place these items in the commanding position, you want to always see the door, without being directly in line with it.
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor for Furniture and Choice, also comments on the importance of furniture positioning in feng shui: “Furniture placement is an important aspect with the bed being the main focus of the room. The bed is best positioned diagonally away from the door while not directly in line with the door. Another tip would be to place the bed against the wall for a sense of security and grounding when you sleep. And for that extra dose of strength and stability, a bed headboard reinforces this with its support and build.
“Channel productivity in the home office by placing the desk in the commanding position. Accessorise thoughtfully with plants which attract positive energy and freshen up the home. Pothos, lucky bamboo and peace lily plants are said to invite growth, prosperity and luck while flourishing indoors.”
- Create more space
Feng shui is all about creating more space in your home. Start by finding a more cluttered space and let go of everything there that’s not necessary. By letting these items go, you’re opening up new space for opportunity in the future.
To conclude, Nima comments: “With another year on the horizon, it is a great time to practice creating feng shui in your home to create a fresh start and a more positive environment. From cleaning your windows to oiling your doors, it’s simple to start practicing this ancient philosophy in your home. It’s not for everyone – but we hope these tips help anyone looking to create more feng shui in their homes for the New Year.”
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