6 Small Ways to Feng Shui Your Home

covercoverYou've probably heard of feng shui before. But I'm guessing there's a good chance, that while intriguing, it's always seemed a little too complicated to pay much attention to, right? You're not alone. So what's the feng shui hype all about? Based on ancient Eastern philosophies, feng shui is a series of guidelines intended to help create a sense of harmony and balance to promote positive energy within your surroundings. The principles can be pretty complex, but I think all of us can agree that we'd love for our homes to feel more restful and at peace. Luckily, it's a cinch to start working simple feng shui practices into your life - so I'm sharing a handful of little ways to feng shui your home! And, I promise, it really is easy.

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bedroombedroomYour Bedroom
Place the bed within view of the door and windows, close off the closet and bathroom, and avoid hanging anything heavy above or over the bed. Placing three or nine bright plants in your bedroom can help you feel more spicy between the sheets.
Photo from Mimi + Meg

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your deskyour deskYour Desk
Make sure your back isn't facing the door so you can accept positive energy. Keep your desk neat and tidy; try incorporating purple, an energizing color, around your space. While this may seem surprising, the color black is great for careers and money, and can also help promote creativity. Don't forget flowers or houseplants. Include a few personal mementos to connect you to those you love - it will promote an energized and more focused mindset while working.
Photo from Oh Mishka

your closetsyour closetsYour Closets
Having a hard time feeling settled in your bedroom? It could be your closet! Closets should be neat, tidy, well-organized and hidden behind doors. Try leaving empty space to promote flow of energy.
Photo from Better Homes & Gardens

your living roomyour living roomYour Living Room
Your living room should be warm, inviting and a reflection of your personal style. Include artwork, photos, and family heirlooms to welcome others into your space. Opt for as much natural lighting as possible, and avoid overhead lighting, which can make the energy feel too harsh.
Photo from Ideas to Steal

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your kitchenyour kitchenYour Kitchen
Keep your kitchen neat and orderly. Introduce energizing colors, greenery or plants to add life to the room. You should feel like the center of mission control at the stove, so try to arrange it so you face the entryway while you cook. If this isn't possible, hanging a mirror or other reflective item over the stove can help redirect energy.
Photo from Claire Olivia Wayman

your bathroomyour bathroomYour Bathroom
Bathrooms are a space for cleansing and purifying your body and mind. Keep it clean and tidy, avoid clutter and use soothing colors like different shades of blue, which according to feng shui principles holds yin energy, promoting a feeling of peace and calm.
Learn more at Feng Shui and Beyond

- By Cyd Converse
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