Home Feng Shui For Beginners

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice and belief that claims to gather energy forces and form harmony between an individual and their surrounding environment. It is a belief widely used when moving into a new space or when improving the energy, also known as ‘chi’ of one’s current space. Especially with the current hectic lifestyle we have, mindfulness is a desire for many and people would resort to feng shui to improve the vibes of their space and elevate their current lives. 


Having a bright and clear entrance

In Feng Shui, the entrance of your home is where energy enters the space and it also symbolizes how energy enters your life too. Hence, the entry of your home should be the first place to create good Feng Shui for your home. Remove any physical clutter that would make the entry less inviting. For instance, shoes, socks, parcels, or dirt. Instead of scattering them at the entrance, you may organize them neatly with a shoe rack, key hooks, or storage bins. Additionally, ensure the entrance is well lit by having sufficient natural light or lighting. Then, the entrance will look more clear and spacious, establishing a space for energy to flow into the home smoothly.


Removing surrounding obstacles

Rethink about the path you take within your home from the moment you wake up until bedtime. Is there something that you consciously avoid bumping into after that one tripping accident? Or even small issues like a cluttered closet that overwhelms you when choosing an outfit. These are obstacles that lower our efficiency in our daily lives. Similarly, in Feng Shui, it is all about letting energy flow smoothly around the house to create the perfect harmony. Therefore, it is crucial to clear up any obstacles that may affect your life. Just like health symptoms from your body, if ignored, it may become a problem for us in the future!


Incorporating greens in the house

Plants are living things in nature and in Feng Shui, plants symbolize life energy. Having plants in the house connects us, humans, with nature, bringing vitality and freshness to the home. For instance, in Chinese culture, just like the name, money plant is believed to bring prosperity and wealth, it is best located at the entrance of the house. Furthermore, having indoor plants can make the indoor air clean and fresh too. However, it is important to ensure that the plants ‘adopted’ are appropriate and can thrive in the space given. 

Chinese New Year is approaching and it’s the best timing to press reset for our homes! Though this year’s celebration will be a little different than the past, it should not stop us from making changes in the house to signal a fresh new start! In need of a home refresh? Seek professional home service providers who can settle all your home needs or problems!