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5 Ways to Feng Shui Your New Home  

Posted on April 25, 2019

Your home should be a sanctuary. A place for you to rest, relax and recharge. Feng Shui can help encourage these things in a space, allowing you to create a harmonious, balanced environment. Here’s how.

Feng Shui Explained

Feng Shui home decorating is an ancient Chinese art of home organization and arrangement that is designed to optimize spatial arrangement in a way that promotes a healthy flow of qi, or chi, energy. This Chinese geomancy suggests that the way items in the home are arranged and where they are placed can have a positive or negative impact on mood, health, money, spirituality, and more.

1. Revamp Your Front Door

One of the most important areas to take into consideration when incorporating this into your home is your front door and entryway. Without a strong main entry, negative energy can flow directly into the home.

Use These Feng Shui Principles

  • Make your front door attractive and inviting
  • Clear out clutter
  • Create an open, welcoming pathway to your front door
  • Give your door a new coat of paint color depending on which direction it faces
    • North — Colors in harmony with water
    • Northwest, West — Colors in harmony with metal
    • Southwest — Colors in harmony with earth
    • South — Colors in harmony with fire
    • Southeast, East — Colors in harmony with wood
    • Northeast — Colors in harmony with earth

2. Energize Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the main areas of your home, where you’ll be cooking and dining several times a week, every day, or multiple times a day. Making sure your kitchen has a positive flow of energy can help maximize these moments during the day, keeping you energized and at peace.

Use These Feng Shui Principles

  • Use fresh herbs and display them in your kitchen
  • Place a fruit bowl in an easy-to-see space
  • Keep your stove clean and uncluttered
  • Put your stove in the south or southwest corner of the room or home to harmonize fire energy

3. Harmonize Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is where you go to relax after a long day, and thus it’s the base of Feng Shui. Feng Shui in the bedroom is extremely important for the flow of your whole house. If your bedroom has negative energy, it’s difficult for other areas in your home to have good energy.

Use These Feng Shui Principles

  • Keep your bed as far away from the bedroom door as possible
  • Do not allow the foot of your bed to point towards a door
  • Use a headboard, preferably wood
  • Keep corners to a minimum — opt for round tables and smooth decor

4. Brighten Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are typically difficult to Feng Shui because it is believed that they leak energy, but there are many things you can do to improve the flow of qi in your bathroom spaces.

Feng Shui Principles In A Bathroom

  • Always keep the bathroom tidy and take out trash often — especially if it’s a small space.
  • Bring in green plants or fresh flowers
  • Use lighter colors on the walls and in your decor

5. Liven Your Living Room

Your living room is the main area of your home and likely where you and your family will spend a lot of time. It’s important that your living room be both practical and attractive, to act like the warm center of your space.

Feng Shui Principles to Use

  • Let as much natural light and fresh air into your living room as possible
  • Make sure you have all five Feng Shui elements in your living room
    • Wood
    • Fire
    • Earth
    • Metal
    • Water
  • Create a good relationship between your pieces of furniture; they can be mixed materials or colors, but they should have several unifying or complementary elements to tie the room together.

5 Simple Feng Shui Takeaways

  • Support your home with a strong, uncluttered front door and porch area
  • Discover what areas of your home relate to which elements so you can balance the energies within
  • Clutter will always interrupt the flow of good qi, no matter what room it is in
  • Feng Shui the most important areas of your home first, like the door and your bedroom.
  • Feng Shui is an ongoing process

Moving Into a New Home? Contact Tiger Moving and Storage Today

Moving into a new home is both exciting and overwhelming. Before you can get down to business optimizing the flow of qi throughout your new home, you need to get your belongings into it first. That’s where Tiger Moving and Storage comes in. We can get you moved quickly and affordably. Contact us today at 888-227-6642 for your free moving quote.