How To Feng Shui Your Home / by Erin Mulvany

Feng Shui is an age-old Chinese practice that is meant to bring peace and harmony to your home and keep your energy levels balanced. I don’t know about energy points, but I do know about organization and how to keep a home put together. There are feng shui methods that actually provide down-to-earth tips to make any home look and feel more cohesive and calm.

Clear The Clutter

Lighten your load by avoiding putting a nick knack on every table, shelf or counter. Three pieces per flat surface often do the job and leave you with ample room to truly live in your home. This step is probably the easiest or hardest, depending on how you collect things. It may even be therapeutic to remove items that no longer have relevance it in your and your home. 

Improve Your Air Quality

Houseplants are all the rage these days. Fashion bloggers to Fixer Upper have included plants in various spots to add color. Not only are they a great design addition, certain plants can also improve your home’s air quality. Whether it’s in the corner of a room or on a bedside table, houseplants will help you to breathe easier. Below is a list of easy-to-care-for houseplants!

  • Areca Palm
  • Dracaena Janet Craig
  • English Ivy
  • Boston Fern
  • Peace Lily

et's Go Natural

Natural light is a great way to brighten your home and relax your mind. While we can’t always just knock out a window whenever we feel like our home is too dark, full-spectrum lights can help brighten a room while still feeling natural. Also make sure that drapery or shutters aren’t always closed off. I try to open my windows a few times a month (weather permitting) to add in that smell of the outdoors! 

Feng Shui doesn’t have to be about energy points or defining the bagua, it can simply be about opening your home to more simpler (and often times free) alternatives. Instead of fake plants and scented candles, opt in for a more natural touch.