Feng shui is the practice of arranging your furniture and d├ęcor in living spaces to create balance with the natural world. The goal is to capture energy within the home to build harmony between you and your environment.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when incorporating feng shui into your home design.

Feng Shui color guide

Blue and black represents water energy, supports inner work, helps with concentration, meditation and sparks creative endeavors. The color blue can calm the heart and breathing rates and lower blood pressure. It can be used to increase calm and crate privacy.

Green is represents wood energy, growth, decisiveness and action. It can encourage internal change.

Red represents fire, which supports life energy. The color red can increase heart rate, respiration and blood pressure. It also can promote activity and curb depression. It’s also the color of passion and love.

Yellow represents the energy of the earth, evoking feelings of happiness, hope, clarity of the mind and elevated mental activity. It also creates a sense of stability and focus.

White and metallic colors are associated with metal energy. These colors can support focus and purity.

Do:

  • Use light, calming colors
  • Place your bed diagonally opposite of the entry door
  • Hang mirrors where reflections are not seen when laying down to avoid sleep disruptions
  • Make your bed accessible from both sides
  • Add half glass or frosted doors on cabinets to open up your kitchen and encourage organization
  • Incorporate metal into your kitchen decor to invite feelings of productivity, calmness and clear-thinking
  • Add elements of wood to strenghten family bonds and attract prosperity. Include wood spice racks, utensil holders, wooden utensils and cutting boards.
  • Add greenery to your space to invoke the earth element and bring positive energy into your home.

Don’t:

  • Place your bed directly in front of the entry way
  • Use your bedroom as a work or gym space
  • In the kitchen, don’t hang items overhead to avoid anxiety
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