Are you working for your home or is it working for you? If you’re constantly tripping over furniture, digging through overfilled drawers, or avoiding looking in a particular spot so you won’t have to see how ill-suited some of your accessories are, then it’s time to help your home work for you – not the other way around. These Feng Shui tips are a great way to get started.
Get rid of your junk
One of the tenants of Feng Shui is minimalism. That means saying goodbye to junk drawers overflowing with receipts, tidying up your office desk, and finding storage solutions – even better if those storage solutions are hidden. The idea is that when you have empty space, there’s more room for new, positive vibes to move in.
Bring the outdoors in
Houseplants and flower-filled vases are more than just a beautiful sight. According to Feng Shui, they also signal new growth. They provide a positive outlook that can bring peace to your life. Start with the room in your house that has the most technology and electronics in it. Plants are a great way to counteract the energy of technology: work, stress, and distractions.
Add red accents
There’s no reason to paint an entire wall red but adding a few red accents can help create a vibrant space that feels secure. Red is a color that stimulates, increases focus, and offers feelings of safety, according to Feng Shui principles. Look for darker hues, such as maroon or burgundy. Add throw pillows, curtains, or rugs.
Mirrors are a must
Mirrors must be hung with purpose, to reflect something specific, whether a serene view, a particularly beautiful part of the room, or even an inviting window. You’re looking to reflect light and recirculate energy to increase the flow in a room.
Let the light shine in
The more light you can let into your home, the more light you’ll let into your life. Look for sheer curtains or curtains made from cotton or linen. Half Price Drapes has hundreds of options for you to choose from. If curtains aren’t your top choice, or if you want more privacy, consider adding Roman or cellular shades. Either one will let you maximize light during the day but close up tight at night or whenever you’d like more privacy.