Feng Shui and How to Create it in Your Home


If you’re into your pseudoscience, then you may well have heard of feng shui. This ancient Chinese tradition is catching on in the Western world, with many people applying it to their daily lives and room layouts.

Feng shui uses energy forces (Chi) to allow individuals to be in sync (harmonised) with their surroundings, and it can be promoted in the house through following some basic steps. Here are some tips for creating your very own feng shui aura in your home with little effort.

Remove Junk

Feng shui is all about feeling light and free, so you don’t want clutter in any room, as this will clutter up feng shui’s ability to circulate around your house and promote blissful harmony. Have a good scout around and try to identify any items which you don’t use or which you feel may block the magical Chi in any given room.

Once you have decluttered, you should be able to relax and enjoy more breathing space, as well as being able to move around the house more freely. Try to maintain a decluttered house, to ensure energy levels are kept well balanced.

Position Furniture

Do not underestimate the importance of your furniture position in promoting feng shui. You will need to know your lucky (and unlucky) directions, and then position your coffee table, bed, drawers and anything else accordingly (to a specific compass point).

This principle works best in those areas in which you spend the most time, such as your living room and bedroom, as this allows you to absorb more Chi energy. Once this has been completed, you may well find your fortunes in life improving, but remember that these positions must be maintained so as not to upset the balance.

The Elements

Elements are also crucial to the feng shui lifestyle, as each is capable of attracting different positive energy into your home. The elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, and each is expressed through a colour or colours.

To bring prosperity to your home, for example, you would need to promote the element of wood in your home, which is expressed through the colours green and brown. Green is also good for promoting good health and wellbeing, as well as improving family life balance. The lighting and air circulation in any given room is also incredibly important, as this is what fuels Chi energy. Once you have a good balance of elements in your home (through using different colours), you can be sure that you’ll attract plenty of positive energy for years to come.

Promoting feng shui in your house need not be a difficult task, as long as you know what type of energy you need/want and how to attract it. Be sure to look at the layout of each room, and think of different ways you can use your furniture to help Chi flow throughout. Once you’re living the feng shui lifestyle, you’ll be able to thrive on the benefits that it offers.