Feng shui is an ancient art developed over 3000 years ago in China that revolves around the placement and design of items and buildings to best receive the most positive flow of energy (chi).
A positive feng shui home is said to bring good energy into your home that can result in the positive flow of money, health and love. Creating a home with positive feng shui can be achieved with just a few environmental changes. By implementing the below basic steps you can create more harmony in your home.
The front door is a great place to start and is highly regarded as one of the key indicators to a happy feng shui home. You want a clear path to your front door to allow energy (chi) free access to your home.
To create this, you need to remove any rubbish from the front door to the street. This includes any pot plants, rubbish bins and shoes. Even if there’s a big, old tree in your front yard if it’s blocking the flow of chi to your front door you need to remove it.
FRONT DOOR COLOURS
Your front door may also need paint. You want everything spruced up – this is one of the first things you see when you come home and you need it to be uplifting not depressing. Choosing a front door colour isn’t as simple as ‘yellow for happy’. You need to know the direction your door faces. A simple compass phone app can help here.
EAST FACING – Wood or element colours like green and brown.
SOUTH FACING – Red, yellow, purple, orange and pink/magenta. These need to be strong, vibrant colours in keeping with the fire element that the South direction represents.
WEST FACING – White or grey or earth colours. White or grey represent the metal feng shui element and metal comes from the earth.
NORTH FACING – Blue and black colours represent the feng shui element of water.
You want to think about the home from the position of the front door and the energy flowing into the home. Where does the energy go once it’s inside? Think of the energy as a beam of travelling light. You don’t want to bounce this back out or have it leave as quickly as it came in straight out a back door.
If you have a mirror opposite your front door this is going to deflect the energy back out of the home. Likewise, if your front door is directly opposite your back door the energy will flow right out. For really good feng shui, you want the energy to flow freely inside and be shared amongst all the rooms in your home.
Upon opening your front door, positive chi can be created by a bold and vibrant rug, flowers or art.
Feng shui is an ongoing ‘art of the home’ that needs to regularly be refreshed and updated. Any stagnant area of the home will eventually express itself in areas of your life. To keep things fresh and flowing it’s important to clear out any unwanted clutter… and keep it that way. So grab a donation bag and get rid of the old, unwanted aspects of your life to create a free pathway of chi and energy into your life.