Do you trip on your shoes when you enter your house and your living room is full of things you hardly use? To feel good about yourself and get the most out of life, the inside of you is more important than you think. With Feng Shui you can transform your home into a place filled with positive qi (life energy).
With these tips from Feng Shui consultant Marianne Gorden, you can go a long way in a day:
1. Start at the front door
If people can come to visit, the front door is the first thing they see. This is also where new energy enters your home. So check yourself to start over what is the situation with your door. The door easy to open? creak something? And the paint still looks neat? Repair any defects. The more free flow of energy inward the better.
2. Provide a welcome entrance
The hall is the first room in your house that other people (and you, for that matter) see when they enter. This space should be attractive and clutter-free. So ask yourself if you feel calm and welcome when you enter your home. In many homes, for example, a coat rack is filled with bags and hats and a mixture of summer and winter coats: not too sweet. Put what you don’t (currently) need elsewhere or store in nice, neat boxes or boxes.
3. Hold the kitchen
According to the principles of Feng Shui, your kitchen should preferably be filled with healthy food; This means abundance. Organize your refrigerator and kitchen cabinets so that you can easily access the ingredients you use often. If these are healthy options, they also help you reach for snacks and desserts less quickly. Another tip: is the sink (water element) next to the gas stove or the oven (fire element)? Then place a jar of fresh herbs, a plant, or a wooden cutting board in between. This prevents the collision of the elements of water and fire.
4. Clear the living room
The living room in Feng Shui is tidy, comfortable and comfortable. Place remote controls and other electronic equipment as out of sight as possible and neatly conceal cables and sockets. Just as in the hall, provide adequate – and attractive – clearing options. Place the sofa with your back against the wall. This gives you a good view of the space and feels safe and secure at the same time.
5. Determine the center of your home
The center of your home is often the center of the living room. If you organize this place well, positive energy can flow from here to other rooms in the house. Avoid large pieces of furniture. For example, put a soft, cream-colored rug and further decorate the area with accessories such as candles and plants.
6. Be critical of what’s in your bedroom
A clean, quiet space is very important for a good night’s sleep. Do not store your belongings under your bed. This way qi can flow better during sleep. Note that everything in sight invites calm and romance. Gordon advises removing large panels and other large accessories, electronics and mirrors from the room.
7. Hang a small mirror on the bathroom door
Chi can leave your home through bathroom drains. Always close the bathroom door properly and put the toilet lid down. You can also hang a small mirror on the outside of the bathroom door. This keeps life energy inside.
8. Use the dining room
On a busy day there may be a quick meal in front of the TV, but eating together at the table is much better for the connection and life energy in your home. According to Gordon, it’s also a good idea to put a bowl of fresh fruit on the table, as this invites positivity. Round fruits such as pears and oranges also attract wealth. A mirror next to the table enhances this effect.
Photo: Photography by Stephanie Driessen, design by Jose Spanes
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