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5 Tips to Create Feng Shui

If you feel your home is out of balance, your spidey senses are sending a message. Time to refresh, shift, and stimulate your home’s energy. It doesn’t have to be a daunting process. It can be simple with a little Feng shui. When we apply the following 5 Tips to Create Feng Shui within the stagnant areas of our homes, we can break-up the dull energy and let the vibrant, refreshing vibes flow.

feng shui is arranging your environment to enhance your life.

5 tips to create feng shui

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1 | Tidy Your entry

Your entry is your home’s first impression. It’s important to keep it clean and fresh. Sweep your porch and walkway and maintain a clean welcome mat at front of your door.

2 | create balance

Each room of your home will feel much more balanced if you include all five elements: earth, wood, water, fire, and metal. The earth element could be a bowl of fruit, the wood element a plant, the water element a small fountain or blue decor, the fire element a candle or red decorative item, and the metal element could be a candleholder or lamp. Adding all five will balance each room’s vibe to create positive flow.

3 | add greens

Plants have the ability to make or break a room. If you can’t quite put your finger on why a particular space doesn’t feel right, add a plant and watch how it magically brings a stagnant space to life. –Using air-purifying plants like an aloe or a snake plant is an added bonus.

4 | get fruity

Remember the movie The Break Up starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn? There’s a scene where Jennifer Aniston’s character, Brooke, is livid because Vince Vaughn’s character, Gary, didn’t bring home nine lemons for her centerpiece. It’s hilarious. And it’s Feng shui! Keeping a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen table (9 pieces = luck + wealth) creates an über-welcoming and balanced vibe.

5 | deep clean

Personally, I think this is the most important aspect of Feng shui. Most of us have a visceral reaction to, particularly a kitchen or bathroom, that isn’t clean. Dirty and disheveled spaces clog healthy qui energy. Believe it or not, this can permeate other areas of life, like our career and relationships. To create Feng shui, it’s super important to deep clean, including disinfecting kitchens and bathrooms, dusting surfaces, and vacuuming (even underneath beds).

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The Flow-Down

Feng Shui isn’t all about crystals and woo-woo. It’s about honoring your space, the people you love, and yourself. My friends over at Porch.com recently provided a room by room beginners guide to Feng Shui via their article Easy Tips To Practice Good Feng Shui At Home. I love that we can harmonize our tips to bring an extra layer of feel-good vibes to you. For an even deeper dive, read Feng Shui that Makes Sense by Cathleen McCandless. By following these 5 Tips to Create Feng Shui, you’ll be vibrating high with good ol’ Feng shui flow. –xo

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I hope each of the feel-good nuggets I share nudges you to manifest flow within your mind, body, and soul. And when you need lifestyle, design, fashion, food, and relationship inspiration, I'll be here - thrilled to share everything I've learned with you. Thanks for flowing with me, y'all. I'm crazy-happy you're here. -Julie

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