feng shui living room with neutral wall art, wood and metal console table topped with a dough bowl glass vases with foraged greenery, and white candle, slipcovered ivory armchair, and two metal pillar candle holders

5 Tips to Create Feng Shui

Do you sometimes feel your home is out of balance? Are there stagnant areas that need to be livened up? Your spidey senses might be hinting that you need to stimulate your home’s energy. Enter 5 Tips to Create Feng Shui. It’s about sloughing-off the dull energy and letting the refreshed vibes flow.

feng shui is arranging your environment to enhance your life.

5 tips to create feng shui

feng shui tips

Tip 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.


Tip 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.

Tip 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 aloe or a snake plant is an added bonus.

Tip 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.


Tip 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.

The Flow-Down

Discover more tips by reading 3 Tips to Live Clutter-free. For a deeper dive, discover more Feng shui inspiration on my Pinterest board • Feng Shui. I think you’ll find Feng shui isn’t about misperceived woo-woo, rather, it’s about honoring your space, the people you love, and yourself. –xo

*Featured Image | The Haven List

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