What is Feng Shui? Do you believe in Feng Shui?
a system of beliefs which depict how the positioning of objects and furniture determine
the flow of energy (aka chi), and positive or negative impacts (aka ying and
yang), on your living space.
So to start off this
New Year on a positive foot, let’s go over some basic Feng Shui
Do’s & Don’ts that you can utilize in your home!
Top 5 Feng Shui Do’s
1) De-clutter & Organize
2) Fresh Air & Light
Some people say Feng Shui
begins with one general golden rule which is de-cluttering your space!
Positive energy or chi can only be promoted through a clean environment. This
will help lower the stress and tension in your life by creating a harmonious
living environment for your home.
Have you ever felt like you were having a creativity-block or
falling ill often? Open up those windows to allow fresh air and
light into your home. For good chi, open your window for at least 20 minutes a day to
allow fresh air to circulate. Rooms that are unexposed to light build up negative
chi so "let there be light!"
3) Wall Colors
By nature, humans are visual creatures. Vibrant colors such as
blue work well in an office space since they make an ideal space to
concentrate. The color green motivates activity and change. Colors like
yellow, white, and lavender reflect a soothing and refreshing
atmosphere. Red is a “fire” color which evokes passion and strength. Depending on your own personal
preferences and tastes, you should ultimately choose colors that appeal
to you most and work for your own lifestyle.
4) Fresh Plants & Flowers
Fresh plants & flowers help liven up your home by
creating a harmonious and vivacious energy. On the contrary, wilting
plants can provide the opposite affect and attract fatigue in your life.
So, don’t forget to water your plants!
Furniture should be placed to serve the sole function of the
room. Feng shui tells us that furniture should be placed in proportion
to the room. Following this simple step will help allow you and your
family to enjoy the comforts of your home freely.
Top 5 Feng Shui Dont's
Don’t clutter the entryway of your home with dirty shoes or
messy items. Keep this area clean so you don’t attract negative chi
when entering your home.
2) Sharp objects
Put away any unused items like sharp kitchen knives in the
kitchen. Besides obvious safety hazards, sharp objects like these can
create a sense of unease and a feeling of attack in your living
3) Pet Waste
We are definitely pet lovers here at The Modern Agent! But,
if you have pets, please remember to clean up after them so you can
promote quality fresh air and positive chi in your home!
Hanging mirrors in the bedroom, particularly those which
face the bed, can cause unrest for your sleep. Mirrors catch every
amount of energy emitted to them and fire back with force so be cautious
with placing mirrors in your bedroom.
Plumbing in the home reflects your personal financial and
health energy. Therefore, make sure your home plumbing hasn’t become
old, broken, or awry. If that’s the case, it may be time to fix or
If you try out these tips, let us know how it
goes. A little luck never hurt anyone!