How To Feng Shui Your Home

  1. Photo by Ellen Silverman

    Follow these modern pointers on an ancient Chinese art to create a more relaxing home (they really work, promise!).

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  2. A Balanced Bedroom

    Color
    Select beige, brown and accents colors like pink and peach.

    Bedding
    Invest on new: From a feng shui standpoint, the energy of other people who’ve slept there lingers on the bed.

    Set-up
    The back of your bed should be up against a solid wall (not a window) and face the door. 

    Styles

    Circular or oval is best. Soft-edged chairs and pillows promote the flow of chi. 



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  3. An Energizing Bathroom

    Spring Colors
    The best colors for the bathroom are yellow, blue, cream, lavender, and green, which represents health and prosperity.

    Lowered Lids
    Since it’s the largest drain in the room, a toilet can suck energy (and money) from your space, so lower the seat.

    Warmth
    Multiple light fixtures activate energy in the bathroom, so keep a soft lamp or nightlight on at all times. 

    Mirrors
    In the bathroom, mirrors circulate energy (just don’t place one directly in front of the toilet or you’ll circulate its dirty energy).

    Good Vibrations
    Accessorize in pairs, such as two candlesticks, two lamps, or two picture frames.

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  4. An Inviting Living Room

    Position Right
    Your sofa should back up against a wall and face the main entry of the room to create security. If your sofa must face away from the door, hang a mirror across from it so you can see the door in the mirror.

    Create Symmetry

    Pairs of seats and uniform arrangements can create connection and positive energy.

    Keep it Light
    Let the natural light in, which boosts the mind and augments chi. Yellow symbolizes optimism and communication.

    Hide Electronics
    Keep your television, CD player, and other electronics inside a wooden cabinet so their energy is contained.

    Nestpert Jayme Barrett, author of Feng Shui Your Life

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