A Few Quick Feng Shui Ideas

Feng shui grew more and more popular in the past ten years, but how much do you know about it? The principles of feng shui come down to the kind of energy your space creates and invites, but even if that's not your cup of tea, some of the feng shui design choices are often good ideas for making a space feel more comfortable, complete, and easy for housekeeping.

If you want to try some feng shui, start with just a few tips and build from there. These ideas should get you well on your way to having a functional design and a peaceful home.

Getting Started

Greetings. Greet guests into your home by providing them with something beautiful and inspiring to experience on their way in. This might include a stone pathway, a colorful garden, or a bubbling waterfall, or it might be as simple as artwork or a mirror on entering.

Peaceful Living Room. Create peace in your living room by putting away electronics and choosing comfortable, great-looking furniture. Keep your seats turned together and invite your guests to have a seat. The arrangement of the chairs will promote conversation naturally.

Inviting Kitchen & Dining Room. Keep the kitchen clear enough that you can see the entrance to the kitchen from the stove, and make sure your tables are rounded, rather than square. Sit in each seat in both rooms and take a look around to get an idea of what the room looks like from each perspective, then add art or design elements as needed.