Feng Shui Design Tips

13 May 2019

Feng shui won't just bring harmony into your home, but can potentially increase its selling price. Now have we got your attention? Read on for feng shui expert, and author of The Holistic Home, Laura Benko's tips.

Slow Down the Energy Flow "When there is a direct line-of-sight between the front door and the back door, it means the chi (or energy) is shooting through the house too fast," says Benko. Instead of having it fly straight out the back door, "you want it to move in a graceful, undulating way that goes around your whole home evenly," she suggests.

Keep Your House Clear of Clutter According to Benko, clutter is more than just visually displeasing. "It's an energetic anchor that impedes the best things from unfolding in our lives," she says. "An excessive amount of clutter stops us from having clarity of thought and can weigh us down emotionally."

Keep the Path to the Front Door Clear The front door is very important in feng shui," says Benko. On the inside, you want to make sure you're not walking directly into a wall — "it can metaphorically make you feel like you're up against a wall every day," she says.

Maximize Natural Light It should come as no surprise that natural light can make us feel happier and more positive. "Mirrors in feng shui are like aspirin," jokes Benko. "They're prescribed often to treat many ailments. They're a quick adjustment when you want to expand a space, and bring in more light." The key here is to be very mindful of what the mirrors reflect. Is it a stack of bills or a beautiful view?

Balance the Five Elements The five elements—earth, wood, fire, water, and metal—can be present in your home either physically or symbolically. Look closely at the elements that are showing up in your home. The idea is to strike a nice balance between all five.

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