A Quickstart Guide To Using Feng Shui Inside Your Home

Feng Shui Inside

More often than not, you will be looking to use the wisdom of feng shui inside your home or apartment, rather than outside.

The reason is simple, there are certain elements that you cannot easily change outside the walls of your home, the landscape and terrain, location of buildings and neighbors are just a few of the things that extend beyond your control.

Unless of course you’re looking to relocate your home and move to somewhere new,  in which case, take a look at my article on Applying Feng Shui Outside Your Home to help you assess locations for potential good chi.

Applying feng shui in your home is about creating an environment that is in perfect harmony.

The placement objects, what they represent and even the use of color play a vital role in attracting the positive flow of the universe’s energy, helping it to sweep effortlessly throughout all of your home, creating a space filled with harmony and happiness.

Don’t try to change everything all at once to balance out your life.  This will create chaos and confusion if  the significance of each object and it’s relation to the effects on your life are not completely understood.

This takes time and tackling this too soon in your quest for feng shui harmony may produce  consequences that would throw existing relationships off balance.

Feng Shui Inside Your Living Room

Feng Shui Inside

One of the most important rooms to consider when using feng shui inside your home is the living room or family room.

Using feng shui principles here first will be a wise move, as this is the center point of many homes and where the change of energy and it’s effects will be noticed more.

The lighting of the living room is important, the main source  must be natural (during the day) and should come from the windows creating a very well lit space.

A small living room is not auspicious, and should be made larger if possible, or at least in better proportion to the rest of the house.

Alternatively, it may just seem smaller if you have an over abundance of furniture and ‘clutter’, if this is the case, trim down to the essentials, removed the unwanted and unnecessary.

This is a must when utilizing feng shui inside your home, getting rid of the clutter. A crowded living space must be avoided at all costs.

When first entering your home or apartment entrance, you can certainly ‘feel’ the good or bad energy simply from that first impression.

If what you’re feeling is closed-in, cramped and confined, you need to do some serious de-cluttering and arrangement of furniture to create a space more conducive to free flowing positive energy, open and inviting.

Rooms that are on one floor but with different heights is not ideal, however if this is unable to be changed structurally, make the lowest level the living room.

Some houses have ceiling beams that are exposed.  If this sounds like your home, you should try to  hide or conceal them in some way wherever possible throughout.

Feng Shui Inside Your Dining Room

Dining rooms are almost always joined to the main living area in some way, either by doors separating the two or different levels.  Things to consider in making your dining area feng shui friendly are primarily concerning location.

Your dining area should not be situated underneath a stair case or stair well of any kind and the main door you use to enter your house should also be a good distance away from the dining room.

Feng shui inside your home is utlimately about creating balance and harmony between the different energies that exist in your space and there are some extremely specific ways to do this.

Placing any large mirrors in or around the dining area is a good idea. They will reflect the happy times shared between loved ones around the dining table.

The shape of your dining table should be unobtrusive and have no sharp edges.

A circular shaped table is ideal, or even a square or rectangle shape but with rounded corners is another good option when optimizing the effectiveness of feng shui inside your home.

If you have a toilet on the lower level of your house, that’s fine, but just make sure that the dining table does not point towards or sit facing the toilet door.

As you can see there are some very specific guidelines relating to existing items and their placement according to feng shui inside your home.

Most of us can relate to a lot of things listed here but this is just the beginning in understanding feng shui and how it can work in your space.

Your knowledge of the principles behind these decisions (what to do and why do it) will make for a solid learning base in your feng shui quest. It will help you to create harmony, happiness, and increase your own ability to create good chi for yourself, your family or even advise friends.

I can think of close friends and family that I have helped, who’s houses and/or life showed symptoms of bad chi.

Knowing that you can help is a great feeling and is one that will be appreciated for years to come in your life and anyone you share it with, simply by following these simple techniques for using  feng shui inside your home.