Per Merriam-Webster, feng shui is: a Chinese system for positioning a building and the objects within a building in a way that is thought to agree with spiritual forces and to bring health and happiness.
Some people may hear these words and think hippy dippy; however, feng shui is a practical way to arrange things in your home that will make it feel comfortable, less cluttered, and downright happy. One doesn’t have to be superstitious to follow some feng shui in the home.
While you may not believe the placement of a mirror will bring you prosperity or that plants in your living room will bring you fame and recognition, it is true that plants in your home remove toxins and make the air you breathe cleaner. Bringing plants into the home has been a feng shui practice since ancient times.
It is also true that the placement of objects and furniture, and the presence of certain colors in a room tend to set a mood and energy for that space. Clearing clutter is an important element of feng shui, and certainly many people could stand to get rid of a few things clogging up their space and bringing down their energy.
One of the most important rooms in the home is the bedroom, and HGTV offers some good advice on how to feng shui your bedroom into a private and relaxing space and set yourself up for a good night’s sleep.
It certainly doesn’t hurt to follow some feng shui to get your space harmonized and happy, and for those who like some assistance with decorating and furniture placement, it is a good way to learn a few tips and tricks.