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Feng Shui: Make your home a place of tranquility

Feng Shui can help make your home a quieter and more energy-efficient place. Come and learn how to make your home a place of tranquility with 10 Feng Shui tips.

The belief that the energies around us can affect our emotions is very old, and for this reason, the ways to combat negative energies go back to the ancestral cults.

Feng Shui is an oriental Chinese technique that seeks to create harmony and tranquility by balancing the energy in the spaces that surround it.

This centuries-old technique helps to create more harmonious spaces and can easily be implemented in almost all the rooms of a house.

The purpose of using Feng Shui techniques is to ward-off negative energies and promote a state of harmony and balance in a room, in order to enhance the emotional well-being of those who live in that environment.

1. Keep the house well-ventilated

On colder days, it may seem like a contradiction: but opening the windows of the house is always important! The air circulation throughout the house will not only improve the quality of the room temperature, but it's also an effective way to prevent the negative energies from accumulating in your home.

If possible, open the windows to freshen up your blankets, cushions and even the bedding. You will see how this promotes better energy in your home.

2. Discard what you do not use

Humans have a big tendency to collect things they don't even need. Scattered around the house, these unnecessary items act as obstacles to our well-being.

Avoid collecting the junk that blocks good energies and emotions. An orderly house with more open spaces and organised wardrobes and shelves will immediately improve your tranquility.

3. Put salt in different rooms

This technique for cleansing bad energies is widely used in Feng Shui and other spiritual practices.

It is believed that salt helps to cleanse the negative energies from rooms, and therefore, should be used for the rooms of the house (and at a later stage) be kept in small containers in the rooms.

You can use salt in your decorative candle holders or small Chinese gardens to discreetly introduce it to your rooms.

4. Do not save any broken items

Broken items are directly related to the blocking of positive energies, with currents believing that they are promoters of negative energies.

If you can repair the item, it can be positive for the energy of the house. But if it is beyond repair, then it is best discarded.

5. Put mirrors in your rooms

Besides being excellent additions in a house to enhance the decoration of the rooms and make them look better; mirrors are also very closely connected to the cleansing of the mind and the promotion of positive energy.

Placing mirrors in your rooms is, therefore, one of those Feng Shui techniques that can help harmonise your home.

6. Pay attention to the position and covering of the beds

Beds should not be facing the window or the door, and this positioning of the bed will promote negative feelings such as insecurity and anxiety.

To lighten the pressure of everyday life, you should also invest in softer bedding in more neutral tones, which will also bring harmony to the room.

7. Opt on indoor plants

Flowers and plants in general can make a strong contribution in the quest for tranquility in your home. By helping to neutralise the negative energies, plants fill the rooms with a renewed sense of harmony and well-being.

It is important for you to continue to attract positive energy by ensuring that these plants are well cared for.

8. Use crystals in decoration

Crystals are excellent decorative objects for a home. They absorb the negative energies and promote a cleaner and calmer environment.

Quartz crystal and amethyst are two excellent choices for this purpose.

9. Trust the colour yellow

Painting a wall yellow or using this tone in the decor can contribute to creating a quieter place.

Yellow is a shade that, according to Feng Shui, helps neutralise negative energies and promote well-being.

10. Burn incense

It will not matter what the scent is. Incense burning in a house will always contribute to the creation of a more peaceful and harmonious space. Try to choose a fragrance that pleases the whole family.

Of course, using the best Feng Shui techniques will work best if the place itself is cosy. So, the first step is to choose your ideal house, so that you can then transform it into a harmonious place. To help you with this task, Engel & Völkers has a wide range of properties, among which you will surely find the one you are looking for.


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