by Janet

With the new year upon us, now is the perfect time to consider fresh ways to flourish and boost your home’s positive energy.

This can all start with feng shui, the Chinese practice of creating balance and harmonizing the energies of your living space to reflect your emotional self. This concept is based on the belief that people live happy, healthy and prosperous lives when they incorporate feng shui practices into their homes.

Keep reading to find out six ways you can flourish with feng shui in your home – and if you are planning to sell your home, this is a perfect time as it could help attract a buyer and a better price!

Try a Feng Shui Money Plant

Adding greenhouse plants such as money plants are believed to invite more wealth and prosperity into your home. Our favorite type of money plant is the Pilea Peperomioides, as these are low maintenance and thrive in a bright spot near a window.

Adding other types of greenhouse plants also invites more wellness, growth and kindness into your environment.


Paint Your Front Door Red 

This is one of the most significant ways you can incorporate feng shui into your home, as this is believed to be a way to make sure energy and opportunities find you. Painting your door a bright color such as red will make your entrance more inviting and welcoming.

Red is a propitious color in Chinese culture, symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and protection from negative energy.


Any type of clutter creates an obstacle to the smooth energy flow around your home. Decluttering will keep the energy in your home light and harmonious.

According to feng shui principles, the following are considered clutter and block the free flow of energy:

  • Things you no longer use, love or want
  • Items that are untidy or disorganized
  • Anything unfinished or broken
  • Mental or emotional clutter
  • Too much in a small space

Get a Bowl of Oranges

In Chinese culture, oranges are a symbol of good fortune and wealth. The scent and bright color of oranges can uplift and energize a space and create more abundance and life in your home. We especially love adding a bowl of fresh oranges to the kitchen counter.

Maximize Natural Light 

Lighting is a powerful energy boost, which increases happiness and focus.

Allow as much natural light into your home as possible with these tips:

  • Ensuring your furniture isn’t blocking windows
  • Painting interior window frames white to amplify the reflection of natural light
  • Keeping windows clean to allow as much natural light to pass through
  • Use strategically placed mirrors to reflect natural lighting.
  • Choosing lighter colors in general to reflect the light.

Keep the Front Door Path Clear

This is crucial in feng shui as your entryway represents how energy enters your home and your life. It’s important to eliminate unnecessary items such as shoes, hats, and umbrellas at the door. Instead, if you’re got the space to add inviting objects such as plants and artwork.

If it’s this simple to invite more prosperity, health, and happiness into your life – why wouldn’t you?!