Moving into your new home is one of the biggest and most exciting highlights of your life. It’s a great sense of accomplishment, but the work doesn’t stop there, for you’ll also need to ensure that the home is a positive and supportive living space for you and your family. That’s where Feng Shui comes in.
Here are some Feng Shui tips courtesy of Dato Joey Yap to ensure a flourishing living environment in your abode before you move in!
#1 Position your bed wisely
As a private spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, getting the bedroom properly set up is one of the highest priorities for anyone moving into their new home. When doing this, make sure you position your bed against a wall instead of a window. Why? Sleep is a Yin (passive) activity, which means the bed should be placed against a Yin feature that’s solid, like a wall, to foster good sleep. Refrain from placing your bed against a Yang (active) feature like a window, lest you encounter health difficulties, serious fatigue and a decrease in work performance due to negative sleep patterns.
#2 Employ the 9 Palaces technique
The core philosophy of Feng Shui is to locate good Qi within your surroundings and tap into it. With the 9 Palaces method, your property will be divided into a grid system of nine sectors—one for each of the eight directions and one for the centre of the property—and utilising data from the Flying Stars chart, you’ll then be able to identify which Stars exist in which areas of your home. This is turn will help you recognise which areas of your home to use more to tap into positive Qi, and which areas to use less due to the presence of negative Qi.
#3 Set up your study properly
Besides the bedroom, the study is also another part of your room that you should ensure is designed properly. This is because not only is this space used by the adults to perform important work, it is also an area where the young ones can use to fulfil their learning needs away from school. Therefore, it’s vital to ensure that natural sunlight is well-received in this room, as it can significantly boost the focus and concentration levels of anyone working or studying in the space. If your home doesn’t have much access to natural light, consider alternatives like hacking away non-essential walls to open up the space; or using mirrors to help further reflect light throughout the home.
#4 Clear your foyer
The next time you step into your home, take a good look at the entry area just past the main door—is it cluttered or unkempt? If it is, then it’s vital that you clean it up and keep this space neat and tidy in the name of Feng Shui. Also known as a Bright Hall, this part of the home is crucial in helping you collect Qi, and once it’s collected within this clear space, only then can it flow into your home properly and be received by everyone living in it.
This was adapted from an article originally published in the January 2020 issue of SquareRooms.