Feng Shui is an ancient science that originated in China and uses energy to harmonise individuals with their surrounding environment. In terms of interior design, decorating according to Feng Shui will influence where you position furniture, how your home is laid out, and what things are hung on walls and where.
According to Feng Shui practitioners, there are items that often appear in the home that can negatively affect the harmony of your environment and the energy of the house.
While a fresh bunch of blooms in your house can represent life and energy, as they die and wither they come to represent death and decay and that’s not the kind of energy you want in your home. The only exception to this rule is if you have a dried or pressed flower with sentimental value.
Marie Kondo was right, if it doesn’t spark joy – get rid of it! Holding on to an unwanted gift out of feelings of guilt or obligation can negatively impact the energy of you and your home.
According to the beliefs of Feng Shui, broken items that have been laying around for months on end awaiting repair represent stagnant energy, and seeing these items can negatively affect how you feel. Either fix them straight away or toss them.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.
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