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Expert feng shui tips from Zagame’s House

Want your home to hum on all the right notes? Read on for five feng shui tips from the interiors team at luxury boutique Melbourne hotel Zagame’s House.

1. Test the waters

Have you ever sat back to admire a fountain and felt completely captivated yet relaxed by its serene trickling sounds and smooth flow of water? Qi gets collected and pooled with water, so the peaceful movements of a fountain are like the distribution method for good energy. Place the water feature outside your front entrance with water flowing towards the house to invite positive energy inside. Ensure water is always free-flowing without obstacles, and that the water does not become still or stay stagnant. It’s also important that the sounds of the water cannot be heard in your bedroom (which can potentially affect your sleep quality).

2. Slow Down the Qi

Once the Qi energy is in your home, you’d want it to move gracefully throughout as much of your home as possible. If you have a front door that directly leads to a back door or big window, the Qi can quickly shoot through your home without maintaining its presence. A work-around is to slow the Qi down by having artworks on the wall, a patterned rug or even a round table at the entrance.

Earthy elements instil a sense of calm into your living spaces
Earthy elements instil a sense of calm into your living spaces © Shutterstock

3. Where’s your bed at?

Ideally your bed should be in the ‘commanding position’ – which is to say, you can see the door from your bed, but you’re not directly in line with it when lying down. A good rule of thumb is to place the bed diagonally from the door. If this is not possible, place a mirror so you can see the door while lying down. Freestanding mirrors are great for this purpose as you can easily move it around to get the right positioning.

4. Get rid of clutter

It’s easy to accumulate things. Sadly, clutter can act as an energetic anchor that drags your life down and prevents good things from happening. It can also cause stress – that feeling when you have to deal with a pile of to-be-folded clothes or a drawer of… well, who knows what. If you’re not sure where to start, we suggest hopping onto Netflix and watching Marie Kondo – it’s time to “spark joy” in your life.

5. Inject some greenery

Plants embody life energy in feng shui, as they connect us to nature and bring vibrancy into our homes. They bring vitality, freshness and health. The most important thing is to ensure you can take good care of your plants and have ample space and light for them. If you’re new to gardening, try something easy to look after like the Chinese money plant (Pilea Peperomioides) – not only are they hard to kill, they’re also #instafamous and super cute.

Read: How to turn your home into a five-star hotel

Zagame’s House, feng shui
Zen rooms at Zagame's House come with feng shui principles in mind

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Lead image: Add greenery into your home to inject positve energy © Shutterstock

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