Feng Shui is a term we’ve all heard. But what is it really? The dictionary defines the term as “a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (qi), and whose favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into account when siting and designing buildings.” Basically, it’s arranging a space to help energy flow. Let’s dig into how it’s done right and how to implement this in your home.

The Basics

Feng Shui is an ancient art that started being used over 3,000 years ago in China. Feng Shui literally translates to “wind and water” and the basic premise revolves around the interaction with humans and the environment. This practice seeks to promote prosperity, good health and general well being by focusing on how energy (qi) flows through a space.

Implementing in your Home

The Entryway

In feng shui, your home’s entryway is how qi enters the home and your life. Create good energy in this area by cleaning it up – remove any clutter and debris. Keep it tidy by sweeping and shaking out the doormat or rug. Brighten it up with plenty of lights.

According to the practice, if there’s a direct line of sight from the front to the back door, qi is moving too quickly through the house. To slow the energy down, add a patterned rug on the floor, art on the walls or an entry table by the door.

The Kitchen

In feng shui, the position of your stove represents the position of your wealth. Position your stove in such a way that you can see the doorway while using the stove, but don’t be directly in line with it. This will create a commanding position. If your cabinets have open space above them, the best way to keep energy from getting stuck in the space is by adding lighting, green plants or an artistic focal piece.

The Living Room

Ideally, a feng shui living room is located in a room with two exterior walls so that fresh, positive energy can enter freely. Adding plenty of seating for guests will enhance the flow of energy. It’s important to make sure all seats can view all parts of the living room. This can be done through seating placement, or adding a mirror in the room. In feng shui, the TV should be positioned on the north side of the living room – this is said to attract good luck in your career.

The Bedroom

In Feng Shui, the position of your bed represents your position in life. To persuade a commanding position, you’ll want to be able to see the door from your bed, but not be directly in line with it. If it’s not possible to rearrange your bedroom to make this placement, place a mirror in a way that you can see the door through it while lying in bed.


Not only are pieces and placements important to the flow of qi, but flooring in any room can help as well. No matter what material you prefer, if the color and feel “flows” well with the walls and furnishings, you’ll obtain good feng shui.

Whether you believe in this practice or not, you’ll still want your walls, floorscountertops and cabinets to flow well together. That’s where we come in. Call FloorQuest today for a free estimate to see how we can help your home look and feel amazing.