I am excited to share the latest in our Feng Shui 101 series with Amanda Gibby Peters (founder of Simple Shui and author of Simple Shui for Every Day: 365 Ways to Feng Shui Your Life) today. Today’s article is on the 3 Feng Shui Power Spots in your Home (and how to spruce them up). Just like all of Amanda’s tips, these are attainable and easy enough to start incorporating into your home life today. If you’ve ever thought about how to learn Feng Shui, today’s read on power spots is the perfect way to start. I hope you enjoy this intro to Feng Shui, and that you find some peace and control in your environment as a result.
In case you’ve missed the first two in our series of easy Feng Shui and mindfulness tips, check out these articles on the Feng Shui Mindfulness Ritual of Sweeping and Feng Shui Cleaning Tips. In the weeks ahead we’ll be sharing more on the art of Feng Shui, how to take control of your home’s energy, and how your everyday actions (with intention) can become mindfulness rituals that allow for reflection, clarity, and self-care. If you like this, you’ll love Amanda’s new book, Simple Shui for Every Day: 365 Ways to Feng Shui Your Life. I highly recommend it!
I can’t wait for you to read today’s article on the power spots in your home, why they are important, and easy steps to spruce them up. It is such a great intro to Feng Shui! Enjoy!
The 3 Feng Shui Power Spots in your Home
By Amanda Gibby Peters
Feng Shui is a practice that fuels self-empowerment. When we put our homes in order and feel a little better, we experience the same result in our lives. But with so much guidance out there, where would you even start? My suggestion is spruce up one (or all) of your 3 power spots: the front door, the kitchen, and the bedroom. Why?
Feng Shui Power Spot: The Front Door
The front door is where we set the stage for what we call into our lives. Now, when working with clients, I will sometimes hear, “But, Amanda, I don’t even use my front door.” So, on a quick side note: Use your architecturally-intended front door, if possible. Walk the dog; water the plants; or check the mail – find a reason to use it daily. The front door is an opportunity – available to you every day – to welcome new opportunities and resources into your life.
Now, if yours feels more YAWN than YASSSS!, here are 3 changes you can make pretty easily:
- If you haven’t cleaned the door itself, the hardware, or the windows (if you have them), give them a good polishing. Make sure your address is clearly visible. The front door speaks to your image and first impressions. Keeping this space clean and tidy will make sure opportunities and good luck steadily roll your way!
- A mat at the front door is a lovely greeter, if it is cared for and refreshed occasionally. A mat has a way of pinpointing where chi (people, opportunities, luck) enters, leading the way into the home! Even better? It suggests something pleasing and welcoming is on the other side of the door.
- Living energy outside the door suggests thriving energy inside the house. Thriving energy is confident energy – and confident energy is attractive energy! Consider flanking the door with plants or adding a few colorful bloomies to the porch.
Feng Shui Power Spot: The Bedroom
Next, let’s discuss the bedroom. This space speaks to stillness, sensuality and sleep. However, most of us often relegate our resources – money, time, effort – to the more social areas of a home.
When a bedroom is overlooked, it tells me someone cares more about the people around them than they do themselves. And that is a personal energy compromise. We all are familiar with airplane etiquette – put your mask on first and then your kiddo’s, right? Same scenario. We cannot attract the best possible things into our lives when our own energy has fallen off the priority list. And trust me, we cannot multi-task our own well-being.
Priorities for this space are simple, so if you’re ready to give off that va-va-va-voom vibe, here are 3 changes you can make pretty easily:
- Splurge on quality linens. The closer we are to something, the bigger its influence in our lives. If you ever needed an excuse for that high thread count, you’re welcome!
- Favor things in even doses – a pair of nightstands, a pair of lamps. Pairs really play to connection and relationships. Even if you’re not in a relationship or seeking a romantic partnership, our bedrooms are synonymous with all relationships. Whether it’s a business venture or a social opportunity, we can maximize our chances for that partnership and support easily and eloquently in the bedroom.
- Invest in a headboard. Headboards symbolize support in our lives like a mountain at our back – a steady, still presence.
Feng Shui Power Spot: The Kitchen
As we round the final power spot, here’s what I love about the kitchen. When we ask people about some of their best memories, we often hear ones that happened in a kitchen. It’s interesting to note, too, that one of the best investments we can make when renovating space is the kitchen.
The kitchen in Feng Shui is synonymous with wealth. And wealth here has a generous definition. Wealth is our money, but it’s also our network of family and friends; our resources and access to opportunities; and our health and well-being. Wealth is every thread that creates the fabric for a good life. However, the kitchen only stokes wealth energy if we use it.
So, if you want your kitchen to have that ba-bam energy, here are 3 changes you can make pretty easily:
- Be mindful of those counters covered with appliances that are rarely used. Horizontal surfaces represent creativity, which is inspiration’s landing pad for new ideas and solutions. Either use your stuff regularly, or find it a new home.
- Keep fresh fruit out in the kitchen as a symbol of abundance. Personally, I love oranges – they are happy, bright, and full of the sweet life. I also love them because while many of the traditional Feng Shui symbols in Feng Shui – mandarin ducks, bamboo flutes, firecrackers – don’t necessarily translate here in the US, oranges do.
- Pay attention that things are more than halfway full. Wealth – in the simplest terms – is stimulated by the consciousness of abundance.
Keep following along for more from Amanda Gibby Peters here on Fab Everyday in the weeks ahead!
More Feng Shui 101 articles with Amanda Gibby Peters x Fab Everyday
- When you don’t know what else to do, sweep – Feng Shui mindfulness rituals for home health
- Feng Shui Cleaning Tips: 4 Housekeeping Tips That Will Improve Your Clarity
- Mindfulness Rituals: Using Feng Shui to Navigate Grief
- Plants for Feng Shui – 10 reasons you want plants in your house
About Amanda Gibby Peters
Amanda Gibby Peters is the voice and founder of Simple Shui – a modern-day, mission-driven, love-based practice of Feng Shui.
She has been successfully teaching Feng Shui techniques and tips for over a decade, witnessing the amazing life transformations of readers and clients alike. Here’s what she knows for sure: “When we work with Feng Shui, it triggers opportunities, enhances our potential for success, and reconnects us with our own wisdom to influence positive change.”
Amanda has been called “the Martha Stewart of Feng Shui” – and her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Food52, My Domaine, MindBodyGreen, and Well+Good. You can currently listen to Amanda’s shui tips on Amazon. And while you’re on Amazon, grab her new book – Simple Shui for Every Day: 365 Ways to Feng Shui Your Life.
Amanda is Dallas-based with an international clientele. She lives with her husband, twin daughters, and their rescue dog, Ruby.