Guest Post: Top Feng Shui Tips for Your Modern House This Winter

Winter is often the time when people draw within themselves and withdraw from the world. Using Feng Shui methods to light up and enhance your house can be a terrific way to push away the winter blues and bring fresh energy into your house and life. Here are five things you can easily do yourself.

Feng Shui Tip #1 – Add Warm Colors

Red, yellow and orange are feng shui colors that represent fire, warmth and masculine active energy. You can add pillows, throws and floor rugs to your home to liven up the decor and bring wanted warmth and activity into your home during cold winter months.

To enhance the feng shui energy, choose natural fabrics with natural vegetable dyes. Often, you can find wonderful inexpensive colorful decorator items at thrift stores, international markets and flea markets.

Feng Shui Tip #2 – Add Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are a great way to bring positive feng shui energy into your home. Place them near windows, in hallways and in places where you want to divert difficult energy and improve the flow of a room or space.

Choose plants that are easy to care for and do well indoors. Avoid placing indoor plants near heating vents or fireplace or wood stoves. Also, a mix of large and small plants can add diversity and visual interest to your home.

Feng Shui Tip #3 – Improve Your Lighting

One of the things you can do to improve your feng shui energy during the winter is to install full spectrum light bulbs in your lighting fixtures and lamps. Full spectrum light bulbs have light that is extremely close to natural sunlight and will naturally improve your energy and mood.

Also, open windows and allow light into your house as much as possible. Natural sunlight will enhance and improve positive energy flow through your house during dim winter months.

Feng Shui Tip #4 – Winterize Water Elements

If you have installed a water element or feature in your backyard, perform any needed maintenance to prevent damage from freezing. Water elements, even when they are winterized, are one of the four elements you should integrate into your home and living environment for feng shui balance.

In your home, add a small desk or table fountain to bring the water element inside. Add small plants around it to encourage positive feng shui energy and improve energy flow throughout your house.

Feng Shui Tip #5 – Plant Evergreens

Another thing to add to your home for winter is evergreen plants. Inside your home, plant them in large containers and place them near doorways and in hall entry ways. Outside, plant evergreen trees to encourage positive feng shui energy into your living space and residence.

Winter months can be a great time to redirect energy in your home. Feng shui techniques allow you to encourage positive energy in your living space to promote positive emotions, prosperity and abundance.

Author Bio: Michael Schnippering is the founder of Feng Shui at Work. He is committed to the true art and science of Feng Shui. Over the years his Feng Shui practice has taken him to various parts of the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Colombia and Argentina. If you’d like to learn more about Feng Shui, read Michael’ blog and follow him on Twitter @fengshuiatwork


  • I love Feng Shui! Great tips, thanks for sharing! ;-))

    January 05, 2012
  • I love plants in a home in the winter to change the energy of a room…
    I also, try to feel the room and let the energy guide me on what needs attention..


    January 05, 2012
  • Feng Shui is a really smart subject for anyone who wants to design anything. The results are almost invariably good looking and a great guide. But I vote for it as a great way to Begin. For example, Feng Shui urges us to keep the clutter away. “Clutter”, however, is a matter of opinion: Maybe it’s just More of a good thing! Like a collection of chinese vases, or pictures on a wall, or books… I love love love books, bookcases,etc. Or maybe it’s just distressing, ugly , well, clutter! So, overall, it’s a very good thing that I would always tweak. : )


    January 06, 2012
  • I apply lots of Feng Shui tips to my home, and share some with my clients. It makes sense.

    January 06, 2012
  • Great Fung Shui tips for interior aesthetics, here is a few other interesting Fung Shui elements I picked up in Hong Kong.

    The main door of a house/apartment should not open directly to face the bathroom/toilet, water is considered as wealth, so a layout like that would be akin to wealth leaking out from the front door.

    Think of a road as a flowing river when considering the location of a property, for example a property at the top of a T junction has really bad Fung Shui, think of how a river floods.

    Beds should be place as far away from the door of the bedroom and the foot of the bed should not directly face towards the door.

    February 22, 2012
  • Another quirky one I heard is that the shorter the route from the front door to the kitchen the better. So it’s “easy to find food/sustenance” and this will ring true for the life of the occupants making it “easy for them to find food or in today’s terms, money”

    February 22, 2012

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