Many homeowners love buying such things as lucky bamboo or statues of Ho Tai to welcome health, happiness and good fortune in their lives. However, while decorating your home you must not only invest in new items but also throw away some of the older ones in order to declutter the living space effectively. If you are a long time follower of feng shui, you would know that this design philosophy is very clear about the dos and don’ts in your home. The following list of items will remind you what you must avoid having in your home.
You must remember though that the images are not representatives of the items to be thrown away from your home.
Artificial or dried plants signify stale energy. You must remove withered flowers and plants from your living area regularly. It is common for many modern homeowners to resort to artificial flowers nowadays. Growing indoor plants could turn out to be a difficult and time consuming task. However, many feng shui practitioners warn against this practice. Withered plants can also attract pests in your living space.
Decorative objects that are gifted by unknown persons or those you positively dislike must be removed from the interiors. They may bring in bad energy in your home. Besides, they will stir negative emotions in you, and possibly in the minds of your family members too, every time you see them in front of you.
Replace the broken mirrors from your home or the ones which developed ugly marks after prolong usage. They may cause disruptions in life and break relationships. Do not hang mirrors facing the main door. You would not like to reflect back the positive energy that is entering your home from that way.
Thorny plants should be avoided at all costs. You may have them in your garden or conservatory, but not inside your home. They will result in prickly mood and thorny relationships. They are also dangerous for small kids and pets. Seek suggestions of an expert interior stylist about decorating your home with green plants.
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Keep your utility room squeaky clean and devoid of any foul smell if you don’t want this space to be a den of negative energy. Regular sweeping also ensures removing the negative energy hidden in the many corners of your home. It refreshes the ambience and maintains the health and happiness of the owners of the house.
Clocks that stopped working long ago should be thrown away from the living area. They have served their purpose and have now outlived their time. You may replace them with new ones. But don’t keep them on display. It may cause unnecessary blockages in your life.
Always use glassware that is in prime condition. Remove cracked and chipped glassware from your kitchen, dining area and other parts of the house. Chipped or broken glassware disrupts the positive flow of energy in life. It may sour good friendships.
Don’t use dead animal skins, teeth or horns to decorate your home. If you are very fond of animal prints and fur, use the artificial varieties to decorate the home. It is better not to have images of dead pets on display in your living room, dining space or kitchen. They bring back memories of events buried in the past.
Keep only those shoes in the shoe rack which you wear or plan to wear soon. Old, discoloured and torn shoes must be immediately discarded. Take care to keep this space dust free and uncluttered. A clean and brightly lit hallway is essential for ushering positive energy in your home.
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