When you walk into a house with good energy, you feel it instantly. And after a year at home, you might be feeling like the energy in yours is stagnant, at best. Everything is made of energy, and it’s really easy for it to go one way or another. We already focus on removing physical clutter from our homes, so why not change up the energy sources as well? After all, home should be your sanctuary. These small tweaks will help you easily shift the energy in your space without drastic measures.
Start with the basics
It should come as no surprise that the first step in changing up the energy of your home is by decluttering and removing physical objects impeding your good vibes. If you don’t love an object because it’s ugly (aka unwanted wedding present), makes you feel guilty (aka unused workout equipment), it’s probably clutter. If it is broken, doesn’t have a home or hasn’t been used for years, it’s probably clutter, too. So be brave, and try your hardest to fix it, chuck it or donate it, until you are only left with things that are genuinely useful or joy giving. This can be exhausting, but each decision you make, each object you dispose of, clears stuck energy in the room.
Air it out
Move negative air out of your home by opening up all the windows and creating a draft to let the air come through, even if it’s cold outside. Fresh air is everything. Many modern homes are so tightly sealed that little fresh air can get in, and that creates stagnation. And speaking of air, how well are you breathing? When the energy in your space is stressed, you breathe more shallowly. Remember to take some nice deep breaths more often. While you’re at it, shake out your pillows and blankets, too.
Simply sprinkle salt (a small grain type) on the carpet. After about an hour, vacuum. Salt crystals have an amazing natural built-in ability to absorb negative energy. As an alternative, you can put bowls of salt in the corners of the room and remove after a few hours. It’s grounding and clearing all at the same time.
Rearrange and beautify
Rearranging furniture or bringing about a change in home interiors has a positive effect on the mind. This good change, if it makes you feel energized, indicates that some negativity has been removed.
You can also make small, beautifying adjustments; Prettify the kitchen table, with your favorite salad bowl or a tiny vase of wildflowers flowers. Decorating is so much more than aesthetics. It’s about creating happiness by finding ways to love and cherish both your home and the people in it. Try and appeal to all your senses; experiment with lamps and dimmer switches until you are happy with your lighting. Put a cozy, soft rug next to your bed. Invest in a half decent speaker. Find scented candles and soap that you really like and indulge yourself.
Plants are a go-to for negative energy because they bring healing and growth into your home. Be sure that your plants are well taken care of and not neglected. Otherwise, they’ll instead contribute to the negative energy in the space. Live plants bring a very specific positive energy to your home. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can use easy-to-care-for plants like peace lilies or snake plants to fill out your space. They’re best placed in the kitchen, dining room or family room, places where everyone gathers.
Stock up on candles
Candles are one of the most elemental things we can add to our homes. They emit positive energies and attract specific energies, especially based on color. Not only that, but they’re practical, providing light without using any electricity.
Main + featured image via our home tour with Eloeil artist, Trine.