Declutter your entryway
One of the most important elements is to make sure your front door area is clutter-free. (Here are some other tricks to creating a stress-free home.) “The front door is the entryway to bring in good chi and harmony,” says Michelle Cromer, an author who teaches feng shui at the University of Texas at El Paso. It’s also important to make sure your hinges don’t squeak and, according to feng shui, the front door is represented by water so when opting for a doormat, go for blue.
Keep your halls clear
Halls should also be free of clutter “Clutter in halls can create stress for the occupants as it blocks the energy from circulating,” explains The Harmonist’s Feng shui Master Priya Sher. “Keep shoes and coats in closed closets so they don’t stagnate the energy and place some fresh flowers to uplift the energy.”
Get lots of live plants
According to Cromer, healthy plants enhance the wood element (green represents wood) and symbolize new beginnings, family, and relationships—just what we want for holidays and the new year! So place living things such as plants, flowers, and herbs throughout your home. Here are some great plant ideas to get you started.