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According to Feng Shui, These Are The Plants To Add To Your Space

Some plants are considered lucky when placed in strategic locations in and around your space

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It's no secret that plants can greatly improve any space. Kristine Munoz, design professor and principal designer of Bespoke Design Studio, recommends incorporating plants in your space to counter the hard lines of the architecture. “Plants can lessen the impact of certain negative elements such as harsh angles or anything unpleasant. As such, plants—whether placed inside or in the garden—can be seen as a ready cure for negative or stagnant energy. It is important to note however, that plants with rounded forms or leaves are more preferable to sharp or spiky ones. This is because the shape mimics the general movement of chi, which is sinuous and curved as well. Sharp angles or spikes are considered as harbingers of bad luck.”

If you follow the principles of feng shui and you wish to add plants in your home, note that some green wonders are considered highly favorable or auspicious especially when placed in strategic locations in and around your space. Kristine shares some of her recommendations below:

Entrances


As these are the starting points in every home, it is important to generate as much chi in this area as possible, particularly if you want to attract more money. Plants such as the jade plant can be used to attract wealth or business.

Living Rooms


Just like the entrance, the living room would be an area where large amounts of chi may be generated. Place a money tree or silver crown here, or if you prefer flowers, a vase or pot of chrysanthemums may do the trick as they represent optimism and goodwill.

Bedrooms


As plants represent vibrant energy, most plants may be disruptive to sleep. But orchids may be an exception as they seem to promote better sleep, and also help in the love and relationship department.

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Kitchen


The Chinese often burn herbs to purify the space after a conflict or argument, and so herbs may be seen as a purifying agent. An added benefit is that having herbs in your kitchen can be quite handy while cooking.

Windows

While it is generally a no-no to use thorny plants as they block the healthy flow of chi, they are considered protective barriers and therefore may be used at windows. Consider a pot of aloe vera.

Dead Spots


These are spaces such as those above kitchen cabinets or near the ceiling, or corners of rooms. Dead spots can stop the flow of chi, but this can be remedied by placing plants to liven up these areas.

This article by Karla Rey originally appeared on Houzz.

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