Have you heard the term feng shui before? It might be hard to pronounce, but it’s easy to embrace. At its core, this design philosophy is really just about creating spaces that allow for energy flow.

Utilizing the elements and understanding the way they influence our feelings and decision making are two of the most important aspects of this practice. In fact, incorporating feng shui into your home can mean good things for you and everyone who uses the space.

But where to begin? The good news is that feng shui can be practiced by anyone, anywhere. The bedroom is where you probably spend most of your time, so it’s worthy of special attention. First, note the guidelines for the positioning of your bed. The foot of the bed should be facing away from the door and away from a mirror because this is how the Chinese line up coffins for burial. The headboard should not touch the wall but part of the bed should touch a wall; this positioning will avoid instability.

Make your kitchen work for you. Round tables made out of wood or metal are ideal because they encourage conversation. Allow enough room for guests to get in and out of their chairs easily. Moreover, there should be ample room to move around the stove. It should be kept clean and work well to encourage financial prosperity.

The living room is another place to bring harmony thru feng shui. This is the place of social gatherings, so it should be welcoming and reflect the personalities of the occupants. Pictures, art work, and other memorabilia are ideal accents to communicate a sense of welcoming. It is recommended that round furniture be a part of the décor, as round shapes represent money. Furthermore, the room should be well lit and allow natural sunlight in.

Consider incorporating a few concepts in your home over time. Start with one room and go from there. Even small changes can yield some significant results.