Beginner's Guide to Feng Shui

Karen Frazier
Calm feng shui room

Feng shui is a system of spatial orientation and arrangement to help optimize the flow of energy, or chi in order to bring about positive change in various aspects of your life. It is an ancient Chinese art and philosophy that allows you to improve and balance the energy flow in the spaces where you live, work, and play. With some basic understanding of its principles, even beginners can adapt feng shui to bring positive shifts in their lives.

Getting Started With Feng Shui

The easiest way to bring feng shui into your spaces is to work with a feng shui consultant. However, even without a feng shui professional, you can begin to incorporate auspicious feng shui into your life.


The first step in creating good feng shui is to declutter your environment and keep it decluttered. Clutter in any area where you live (including closets), work, or play causes chi energy to stagnate instead of allowing it to flow freely. Therefore, reducing clutter in all of your spaces is essential. Decluttering is perhaps the single most important task you can perform to improve feng shui, and it's easy to do.

Declutter wooden sign

Learn the Basics

Feng shui has some basic concepts and tips that are easy to learn and implement.

Yin yang paver

Change Your Luck

Next, follow some basic feng shui tips for changing your luck.

Feng shui luck symbols

Place Objects With Intention

Once you've got the basics down, you can begin to use feng shui with intention.

Woman placing objects on table

Use the Ancient Art of Feng Shui in a Modern World

Feng shui may be an ancient art, but it still has many practical applications in today's world. And while the study of feng shui may take years to master, that doesn't mean you can't start using it today. Even if you are a beginner, you can use the basic feng shui concepts to help chi energy flow more freely in the spaces you inhabit.

Beginner's Guide to Feng Shui