8 Tips to Feng Shui Your Kitchen

featured this month on ThriveMarket by Annalise Mantz

image credit: Alicia Cho via ThriveMarket

image credit: Alicia Cho via ThriveMarket

Watch enough home decorating shows and you’ll start to think interior design is all about subway tile backsplashes, reclaimed wood, and floating kitchen islands. Sure, flashy furniture is nice—but that’s not what makes a house a home.

That’s where feng shui (pronounced fung shway) comes in. This ancient Chinese art isn’t just another design trend—its primary focus is balancing the energy flow of a room through the placement of objects. Practitioners believe everything has chi, or energy, and rearranging furniture, decorations, and appliances can affect everything from your career to love life.

CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE

Since the kitchen is all about nourishment, sustainable architect and feng shui expert Anjie Cho recommends taking a good hard look at your refrigerator. Throw away any expired or spoiled food. Keeping food past its prime can reflect negatively on your health by sharing the space where you cook and eat. Plus, it’s just gross.

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