5 Quick Tips for Energizing Your Home for the New Year

Learn easy ways you can bring a fresh new look to your home from feng shui expert Nancy Canestaro.
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We're only days into the new year, and you may already be well on your way to a newer, better you. But what about your home? It could be time to freshen up your interior, and you can do this on a tight budget through feng shui.

Nancy Canestaro, D. Arch, is a certified astro feng shui practitioner and believes feng shui promotes wealth, good health and peace of mind.

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Serene Garden

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Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed more than 2,000 years ago that helps align living spaces to a natural energy field to promote this wealth. If you've ever felt at peace as soon as you walk into a tranquil garden or sitting next to crystal clear water, that's feng shui at work. Nancy shares ways you can bring this practice into your own home.

Start at the Front Entrance

Photo by: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

The front entrance to your home should be inviting. "Rocking chairs are great because of movement," Nancy says. "The image of rocking on a porch brings a smile to everyone's face and consciousness." To enhance a welcoming impression, keep the area around your front door clear, bright and uncluttered. Plant flowers, specificially white, along the pathway to your door.

Keep Your Landscape in Check

Driveways with Pavers, Concrete and Flagstone

Driveways with Pavers, Concrete and Flagstone

Photo by: Landscape Studio

Landscape Studio

Choose your favorite plants, but be sure they're scaled to the size of your house. Some shrubbery can grow too tall and wide, and some trees and evergreens have prickly branches. Prune them, and don't let them block the entrance to your house.

Declutter Your Foyer

White, Contemporary Foyer with Window-surrounded Front Door and Plaid Rug

White, Contemporary Foyer with Window-surrounded Front Door and Plaid Rug

Photo by: Gridley + Graves Photographers

Gridley + Graves Photographers

Spend time decluttering the entryway of your home all the way to the living area. You and your guests will feel more relaxed with less stuff to clutter your mind.

Create a Peaceful Bedroom

Art Deco Gray Bedroom With Mirrored Sconces

Art Deco Gray Bedroom With Mirrored Sconces

Soft, monochromatic color schemes in gray tones add tranquility to any room. Make sure your bedroom doesn't have any contrasting colors and that your sleep area is completely decluttered. Don't bring any electronic devices into the bedroom.

Choose Colors Wisely

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RS_Regina-Bilotta-Yellow-Green-Kitchen-5_s4x3

Photo by: Peter Rymwid

Peter Rymwid

Paint the main rooms in your home colors that support their function. The kitchen should include food-related colors, the bedroom neutral and work areas in contrasting colors to promote energy.

Feng Shui Secrets to Attract Love and Money

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Attracting Love: Put Furniture Legs on Rugs

Attracting Money: Keep the Kitchen Clean

Attracting Love: Add Doubles to Every Room

Attracting Money: Decorate in Red, Purple or Green

Attracting Love: Add Happy Family Photos

Attracting Money: Make Your Front Door Inviting

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Attracting Love: Arrange Dining Table in a Circle

Attracting Money: Lose Clutter, Add Plants and Water

Attracting Love: Create a Cozy Master Bedroom

From: Troy Beasley

Attracting Love: Arrange Kids' Beds for Better Harmony

Attracting Love: Leave Room for Someone Else

Attracting Money: Bring In New Opportunities

Attracting Money: Add More Fun

Attracting Money: Don't Use Water Symbols

Attracting Love: Remove Negative Symbolism

Attracting Money: Set Up a Sophisticated Home Office

From: Robert Brown

Attracting Love: Focus On One Another

Attracting Love: Add a Splash of Pink

From: Luis Caicedo

Attracting Money: Choose Your Favorite Colors

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