Crystals almost magically elevate the aesthetics of your home, making it extra insta-worthy. Its various colours and interesting forms (be it in a cluster or tall geode) make it easy for home decorators to change up the look of their space. Even furniture makers are using crystals in accessories such as table lamps or coffee tables. This is perhaps why crystals have been so popular in interior design in recent years.

However, many also believe that they have special properties that enable them to transform the energy and mood of your entire space. It is said that each crystal has its own mineral composition and vibrational energy frequency. Some stones, like hematite and smoky quartz, vibrate with grounding energies, while others (pink danburite and selenite) emit higher frequencies — said to be powerful in spiritual healing.

Don’t mistake it for a new-age trend, though. You can use the unique properties of the crystals to your advantage and incorporate them into your home to improve the Feng Shui. How do crystals affect this ancient art and science that originated in China, you may ask? Feng Shui uses energy forces to harmonise individuals with their surrounding environment, and each direction of the compass is associated with one of the five elements — wood, fire, earth, metal, or water. Thus, placing crystals (which emit unique vibrational energy frequency) in a particular area is said to feed each direction.

Yes, starting a collection of crystals when you know nothing about them may seem daunting — but we’re here to help. Here, all the essential crystals you need in your home, as well as the most effective rooms to place them.

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