Crystals + The Home | Basic Placements for Beginners
You’d have to be living under a rock (pun intended!) to be oblivious to how popular gemstones, rocks, crystals and geodes have become in interiors. Seriously, if Instagram is anything to go by, we are definitely not the only ones using crystals to boost the ambiance and good vibes of our living space.
And while there are obviously plenty of creative ways (hello Pinterest!) to take advantage of the healing powers of crystals, if you’re looking to take full advantage of their witchy vibrations and magickal energy, there are ways to place them around your home intentionally, so that their energy can support you in various specific environments.
And don’t forget that the energy of your home can shift over time. If you’ve ever been in a space that was totally spick and span, and flooded with life giving natural light, but somehow just felt heavy, or uncomfortable, then you can understand how a home’s energy is dictated by more than just cleanliness.
The vibe of a space has a lot to do with the energy that has been expelled there, and not cleared away. Breakups, stress, deaths or grief, parties that got out of hand, or even arguments about whose turn it is to take the bins out can leave behind energy in your home and if you’re not smudging or getting rid of that negativity with high vibe crystals for your home, your space can start to feel dirty, no matter how hard your scrub.
Not to mention, by having the right kinds of crystals in your home, you’re taking proactive steps against the kinds of stress and miscommunications that start arguments in the first place.
When you use intention to match the crystal to the room, you can amplify the energies you need most in that particular space. Suddenly, the living room becomes full of life, the bedroom radiates with soothing vibes to rest and repose (and *ahem* other, spicier stuff…), and your whole space takes on a protective aura.
So, what crystals for your home are best to not only rid your space of bad juju, but actually create a high-vibe crystal heaven?
At the front door: Black Tourmaline + Jade
First things, first. Protection. Cleansing and protective, Black Tourmaline emits a sort of force field of energy that blocks negativity from entering, perfect for the entrance to your home. Place it on the console, window or shelf near the door.
And add a piece of Jade to welcome in wealth and good luck.
PRO TIP – Selenite at the front door also.
PRO PRO TIP – The combo of Black Tourmaline + Selenite at every door and window, this is yo’ house – protect it from bad vibes – this combo is the best at purging negativity from your home. Alternatively, put a piece of each in the four corners of your house to create a ‘grid’ of sorts.
In the Living Room: Selenite + Apophyllite
Your living room is where you spend your free time and entertain guests; so ideally, it should be full of energy and life! To inspire light and vibrancy in this space, Selenite is the stone that you want to use to uplift its energy.
Apophyllite functions like a Brita® Purifier for your home’s soul. It can filter out stale energies, stuck emotions, and general yuck vibes to keep good energy free flowing, which can be especially useful in spaces that see a lot of people passing through.
Place crystals on the windowsill (see above pro pro tip) or coffee table and in addition to their energy-clearing abilities, they’ll pick up the light beautifully. Win/win.
In the Kitchen: Apatite
Pun totally intended… the kitchen is the place to get your Apatite firing. Whether you're cooking up a fancy dinner for friends or throwing together a quick, post-work meal for one, your Apatite crystal will help you feel creative and inspired. It is also said to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better.
Who couldn’t do with a bit more of that?
In the Office/Study: Pyrite + Shungite
We work hard for the money, honey, and because of its physical resemblance to real gold, Pyrite’s hard-working protective energy will help attract wealth, abundance, and good luck. Place it on your business card, or a specific project or proposal and your Pyrite crystal will infuse its energy into your business or proposal and help amplify the good vibes.
For protection and balance, place Shungite next to your electronics.
In the bedroom: Celestite + Carnelian
For sleeping: Celestite is like a celestial lullaby. Place it on your bedside table and let it rock you to sleep with its gentle, calming, peaceful vibes. Celestite connects us with the highest of realms to draw serenity from our guardian angels. A Celestite crystal is especially effective in babies or children’s rooms, to encourage restful sleep and sweet dreams.
For, ahem *not* sleeping: As a stone known for packing an energising punch, Carnelian stimulates the lower chakras, especially the sacral chakra, which is all about creativity, passion, and… making things happen. Place your Carnelian stone near your head (under your pillow or on the bedside table) when you want to get adventurous.
Lastly, one we always encourage (which is a Feng Shui thing, but we’ll touch on that in another dedicated blog) Citrine in the back left hand corner of your house. Now traditionally in Feng Shui, it needs to be placed in the ‘wealth’ corner of your home (the southeast corner of your house), but in Western Feng Shui, the far left corner is sufficient also.
Stand at the front door, looking in. Determine the back left hand corner of the house and whack that sunshining beauty in there. Most notably, citrine embodies and promotes growth and financial success and abundance, though it also acts as a cleanser that counteracts negative energy. Now we’re not saying a pile of cash is gonna just land in your lap, but it will definitely aid in opening up opportunities for you to work towards manifesting everything you’ve dreamed of.