Using Selenite Crystals to Enhance the Home

Most  people are familiar with the use of crystals in jewellery, such as necklaces, pendants, and rings, but did you know that using larger crystals as home accessories can contribute to an overall sense of well-being and harmony? Not only do crystals make really stunning decorative features, they can also enhance your environment and even clean your space and lift the energies of a room, thereby contributing to a more healthy home.

One such stone that is becoming  increasingly popular is Selenite. Selenite has a very fine vibration and a kind of ethereal quality. It is said to be excellent for meditation and spiritual work. It can help to bring clarity of mind, introducing a calming and gentle feel to a room.  In the current times we live in life seems to be more hectic than ever and after a busy day at work it is often hard to relax and wind down.  A large piece of Selenite placed in a room brings a peaceful atmosphere, creating a quiet space for some quality downtime.  It is also great in children’s rooms and soothes the atmosphere when tempers are high and helps to settle and solve disagreements.

Polished Selenite Pillar
Selenite Pillars create an atmosphere of calm in the home

Translucent Selenite is the most commonly used form of this stone and it can be found in a range of shapes: pillars, spars, polished palm stones and eggs, blocks, wands and hearts and even lamps and tea light holders. Not only is it attractive, Selenite also acts as a disperser of energy and works in a supportive capacity offering protection from electro-magnetic smog when placed close to sources of radiation , such as wifi, laptops and computers, TVs and other devices. It helps to create a safe space, protecting from outside influences and is one of the most powerful crystals for the new vibration on Earth.

Selenite Heart, Wand, Block and Small Spar
A Selenite Heart, Wand, Block and Small Spar

Small pieces can be purchased for as little as £2 as it is easily obtained and found in a number of countries, including the US, Mexico, Russia, Austria, Greece, Poland, Germany, France and even England, though I have not been fortunate to find any myself.

One thing to note:  Selenite needs to be kept away from damp environments such as bathrooms or kitchens as steam and moisture generally can cause it to dissolve or flake.  It is more accurately a chemical sedimentary mineral than a stone, and is only a 2 on the Mohs scale of hardness.  If dropped on a hard surface, such as a tiled or stone floor it will likely shatter.  Since it is readily available though, it is not difficult to replace in the event of a mishap.

What are your favourite crystals? Do share your ideas and experiences.

How to use Throws creatively!

 

Luxury Purple Velvet Throw
Maroc Blackberry Purple Velvet Throw

On a dark, gloomy winter day what could be more of a pick me up than adding a splash of colour to a design scheme?  Strong colours such as purple, magenta and red give an instant lift to the senses, making a statement in a neutral space and can be introduced in an instant in the form of a throw.  These really useful home accessories are both practical and versatile.  With such a wide range of styles and colours available to buy, there is something for every taste and every pocket.

Throws in different colours and textures
Throws come in different styles, textures and colours. Something for everyone!

Luxurious velvets and wools are fabulous for the winter season.  Not only can these sensous textiles enhance a room visually, they also introduce a feeling of softness and intimacy, particularly in a bedroom.

Old Cane Chair Before
Old Cane Chair Before

Got a chair that is looking a little tired or which no longer matches your design scheme? Transform the look of a room in an instant.  For a fraction of the cost of a new chair a throw can create stunning and amazing feel good effects in seconds.

Magenta Chenille Throw over a Cane Chair
Transform with a Magenta Chenille Throw

Or maybe you prefer the Shabby Chic look?

Blue Shabby Chic Style Patchwork Throw over Cane Chair
Blue Shabby Chic Style Patchwork Throw over Cane Chair

And throws are so versatile.  In the warmer seasons of the year a heavy weight throw can be stored away and cooler shades can be given precedence once more, so your home environment adapts with the seasons.  In the Spring and Summer, choosing a throw in a lighter cooler texture such as cotton or linen and in pastel or natural tones brings a fresher feel to the room and reflects light adding to the cooling, envigorating sensation.

Pink Patchwork Throw on a Day Bed
Pink Patchwork Throw on a Day Bed

Not only can a throw create a decorative feature in a room, it can also be used in a practical way, such as on a bed in the winter as a topper, for extra warmth.  A throw on a sofa is also handy for snuggling under on cold winter evenings in front of the fire or on home movie nights.  Or enjoy the pleasure of a picnic in the garden, in style.  See more

Or to get the look on a budget, why not take a look in some charity shops and see if you can find some old curtains.  If the fabric is still in good condition and you can wash them you can edge one in a contrasting colour or sew two right sides together and then turn them out so you have a backed throw.  Or buy several pieces of fabric and make your own patchwork on a long winter’s evening?  Have fun!