If there is one thing every home needs more of, it's positive energy, which is just one reason to consider decorating with crystals. While some people think crystals are a little вЂњwoo woo,вЂќ there is an established reason their energy works. It's called theВ piezoelectric effect, which, to simplify, means crystals can change the form of energy. For example, the quartz in watches converts electricity (the battery) into mechanical energy (the hands moving). Computer chips and some other electronics also contain quartz. So, while there's no real way to prove that amethyst is healing and citrine brings money, if pretty rocks are the chicest placebo ever, I'll gladly subscribe.В
Whether you choose whole stones or accessories accented with crystals, the beauty of these rocks is that they're all one of a kind.
Where to Start
If you want to collect crystals and don't know where to start, I highly recommend The Urban + The Mystic. They offer a variety of themed boxes, each containing a curation of crystals and other accessories like sage and candles. This brand takes the intimidation factor out of finding crystals. While you can't really choose the wrong one, they make it as simple as possible and packages it all in a chic, reusable wood box.В
For example, if you move into a new home, theВ House Blessing BoxВ has everything the space needs including two rough rose quartz crystals for unconditional love, black tourmaline for protection, amethyst to bring about positivity, and a handmade onyx bowl.
There are also boxes for special occasions like birthdays, needs including heart healing, and specific purposes such as meditation.В
Choosing a crystal is also about your intention and what you're trying to attract. While all crystals are beautiful, it's best to choose one based on its properties. However, if you find yourself particularly drawn to a specific rock, even aesthetically, then that's the one you should choose. There's a reason why you're attracted to it.В
What to Do When You Get Your Crystals
While some crystals come cleansed and pre-charged, I still like to do it myself when I receive them. I just run my crystals over tap water and dry them off with a fresh dishtowel. Then, I leave them out on my balcony overnight in the moonlight. If you don't have outdoor space, leave them by the window that's exposed to the most moonlight.В
You can use aВ selenite charging plate to charge your new crystals. Selenite is a unique crystal because it's always charged and charges the crystals around it.
You can also use aВ selenite charging plate. Selenite is a unique crystal because it's always charged and charges the crystals around it. From a decorative standpoint, the color is also a great neutral. Because selenite is helpful for sleeping, I leave my selenite plate on my nightstand.В
Where to Put Stones
There are no specific rules, but it's best to keep stones where their specific energy will serve you in the highest way possible. For example, both citrine and aventurine are associated with prosperity, so it would be wise to keep those stones where you like to work. I have one of each on my desk.В
Rose quartz, on the other hand, attracts love, making it an ideal stone for the bedroom or even living room.В
You can keep stones on tables, shelves, mantles, etc. You will know the right place for your stone when you find it.
Crystal-accented decor has been a big trend in recent years. These items are also great for gift giving, especially to someone who might need to bring certain energy into their life, but you might feel a little uncomfortable giving that person a whole stone.
Here are a few favorites:CB2 Rose Quartz Mirror $159Shop
This full-length mirror is a subtle way to bring positivity to a bedroom. If you like to say affirmations out loud to yourself every morning, this mirror is for you.ВAnthropologie Swirled Agate Knob $24Shop
Get rid of those boring knobs in your bathroom and swap them out for these agate knobs instead. Agate is calming and helps with any sort of creativity and release. If you feel inspired taking a long bath, these knobs are a must.Kravet Gustavo Crystal Bookends $73Shop
Most crystal bookends are cut flat, whereas these have a more natural, unique shape to them. They're the perfect way to dress up a smaller bookshelf. Style them with books that have the shade spine to make the colors pop.
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