As crystals become more mainstream, home decor magazines, like Better Homes & Gardens, have started to adopt ornamental minerals as a way to bring pops of color and sparkle into their designs. Crystals for the home are a brilliant way approach to adding a sense of ease and cool bohemian style into a room, but it’s important to consider their other uses as well. In home design, the functionality of a room is just as crucial as the look. Healing crystals have properties that if used correctly, can amplify the functionality of your entire space. Taking a crystal’s metaphysical benefits into mind can help you to clear or manipulate a room’s energy, and even enhance what you’d like to do in it. Want a little more romance in the bedroom? There’s a stone for that. Looking for some sweet, earthly energy in the nursery? There’s a stone for that. Just need to relax? There is most definitely a stone for that. Explore the greater possibilities of these dazzling accents with this quick decor guide to crystals for the home!
An Insider Guide to Crystals for the Home
Crystal for the Office
Shungite is an important stone for the work desk or home office because of the natural antioxidants found in the stone’s fullerenes. Unlike any other stone on Earth, this stone, found only in Russia, can absorb and neutralize the electromagnetic radiation (EMF) put out by electronic devices. If your desk is covered with a computer, tablet, phone or other electronic devices, this stone can be useful in combating that energy. It also connects with the root chakra, which will benefit your work by keeping you grounded and helping you to harness courage and resourcefulness.
Crystal for the Bedroom: Rose Quartz
What better crystal to have in the bedroom than one that invokes feelings of peace and unconditional love? Rose Quartz to the rescue! This stone connects with the Heart Chakra to open the soul up to vulnerabilities, and promote love in relationships. It is the quintessential stone for rediscovering self-love, as it brings you to realize that you deserve the same compassion and understanding that you give to others. Those with families can benefit for rose quartz especially. With a soft energy, rose quartz will soothes the remaining tensions from the day, and keep you from going to sleep angry as it influences empathy, forgiveness, and lowered stress.
So being that we like an energetically clean room, having a natural energy cleanser like Selenite under the bed or pillow is a must-have for restful sleep and sweet dreams. This crystal of “liquid light” maintains an energetically light and charged environment.
For those in partnerships, place a pair of Rose Quartz and Amethyst together on your nightstand. This energy combo balances that yin and yang energy and deepens the connectedness of your relationship.
Crystal for the Kid’s Room: Celestite
Celestite crystals have a calming and soothing energy. The gentle vibration of this luminesce stone calms chaos and ushers in a protective field of white light. Often tempered by bad dreams, help your child get to sleep easier by soothing their fears. Objects cast scary shadows that take on a new life in a child’s active imagination, but celestite can counteract those anxieties by serving as the light to combat the shadows. Celestite’s energy is a rainbow of happiness that will inspire good thoughts, happy dreams and more sleep-filled nights for you!
Blue Lace Agate on the bedside table also brings tranquil energies to relieve any stress, nervousness or anxiety. Every now and then, depending on if the energy of the room needs to be grounded, add Smoky Quartz to your kids’ bedrooms to stabilize and absorb any unwanted or overactive energy.
Crystal for the Kitchen: Carnelian
For most people, their favorite cook is their mother. Is she really the best chef in the world? Maybe, but more likely, there’s just something special about a meal made with nurturing love. Give everything you cook the same kick by adding the secret ingredient of loving energy to your kitchen.
A dynamic crystal, Carnelian emits an energy as bright as its fiery orange surface. This stone works for the kitchen because it delivers confidence, boosts creativity, stimulates motivation and increases stamina. Cooking is hard work. Carnelian will aid in lessening the physical toll that cooking takes on the body, and inspire you to take bold risks in those recipes.
We like to put Rose Quartz on the windowsills to hold that energetic space as you prepare food, and ensure that the ambiance is always centered around love. Create a kitchen altar with crystals for the homethat inspire creativity and innovation. Every time their sparkle catches your eye, feel a rush of inspiration flow through you!
On top of your table, place a Clear Quartz Point which keeps the energy pure and clean. When sunlight hits the clear quartz, it streams rainbows into the space and transforms it into a positive place for family meals. We also like to add a piece of Sodalite underneath the table to fuel harmonious conversations at dinner.
Crystal for the Living Room
Stress relieving Amethyst is ideal for generating a relaxing, rejuvenating space. It acts as an air purifier, clearing negativity and emitting positive energy. Amethyst has a very protective energy that also continuously brings you light and abundance. It’s one of those crystals for the home that you can’t go wrong placing in any room of the house!
Crystals for the Front Door
You may have an alarm system, but that’s not going to help when bad energy is trying to enter your space. Always have a piece of Pyrite or Carnelian just inside the door. These stones are not only protective in keeping negativity out, but they also invite in positivity through an energy of abundance. On the exterior, by the front door or any door leading inside, place a piece of black tourmaline on either side for added protection.
Crystals for the Garden: Green Aventurine + Quartz Crystal
This combination of crystals for the garden works as well for green thumbed savants as for their less cultivation-capable friends. If you tend to stick to cactuses for fear of killing yet another potted plant, boost your confidence and the energy of your garden with these crystals, and give gardening another try. Green Aventurine guides earthly energy up into the roots to pulse vitality throughout your plants. Bury it into the soil of your garden or potted plant with clear quartz for energy amplification. Quartz Crystal can also aid you in programming your garden with the intentions you want to set. Set those intentions with a quick meditation in the garden. Focus on what you want for your plants, and how you want to treat them. If watering is something you always forget, set an intention to be more mindful and attentive to your garden, and then bury the quartz into the earth.