A Beginner's Guide to Crystals for Every Room in Your House

crystals on a table
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Crystals are crazy-gorgeous, but their supposedly powerful metaphysical properties can make decorating your home with them a bit intimidating. What if you accidentally conjure bad financial luck by putting the wrong crystal on your desk? Is that green stone by your bed to blame for all the fighting you and your spouse have been doing lately? The good news is, whether you believe in this new age type of thinking or not, there's no wrong way to decorate with crystals. There are some better ways, however, to make the most of their alleged powers. If you've been interested in seeing what crystals might do for the energetic frequency of your home — while looking all sparkly to boot — this guide will get you started.

The Bedroom

Rose Quartz and Amethyst
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Stone: Rose quartz

Rose quartz is known for summoning romance and clearing its biggest energetic foes — jealousy, insecurity, and resentment — from the heart chakra. If you're seeking new romantic opportunities, looking to ease a broken heart, or hoping to spice things up with the one you love, keep a chunk of rose quartz on your bedside table.

Stone: Amethyst

Amethyst is a calming crystal that will bring chilled out vibes to your sacred space, making it easier to unwind at the end of a long day. It's also known for being an excellent sleep aid, especially for those who are into conjuring lucid dreams.

The Bathroom

Celestite and Smoky Quartz
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Stone: Celestite

No relaxing bubble bath is truly complete without a glass of wine, a scented candle, and the transformative, purifying energy of a celestite crystal. Super duper high-energy, celestite encourages spiritual growth and can help connect to other realms of consciousness while you soak.

Stone: Smoky quartz

Crystal healers say that smoky quartz is helpful with pain relief, if you're aching after a rigorous workout, drop a chunk in the steaming bath along with some lavender oil. Smoky quartz works particularly well with the root chakra, grounding the user to the physical world and helping to ease the type of anxiety that produces unrealistic fears and expectations.

The Entryway

Black Tourmaline and Hematite
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Stone: Black tourmaline

Black tourmaline is bursting with protective energy and there's really no wrong place to put this stone in your home. The entryway makes the most sense, though, because you can give it a squeeze before picking up your keys and heading out to face the world. But perform a similar ritual when you get home too — black tourmaline acts like an energetic security alarm, telling bad energy to beat it.

Stone: Hematite

For a boost of self-confidence before embarking on the day ahead, put a chunk of hematite by the front door. This protective stone helps release the self-imposed limitations that can make day-to-day challenges seem insurmountable. If you're having a particularly stressful week, keep a hematite palm stone in your pocket for extra good vibes on-the-go.

The Office

Citrine and Pyrite
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Stone: Citrine

Known as the "success stone," a cluster of citrine is not only a gorgeous paperweight, but it also stokes the imagination, inspires new ideas, and helps make clear-headed decisions.

Stone: Pyrite

Like citrine, pyrite is also associated with success, specifically good luck. A stone with strong protective vibes, pyrite is especially useful during times of stress, because it conjures resilience, stamina, and the will it takes to resist falling into negative patterns.

The Living Room

Selenite and Rhodenite
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Stone: Selenite

Although physically fragile (seriously, don't drop it!), selenite will ward off any additional negative energy that manages to slip past the black tourmaline at the front door. A calm, peaceful stone, selenite conjures feelings of tranquility and joy, helping to ensure that your living room is a space to relax and have fun with family and friends.

Stone: Rhodonite

The living room is often a communal space and it's where most are likely to have deep, serious conversations with loved ones and/or roommates. To that end, rhodonite in any form will encourage positive, open communication and good intentions.

The Kitchen

Blue Calcite and Red Tiger's Eye
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Stone: Blue calcite

Not only is calcite often found in the materials used in kitchen countertops, but this cleansing stone gets the creative juices flowing, which is perfect for at-home cooks looking to mix things up in the kitchen.

Stone: Red tiger eye

Keep a smooth, polished piece of red tiger eye in the pocket of your apron — in addition to encouraging creativity, the stone's energy is particularly strong when used in connection with the internal organs and promotes healthy digestion.

Amelia McDonell-Parry

Amelia McDonell-Parry

I'm a freelance writer and reporter for outlets like Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, BUST, Nylon, Woolly, and the Appeal, a podcast host for Undisclosed, and once upon a time, I was the founding editor of The Frisky.