Should You Decorate Your Home With Healing Crystals?

When it comes to decorating with crystals, the possibilities are endless: From bookends to votive holders to planters, these beautiful stones can transform any lackluster space into a mystical oasis. Aside from their aesthetic appeal, however, many people believe that crystals hold metaphysical powers, including the ability to heal the mind, body, and soul through positive energy (via Healthline). "Crystal healing is a term that applies to a certain type of therapy which involves placing gemstones on your body or in nearby places to help draw out negative energy. Crystals have existed on earth for millions of years," Devi Brown, founder of wellness brand Karma Bliss, tells Elle UK. "They're a tool which works with your energy field to absorb, focus, and direct energies."

With that being said, there's very little scientific evidence to support crystal healing. In one study, for example, 80 volunteers were given either faux or real crystals. Six participants said that they felt nothing while the remaining volunteers admitted to feeling a change in their energy — that's a 92.5% success rate, which means the placebo effect worked! "A combination of placebo, which is powerful in itself, and the previously mentioned energetic properties of certain crystals certainly seem to have a real impact on the body," Jude Polack, the founder and director of bewater, tells Healthline.

Whether you're a true believer or you're just interested in learning more about the potential benefits of crystals, here are a few ways to incorporate healing crystals into your home's décor.

Restore harmony to your living space with clear quartz

According to Heather Askinosie, the co-founder of Energy Muse and co-author of "Crystal Muse," clear quartz "brings clarity to shadows within the mind" and can be used to purify and cleanse the energy of a space. "By elevating thoughts and perspectives, it will help manifest your intentions like never before," Askinosie tells My Domaine.

Clear quartz is considered a "high-energy" stone (via Better Homes & Gardens); you can amplify its properties by placing one or more crystals in or near the entryway of your home to create what Diane Kewley, the owner of Happy Soul, calls a "high-vibration entrance." Clear quartz also makes for a beautiful coffee table centerpiece, as well. Add a mirrored or glass tray and some candles and you've got yourself an Insta-worthy living space.

If you decide to use clear quartz in your home office or study, consider placing a cluster of crystals next to your computer or on your bookshelf. There are several clear quartz clusters, towers, and point pieces in various sizes available on Etsy.

Relax and recharge with rose quartz

Rose quartz, sometimes referred to as "pink quartz," is known as the "stone of unconditional love" (via Healthline). Some mystics believe that rose quartz has the ability to heal a broken relationship, inspire compassion, and create feelings of peace and calmness. To manifest positive energy in the bedroom, expert and crystal healer Kuhoo Gupta recommends placing a handful of stones in a glass bowl on your nightstand or positioning natural pieces of rose quartz in the southwest section of your bedroom (per Architectural Digest).

If you're a restless sleeper, crystal healer and reiki master Keith Birch suggests placing rose quartz under your pillow. "You'll take on the soft, peaceful, soothing energies of the crystal as you sleep," Birch tells Healthline. "This will result in your dream being calm, peaceful, and loving, once again emitting a positive vibration."

You can also use rose quartz in the bathroom. According to the online gem encyclopedia GIA, the Egyptians believed rose quartz could prevent aging — this may explain the whole rose quartz facial roller trend. "The roller itself helps remove excess fluid under the eye, while the cool stone constricts blood vessels to further minimize swelling," Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, tells Allure. "[Rollers] can also be used by themselves or in combination with your eye creams."