Feng Shui Design

Everything You Need to Know About Feng Shui Design

If you want to make your space relaxing, you can apply the philosophy of feng shui to your interior decor. The word ‘Feng Shui’ literally translates to ‘wind-water.’ It is an ancient Chinese concept of balancing different elements to enhance our energy – ‘qi’ (chee). The idea promotes peace and balance in one’s mind to improve their quality of life. Here are some ways to incorporate Feng Shui in your interior designs.

The Five Elements of Feng Shui

Incorporating the five Feng Shui elements in your home design will ensure a positive energy flow. You can add furniture or decor that resembles the elements and balance the flow of qi.

Earth Denotes Balance and Stability

You can add rocks and crystals as showpieces or use precious stones in your home. You can even hang art depicting the earth in your house to ensure balance and stability.

Fire Denotes Passion and Brilliance

To represent fire in your home, you can light candles every once in a while or place some red objects. At the same time, if you own a fireplace in your house, it literally represents this element.

Water Denotes Wisdom and Tranquillity

Reflective surfaces, fish tanks or fountains help embody the water element and also help create a calm, relaxing energy in your home.

Wood Denotes Growth and Vitality

Plants, flowers and wooden furniture in your space reflect this element and help channel personal growth.

Metal Denotes Logic and Knowledge

Place metal frames or furniture to include this element in your house.

The Dual Components of Feng Fhui

Another ancient Chinese philosophy of balancing energy is Yin and Yang. It is believed that the two opposite forces are connected and when in harmony, they maintain the energy balance. Yin is soft, passive energy used in rooms where you need calm energy, like your bedroom and bathroom. On the contrary, yang is bold and aggressive energy that can be used in productive and social spaces of your house like the home office and kitchen. Here’s how you can imbibe the yin and yang in your space.

Declutter Your Space

Maintaining a good balance of energy means letting the qi flow freely. Getting rid of all the clutter and keeping only the things you use and require is a sensible Feng Shui practice. It also promotes a minimalist interior design. Moreover, a clean home will maintain a positive qi.

Opt for Simple Furniture

The concept of Feng Shui prioritizes rearranging existing objects rather than buying new ones. However, if you plan on replacing old things or starting your Feng Shui design from the ground, look for decor with clean, simple lines. Simple decor pieces provide a visual flow of balanced energy.

At the Flaunt Group, we provide services like interior design, furnishings, Feng Shui, staging and furniture rental, real estate, renovations and new home construction. Our high-quality furniture and interior decorating is designed and developed keeping in mind the principles of Feng Shui. Contact us to design or renovate your space today.