Interior decorating is an art form that not only brings color and light into a home, but also adds personality, comfort and good energy.
Interior design concepts are very diverse depending on themes and goals. Some people prefer minimalist, yet functional design plans, while others prefer more complex and defined design plans. Although there are several design principles to choose from, interior designers should always pay attention to energy flow in their design plans.
Everything in this universe is made up of energy; from the life force to the earth element, everything works on an energy map. These energetic forces can be manipulated into positive or negative energy. The Chinese concept of yin and yang is based on this philosophical balance of positive and negative forces in the universe. It was then applied in the field of interior decoration by introducing the elements of Feng Shui.
What is Feng Shui?
Before we talk about the elements of Feng Shui and how you can manipulate it, let’s first understand what it actually is. The Chinese practice of manipulating the life force helps control the “chi”, that is to say the flow of energy. Feng Shui focuses on the two primary energy forces of wind and water to influence areas of your life.
Simply put, wind and water have the ability to flow freely. Feng Shui elements are arranged in such a way that these natural elements flow through the living space of the house. The good energy that is emitted through the use of Feng Shui, affects the temperament, vitality and general well-being of the inhabitants. In a way, Feng Shui closely mimics the components of Yin and Yang. It helps to balance the flow of good and bad energies.
The marrow of these nurturing components is the chi, or life stress. Wind and water are immediate carriers of chi, as their quality of flow reflects their fundamental nature. All living creatures are largely made up of these two components. In this light, Feng Shui is the specialty of planning the conditions of amiability with the flow of chi through the design of the living space, and this flow supports and enhances the chi or life drive of the person.
Feng Shui: when it comes to redesigning your rooms for absolute well-being!
General layout of the house:
Feng Shui uses the principles of engineering, interior design and astronomy to create a positive impact in the home, without giving in to superstitions.
It is essential that the house be designed with a symmetrical or asymmetrical balance. It should have a well-designed exterior that facilitates the growth of natural elements, without hampering the environment. Feng Shui emphasizes the need to cultivate as many natural energy forces as possible to maintain the balance of Yin and Yang in a home.
The layout of the rooms:
In order to create positive energy in the arrangement of rooms, it is better to remove all inclined structures. According to the principles of “chi” and Feng Shui, inclined structures tend to attract the most total chaos. This is not due to any superstitious belief, but rather the danger posed by leaning structures.
If it is impossible to remove these negatively impacting structures around the house, Feng Shui experts suggest using Bagua reflections outside the house to prevent the flow of negative energy.
The position of the house:
Feng Shui experts suggest that a house should not be placed near a cemetery, landfill or garbage dump. These places generate negative energy that is harmful to the inhabitants.
According to the basic principles of Feng Shui, it is better if the house is located on an open path, at a sufficient distance from the street. Garages should be created without penetrating the perimeter of the house, in order to keep negativity away from the outside. The positioning of the house plays a major role in balancing negative and positive energies within the home.