Interior design has many tools to make a space functional and beautiful. Feng Shui is the study of interactions between people, buildings and the environment; understanding how these interactions can influence our quality of living is crucial to a good design, if we can create an environment that will encourage good energy, our lives will flourish.
Feng Shui uses positive and negative energy to create different reactions from a space, this can be influenced by many things such as color, earth elements, direction, vegetation, mirrors, and crystals.
Feng shui along with good aesthetics can be easily incorporated to make any design filled with positive energy!
A bagua map is a tool used in modern forms of feng shui to map a room or location and see how the different sections correspond to different aspects in one’s life. These sections are believed to relate to every area or aspect of life. Different colors and elements represent various aspects of life, which when used in the correct areas of the home will have a positive effect.
Plants are always excellent feng shui for a space because they bring vibrant Chi, or energy into one’s space. As long as the plants are kept healthy and are placed in good feng shui bagua areas. Vegetation can symbolize wealth and the green color of plants symbolizes family and community. This dining room is a great example of how smaller accent plants can achieve the positive energy.
In feng shui, a mirror brings the energy of the feng shui element of water. Mirrors are also used to expand a space, as well as to draw the beneficial Chi, or positive energy in. With proper placement, they can dramatically shift the flow of energy in any given space while bringing a sense of refreshment and calm. The mirrored headboard and dresser in this room does just that!