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Feng Shui Your Way To Interior Design

Feng Shui design is a great design principle to incorporate into your home as these ancient Chinese principles can also be used to promote both our mental health and wellbeing. It has become more important than ever in recent times. Having good Feng Shui can help create balance and positive energy within our homes which is something that we could all do with. This will help aid interior designers to start building positive houses, gardens and office environments which are becoming more and more appealing to consumers. By considering Feng Shui design elements this can ensure for better use of space, positive layout and a more welcoming environment.

Zara Home Fall Winter Collection, Feng Shui Style

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Feng Shui Design Tips

Clear the Clutter

 Try and avoid having too much mess as this can prevent the energy from flowing and can cloud your thought’s. Having a clean space will give you a breath of fresh air within the room and will help you to clear your head.

The Casa Cook Rhodes Hotel in Greece showcases quite the spread of light neutrals.

The Casa Cook Rhodes Hotel in Greece showcases quite the spread of light neutrals.

Air and light, make sure this can get into the room

Especially as air is one of the key components to the meaning of Feng Shui, this must be allowed in. By creating an open space this will allow for natural light and air to shine through and bring good energy and rejuvenation to your environment.

Design Project by Catherin E Wilman . Interiors in Maida Vale, London

Design Project by Catherin E Wilman . Interiors in Maida Vale, London

Incorporate Natural Elements

Try incorporating house plants into each room when decorating. They will improve the energy of the room, increase your health and act as a natural purifier for the air.

Autumn Style Trends  Temple & Webster

Designed by Temple and Webster 

Make a good impression with your front door

This is key if you want to attract good energy to your home, you want to create a welcoming front door. This could be done by tiles, colour, plants and plant pots or even ceramic features.

Doors of London - Orange by photographer Bella Foxwell

Doors of London - Orange by photographer Bella Foxwell

Door designed  by Hayley Stuart

Door designed  by Hayley Stuart 

Make use of crystals

When designing a room in your house consider incorporating crystals into that room. In particular citrine for healing and wealth, rose quartz for love and tourmaline for protection.

Photography by Vanir-Nebulae

Photography by Vanir-Nebulae

Rose Quartz Tumbled Stones Skip to the beginning of the images gallery Quartz - Rose Tumbled Stones

Rose Quartz Tumbled Stones

Schorl Tourmalines by ANDREA LI

Schorl Tourmalines by ANDREA LI

Place your bed and desk towards doorways

By facing your bed frame and desk towards the doorway of the room increases power and minimalizes vulnerability.

Pinterest: Mayhem Zahuda

Pinterest: Mayhem Zahuda

Feng Shui Design Tips by Room

You may prefer to design by each room in the house. Here are a few key points to consider: 

Bedroom

Let’s start with the bedroom. When considering where to put the bed in the room try and place it far away from the doorway but avoid not directly facing it. Also try and avoid having too many electrical component’s close to your sleeping space. Think about plugging them into different parts of the room.

This is down to preference but try and avoid putting a television into your private sanctuary. As this often can become the focal point of the room and takes away from the calming energy. That will help you to relax and switch off from a busy day. 

CODY ULRICH ; DESIGN: HOMEPOLISH

CODY ULRICH ; DESIGN: HOMEPOLISH

If your bed frame is wooden or metal, try and choose soft coloured linens. Try and combine both feminine and masculine details to establish a balance within the room. When deciding on what products and materials to use within the bedroom, fill your bedroom with cosy materials that will create a restful, calming energy. Think about using hues of blue and green to help develop that calming, restful feeling and clear out whatever you have under your bed as this will help with energy flow.

SILVIA Umage

SILVIA Umage 

Living Room

When you design your living room start with the largest pieces of furniture you have, this may be sofas or tables and chairs. Although when placing these furniture pieces into the room make sure that they face the door opening of the room and is placed against a wall. The best wall in the room is the one furthest from the entrance of the room and allow for a few centimetres of breathing space between each item.

SPLENDOR STYLING

SPLENDOR STYLING

If you have any other additional seating that you want to add to the room, think about where to put it based on the conversation it can create about the room. But make sure not to cramp the space as the goal for the lounge is to create energy flow.

If you are considering thinking about adding a coffee table to your lounge, then try and avoid harsh angles go for soft edges. Don’t worry if a circle or oval shape feels too contrasting, this can be combined with smaller elements within the lounge such as ceramics, rugs and artwork. This will create a better balance.

When considering curtains or blinds, think about using sheer and lightweight materials/fabrics to prevent energy from escaping but allows natural light to shine through. A great way to brighten up the lounge. If you have any bare windows, try placing plants by them.

MARA- Designed by Article

MARA- Designed by Article 

Considering adding red elements to the lounge to help revitalise the room and help energize it. 

Home Office

The most important design tip for designing a home office is to remove clutter. 50 percent of your desk should be clear, this may include hiding all the loose cables you have hanging around your desk.

Designed by Brown

Designed by Brown

When positioning your desk in your home office, make sure that it is facing the door as this creates a position of power and is very important for your work environment and. Productivity.

Decorate your home office with personal items such as family photos and memorabilia. Also incorporate greenery into the room this may be through plants or even colour which will help you to focus. To revitalise the home office, think about adding a few red accents this may be through candles, vases or ceramics.

Project H Studio

Project H Studio

When considering what colours to paint your home office think about using gentle yellows and green to calm and centre the office. Add earth tones for stability, flower or a quote to remind you of what you need / want to accomplish.

 

These are our best design tips to use when following the Feng Shui design concept. Let us know if you use any of these design tips into your interiors or design. 

SJB Clarion Bathroom. Photography by Anson Smart.

SJB Clarion Bathroom. Photography by Anson Smart.