No matter what your feelings are about the Chinese system of divination, Feng Shui is an important element of design. If nothing else Feng Shui is a tool for creating clean design aesthetics. Initially used in oriental buildings Feng Shui is a guide for creating a harmonious and prosperous space.
To break it down in simple terms there is good energy and there is bad energy, and the goal is to arrange a space for optimal positive energy. Along with Qi (good/bad energy) there is the element of Yin and Yang or polarity which is essentially contrast, light/dark, etc. Finally the placement of objects within a design space should be place in the four directions (north,south,east,west).
Of course Feng Shui is much more intricate in detail but there are some basic design elements that can be incorporated in every home.
Clean Space – Remove clutter
Indoor plants – for energy
Keep heavy furniture away from the door or entrance
In the kitchen keep the stove clean and in good working condition
In a home office the desk should be positioned for a full view of the door
Keep the TV out of the bedroom and be sure that the bed is not placed in a way that put your feet to the door.
Add a water element such as a fountain of picture of water.
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