With the Chinese New Year just around the corner (the First of February 2022), what could be more fitting than brushing up on Feng Shui designs? Let’s dive into the beautiful world of harmonious interior designs and clever redecorations.
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese decor style, used to maximize the energy flowing in the home. This energy flow is believed to bring in good health, success, and luck. "Feng” means wind and “Shui” means water - both refer to flow and movement. Feng Shui is all about finding the right balance and harmony between different elements inside the home to make its residents live out their life to the fullest.
Here are 5 simple tips to redecorate according to the Feng Shui philosophy.
Tip 1 - A bright welcome
Your front door and the outward appearance of your house are more important than you may think. In order to welcome in good energy, you need the front of your house to look its best! There is no particular color palette that’s advised for your front door, but the point is to give it some thought and decorate it according to your own liking. A bright entrance bodes well for the energy it attracts.
Tip 2 - Sleeping well requires clarity
In order to create more clarity inside the bedroom, make sure to declutter it of as many material things as you can - especially right beside your head. A cluttered house leads to a cluttered mind - and the opposite of a good night’s sleep. According to Feng Shui, the mess that’s visible right before falling asleep has a bad effect on the quality of your sleep, which is why a cleaner-looking bedroom with calm colors is preferred.
Tip 3 - Placement is key
Waiting for that promotion? How about you try changing the desk’s location in your home office.
To welcome in good fortune, beds and desks need to be placed as close to the doorway as possible. Otherwise, they are obstructing the energy from flowing in. This is true for most large pieces of furniture, but it’s especially important when it comes to offices and bedrooms, where we spend a large amount of our time in.
Tip 4 - Bring in as much natural light as possible
According to Feng Shui, not even the fanciest light bulb can beat natural lighting. Large windows are encouraged because they not only let in the sun’s rays but also help the air circulate in the home. Try to use see-through curtains to block as little of the sun as possible, and keep your windows open on sunny days. This will let the good energy flow undisturbed.
Tip 5 - Add natural elements
Nature-inspired decor is a big part of this fascinating philosophy that seeks to create harmony inside the home. Wooden furniture, marble counters, beautiful shiny crystals as decor - as long as it comes from mother nature, it’s welcome inside the home. Try to pick at least one element you’re drawn to and keep it in mind when redecorating your home - the result may surprise you for the better!
These are our top tips on Feng Shui decorations! Did you like them? You can try implementing them in your own house, little by little, or in your Redecor designs! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.