Interior Design and the Art of Feng Shui
By Reed Talonario
The role of feng shui in interior design is vital. The principles behind feng shui coincide with the common aim of interior design for the space to be functional and aesthetically pleasing. These are credible and logical ideas that should be treated as beneficial guides in designing and decorating interior spaces. Feng shui is somewhat like a science that is based on a systematic determination of what the space needs, gathering pertinent information, experimenting with furniture arrangements and interior design elements guided by sociological principles, reaching the most reasonable and feasible results and building a list of recommendations that will aid in the design implementation.
Embracing this practice can be done by anyone who has the patience, time and energy to engage in re-arranging and redecorating design elements until such time when a final layout and design can be achieved. You can make your life easier by hiring an expert to have him assess the needs of your particular space. You do have to spend extra money, but for a worthwhile endeavor such as this, it will be one of the wisest things you can do.
Rather than be uncomfortable and restless in your living room with the wrong layout, why not consult your feng shui master or browse a guide book to find a feasible and workable layout. Feel free to rearrange your sofa or the dining table and find out where the best location for them is. Why not interchange the location of your living room and your dining area? You might realize that the new layout is better and it will allow you to maximize the garden view adjacent to the two areas. It will be a matter of trial and error to see what works and what doesn't. You have to learn to be in tune with every element you have in your house. You just might find the culprit for your morning tantrums in the morbid and gloomy painting that you have neglectfully placed on the right side of your hallway. Whatever element that gives you a discomfited and bothered feeling, you either have to remove it or change its location.
For feng shui practices to work and be successful in the long run, you must take the initial step to get to know yourself better and familiarize yourself with your surroundings, specifically your home. You must reach a balance between what you need as an individual and what your space requires. In feng shui, basically every form of hindrance, eyesore, or clutter should be eliminated because they disrupt the flow of positive energy around your home. The design elements that are left exude vitality and harmony that will appeal to you on a physical level as well as on a psychological and emotional one.
If you enjoyed this topic, you might enjoy reading more about contemporary interior design ideas. If you want to learn more about feng shui, you may want to consider consulting a feng shui interior designer for more ideas.