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"Discover the secrets of Feng Shui interior design!"

The practice of Feng Shui interior design is part of an ancient Chinese concept centered on natural elements. The main goal of Feng Shui is to create harmony between you and your surroundings with balance being the key to success.

Feng Shui Interior Design

Have you been searching for the secrets to achieving a harmonious atmosphere in your home interior scheme? Personal living space is a great place to utilize Feng Shui interior design concepts. Feng Shui provides specific direction on your own best furniture placement, ideal color choices and even the types of materials and shapes you should use to produce a harmonious result.

One of the first things to keep in mind is that Feng Shui is an extensive philosophy that can be applied to various areas of life and society. There is much to learn about it to fully realize its benefits. It definitely has many facets.

There are five main elements in Feng Shui - water, wood, fire, earth and metal.

• Water = blue & black shades (represents positive energy)

• Wood = green shades (represents new life & renewal)

• Fire = red, pink & maroon shades (represents heat & light)

• Earth = orange, yellow & brown shades (represent health & well-being)

• Metal = white, silver, gray & gold shades (represents wealth & prosperity)

Feng Shui Bagua

A personalized Bagua map is the ideal method for fine-tuning Feng Shui to your lifestyle and circumstances. It can provide a guide for where to incorporate specific elements in virtually any room you wish to decorate in accordance to the principles of harmonious design. Your personal Bagua map provides you with the relationship between colors and the materials they represent to help you achieve success not just in decorating but in your personal life as well.

In general terms, arranging your space to promote the flow of “chi” (energy) is a critical element for a successful Feng Shui interior design scheme. For example, it’s important to have adequate space between objects in a room to promote the proper flow of energy. Imagine energy flowing like a breeze – invisible, yet moving through the room and around objects. Encourage this energy flow by how your position your décor. Good energy flow leads to a more harmonious result.

As you might imagine clutter is not compatible with Feng Shui living, so it almost goes without saying that resolving any clutter issues you may have before moving on to things like furniture placement is critical.

When it comes to harmonious furniture placement, a recommended Feng Shui technique is to orient your conversation areas with a view to the entrance of the room. Otherwise, the sense of the unknown can hinder the subconscious level and promote a feeling of unease.

Avoid creating darkened room corners, too. They also do not promote the flow of good energy. Other than direct lighting, you might make use of reflective objects in these areas or position a decorative mirror to better direct the flow of light throughout the room.

Feng Shui Interior

Healthy, living plants help promote the flow of good energy according to Feng Shui interior design practitioners and should naturally (no pun intended) be considered in your decorating scheme.

On another note, if your room is very boxy in shape, adding some curved elements can help you achieve greater harmony. A round coffee table or some arched architectural elements might create the perfect balance, for example.

To really experience the full benefits of Feng Shui interior design, I recommend taking some in-depth, “how-to” courses on the subject or perhaps hiring the services of a Feng Shui interior designer.

If you are planning a new home or just redecorating your current one, apply the secrets of Feng Shui to achieve a more balanced, harmonious and enjoyable interior.

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