Regular people shape their spaces according to their own preferences and tend to use criteria that has more to do with aesthetics than anything else; their purpose is to get to a form that feels right, a place that represents them. Interior designers have more complex things in mind, and their choices are refined in time by study and experience; anyway, an aspect that they surely weigh more than newbies is functionality, next to the dynamics of the activities that will be taking place there.
But Chinese culture gives us another dimension of designing spaces – aside from aesthetics and functionality, the art of Feng Shui allows an optimal flow of energies, and this should contribute to the well being of those occupying that space.
Feng means wind and shui means water, both of them being symbols of health and good fortune. Together they bind in a holistic perspective that sees all elements of life as having a natural order, a huge environment with its own flow, alive and changing. Hipothetically, the same energy flows through us, through plants, through animals, through furniture and all the other things. And even if we can’t control the global flow of energy, we can do things that will turn our environments into more harmonious ones.
Basically, Feng Shui analyzes the bond between environment and human life and it should guide us to put things in such an order that we’ll be improving our chances for succes in any aspect.
Of course, some might be quite skeptical about this perspective and we understand why. On the other hand, fanatics might be excessively attentive to every detail of coloring and positioning. But for now, without going into the more profound details, we’d still like to tell you a couple of things that might help you.
For example, although we understand why you might find it strange to place an ”energetic fountain” close to your front door (even if, hipothetically, it’s supposed to get you more money), you might benefit from perfectly reasonable advice such as repairing anything that needs fixing (action meant to eliminate frustration and anxiety from your life) or placing books in a place where you can see them as soon as you enter the house (in order to make your home stimulate you towards learning).
Aren’t you a bit more curious now on this topic?