Design is basically how we live in our respective spaces. Feng Shui focuses on the flow of energy or Chi in the surroundings. At times, it is also considered the personal energy that should be encouraged and boosted, to bring welfare and prosperity. The crux of the matter is that the emphasis has always been on the influence on both, the exterior as well as the interior environment we dwell in. Depending on how balanced, harmonious and positive our space is, the quality of our life varies. To lead a happy and prosper life, Feng Shui lays down some basic steps and tips, which when applied to the design of your interiors, will bring drastic changes.
The free flow of energy is the prime requisite for bringing harmony in
our surroundings. To achieve this goal, the first and foremost thing to
be done is to remove any obstacle in the way of energy. This can be
ensured by having multiple pathways into a house, for the effective
distribution of energy. Mirrors can be used for drawing the energy to
different parts of the house. Chi is attracted towards smooth, rounded
Another important aspect of Feng Shui is achieving balance. The
existence of the universe is based on balance. Balance is very necessary
when deciding the space and design for a structure. It is essential in
every sphere of life, such as personal, professional, spiritual etc. The
basic aim of balance is to reinstate nature around us. Consequently,
Feng Shui favors natural items and materials made of wood, stone and
metal. Chemical products are disapproved, while technological objects
are hidden in holistic designs of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui strongly propagates the ideology of proper placement of
things and activities. For this, it employs Ba-gua, the energy map,
which determines the various regions of the house. According to Ba-gua,
there are nine zones or domains of the house that are located in
different directions and are dedicated to different elements. However,
there are different approaches for determining the same. The Ba-gua can
be placed according to cardinal directions, or according to the
astrology of the homeowners, or with the lower edge aligning with the
front façade of the home.