What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is a 3000-year-old philosophy from China that makes your environment affect your happiness. The literal translation is wind and water. In the funeral book Zang Shu it says energy (Qi) floats on the wind (Feng) and spreads but remains where the water (Shui) encounters. Which makes it a philosophy you can go in all directions. In this blog we will mainly focus on applying Feng Shui to an interior.
Feng Shui has a lot to do with the Ying and Yang sign. Ying and Yang stands for balance. And you can apply this everywhere, including in the interior. That expresses itself as a way:
Ying = massive, immobile, facing downwards and inwards.
Yang = light, active, fiery, upwards and outwards.
How do you apply Feng Shui?
You can apply Feng Shui in many ways and in different degrees. Here in the west it is difficult to apply because many houses are not built to it. You could apply other guidelines;
A lot of attention is paid to the 5 elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal.
There are certain colors that always come back in the interior: blue, green, red, yellow, terracotta, gray or white. These are colors based on the 5 elements.
Many organic forms are also used, so many round finishes.
Saving is important that you have a space with enough balance between the elements and colors and that you have created a space that allows you to relax. Feng Shui is mostly applied in the bedroom, but you could apply the philosophy in all rooms.
The goal is to make sure that your house is a reflection of yourself and therefore it must always remain a personal interior. It is also intended as an awareness of the choices you make and the behavior you display.