The Chinese word for the technique of placing known as Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) literally translates to “wind and water.” After more than three thousand years of development in Asia, it has now made its way to the western hemisphere. Feng shui may be practiced in a number of different ways, or schools, but there is one aspect that underlies all of them: purpose.
To decorate with a purpose implies making deliberate decisions on the design. You may create rooms that are harmonious and balanced by being cognizant of the design goals you are using. Decorating using feng shui offers balance and harmony to your surroundings, as well as comfort and ease of movement. It goes beyond excellent interior design and decoration, making use of the symbols and instruments of ancient China to bring harmony to the spirit of the space you are in. One of the most effective methods to invigorate and bring your objectives, ambitions, and desires for the present and the future into manifestation is to bring balance and improvement to the environment in which you live and work.
When it comes to interior design, we adhere to the tenets of the Black Hat Sect, which are more often referred to as intuitive feng shui. As you get more familiar with the terminology and fundamental principles of feng shui, you will depend more and more on your intuition to steer you in the right direction when making decisions.
The practice of applying the principles of feng shui is a continual activity. Recognize the possibility that items that you formerly considered valuable may no longer have the same significance for you. It’s possible that the moment has come to let go of certain things that are no longer serving a purpose for you in order to create a place for other things that better reflect who you are today. This is a journey, and it starts with taking the first step, which is to get an awareness of the energy that runs through everything.
Chi, often known as the Universal Life Force
Everything has some kind of energy. There is a flow of energy through everything, whether it be alive or inanimate. It flows at a variety of vibratory speeds, all of which have an influence on humans. What strikes you as pleasant may not strike another person in the same way. The secret is to understand how the chi flows, which is truly the central tenet of the Feng Shui concept.
Imagine a calm river flowing through your house and creating ripples all over the place. This stream will carry anything you need or want, and it will also carry away everything you choose to get rid of. It is a consistent flow of vital lifeforce energy.
Now, take a glance at the front door of your house, sometimes known as the mouth of chi. Does the water flow into the building in a calm and unobstructed manner? Alternately, do the stairs have an incline? Is the entrance positioned in such a way that traffic has to travel around a garage before it can enter? This is how we start to become aware of the route that chi takes.
Doors and windows are conduits for the entry and exit of chi. It lingers in the distant corners of the room. And corners that protrude into the room release what are known as “poison arrows” of chi. Also add visual interest: exposed ceiling beams. The first step in “opening your feng shui eyes” is to have an understanding of the many ways in which architecture may influence chi.