Many people have recently chosen to take inspiration from the East when transforming their home – this has proven to be a popular interior design tool for many years now. Regardless of whether you own a contemporary or traditional property, feng shui helps to promote feelings of harmony, balance and welcome.
What is feng shui?
While many believe feng shui to be something of a vague concept – a surge of Chinese investors in Britain have greatly increased its popularity in the UK. This cultural and spiritual belief involves pinpointing a location where you really belong, through the use of good energy. This energy promotes a feeling of wellness in your home, allowing you to feel at ease in every room in the household. To achieve the full benefit of feng shui in the home, your interior must feel serene and composed, with a sense of warmth and flow.
Go with the flow
A house with good feng shui boasts a strong, smooth and unblemished energy flow to the front door – nothing should obstruct the door or pathway. Brightening your interior space using the likes of an open plan living concept will create a clean space with plenty of light and fresh air. Ridding the home of unwanted clutter and obstacles will not only free your mind, but also the many surfaces in your household. The main energy centres include the bathroom, the bedroom, the living room and the kitchen.
Good feng shui in the living room
A clutter-free home that is light and bright has the beginnings of a feng shui living space. Putting a clear organisation system in place is a must, especially if you wish to promote the correct energy. When choosing a good feng shui decor scheme for your living room, begin by creating an energy map of your home. This will help you to choose the correct colours, fabrics and shapes for key furnishings, including sofas and chairs. G Plan has a wide range of Stunning Fabric Sofas to choose from, which are guaranteed to create a welcoming and stylish focal point. Your aim is to provide a clear, unobstructed flow of energy, which can be achieved by placing your furniture in the right place. Although minimalistic in style, it’s still important to create areas of warmth to encourage cosy, social and centred environment.