A feng shui scheme does not need to be minimalist, bland or bare, but relies on balance and harmony, nature and the elements, psychology and the senses. This can be achieved through colour, materials, placement, neatness, textures, etc. Integrating the principles of interior design and feng shui achieves a more cohesive and unified result that is both balanced and harmonious. This powerful combination of design techniques has an effect of subtle suggestion rather than the obvious, and has the added advantage of being sophisticated, elegant and timeless.
When entering a home for the first time, we take much more into account than just the visual appearance of the space. We notice how it feels and whether or not we feel welcome. We take note of the scent that greets us as we enter and whether the home is tidy and organised. We will notice the different textures that surround us and may even touch them. And we will listen to the sounds of the house too. It is all part of how we assess a space and the way we interact with it. Even our sixth sense will be on full alert if the property is strange to us. Hopefully that effort won’t be required, and you and your family and guests will feel at ease and enjoy your surroundings in your home by following my tips on using feng shui interior design to create a welcoming entrance and a wonderful reception room!
Over the coming weeks, read my latest blog on ‘Feng Shui Interior Design for Entrances & Reception Rooms’ which is in 8 parts as follows:
PART 1 – THE FENG SHUI SCHEME
PART 2 – THE ENTRANCE HALL
PART 3 – STAIRCASES & CORRIDORS
PART 4 – THE SITTING ROOM
PART 5 – THE DINING ROOM
PART 6 – THE HOME OFFICE/STUDY
PART 7 – PICTURES
PART 8 – FINISHING TOUCHES