You have probably heard the term “feng shui” often, but chances are you have no idea what it actually means. This ancient art and philosophy has been around for more than 3,000 years, originating in China, but has become widely accepted in the United States. It appears more complex than it actually is and is a tool often used by interior designers. The focus of feng shui is balancing the energies of any space promoting good health and prosperity for those inhabiting the space. Blending function and aesthetics with that balance the interiors studio, Robert Nassar Design, creates spaces of serenity.
Adopting a feng shui design is not as overwhelming as it may seem if you start off with basics and gradually move onto more intricate levels. The first step in this design approach is removing all of the clutter in your home. This process may take some time, but it will help to lighten up your space and is very important in creating harmonious feng shui energy.
Your home needs good quality air and good quality lighting in order to have the proper feng shui. On a beautiful day, open the windows, introduce feng shui air-purifying plants and allow as much natural light as possible into your space. The feng shui directive can change depending on the room you are planning to redesign. Moving the stove away from the door and avoiding positioning it in front of a window are key elements when discussing your kitchen. In your bathroom, hang a large mirror behind the bathroom sink and avoid installing the toilet adjacent to the door. In the bedroom, avoid placing your bed near the door and always have several lighting levels available.
Planning your bagua, or feng shui energy map, will help you define which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life such as well-being, happiness, and prosperity. This will also require bringing basic elements into your home. ccording the feng shui, introducing wood and water will attract prosperity into your life.
As you embrace feng shui you need to be mindful of your home and how its energy influences your well-being. Areas like your bedroom, your bathroom, and your kitchen play a large roll in the so-called feng shui “trinity” that is connected to your health.
After you have mastered the basics of this practice, Robert Nassar Design can bring everything into place infusing color, texture and placement suggestions for your home.