Where most styles of interior design focus on functionality or aesthetics, Feng Shui has an entirely different approach. Feng Shui is about creating harmony and peace in your home by incorporating elements of nature. Ancient Chinese philosophers studied nature and its elements to come up with five main categories: wood, metal, fire, water, and earth. Feng Shui is the practice of placement.
Creating Feng Shui
The art of decorating with Feng Shui comes down to a nine segmented map. This map is referred to as the Western Bagua Map. It breaks down your home into nine different sections. Eight of which are at each direction of your home: north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, and west. The last sector is the middle of your home. Each direction has elements that best work at letting energy flow into your home.
West Corresponds with Metal Element Colors
When properly incorporating Feng Shui, every direction has a purpose. The west section of your home is 247.5 to 292.5 on a compass. This section is best for metal elements. Metal can be represented through white or gray. Painting your front door these colors can help positive energy enter your home.
The counterpart to metal is fire and water. Both of these outdoor elements can hurt metal. Thus, it is best to refrain from using these colors on the west side of your home. Fire is represented by red, orange, pink, and yellow. Water can be represented by blue or black. Keeping the doorway and entrance as white or gray as possible is vital. You can even change out your door handles to a more metallic metal look as well.
Feng Shui is the art of placement. It does not prioritize looks and functionality over proper energy in the home. Incorporating the many philosophies of Feng Shui takes time. Do not be stressed to accomplish it all at first. For more understanding of Feng Shui, make sure to subscribe.