The phrase comes from an ancient Chinese system; “a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy.” Over time, the term has been related to interior design and the specific feel of a home.
What is Feng Shui?
Historically, feng shui had three essential principles: the commanding positing, bagua, and the five elements. The commanding position is where you want to spend the most time in a room. For example, the bed in your bedroom will probably be that room’s commanding position, located furthest from the door yet in eye sight from it, creating a place for you to feel confident and comfortable. Bagua is translated to “eight areas” which, put together, surround you as the middle ninth piece. Traditionally the eight areas represent family, wealth, career, knowledge, children, fame, helpful people, and partnerships. Earth, metal, wind, wood, and fire are the original Taoist five elements that synchronize to make a complete system. Choosing what you want to focus on in bagua and the elements can lead to corresponding color schemes and decorations.
Feng Shui in Your Home
Today, many have taken on integrating feng shui into their homes. The modern take on feng shui still aligns with the original purpose; to make your living space evolve with you and fit your needs. The foundations of this are clutter free, removing negative symbolism, natural light, and balance of the five elements. While less concerned with charts and compass directions, modern feng shui clearly reflects ancient traditions and can make for a personalized home.
Furniture Stores in Durango, CO
Furniture is a big part of feng shui, not only where you place the pieces, but the compatibility between each piece and the space. Furniture shopping can be daunting, especially online where you can’t actually see the size, exact color, and other fine details. Luckily, Durango has furniture stores like Durango Furniture, Northpoint Furniture, Artesanos Design, Urban Market Home, and ReLove which offers a blend of new and used as well as modern and antique pieces for every room.
Feng shui principles map out a way to decorate your home to be a welcoming and comforting place. Let us help you on your real estate journey and finding a place to call home.