Spruce up Your Condo Using Feng Shui Design
Just bought a new condo in Bangkok? Or perhaps thinking of doing a makeover on your current one? Maybe it’s time to think outside the box and give Feng Shui designs a try. The Feng Shui concept has always been used by many in a wide variety of ways. In interior design, Feng Shui is valued for its perceived ability to bring peace, balance and harmony to a space and even for its so-called influence on the ties of the people who live in that same space. Intrigued? Here are a few tips on how to apply the Feng Shui design concept on your Bangkok condominium unit and achieve its promises:
- Find a Feng Shui Conducive Condo
If you’re thinking of buying or moving into a new condo, you will need to keep a few principles in mind so as to choose a unit that would best fit the Feng Shui design concept. Look for a clean, well - lit main entrance in a secure location. The higher up the unit is, the lesser floors above it and the lighter the energy. Having a condo in a high level assures you of more natural light and a better view. You also need to stay away from the busy energy coming off of the elevator and stairs. Once you find all of these characteristics in a unit, you’re a step closer to completing your project.
- Clear the Old Energy
What this simply means is to get rid of the clutter in your current condo. There’s no point in redesigning a topsy-turvy place. By clearing the old energy, you are assured of a strong and clear foundation.
- Double it Up
A sense of balance can be achieved by using pairs of furniture. Matching nightstands with table lamps on each side of the master bed is considered a great way to create equality in the relationship of a couple. Items in twos are good in Feng Shui, but it’s always better not to overdo it.
- Apply the Perfect Color Scheme
A good Feng Shui color scheme usually requires a bit of work. The first step is to understand the bagua, or energy map of your home. Each bagua has corresponding colors that work for them. If your living room is in the South Feng Shui bagua area, for example, you will be invited to strengthen the Fire and Wood Feng Shui elements. Reds, oranges, yellows, as well as all shades of greens and browns will be excellent Feng Shui choices for your living room.
- Create the Illusion of a Bigger Space
Condo kitchens, in particular, are usually smaller than the average. This is where Bagua mirrors come in handy as they are one of the best solutions for a small space. In fact, they are called the aspirin of Feng Shui! Find a perfect spot in your kitchen where you can mount that mirror, so that it can bring in more light and visually expand the space.
- Build Your own Feng Shui Spa
The bathroom can become quite a challenge when integrating the Feng Shui concept as it tends to leak energy and is believed to have an overall bad reputation. Aim to create a bathroom that will send a healing and calming energy throughout the home. A combination of pleasurable visuals, enticing mirrors, the right scents and strategic lighting (including candles) usually does the trick. The Feng Shui design concept may seem a little cryptic to some, especially those who are not acquainted with it, but it can be easily achieved by understanding its basics. A little effort goes a long way. With Feng Shui incorporated in the interior design of a condo unit, you'll get more than what you paid for. You'll gain not merely a space to live in but a haven of good vibes and relaxing energy to sustain your soul for eternity.