With so many of us spending more time at home in 2020 than ever before, it’s natural that design trends in 2021 have shifted towards comfort and natural interiors that promote a feeling of tranquillity. These new trends work hand in hand with the ancient art of Feng Shui, a Chinese philosophy, dating back 5 000 years.
Feng Shui examines how energy flows through your home and how that energy can promote prosperity and well-being. This practice seeks to create balance and harmony between the main five elements: earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. At first glance, Feng Shui may seem very complicated, there are a few simple ways to incorporate the basics into your home. Here are some of our favourites:
Keep a balance between the elements
In both the kitchen and the bathroom, there’s always the temptation to include lots of bright metallic and reflective surfaces like chrome and mirrors. While these finishing’s do keep the sense of energy and life in the room, be sure to balance them with warmer surfaces such as wood or fabric. Try pairing some of Cobra’s striking chrome products with natural stone counters or a Victoria and Albert wooden Tombolo.
Victoria and Albert wooden Tombolo
Circles = Harmony
According to Feng Shui principles, accessories and furnishings with rounded edges create unity and harmony in the room, allowing energy to flow fluidly, without sharp corners hampering it. Victoria and Albert have a stunning range of modern bathtubs that can add both a trendy twist and gorgeous rounded edges to your bathroom.
Victoria and Albert Barcelona 3 Bath
One of the main elements of Feng Shui is water, which is related to wealth and wisdom. The bathroom is strongly associated with water, so in order to protect your prosperity, you need to make sure your bathroom is kept clean and tidy at all times. Our Cupedis Copper Mats are antimicrobial and kill bacteria, helping to keep the room sanitary. Always remember to keep your toilet closed to prevent metaphorically flushing your money away! Plants in the bathroom can also improve the Feng Shui of your bathroom while purifying the air at the same time.
For Love, Money and Your Kitchen
If you’re wanting to attract love by using Feng Shui, think in twos! Double sinks, two stools at the kitchen counter, artwork depicting two people anything goes! You need to project the energy of partnership into your space to help you find a special someone. If you’re after prosperity, introduce pops of red, green or purple as these colours are associated with wealth. Another very important thing to remember when attracting money into your life is to keep your kitchen spotless and clutter-free. Consider adding one of these Franke Waste Management Systems to help keep the room clean.
Franke Waste Management Systems