When spring is right around the corner, everything is reborn and renewed. And many of us like to renovate our homes, our businesses or even our year planning during this time of the year. It’s a season of expansion and growth, which can be applied to many aspects of life.
In this month’s post we want to show you guys the world of Feng Shui and how it can be applied to different potentially renovated spaces.
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potentially renovated spaces”
Discover everything that this Oriental philosophy has to offer. It has been working wonders over the years in terms of decoration and interior design, and it became well-known thanks to Marie Kondo.
What is Feng Shui?
Elle Decor says Feng Shui uses the five basic elements of nature to create harmony. We must place every object in a specific way in order to create balance between positive and negative energies.
It’s very important that positive energy flows correctly. The elements of nature (wood, fire, earth, water and metal) must be balanced too.
There are some other recommendations for harmonizing a space, such as sorting decorative items depending on the material they’re made of, avoiding mirrors facing corners or putting chairs facing the opposite direction of a room’s entrance.
There has been a new Western trend in Feng Shui, which adapts this philosophy to our way of life and culture. Thanks to people like Marie Kondo, it has become more widespread and used by more and more people, changing their lives in a positive way.
Feng Shui during Spring
Feng Shui interprets spring as an ideal time of the year to renovate spaces. Before spring comes, we should make certain changes in our space:
- Get rid of old things that don’t work
- Clean and organize thoroughly
- Renew textile elements with spring-related colors that encourage expansion and growth. A good example would be green, which is related to the wood element.
All these examples can be applied in any space that we would like to renovate, whether it’s a personal room, a hotel, a store, or anything else.
Applying it in different spaces
Depending on the space we’ll be working on, these recommendations can be adapted differently to each spring renovation project. For example:
Decoration is a key element in a hotel, so the way objects are distributed in either common or personal areas will affect how the guest sees the space.
- In the rooms we must study the colors depending on how said rooms are oriented (north, south, east or west), how big they are and the material that most of the furniture is made of (wood, metal, etc.).
- The bed would be the most important element, and the rest would be smaller elements that help create the balance we’re looking for.
- In common areas, we must avoid putting mirrors facing corners and place specific elements in passage areas so that energy can flow and create a harmonious and comfortable spot.
A good example of this Feng Shui would be the Spanish hotel FengShuites.
Whether they’re big or small, stores can renew their appearance and create a much more harmonious space with Feng Shui. They’re mostly made up of passage areas, so the way elements are placed is of great importance.
Colors must be as neutral as possible and mirrors should be used to create the illusion of a much bigger space, but always respecting how mirrors should be placed.
With a change of color, a simplification of the architectural elements for space to flow harmoniously and the choice of decorative elements depending on the orientation and size of the facilities, we’ll obtain a much more welcoming area for our clients.
Restaurants attract guests with their food, their brand and their location. Feng Shui techniques can provide a decisive touch to the culinary experience. Since they satisfy a basic need, pleasing the subconscious of our guests would be the main goal.
El Espejo Hotelero says there are several aspects we should bear in mind when renovating a restaurant following the philosophy of Feng Shui:
- Keeping everything tidy and clean to not block the energy flow
- A small, intimate and well-lit space is much more welcoming
- The kitchen must be clean and organized, and all items that don’t work should be disposed of
- Plants purify and create harmony
- White, yellow, red and green are colors associated with restaurants and food
- Mirrors will reflect the indoor space and energies. Avoid placing mirrors in from of doors or windows
- Avoid sharp and pointy objects. Round and sinuous forms allows energy to flow appropriately
- Water attracts fortune and suppresses bad vibrations
- The cashier must be located on the right side of the restaurant (looking from the inside out)
- Natural aromas and relaxing music make the space more harmonious
Your Feng Shui projects
If you’re looking to renovate any space with Western Feng Shui techniques, then you should know that here at Banema we’re up to date with the latest trends in interior design. We can help you out with your hotel, restaurant, store, or any other space.
Our team will evaluate the area, the elements, the materials and the color to offer the best proposal that will surely make a difference.
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