Stay inside! – is the only rule these days to show solidarity in times of crisis from which no one can escape. It concerns us all! As Angela Merkel said in her speech to the German people: “Every single person counts.”
At TITLE we are very much involved with fashion and beauty, among other things. – Forms of expression loosing importance in times of isolation. Therefore, in this article we want to focus on what influences us 24/7: Our own four walls.
Interior design and architecture – art forms, we have never really appreciated before. Besides the right breakfast, nothing is as important for a good start into the day as a safe home. We don’t want to encourage you to order new things, which then have to be delivered home by couriers, but we want to introduce you to the harmony of Feng Shui. Which can provide for more well-being without buying new furniture.
Feng Shui comes from China. Its origins go back 3000 years and more in the Chinese cultural history. The name is composed of the Chinese word for wind (Feng) and water (Shui). The interaction of wind and water symbolically refers to the cosmically penetrating energy Chi, which plays a decisive role in Feng Shui. Unlike thermal energy, for example, Chi is not to be understood as a physically defined quantity, but serves as a model for the description of human spatial perception. “Energy flows where attention goes” – i.e. where we turn our attention, energy flows. The pictorial notions of wind and water are suitable for visualizing the flow character of our perception processes. Feng Shui is a whole package of different methods that can be used to find out which colors, shapes and materials, placed in the right places, stimulate the flow of Chi. Feng Shui can be applied to all styles of furnishing.
We have collected some tips for furnishing in the sense of Feng Shui, that can help you to improve room climate without much effort:
A central part of this room is the bed. It is not enough to simply put the bed against any wall. Since we travel to the land of dreams in our bed and sleep for a long time, we need security above all. Therefore, you should place your bed so that the headboard is against the wall and you can see doors and windows. According to Feng Shui, it is important that the bed is not placed between the door and window, nor between two opposite windows. In addition, there should be no water or heating pipes in the wall where your bed is placed, as these can affect your sleep.
According to Feng Shui it is important in the living room that the middle of the room remains free. This allows the chi to flow undisturbed, spread and strengthen the residents. To prevent the room from appearing too empty, round carpets are suitable for the centre, which integrate harmoniously into the overall picture. It is important to use colors that have already been used. Carpets create a cosy atmosphere – regardless of the furnishing style – and enhance the entire living area. A carpet is not only ideal in the middle of the room, but also under the coffee table.
A desk is placed ideal if you neither have the door in your back nor can you look directly out of the window.
small objects and decoration
Smaller tips that are easy to implement: Pictures on the walls must not suffocate a room. A mistake we often make: Hanging pictures at eye level. This way they usually hang too low and push the room down and take the air to breathe. Small pictures belong in a small room. Larger pictures should only fit into really spacious rooms.
Glasses, mirrors and shiny surfaces also stimulate the flow of Chi. Candlesticks, crystal bowls, coloured glasses or wind chimes are suitable for this purpose. Mirrors have a special meaning in Feng Shui. They can reflect beauty, bring vastness into a room and allow a view to the back, which has a calming effect.
You can also use the healing powers of nature by adapting your decoration to the respective season. Flowers, leaves, woods, stones, shells or a bowl of water are suitable in Feng Shui. Healthy plants on the windowsill prevent the Chi from being lost through the window area. Fluttering plants on the floor slow down the Chi and keep it longer in the room.
You can see an impression of the applied teaching of an interior designer in this video:
Of course we are aware that especially in times of crisis people who do not have a safe home suffer especially. Due to the quarantine, they lack important donations for the daily meals. Under the article you will find a link to the Salvation Army, which provides homeless people with warming clothes, food and essential medicines.