How does Feng Shui influence interior design?



For many of us, home is a refuge. It is a place to rest and relax, and we spend a lot of time there- especially during the pandemic! That is why it is important to consider how our interior design can influence our mental health.


One of the ways to integrate wellbeing and interior design is through the ancient philosophy of Feng Shui. The goal of Feng Shui in interior design is to find harmony and balance between humans and their environment, so we can be happier, more relaxed, and find it easier to achieve our goals.


EVERYTHING around us has inherent energy, and Feng Shui helps us to harness this energy.


Feng Shui helps us turn our surroundings into calm and harmonious places where balanced energy flows freely, through the correct use of color, light, space, and positioning. It also aids to promote mental health and well-being by creating a decluttered space and using elements of nature that absorb and disseminate positive energy (Chi) in the house.


Here are some Feng Shui tips which help you to prompt positive energy in your house:

  • Organize the clutter. Create containers and places where similar things belong so that there is clear, clean space for the energy to flow through.

  • Clean under your bed so that energy is not trapped underneath where you dream.

  • Close your toilet when not in use so that toxicity does not permeate your space.

  • Repair leaking valves so that efficient flow is achieved.

  • Make sure your oven and gas are working properly so there is no toxicity leaking into your air.

  • Remove withered and dry plants from inside and outside the house to promote life rather than dead energy.




“We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.”

Winston Churchill




I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog post. I would love to hear of your experiences of Feng Shui in your home or workplace; please drop me a line at info@ayvanstudio.com.