Interior design has an impression among people to be of modern value. It is considered to be a luxury invented in the technological era to maximize the aesthetic potential of one’s living setting as well to fulfil the productivity potential. But it is only in recent times that we’ve understood the importance of the similar arts of architecture and interior designing that are found in historical context. And these are the Chinese Feng Shui and the Indian Vastu Shastra. We’ve begun incorporating the teachings of these arts in our interior decorations for an influx of good energies as well as an ancient aura.

Feng Shui

This particular flavour of geomancy originated in China and aimed at aligning various energies to harmonize one’s own living area with oneself. It literally translates to wind-water. Feng Shui is all about light and space. To incorporate the healing energy of “Chi” make sure to have open spaces and big windows to let in lots of light. Furthermore, Feng Shui believes certain elements create the balance of energies. For instance, if you are looking for monetary prosperity, incorporate wood and water in the furniture. For health and wellbeing, place lush plants in the east area of your house.

Vastu Shastra

Literally translated to “the science of architecture,” Vastu Shastra is the Indian equivalent of architectural art of harmonized living. It is more spiritual and religious in nature aiming to align the energies of the home dweller and the home according to the will of the gods. While Vastu Shastra is more in terms of architectural planning than interior designing, it can still be used as a guide to spiritual living. For instance, the bed must always be placed along the south or west wall to promote healthy marital life.