Make headway for a prosperous year by inviting a positive chi to your house with feng shui elements in the year of the Water Tiger. While feng shui within a home varies from one individual to another, there are some general principles to follow.
Having worked on several projects with feng shui requirements, Terri Tan, design director of Singapore-based firm Designworx Interior Consultant, is familiar with creating stylish homes that also adhere to geomancy principles.
Here, the seasoned designer offers some tips on how to stylishly incorporate feng shui elements into your home.
1. Know your auspicious directions before the renovation begins
In classic feng shui, the direction or orientation of your home plays an important role to accurately analyse how chi flows around your abode. If you’re intending to move or renovate your space this year, prioritise knowing your auspicious directions before you start the building works; this way, it can be easier to map out the furnishings required in each area.
“Feng shui requirements—in particular, the bed or study table orientation and the wealth positions—are best introduced at the conceptual design stage in interior projects,” says Tan. “As such, we will always check with our clients if they intend to engage a feng shui master during the initial meeting. If yes, we will only kick start the design after the feng shui report is completed.”
In case you missed it: Tatler’s Feng Shui Guide to the Year of the Tiger