The ancient Chinese art of feng shui is based on creating balance in one’s space. Believers in the discipline assert that controlling the flow of energy in a room can lead to a harmony with the environment and a better balance of emotions. If you’re looking for a way to make your hotel more appealing, integrating some feng shui design elements into its decor is a great choice. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Incorporate the 5 elements.
The five elements of feng shui are wood, fire, earth, water and metal. Try integrating each one of these elements into your hotel rooms. For example, you could have wooden headboards, a metal lamp shade, a gently flowing water fountain, earth-toned walls, and fire-colored curtains.
- Place the bed within the pathway of the chi.
Chi is thought to enter the room through the door. Placing the bed in a position which allows it to be seen from the door, so that the chi flows directly to it, allowing for more restful sleep. Make sure the headboard is sturdy, as this evokes feelings of stability.
- Light up dark corners.
According to the philosophies of feng shui, darkness harbors negative energy. Avoid dark corners by adding light-colored materials or even lamps in these areas.
- Create open spaces for guests to mingle.
Open spaces are said to create positive energy. By integrating a courtyard or open mezzanine, your give guests a place to mingle, and recharge with this positive energy.
If you’re looking for help integrating these and other great feng shui design elements into your hotel’s rooms and common areas, contact Berlin Designs. We are South Florida interior designers dedicated to creating spaces you can be proud of.