Minimalist Design: Feng Shui Meets Mid Century Modern

“Less is more” in both the world of Feng Shui and Mid Century Modern interior design. Feng Shui is rooted in the art of placement and mid century modern is built upon the foundation of functional design. Both design concepts value the importance of minimalism because both take into account form and space when applied to architecture and design.

In Feng Shui, the home is viewed as the sanctuary and holds a symbolic representation of what you may be experiencing in your live both internally and outside of the home itself. This is demonstrated by placing certain objects, decor and furnishings in specific areas to change the direction of the energy. Also, it can be as simple as fixing leaky faucets or replacing burnt out light bulbs when this occurs.

Mid Century Modern design also views the home as a sanctuary. The architectural structure and design focuses on bringing the outside world indoors. A common mid century modern home may have walls constructed using large glass panels so that nature can be seen from inside and will be made using efficient resources such as radiant floor heating and ergonomic furniture.

When joining Feng Shui and Mid Century Modern design, it can make a powerful combination. For example, a mid century modern sofa may be able to convert into both a daybed and a chaise lounger. Thus, you only have to have one piece of furniture in your home instead of having all three furnishings. This is better for you economically speaking, for the environment as far as production of resources and for your home because it allows for more space. The more space in an area, the easier it is for energy to flow through that space. This clears the path – an important aspect of Feng Shui.

While there are many other design rules and ideas in the art of Feng Shui and many different variations on mid century modern design, the fundamentals can be applied together to create a comfortable and happy home for you and your loved ones.