Conscious home design differs from conventional interior design in that it looks beyond aesthetics to how the design makes you feel.
What is Conscious Home Design
Interior Designer Emily Rose Smith (Founder of The Energy of Spaces) – defines conscious home design as:-
“Creating home, body and soul alignment to re-energize you, which allows more flow, abundance and connection into your home and your life. It’s about becoming really conscious of every aspect of your home, including the design of it, the energy of it and how this links in with you and your life. It’s how your home links to your wellbeing.”
The Energetics of Design
Ever wondered why it is that some spaces you walk in to have a good feeling, while others make you feel uncomfortable?
Well the answer lies in the energy of the space.
“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nicola Tesla
Quantam physics proves that everything emits energy ( Now, before you think that’s way too complicated, just watch this video to see how amazing it actually is.)
Every building, product, design, material has an energy that can impact our energy, wellness and how we feel.
In addition our feelings, thoughts and emotions result in a unique energy signature that affects us, as well as those around us.
That’s the reason we may know that someone has been fighting before we enter a room or why some things make us feel good or bad.
Conscious Design Tools
Through conscious design you can change the energy in your home to be more positive resulting in a home that feels right for you.
While there are many tools available, here are some of the tools I have used and that work for me.
We can use Colour Therapy Techniques as every colour has an energy that affects us physically, emotionally and mentally.
Using the ancient art of Feng Shui, creating positive energy flow, called chi in the home.
Making Concious Purchase Decisions
Be aware that objects obtain their energy signature by:
- WHAT they are made from
- WHERE they are made
- WHO made them
- HOW they are made
So it’s important to ask questions to ensure that products bought for the home are sustainably sourced, cruelty-free and animal friendly.
If a product is unethical, is made by slave labour or has caused harm in the making; that energy is linked to the product.
Similarly, if an animal died in a cruel way and that animal product is in your home, the trauma of that animal will be trapped in the product and will impact the energy.
This energy would potentially affect you on a subconscious or even conscious level depending on how sensitive you are to energy.
It is no wonder that Vegan Interior Design is gaining momentum as more people realise this.
Thankfully the opposite is also true, so an object that is made with love or that uplifts a community will bring with it positive energy.
Cleansing Negative Energy
It may be time to clear your homes energy when you intuitively feel negative energy due to any of the following.
- A move to a new home.
- After purchasing antique furniture or even more interesting an antique mirror.
- You or any member of your family has been sick.
- Following a loss or breakup
- When you are feeling stuck or blocked in any way.
- After a major life transition such as a new baby, new job.
Clearing your home of negative energy will make it lighter, brighter and more creative.
You can clear the energy by:
- Setting a new intention for your home, be sure to and say it out loud. For example “I want to clear the negative energy from my home so I can restore my inner peace.”
- Clearing clutter to create a more open and welcoming space. This also helps to clear the mind.
- Using coloured crystals such as Black Tourmaline, Black Onyx, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Clear Quartz and Amethyst.
- Introducing colour and aroma therapy; for example, yellow is uplifting as is lemon scent.
- Making sure you have loads of light and fresh air.
- Bringing in some plants.
- See more easy ways to remove negative energy from your home.
Now is the best time to be conscious that our purchases, thoughts and feelings have an effect on our emotions and therefore our wellbeing and that our homes are truly a reflection of us.