Feng Shui and interior design are joined at the hip these days. I have worked with a few designers who live and die by it. Feng Shui is broken down into 5 elements, which we will cover starting today with the element water. The basic concept of Feng Shui is to keep balance. So if you feel something a little off in the room you just designed make sure all 5 elements are balanced.
Water encompasses the emotions in a space. So if you’re in a board meeting and the emotional level is on tilt you might have left the water on in the bathroom. In all seriousness the water should be balanced between the other elements or emotionally you will feel uneasy and restless. Also with a lack of water be prepared to feel isolated.
Myself I love using mirrors in addition to a well-placed fountain. I also like to add natural stone with dark tones, which adds to the water element. If you still are not feeling it then add an asymmetrical shape to the room. The energy should shift and you (in theory) should feel at ease.
Don’t always assume you need a million fountains because what you are going for is including objects that give a room the feeling of water. At first it is a tough concept to wrap your head around but it comes to you eventually. If all else fails a good test is if you can see your reflection.