San Diego, California (PressExposure) September 25, 2007 -- Spirituality and interiors are two radically different concepts at first glance; one deals with the material aspects whereas the other brings enhancement of the spirit to mind. Yet, if you look at them closely, both spirituality and interior designing aim at bringing about harmony and wellbeing.
The modern world boasts of far reaching scientific achievements and high mighty civilization. Yet it is plagued with stress and strain. The fundamental principle of living is to evolve towards a higher level in every aspect of life.
Man is in constant purist of happiness and peace, and his every activity is directed towards achieving the same. In his quest for endless happiness, man seeks material comforts in different ways, and interior designing is one such area. Good interiors aim to bring about harmony, balance and rhythm within limited confines. Many a time, in spite of opulence and grandeur, it fails to render an enduring bliss. There is unease, something seems to be amiss! There is a result of trying to keep up with the joneses the 5-star culture that many follow while doing up their private space. Such interiors satisfy the requirements of the individual only at physical level and fail to satiate the soul - the fountainhead of bliss.
The interior of any place should reflect the personality of the occupants rather than being mere ensemble of high-tech gizmos. The atmosphere must radiate warmth and give positive vibrations bringing about an essence of peace that transcends the physical of spirit.
No style of design could be more diverse in derivation or profound in meaning than a spiritual style. It addresses the temporal and the eternal. It accommodates ritual activity and embraces the element of nature. Whether abundantly decorated or austerely refined rooms design in a spiritual style is meant to elevate the spirit. Often they are filled with exalted imaginary, meditative light, soothing colors or reflective finishes. They are enriches with symbolism and personal content that add an ethereal aura. They provoke curiosity and stimulate insight, offer comfort and reassurance and enhance power. They help you to be in synch with your surrounding and extend calm and serenity, thus empowering your face the ups and downs in life better.
Rooms designed in a spiritual style leave a lasting impression on the eyes and the heart. Most styles are easily definable or readily recognized e.g. Greek style, Victorian style, etc. In contrast, a room designed in spiritual style primarily expresses its owner relationship with divinity. Any creation, no matter how simple, is endearing if it touches the heart.