Animal Figurines or decorative items in the form of animals such as elephants, tigers, birds, peacocks and other attractive animals are very commonly seen in houses. These figurines are often used as decorative items in the front porch, living room, aisles leading to the bedrooms, study rooms and even office rooms and other personal spaces in homes and offices. Many people are keen on buying animal figurines and other kinds of figurines such as family sculptures figurines that look like the various members of the family in their home as decoratives. Not only do they serve as exciting and attractive decor items for homes and offices, they also have a traditional and sentimental value attached to them.
Animal figurines for example hold a very special place in Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra, both of which are known to be a specific science that deals with architectural and home designing based on the flow of positivity within the home. Certain architectural things and additions in the home are known to be extremely beneficial in allowing lady luck in the home whereas some other things are to be avoided so as to repel negative energies in the home.
History of Home Decor and Architectural Science
The concept of home decor and architecture has been around for centuries today. There are many methods that people have come up with based on convenience and general principles when it comes to architectural design and home decor. The two or primary methods that have been created and have been in existence for a long time are Feng Shui and Vaastu Shatra. Both these sciences are well known in the origination countries and are also backed by science for being extremely accurate in most ways.
Let’s take Vaastu Shatra for example. It originated in India and finds its place in the Vedas – a mythological scripture that serves as the guide for the ways of life and living in the world. The Vedas talk about many things and one of the many topics that it covers is Vaastu Shastra. Vaastu means objects in Sanskrit, the world’s oldest language and Shastra means Study or practice. Vaastu shastra defines the way the house needs to be designed in the way that houses need to be organised keeping in mind a few principles.
Some examples of Vaastu Shastra in real life engineering are the location of the various rooms. There are concepts such as jala moola, Agni moola, dhana moola etc. They correspond to the elements such as water, fire and wealth. Based on these concepts the rooms in a home are decided such as the placement of water storage and waste water release, the placement of kitchen, the placement of money in the house and the master bedroom etc. It is believed that following these principles help in bringing good luck by channelling positive vibrations and repelling negative energy.
Same is the case with Feng Shui – it advocates the use of certain areas of the house for certain purposes such as kitchen, baths and bedrooms. It mainly talks about house decor and suggests what’s to be used and what should be avoided in a home. This refers not only to objects but includes all kinds of utilities, colours, decorative items etc. When it comes to decoratives, there is a world of objects that can be used for good luck, prosperity, happiness, positivity and love in home and the office.
Figurines for Home and Office
Figurines are small sculptures made from a variety of materials such as metal, plastic and fibre. Figurines come in a variety of types such as animals, people and even customisable figurines of specific people that one wants to have at home such as themselves, a loved person or the entire family in the form of family sculptures figurines. Figurines are extremely adorable and a great way to keep the house looking attractive and to add a personal touch to the home.
Animal figurines in particular, are also a great way to decorate homes. Certain kinds of figures such as animal figurines of elephants, tigers, birds and dolphins are not only a cute way to decorate a home but they also have a special place and value in Feng Shui and Vaastu Shastra. For example, having elephant figurines in the home denotes good luck and prosperity. The way the elephant is, the direction at which it is pointing to and the number of elephants in the figurine, all of these things are important when it comes to Feng Shui and Vaastu Shastra.
For example: Elephant figurines are known to be great to be placed at the entrance of the home in the porch, in the living room, in the bedrooms, in the study room or even in offices. Elephants placed facing inward into the house are important for peacekeeping and having good relationships within the house. Elephants facing outward mean that they are protecting the house and can dispel negativity.
Tiger figurines are also great for the home. Calm tigers without any ferociousness in them are alright to be kept at home according to Vaastu Shastra. Fearful animals that are in a ferocious state are to be avoided as they bring volatile energy into the home. Calm animals such as dolphins, birds, fishes, peacocks etc are considered safe for homes as they bring positivity and soothing sensations for home and office.
Today, technology has enabled 3D printers to easily mimic anybody’s face and can be made into attractive 3D figurines. These figurines could be of a person or entire family members. These Family figurines are excellent to decorate one’s personal space such as the bedroom or study room. They also make for great gift items. All one needs to do is send across images of the person’s figurine that they want to make. The 3D printer scans the images and can easily create figurines with a 3-dimensional effect with the facial and body features. They can be ordered online and are extremely affordable.