Style your living room with Feng Shui

Feng Shui Living Room simply mean to decorate a living room in Feng Shui style to allow free flow of healthy and positive life energy or ‘chi’ and enhance the quality of our life in general. Feng Shui aims to help us gain perfect harmony within our surroundings and life. Within the living room, dehumidifiers do not find favor with Feng Shui, while any corner and alcoves are believed to obstruct the flow of chi. Thus, you need to place your lights in such a way that there are no dark corners inside your living room and that they are also made a part of the living room by brightening them up. Putting a beautiful piece of art or a colorful painting there or perhaps a potted plant that has round leaves such spaces can make them look interesting too and help the flow of chi.

Style your living room with Feng Shui
Style your living room with Feng Shui

Make sure that you never put straight plants with thorns in such places. Wide wall spaces within the living room can be used to accommodate a mirror which makes your living room look spacious however they must reflect a beautiful view such as view from a window or the fireplace. Placing your mirrors incorrectly is only going to promote negative energy and may actually have opposite results. Cluttered living rooms are not a constructive living room idea based on Feng Shui. Do not try to accommodate too much furniture in the living room. If you really want to decorate your living room in Feng Shui style, your TV or sound system, should not be placed as one of the more important pieces or their electromagnetic waves may disrupt the flow of chi.

Feng Shui also describes masculine energy called yin and feminine energy called yang and seeks to balance them both. Thus, incorporate feminine elements on the ground or the sofa and fresh flowers on the center of the table within the living room. However, Feng Shui does not care for dried flowers and also forbids there use while decorating living rooms. Decorating your living room in Feng Shui style way to promote the feeling of calm and relaxation. It suggests that furniture layout of the living room should be more intimate, circular at its best. Furniture should never be pushed up against the walls and also the seating area should be so arranged that guests are comfortable and sit facing the doorway.

Furniture arrangement

The living room should be spacious, open, well organized and not be crowded full of furniture so the flow of chi can meander throughout the space. Rooms that are neat and tidy have a stronger Feng Shui than those that are filthy and messy. Sofas and chairs ought to be arranged in ‘conversation areas’ with a focal point such as a painting or a fireplace. The furniture should not be clustered together so much that there is not enough space for chi energy to flow through. Never have a sofa back facing a door, this really is uninviting and closes from the space.

Furniture positioning

To allow for proper balance, furniture should be space planned in either a rectangular or square pattern. Fabric covered furniture must be in yang related colors to be able to activate the yang chi (yang chi ought to be activated in bright, active spaces such as the living room). Yang colors include, yellow, orange, beige, brown, red and gold.

Room with a view

The larger the windows inside your living room the better, as this will bring the yang chi to your space (sunlight and brightness). If you have window treatments, be sure to open these up throughout the day with hold backs or tie backs in order to bring in plenty of sunshine. This also helps to light up your space; there should not be any dark corners. In the night time, adequate lighting should be used. To create auspiciousness into the room, hang crystals within the window that will bounce reflected light from the sun onto your walls and create rainbow patterns. Mirrors can also be used to increase the size of the space if it’s smaller and to reflect the outdoor landscaping from the window.

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