Posted 04 Jan, 2021
Feng Shui For Your Living Room
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that aims to find balance in the flow of energies and harmony between elements, in order to encourage physical and mental health, success, positive relationships and positive energy. Feng shui can be applied to many aspects of one’s life, but using the concepts to structure the design of your home can have some especially beautiful and harmonious results.
The strategies offered by this ancient technique lend themselves to harmonious homes that resonate with an undefinable energy that just feels right. And while it may seem undefinable, never fear; we have some easy suggestions to help you achieve a wonderful sense of harmony in your home.
Seating In Your Living Room
Now, the living room. Your couch should be positioned in such a way as to offer a clear view of who is entering the room at all times. Don’t position your couch so that you sit with your back to the door and cannot see or must twist yourself around whenever someone has entered behind you.
The Focus Of Your Living Room
Similarly, consider carefully what you want to have as the central focus in your living room. For many of us, the television tends to wind up as the main focal point in our living rooms, but this is not conducive to connection and conversation with your family. A fireplace is a much better choice – if possible, position your television in as out-of-the-way a location as possible, without making it difficult to watch it when you want to, or if you have the luxury of a home with a separate family room and living room, consider not having a television in your living room at all.
Mirrors Make Your Living Room Seem Bigger
If your living room is small, mirrors are an excellent choice. They are an excellent choice for any room you want to feel bigger, and a great choice for hallways as well. Mirrors make a room look and feel much larger than it is, but be mindful of where you position your mirrors. They reflect back the energy of whatever you can see within them, so choose something worthy of the extra boost.
Accessorize Your Living Room
When it comes to choosing accessories for your living room, you should choose items that mean something special to you. The items you display are going to be the anchors for the energy in your room, so when you look at them they should bring a smile to your face or evoke a fond memory. Even on a subconscious level, when you look around your room you will see these items and feel the emotions they evoke in you – our environment influences us, so choose items that will influence you positively.
Brighten Up Your Living Room
Light is another key aspect of the room to consider. Layering different sources of light and having as much natural light as you can is an excellent way to generate a bright, inspirational energy. Brighten up the dark corners and shadows in your living room.
If you’re looking for more information, we recommend this article on feng shui bagua, but you don’t need to have a deep understanding of the details of feng shui to invite a bit of positive energy into your home. Feng shui also puts a lot of emphasis on simple, straightforward ideas like clearing obstacles away from the paths you take through your home every day, and decluttering and tidying your home so that energy can flow more easily throughout it. If you want to start using feng shui in your home right away, that’s the best place to start. And I think we can all agree decluttering is a great idea, even without considering the energy in your home.