Make use of our feng shui living
room guidelines to create a harmonious living space. Check how certain subtle
changes in the living room can help restore a sense of balance and equilibrium.
On successful completion, you will literally feel the positive energy 'chi'
flowing through the living room resulting in an improvement in quality of life.
Feng shui living room
Though primarily the living room
is where the family spends some time together relaxing, celebrating, dining or
entertaining, sometimes it serves other purposes too - a makeover sleeping area
for guests, a conference vestibule to discuss business dealings, a place for
formal affairs etc. It is a place where harmony is essential, for fostering
healthy relationships or career advancement. Hence, decorating your living room
incorporating feng shui benefits your entire home.
Ideally, feng shui in living room should promote a healthy flow of chi. It is achievable when you take into account and deal with anything that contributes to cutting chi and include
features that improves chi. How do you do this?
Start with the basics:
Take a good look around the living room. Consider the chairs, couches, sofas,
tables, wall paintings, plants, flowers, the cushions, and decorative items in
the living room. Evaluate where and how they are placed.
The front door: Feng shui
believes that all opportunities enter through the main door. The entrance
should be well lit and display a feeling of happiness or all that is good. Dark
gloomy entrance can discourage Chi.
Make space: In case the living room wears a cluttered look, work to create more space. Use your discretion and eliminate unwanted items. Less the clutter, more freely can the
chi flow all around the living room. Let the entrance be well lit to welcome
chi. Feng shui recommends main door to be made of strong wood. It should open
Correct seating Arrangement:
Chairs, sofas, couches - keep them facing the door. The ideas is simple, anyone
sitting in a feng shui living room should be able to view the door. In other
words a person seated on a chair or sofa should face the door. In case, the
furniture is pushed up against the walls, try and rearrange in a manner,
preferably in octagonal or circular shape that fosters a relaxed and
comfortable feeling. If the seating arrangement or a sofa is in front of a
window or directly opposite the door, move it. It hampers flow of energy. There is energy constantly flowing between the door and window.
Light up corners: Pay
special attention to corners, empty places and darker areas of the living
room. These can dampen the flow of chi.
Bring in light and brightness to these areas. It ushers in good luck, harmony
and peace of mind. Consider lighting up the corners with lamps, add potted
plants with round leaves only or even fix a mirror. The ideas is to attract chi
and allow for free flow which otherwise would shun these areas. Remove dried
plants. It can be a source of negative energy, replace with fresh ones.
Cheer up walls: According to Feng shui, hanging a happy family photograph or a picture of a large attractive tree on the east wall favors family togetherness. A picture of a
waterfall or a lake on the north wall is said to be advantageous for career
Place for fireplace: If
the current design of the living room doesn't provide for a fireplace, make
provision now and let it be the central focus of the room. Feng shui firmly
advocates provision of fireplace in living room for it stimulates and enhances
happy living and provides for good flow of chi.
Balance Yin and Yang: If
there are tall things, add low things. In case the carpet is bright colored
offset with mild colored cushions or pillows.Also strike a balance
between horizontal and. vertical items, hard and soft elements in order to
balance yin and yang elements in the living room. A feeling of goodness will
Feng shui tips for living room
Use mirrors: Mirrors are
an important element in feng shui living room decoration. For best results, the
mirror should be placed strategically. Mirrors can be used to spread light to
darker areas, to make rooms appear wider and spacious and also to reflect the
door so that it can be viewed from a specific spot. Take care to ensure that
mirrors do not reflect toilet, staircase and kitchen areas. Also, do not place
a mirror opposite the door of the living room. This may reflect back the chi.
Display feng shui items:
Fuk Luk Sau are three star deities believed to stand for the three important
aspirations of the humans - happiness, wealth and longevity. In the living
room, place fuk luk sau on a high side table. Place the table in front of a
wall at a height of eye view. This creates auspicious chi for the entire
Set a fish tank: The constant movement of fish in fish tank is believed to be a good chi. So,placing a fish tank in the north of the living room is favorable. The size is
immaterial for they all do the same job. But, placing a large aquarium in the
living room with a large fireplace is considered to be two strong elements
competing with each other. In that case, it is best to place a small fish tank
or a small fish bowl with a couple of gold fish.
Select right chimes: Chimes
in Feng shui promote health and harmony within family, perk up prosperity and
attract good friends. Take into account the size of the living room and select
a suitable size. The sound ought to be clean, clear and pleasant. Prefer wind
chimes in metal with 5 hollow metal that represents the five elements of
nature, the fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Wood and pottery chimes may
also be used with specific reference to areas in the living room.
Superimpose Ba gua: In feng shui, ba gua is a map. The ba-gua map has a direction
denoting 8 important aspects of life namely, family, career, education, fame,
relationships, health, children and travel. To conform to ba gua, take out the
floor plan of household. Remember to incorporate room names on the home floor
plan. Superimpose ba-gua or sketch the ba gua over it. You will be able to
understand which aspect lies in which room of your home. Apply ba-gua inside
the living room and decorate appropriately for desired results.