5 Tips for Feng Shui in the Living Room

The living room is the main room in most homes. It’s where family and friends gather to spend time together. It’s a fun, loving room full of lots of different interactions. No room says more about you and your home than this one, so put this space to its best use and make it a room full of positive energy by following these simple Feng Shui steps.

[su_box title=”What is feng shui?”]Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature. It is based on the belief that it helps to balance the energy of space to assure health and good fortune for its inhabitants.[/su_box]

  1. Front Door. The front door plays an important part to the flow of energy (also known as Chi) as this is where it enters from. It needs to flow freely through the rest of the house. So it’s important to make sure that you keep this area clutter free and well lit. Set it up so that your furniture faces the door if possible.
  2. Couches and chairs. Your sofa should be placed by a large solid wall. If you have a smaller couch or chair it should be placed to the left of the main couch. When someone is sitting on the couch they should be able to see the front door.
  3. TV and gaming systems. When you think of the living room you probably think of it as being the room where TVs, gaming consoles, etc go. But if possible, keep these things out of this room. The main purpose in the living room should be to carry on conversation and if there’s a TV and gaming consoles it will be too easy to get drawn into using them instead of sitting and chatting. If you do have to have them in here, try to keep them in a cabinet or covered when not in use.
  4. Clear Clutter. When it comes to Feng Shui, keep in mind that all objects are ‘alive’ and ‘talking’ to you. It’s important to keep the living room clutter free so that you make room for new opportunities in your life. Plus, keeping the clutter at bay will make you and everyone that occupies this space feel more relaxed. Keep in mind that too much furniture is considered clutter too.
  5. Focal Point. Create a focal point in your living room. This can be anything like a candle sitting on a mantle or a coffee table with a floral arrangement or candle in the center. Something like a decorative piece of art could be the focal point as well. If you have a large rug you choose as the focal point, make sure your coffee table compliments it – use a glass one so the rug shows instead of a solid wood one that hides the rug.

These are just five of many different ideas for Feng Shui in your living room. The easiest and probably the most important way to achieve positive energy and Feng Shui in your living room is keeping it clean, because the flow of energy can get interrupted by clutter.