Is Your Living Room Furniture Feng Shui Friendly?

Posted on: 5 August 2016

Want to improve the energy and sense of peace in your home? Feng Shui is an ancient art that can improve the flow of positive ch'i, or energy, in any of your indoor or outdoor spaces. When adopting these techniques, start in the living room which is often the hub of the home and that can set the tone for the rest of your house.

Feng Shui practices in the living room starts with your furnishings:

Keep colors in check. When choosing your furniture for your living room, it is important to keep things balanced and fairly neutral. The energy map, or "bagua," or your space depends on whether your living room is north or south-facing and dictates the best colors for the desired results. For instance, if you seek a prosperous career, a south-facing living room should embrace the color blue. Don't go overboard with one or two bold colors.

Go with rounded corners. Look for furnishings with rounded, soft corners. This will help positive energy flow freely through your living room at a comfortable speed. Sharp, angular furniture can interfere with this passage and create stress in your home, according to Feng Shui theory.

Create comfortable conversation areas. For your living room to have positive energy, it is important to provide ample room for family and guests to sit with plenty of breathing-space. For this reason, you may need to opt for smaller pieces and leave ample room in between for pleasant conversation at a comfortable distance apart.

Don't sit facing the door. Avoid seating arrangements that face the door. This may mean that you need to re-think large sofas or sectionals in lieu of smaller pieces. Sitting directly in front of a door to the room can put you in the path of energy as it flows through the space, which will be forceful and could cause stress or conflict.

Avoid filling up your space. Don't feel the need to fill the room with furnishings and belongings. Keep things simple and clutter-free. Opt for simple, high-quality furnishings rather than ornate, bulky pieces that will make the room crowded.

Use these tips to create better energy and a sense of balance to your living room. Visit furniture retailers to find pieces with the right shape, the best colors, and most effective configurations for your distinct home. Improving your home's ch'i can result in a more relaxing space, less conflict, and more productivity, and it all starts with the right living room furniture!

For furniture, contact a company such as Visions In Contemporary Living