Tips for Arranging a Feng Shui Living Room

Article by sarah james on November 26, 2012 under Living Room category

The living room is typically the most popular area of your entire house. Taking steps to create a feng shui living room for you and your family will bring about great results and it shouldn’t take too long to see them in effect simply because this area is so active.

Ways to Have a Feng Shui Living Room

Feng Shui - Living Room with A View

Feng Shui – Living Room with A View

You might have friends over a lot, watch TV, generally socialize together with your family or even just relax, the living room is the epicenter of activity in the home and so needs to be flowing with positive, inviting energy that will help harmonize and vitalize everyone in the space.

Your feng shui living room will be a great help in achieving lots of other goals you may have in life, so let’s get to it and start enhancing, vitalizing and harmonizing energy for your wealth, health, happiness and more.

First Step: Clutter See, Clutter Do

Concept of Feng Shui Living Room

Concept of Feng Shui Living Room

For those of you who are new to feng shui, let’s getting to know about clutter. If feng shui has an arch enemy, clutter would be the name.

It’s possibly the worst hindrance to any efforts you may try to put in effect and is quite possibly the reason why there might be some bad energy in parts of your life at the moment, things not going well, unhappy or even unlucky.

In a feng shui room, it comes down to things like magazines or newspapers scattered around, even cups and ashtrays. Anything that’s untidy, unused, too busy or just plain messy will cause problems and the bigger the mess, and the more problems.

Positive energy that exists in your home needs space to flow and breath in and around your entire home, and clutter simply blocks the energy, tying it up and keeps it from flowing freely.

Clear the excess clutter in your living room so that chi and even people can easily and effortless move around and you’ll be well on your way to a living room thriving with good energy.

Second Step: Room with a View

Feng Shui Living Room Decor

Feng Shui Living Room Decor

To make your living room more inviting it needs lots of fresh air and natural light. Make sure that your furniture is positioned with a full view of the entrance to the room, not with your back to it.

It’s important to have solid structure behind you when you’re sitting, like a wall for example to help support your vulnerable side, so position your sofa with its back to the wall, facing the entrance and you’re good.

Third Step: Poison Arrows

Feng Shui Living Room Good Concept

Feng Shui Living Room Good Concept

Sharp edges are called poison arrows in feng shui and will attract bad energy, which is unfortunate because lots of us have dining tables or coffee tables that are square or rectangular. As soon as you get a chance, get rid of the old sharp edge tables and find some oval or circular replacements to stop the negative energy from rearing its miserable head.

It’s also a good idea to use fresh flowers and fruit on the table to bring fresh lively energy to your space. Keep an eye on them and change them whenever they need it to keep them fresh because dried lifeless flowers and rotten fruit will cause stagnant negative energy to enter your room.

Fourth Step: Inspiring Images

Feng Shui Living Room with Comfort

Feng Shui Living Room with Comfort

In feng shui, living room space is great for framing your favorite photos of loved ones, holiday snaps and just happy inspiring pictures, displaying them for all to see.

Place them either on tables, hung on the walls or on shelves and make sure that you never put just one picture by itself. Singular pictures create an isolated and lonely feeling in your space so keep them in groups or pairs and you’ll be fine.

Books and ornaments can also be displayed in groups on shelves or books cases but remember to keep them tidy and clutter-free for great flowing feng shui energy.

Fifth Step: Don’t Let Your TV Control You

Feng Shui Living Room with Two Chairs

Feng Shui Living Room with Two Chairs

Your TV may act like the centerpiece of the living room, like in a lot of people’s homes. We tend to angle all of our chairs and sofas towards it, zoning out and relaxing in front of our favorite shows.

However, you must realize that the TV is counterproductive to family interaction and is a huge hypnotic distraction to anyone who sees it. Also, it emits electromagnetic radiation whether it’s switched on or not.

It’s because of this reason that feng shui suggests that if you must have a TV, try to keep it stored out of view, in a cupboard along with all of the other electromagnetic appliances like DVD players, VCRs and stereos, and only reveal them when needed. This approach will also keep the room much neater, less clutter and cables and will provide you with a feng shui  room that’s full of positive energy.

Feng Shui Living Room

Feng Shui Living Room

Stay away from TV will make you become so much more productive (like finishing those projects you never got around to), you’ll also more social with the people around you and much more positive, which is the most important thing.

Sitting in your feng shui room and watching the TV news only to found out some poor girl has been kidnapped or someone has died just doesn’t make sense, you’re effectively inviting negative thoughts and emotions into your mind which is very powerful and should be avoided at all costs. The less negativity you expose yourself to, the more potential to be happier and more positive in with your own thoughts you’ll become, which is what feng shui teaches us. Change your environment to see a change in your life. After all, you must control the TV and not the other way around.

Luxury Feng Shui Living Room

Luxury Feng Shui Living Room

Your living room will now not only be a great place to enhance positive energy, harmonizing your home and life, but it will be a space that’s so clutter-free and inviting, it will be very welcoming to any guests you have over in the future. You can really feel the difference in a feng shui living room. So, clear that clutters, sort out your new storage areas for your electrical appliances, put your inspiring and happy photos on your wall, add some fresh flowers and sit back, relax in your positively thriving living room energy.

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