Living spaces are areas where we would like to spent time relaxed and would love ourselves to get rejuvenated and would like to have a cozy feel. The living space should have more of a earthy color, tactile fabrics and comfy furniture.
The entrance is the most important part in a house and it should always have that warm welcome feel. Do not clutter your entrance or keep all the unwanted stuff at the doorway. Keep them clean and with sufficient space so that there is lot of Chi flowing and you get the positive vibes in you and the guests that come also.
We spend most of the time in the living room and living room should be cozy and get that homely feel. The main part of the living room is the furniture. It is best to have the sofa at the empowered position, as when a person enters our house, they see the sofa first and people tend to sit where the sofas are empowered. This might make us feel a bit uneasy, if we are not able to see them in person. To get this rectified, one could place mirrors that face the door and are behind the chairs, or keep small chairs near the door so that when we are facing back to the door, you still get to know what is happening and feel safe. Do not place the sofas very close to the walls. Do not have too many furniture in the living room as it may have a clutter feel and reduces the flow of positive Chi. Try having a combination of both masculine and feminine elements such as having cushions and flowers along with the big furniture, would add elegance and have more energy flow also. Do not use dry flowers, this is considered in auspicious as per the Chinese tradition.
Next seen item mostly in the living room is the television. This should be placed in an entertainment centre. Living room is the place where we want to relax and feel free and if a television is around there, then we are tempted to keep it on all the time. This does pass on negative energies, even when it is not functioning by emitting electromagnetic waves. To avoid this, when not in use the TV could be covered with a beautiful cloth.
To create a feel of having more space in the room, these days people go for high ceilings. But these do not make it cozy and more over the Chi does not circulate in the room but instead would be at higher levels of the room. To get this rectified, one could have larger pictures of furniture’s that creates an illusion of lower ceiling, thus getting back the positive Chi flow in the room.
Always get the five elements of the feng shui in the room in any formats so that the energy flow is balanced. If there is a fireplace in the house, then placing a mirror opposite to it is good, as the fire element is balanced by the water element. If the fireplace is not in use, then maybe you could use your own imaginative powers to decorate that area. Next difficulty would be when you are having a dark ceiling. People tend to be in rooms that have a lighter ceiling. If you cannot do anything much, then hang some small lights that brings in light. Also do not hang pictures at height as it creates a sense of lower esteem.
The main part of getting the right feng shui t o the living room, is by clearing the clutter in and around the room. Clutter could be anything that is lying around the room which is messy and untidy. It could be papers, magazines, ashtrays, or even cups. When clutter is around, it blocks the flow of positive energy and thus creates problems. To get everything solved, the room has to be clutter free and this in turn allows free flow of energy, enhancing more benefits to the family.
Similarly getting rid of sharp edges is good. Try replacing the sharp edged furniture’s with round or oval shaped furniture and place some flowers or good fruits to bring in some lively energy.
The Living room is the best place to have photos of your loved ones. Never keep a single photo as that creates a feel of loneliness. Always keep the photographs in groups. You can also have books and ornaments displayed in a neat and tidy manner.
Try creating a focal point , where one creates a room where it is cozy and more welcoming, like having a coffee table which is very attractive with it floral arrangements and decorative piece of art.
Shapes do play a vital role in feng shui. The round symbol symbolizes heaven and the square symbolizes earth. When these two shapes come together, it would have the heaven and earth combination and thereby have a perfect balance. Integrating these two shapes in the living room is the best way to get the place filled with spiritual and harmony.
Apart from all these, a few other factors could also be looked into for a good Feng Shui in the living Space. You could have great paintings for the room. Landscapes represent sunrise and water or mountains represents hope. Have portraits of people with smiling faces creates a positive feel. Cascading water symbolizes good luck. Do not have paintings of geometric shapes or of ferocious animals, they depict destructive feelings and poor health respectively. Keep away from painting your living space with red, it creates an irritable feeling. Having images of swimming fish signifies longevity.
Having plants in the house is very good and vibrates a good positive energy, but as long as they are looked after well and do not have any decays. Keep away the sharp and spiky plants away from home like the cactus. Plastic plants are neutral and have no effects when it comes to Feng Shui.
While choosing carpets, choose carpets that are in direction of your living room. Having pets is good in the house. Pets also resemble certain elements. For example, cats resemble wood element and hence their bedding should be black, green or blue. Avoid having a red color for the cat bedding, it is a bad choice. Similarly dogs are considered as elements of earth. Choosing, yellow or brown for them is good. Do not have white colors for dogs, as that makes them fall ill easily.
Next major factor that rules the feng shui in the house is the color used at each room and for each location. The colors that you choose should be warm and welcoming. There are many colors that could be used, however if you do not prefer your house to have different colors at each walls, then you could go with a common color. The best color in that aspect is the beige and white. While using beige or even cream, being an earth color, it governs the family and marital relationship, family harmony and children wisdom. White is the best choice as it has lot more energy. Try keeping away from the blue and red in the main room and use them in very little proportions only, as they have very strong effects.
The living room should be in a combination of proper lighting, spacing, furniture, decors and plants. All these play a vital role in bring the Chi flow well in the house. Too many of any of these would create uneasiness and too less also the same. Getting things in the right place at the right proportion with the right colors and décor, could get you the most warm and welcomed living room, which would be loved by all the guests that drop in and would also maintain a harmony among the family members in the house. The living room is the entry to the house, get the best for it, everything else follows….