Feng Shui is an age-old art and philosophy originating in China which aims to harmonize the different energies surrounding us. Its goal? Bring well-being, joy and prosperity to homes! He is welcome in all rooms of the house but even more in the living room, relaxation room par excellence. To find out how to set up a Feng Shui living room and enjoy all its benefits, follow this little easy-to-implement guide!
THE GOLDEN RULES OF THE FENG SHUI LIVING ROOM
The ancestral philosophy of Feng Shui is based on principles as complex as they are numerous. Fortunately, it is possible to gather essential points into a few simplified rules that will guarantee the good flow of Chi in the room. Here are the golden rules for a successful Feng Shui decoration in your living room.
EXPOSE YOUR LIVING ROOM TO THE SUN!
The art of Feng Shui studies the perfect occupation of space by the different elements that make up a home. He is responsible for establishing the location of the furniture, but also the place of each room in the house. According to the principles of Yin and Yang, but also of Pa Kua, we determine where each room of the house will be located. For the living room, it is advisable to place it near the front door, where the Chi starts. In addition, we recommend that you choose a room exposed to the sun. Indeed, light is very important in the living room, because it is a living room that is mainly occupied during the day. In addition, the sun has positive effects on our mood and energy. It is therefore essential to have a significant contribution of natural light in the room. Nevertheless, the living room is also a place that welcomes calmer and more serene moments. Therefore, also consider accumulating lights that diffuse more subdued lights: a floor lamp or candles. The atmosphere of the living room will then be intimate enough to allow you to read a book or watch TV in peace.
OPTIMIZE THE FLOW OF CHI WITH WELL-ARRANGED FURNITURE
According to the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, a fluid and optimized circulation of Chi brings to the home, good humor, health and prosperity. Thus, each decorative element must be arranged in such a way as to promote this circulation. We advise you to arrange this furniture in a regular manner in a square or rectangle shape. The sofa being the central element of the room, it is preferably placed against the wall facing the entrance: it is not good to keep an empty space behind you, because it is a sign of instability. Moreover, it is better not to turn your back when the Chi arrives. Aided by the analysis tool that is the Pa Kua, Feng Shui divides space into nine sectors according to cardinal points. This tool then identifies the benefits and energies of each zone. It is from this that it is easy to determine the location of everything in a coherent way. In the living room, the TV, as well as all the high-tech devices in the living room, must be located to the west and more precisely to the northwest, associated with Metal and communication.
To the east, where there is everything related to family, health and prosperity, we will place the dining area or the dining room. Finally, so that the Chi can circulate freely, without coming up against obstacles, you have to think about decluttering the space by focusing on order and storage and by favoring curves by furnishing your room, for example with a associated with Metal and communication. To the east, where there is everything related to family, health and prosperity, we will place the dining area or the dining room. Finally, so that the Chi can circulate freely, without coming up against obstacles, you have to think about decluttering the space by focusing on order and storage and by favoring curves by furnishing your room, for example with a associated with Metal and communication. To the east, where there is everything related to family, health and prosperity, we will place the dining area or the dining room. Finally, so that the Chi can circulate freely, without coming up against obstacles, you have to think about decluttering the space by focusing on order and storage and by favoring curves by furnishing your room, for example with a Homary coffee table.
INCORPORATE THE FIVE ELEMENTS INTO YOUR ZEN LIVING ROOM
Feng Shui recommends taking advantage of the benefits of the Five Elements that make up our universe. The calm of Water, the dynamism of Fire or even the unifying side of Earth. It is therefore important that all find their place in your Feng Shui living room. Recognizing the direct representation of these elements in the decoration is easily done intuitively, but here are some equivalences all the same. Fire can be characterized by a fireplace or by candles, water by an aquarium and earth by natural stones or an hourglass. These elements, although all necessary in a Feng Shui living room, should not be arranged haphazardly. Indeed, being linked by relations of creation and destruction, they must be placed in space according to these creative and destructive cycles. Thereby, wooden table or console, but above all should not be located near a fireplace.
IN THE FENG SHUI LIVING ROOM, WE BALANCE THE COLORS!
In a Feng Shui decoration, the colors have a strong symbolism and must be chosen in this sense. No room for chance! The color with which you will dress the walls, as well as those that will be found in your living room will reflect the energy of the room. As we mentioned earlier, the living room is a living space that is both Yin and Yang: here dynamic and active activities take place, but also calm and intimate activities. The colors of your room should therefore combine these two energies in a balanced way. The warm and lively hues of Yang are as welcome as the soft and sober colors of Yin. To associate these two types of colors,
FURNISHING YOUR FENG SHUI LIVING ROOM: THE ESSENTIALS!
To succeed in its Feng Shui decoration every time, certain pieces of furniture must absolutely be in your room in order to guarantee a fluid flow of Chi. A short tour of the essentials of the Feng Shui living room.
ROUND FURNITURE, TO FILL UP ON SOFTNESS!
Feng Shui loves round furniture! The living room being a place of gathering, but also of relaxation, it must be decorated in such a way as to convey a feeling of well-being and comfort. For this, the round piece of furniture has its place in your decor. Thus, in a Feng Shui living room, we will find a sofa or a chair with soft shapes or even an “Egg” shaped pouf. Rounded corners will promote the circulation of Chi, which will not clash with protruding and “sharp” sides. Therefore, to arrange a Feng Shui living room, the Homary coffee table is almost a must! To enhance the softness of your interior, the textiles found in this type of decoration are natural materials and soft to the touch.
PLANTS, TO BREATHE POSITIVE ENERGY INTO YOUR INTERIOR!
The plant is another essential of the Feng Shui living room. Earth element, green plants are known for their ability to block negative energies. They will therefore be perfect in the corners of the room in order to make the path of the Chi more fluid; or near the TV, in order to absorb the waves. Finally, according to the Pa Kua, plants will also be appreciated in the east. As for the furniture, they are preferred with round and not pointed leaves, cacti being not recommended. Similarly, dried flowers are to be avoided in the living room, according to the principles of Feng Shui, because stripped of their vitality, they bring “bad vibes” and harm the Chi. You can also opt for a few small green plants on the shelves and your beautiful living room table to complete your decor.
FENG SHUI DECORATION AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS, A LOVE STORY
In this philosophy, all objects have a special meaning. Thus, do not choose your decorative objects lightly! Some are invited to a Feng Shui living room, while others are to be avoided. Thus, we advise you to hang pictures conveying positive messages on your walls. Typically, a “portrait” photo of the whole family is a very good idea in a Feng Shui living room. However, other decorative accessories can find their rightful place in such a decoration: statuettes or holiday souvenirs, for example. Conversely, anything that represents cold or aggressiveness should be avoided for a successful Feng Shui living room.
LE MIROIR, LE GRAND CHOUCHOU DU SALON FENG SHUI
The mirror is a real must have for Feng Shui decoration! Why? Because it is one of the only objects to know how to multiply and return energy! By placing this decorative accessory in your living room, you will optimize the path of the Chi and you will be able to cope with the various constraints that may arise. For example, for a poorly exposed room, placing the mirror facing the entry of the sun will allow its rays to be returned to the poorly lit corners of the room. Faced with plants, objects or evocative visuals, it multiplies the benefits. However, be careful not to place your mirror facing the entrance, so that it does not reflect the Chi outwards!
STORAGE: AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE FENG SHUI LIVING ROOM
We said it! In a Feng Shui living room, the Chi energy must be able to flow freely. It is therefore necessary to be able to store all the elements that can quickly disorder a room: TV magazines, remote controls, books… To do this, do not hesitate to furnish yourself with a shelf, a wall shelf, a magazine rack or even by opting for furniture with drawers. Thanks to this furniture, there is no doubt that your living room will always be tidy.
Just like the arrangement of the Feng Shui kitchen, arranging your living room according to this ancestral precept is not so complicated! Just follow the few rules presented and you’re done. And you, what are your secrets for a successful Feng Shui decor in your living room?