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Creating a harmonious environment at home is very important and the ancient art of feng shui, based on how to position objects and furniture to take advantage of the good elements in the home, can help. Extending the art of Feng shui into your living room creates an inviting and harmonious oasis for your family and guests. Big or small, the way you design and arrange your furniture and decor can make an impact on your ability to relax peacefully in your own home.
Here are some quick tips to introduce Feng Shui and bring positive energy:
Face sofas toward doors or open areas. Furniture should be arranged so those seated in sofas and chairs should not have to turn to see who enters the room. This presentation, especially if formed in a circular shape, helps to create a welcoming openness to all who enter.
Arrange furniture to facilitate conversation. While it’s important to arrange seating so the seats face the main entrance, it’s equally important that they are placed close enough together to allow for a natural conversation. Too much spacing may feel awkward and uncomfortable for guests trying to engage in conversation.
Focus the room’s attention on a centerpiece. A fireplace, television, coffee table, or artwork can be a focal point in your living room. Ideally, you’ll want the focus to be on something that provokes conversation and builds relationships.
Brighten the room with calming light and mirrors. For chi to be able to flow through your living room, all dark areas (including corners) need to be well lit. Additionally, mirrors are important in Feng shui since they reflect natural lighting from windows, as well as the calming light from inside.