Living Room Arrangement According to Feng Shui Rules
The basic concept behind Feng Shui is filling your living room with positive energy. Its windows should overlook the south, south-west or south-east. It’s important because people are gathering in this room in the afternoon and in the evening, when the sunlight prevails here and supports the activity. It is better to arrange the furniture so that it could create an atmosphere of closeness and mutual understanding among all members of the family. This means that the sit-down furniture should be in the center of the room. Let everyone who comes to you choose a place to sit by himself, but ensure that no one is sitting with the door or the window behind his/her back. This location creates a sense of vulnerability.
A huge mirror behind the sofa will eliminate the adverse feeling of open space. It’s better to put tea or coffee table in such a way that its pointed corners are not directed at the guests, because they are like sharp poisonous arrows, which carry the flow of aggressive energy. Hang a nice paintingon the wall to enhance the positive energy in this room.
Don’t put the chairs and couches in front of the fireplace in the immediate distance from it, since this would disrupt energy flow outside and inside the room. Put the chairs, armchairs and couches diagonally or to the right of the fireplace. Set the plants in potsto both sides of the fireplace (or upon the mantel-shelf). This stimulates the energy flow in the fireplace even when it’s not being used.
TVs and stereos stimulate the energy flow in the place of their location. In case of southeastern situation they contribute to wealth and prosperity, being situated in the southwest they help to maintain good relationships, southern situation expresses your desire of active social life and recognition outside the family. If you don’t want to emphasize a particular aspect, north or north-west will be the most neutral location for electrical appliances.
Make sure that the room isn’t cluttered up with too many pieces of furniture, plants, and ornaments, as the energy flow must be free, otherwise it will promote the feeling of exhaustion and depression.