By James Brickman
To create a harmonious atmosphere in your home, follow the rules of feng shui living room.
Even small changes can help to restore balance and peace. Soon you may feel the positive Qi energy flowing around and improving your life.
The feng shui living room needs to have a healthy stream of Qi, which is achievable. How can this be achieved? Start with the basics – look around your living room carefully, including the chairs, couches, sofas, tables, paintings, flowers, pillows and decor items. See how these objects are located; try to get an intuitive feel as to what may be improved.
Create a space: if your room is full of furniture, try to free up space. Rely on your intuition and get rid of unnecessary items. The less trash the freer the Qi.
Relocate seating: chairs, sofas, and couches should face the door. The idea is simple – a person sitting in the living room should see the door. If all the furniture is moved to the walls, try to rearrange the furniture in an octagon or a semicircle. Move chairs and sofas located in front of windows or directly in front of the door, as they impede the flow of energy that circulates between the door and windows.
Illuminate corners: free the dark corners of the room. Darkness can blunt the Qi flow. Place lamps in dark corners – they bring good fortune, harmony and peace. You can also place flowers with round leaves (in pots) or hang mirrors in the corners. The flow of good energy tends to avoid dark corners, and you need to do your best to achieve a free flow. Remove any dried out plants – they can become a source of negative energy.
Freshen up the walls: hang a happy family photograph or a picture with a large beautiful tree on the western wall, and your family can grow stronger. In order to advance in your career, hang a picture of a waterfall or a lake on the northern wall.
The fireplace: feng shui recommends having a fireplace in the center of the feng shui living room, as it stimulates and increases happiness and provides a good energy flow.
The balance of Yin and Yang: if you have a lot of high things, add a few low ones. If your carpet has bright colors, use cushions in soft shades. Watch the balance of the horizontal/vertical objects, and the hard/soft objects to balance the yin and yang in the room.
Mirrors: mirrors are very good for the feng shui living room. However, you need to make sure that the mirrors do not reflect the bathroom, stairs or kitchen. Do not place a mirror directly opposite the door; otherwise the mirror can reflect the Qi back.
Aquariums: movement of fish will help to create good energy. For good luck, place the aquarium on the north side of the room. The size of the aquarium doesn’t matter. Remember that placing a large aquarium with a large fireplace can make these two strong elements interfere with each other. In this case, replace a large aquarium with a small one.
About the Author: James Brickman runs http://www.fengshuicrazy.com which teaches the ancient art of feng shui. Please visit his website to learn more about
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