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Feng shui rules can be applied to every room in the house, including the bedroom (seeFeng shui bedroom rules and designs), dining room, kitchen and bathroom. However, each room will have a unique set of rules, layouts and colors due to the different purposes and characteristics of each room. Living room feng shui is primarily concerned with orientation within the house, furniture placement, lighting, and colors.
Below you will find 69 general rules, 12 color rules and 12 designs.
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A. 12 Feng Shui Living Room Designs (Diagrams)
B. 69 Feng Shui Living Room Rules
These living room feng shui rules will help you achieve balance in this important space.
- Never place a sofa with its back to a window. This cuts off the flow of energy throughout the space and causes the sofa's occupants to have their backs to the view.
- Add a mirror facing a window with a good view. This helps reflect your positive energy back into the room, while also increasing natural light.
- Each seat must have an easy view of the front door. People can become anxious if they cannot see the entrance to the room.
- Place bowls of wealth on your living room coffee table. The bowl can contain gemstones, crystals and coins to attract wealth to the house. You can use gold painted stones and fake gemstones if your budget doesn't allow you to buy the real thing.
- Use positive artwork to bring good vibes into the living room. Landscapes, flowers and images of smiling people are good examples.
- Place a mirror in front of an inspiring piece of art to double your positive energy.
- Avoid paintings with negative energy such as frowning faces, a stormy sky or a rough sea. If a painting brings up a feeling of sadness or depression, don't put it in the room.
- Position your television carefully. When turned off, televisions act like mirrors. Covering the screen when not in use is ideal. However, if this is not possible, turn on the TV so that it reflects something positive in the room, such as a beautiful view, a happy family portrait or a living plant.
- Remove all clutter from the living room. Clutter creates negative energy that is contrary to the positive feng shui energy. Keep essential items that exude positive energy.
- Implement organizational solutions to keep the space clean and tidy. If you have children, look for decorative and functional containers to store their toys.
- Use mirrors to reflect natural light. Good feng shui depends on natural light to thrive. If you have small windows, mirrors allow you to bring that natural light into the entire room.
- Implement multiple light sources. Low light levels that create a gloomy environment are the enemy of positive energy. Add a variety of ceiling lamps, table lamps and floor lamps to light up every part of the room.
- Open the living room windows whenever possible. Good airflow helps remove negative energy and bring positive energy into the space.
- Make the space inviting for kids and adults alike, especially if you don't have one.quarto formaldedicated to visitors. Everyone should feel comfortable in space.
- Do not decorate the living room in one color. Color is an expression of light, so it's important to balance the use of color to create a balanced space.
- Give people space to breathe. Trying to cram too much furniture into a confined space stifles the flow of energy throughout the space, as well as making people uncomfortable to sit in.
- Avoid pointing sharp objects at seating or play areas. Corners and sharp angles attract Sha Chi, which can attack people in space. Keep sharp corners and angles pointing in neutral directions.
- A well-balanced living room will have at least two exterior walls. This allows natural energy to easily enter the space through windows and doors.
- Avoid placing a living room in the center of the house if possible. The further away from an external opening, the more likely the energy will decrease. Your living room should be lively and bright, not dark and stagnant.
- Try to avoid having two doors or entrances directly across from each other. When there is a direct line between the two, the energy will flow directly, leaving the rest of the room without relaxing energy.
- Ideally, the room should have just two doors and a few windows. If there are too many entry points into the room, the incoming energy can become chaotic, making the space distracting.
- create clearwalkways. Traffic flow should be easy and smooth. These smooth pathways allow energy to flow cleanly through space. Obstacles in thewalkwaysit can create a security risk that attracts negative energy.
- Position your fireplace carefully. If you place it in the northeast part of the room, it will bring calm thinking and good educational prospects. Placing it in the south or southwest will enhance the romance.
- The feng shui placement of the TV in the living room is very important. For example, placing a television in the southern part of the room offers opportunities for respect and fame.
- Avoid cable clutter in your living room. These tangles attract and trap negative energy. Instead, use cable management systems and keep cables out of sight whenever possible.
- Choose rounded furniture when possible. This prevents the accumulation of negative energy in sharp corners and angles. A round coffee table makes an ideal anchor for the center of the room.
- Place the sofa against a solid wall to promote stability and security for the person sitting on it.
- Adding a sofa and chair offers multiple seating options, making the space comfortable for any mix of people.
- Arrange furniture in a U-shape if possible. This promotes a positive flow of energy around the space.
- A square coffee table is ideal for a living room. Provide a place for everyone to leave drinks and other items. It also provides a central point around which people can gather.
- An aquarium placed on the north side of the living room attracts wealth and opportunity. Placing it in the southeast attracts good luck.
- Candles serve a similar purpose to a fireplace when placed on the south side of the living room. Adding candles to a mantel on the south side doubles its effectiveness.
- crystals hanging from thehereHelps dispel negative energy in the room, especially that caused by sharp corners or angles.
- Square or rectangular is the ideal feng shui living room shape. These simple shapes bring blessings and wealth, while encouraging the positive energy to remain.
- Avoid polygonal or irregularly shaped living rooms if possible. Numerous nooks add additional points to stagnant energy.
- Don't show a mirror above a sofa. This shows viewers the back of the head, which can cause discomfort.
- Decorate the ceiling beams to avoid bad luck. A suspended beam can make people nervous and create a feeling of pressure throughout the room.
- Keep the room floor level. To haveDifferent levelsin space will make the family have ups and downs of luck.
- Decorate your living room with circular accessories and wall hangings. Round shapes attract and accelerate energy, so adding them to this space will create a lively place for friends and family to gather.
- Do not place sharp objects, such as swords orknives, In space. Also, keep firearms and taxidermy pieces out of the living room. All these elements encourage fights and even violence.
- Choose accessories that are meaningful to you. Filling your space with meaningless items has the same effect as adding clutter. Meaningful items bring happiness to the space while attracting positive energy.
- Bring a potted plant into your living room. It brings the wood element, helps to purify the air and gives texture to the space.
- Avoid low or sloping ceilings. Both will give the occupants of the room a feeling of pressure from above. Low ceilings, in particular, stifle the flow of energy in the space.
- Sliding glass doors, opening onto a balcony or small porch, bring in fresh air and light. They also foster strong social connections with neighbors and friends.
- If you can't fit a sofa against a solid wall, place solid furniture behind it. Furniture should be the same height as the back of the sofa and should not move easily. A sofa table is a common option to correct this situation.
- Add a water feature to the north side of the living room, with water flowing into the room. It attracts wealth and good luck.
- Use wooden accessories on the east side of the room.
- Hang coins on a red ribbon on the east side of the room, attracting wealth and money to the family.
- Add a dragon painting to the east side of the room. The room must be searched for wealth.
- Frame a happy family portrait in a metal frame and hang it on the west wall for good luck.
- The L-shape of a sectional sofa can create an arrow of bad energy. To alleviate this, place a plant in the corner or hang a crystal ball just above it. Both will keep negative energy at bay.
- Two sofas facing each other can cause conflict. Place a table between them or move them to a more neutral location.
- Avoid plants with sharp leaves in the living room. Sharp points bring bad luck according to feng shui. Plants like cacti and roses should also be avoided for this reason.
- When placing an aquarium in the living room, make sure that there is an odd number of fish in the aquarium. An ideal mixture is 8 red fish and one black.
- Do not bring dried flowers or plants into the living room. Dead plants present negative energy in space. You don't want death present in this enabling space.
- Avoid placing any seat under a beam. Sitting under a beam will bring headaches and loss of wealth.
- don't bring oneused furniturefor your living room. This will bring residual energy from previous owners into the space. Family antiques should be used with caution for this reason.
- Do not place lighting directly above a sofa. May cause dizziness and restlessness.
- Use furniture proportionate to the space. Don't try to fit a big sofa into a small space. Small furniture will be lost ina big room. Both will balance the room.
- Use light-colored tapestries on the living room windows to let in natural light and good vibes.
- avoid usingtall furniturein the room, as a closet. Room occupants may feel dwarfed by the height of such a tall piece.
- Keep glass tables out of the room, as they tend to emit a strong, harsh energy. If you don't have other tables, cover them with a natural fabric cover.
- Fix broken items in the living room. You might have a hanging curtain rod, a sticky drawer, or a tear in your carpet. These broken items bring negative energy into the room. Organizing them will get the positive energy flowing.
- Avoid hanging pictures in a straight line, as this creates a poisonous arrow of negative energy. A better idea is to create a gallery wall with photos and memorabilia at different heights.
- Place a lamp directly in front of the main entrance to the room to activate wealth. Make this space look as prosperous as possible to maximize wealth attraction.
- Keep the corners of the room clear to prevent stagnant energy from accumulating there. You can also use light to illuminate these spaces.
- Select shades of fabric, curtains or blinds for the windows. They create a more comfortable and welcoming environment compared to wooden blinds or plastic and metal blinds.
- Do not leave chairs unattended in the middle of the room. Provide them with a piece of furniture to go with it, such as a table. This helps to grind the two pieces together.
- Each family member should have a comfortable place to sit in the living room. Add extra seating for some guests. For tight spaces, pillows and ottomans can double as seating.
C. Feng Shui Colors for the Living Room
1. Rules of the 12 colors
The choice of colors depends on the position of the room in relation to the house.
- Avoid dark colors in the living room. Dark colors tend to bring bad luck and add a somber feel to the space.
- Black and blue work well on the north side of the living room.
- Red, pink, orange and green all work well on the south side of the living room.
- Green and brown on the southeast side bring wealth and money.
- Blue, gray, gold, beige, and bronze work well in the west and northwest areas.
- Mustard, clay, brown, cinnamon and reddish work well in northeast and southwest directions.
- If the room is in the east or southeast part of the house, blue, black, green and brown work well.
- If the room is in the southern part of the house, then red is an energizing option. For less energy, try melon, pale tangerine, brown, green, beige or ochre.
- In the southwest and northeast parts of the house, beige and ocher dominate. Yellow is another option.
- In northwestern living rooms, gray, white and black are recommended.
- For the living rooms in the west part of the house, gray, gold, yellow, bronze and white predominate.
- In the north, black and blue predominate. For less energy, a palette of light blues and grays would work.
2. Color list
Here is a complete list of colors that work well in a living room:
- pale tangerine
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