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10 Tips to Feng Shui Your Living Room

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Air it out

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the first things you should do when applying Feng Shui principles to your living room is open the windows. Fresh air is very important in Feng Shui, so open your windows for at least nine minutes (nine is an auspicious number in Feng Shui) to let the stale air out and give your living room a literal breath of fresh air.

even clearering the room by burning a scented candle or placing essential oils in the space. Some Feng Shui experts also use chiming bells to help clear a room and give it a new lease of life.

Keep your entrance clear

Keeping the entrance to your living room clear and clutter free is very important in Feng Shui. Avoid placing any pieces of furniture in the way or your door or walkway. This will help the energy to flow seamlessly into your lounge and create a welcoming living space.

Think about moving any coffee tables, chairs or plants out of the way to create a clear run into your living room. If necessary, reduce the amount of furniture in your lounge to ensure there’s enough space to move easily around.

Your door should be visible from your seating area

According to the principles of Feng Shui, your door should be visible from your living room seating area. This allows you to see who’s coming into the room and give visitors a proper welcome. Where possible, avoid placing the back or your sofa to your door. As well as blocking the entrance to the room and restricting the flow of Chi, this will stop you from seeing who’s coming in.

Clear the clutter

Clearing the clutter is an important part of Feng Shui. Not only does decluttering help to calm the mind and boost mental health, it also makes for a more spacious and relaxing living area. Try to remove as many unnecessary furnishings and ornaments as possible and give all the items left behind a deep clean.

1 good technique is to take everything out of a space before cleaning it and putting it back again. This gives you a real opportunity to evaluate your belongings & decide what deserves a place in your living room & what can be put elsewhere.

Separate your work and living space

Separating work and living spaces is another core principle of Feng Shui. If possible, a dedicated workspace in another part of your house. Spare rooms, dining rooms, large cupboards and even hallways can all work well as home office areas.

If you can’t put your desk anywhere else, try to section it off from the rest of your living room using a screen or large plants. The more division you can go between your living & work spaces, the better, so try to get creative when it comes to separating these two important parts of your life.

Add plants

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following the principles of Feng Shui or not, plants will make a great addition to your lounge. Living plants bring energy and life into your home, 2 things that should help your living space to feel more vibrant and more welcoming.

Placing plants in the corners of your room can work especially well as, according to the rules of Feng Shui, this is where Chi, the life force, can become stuck and begin to stagnate. Bringing life to these areas with plants is the perfect way to get your Chi flowing again & create a positive atmosphere in your living area.

Our living room plants decor guide is packed full of ideas on adding greenery to your home, giving you plenty of inspiration for your interior.

Choose your colour wisely

Colour has a big place in Feng Shui. According to the guiding principles, different colours will help to enhance and support different parts of your life. The best way to choose a colour for your living room is to consult a Feng Shui colour guide and then select the tone that reflects the area you want to promote in your property.

For example, if you want your living room to be a positive space, bursting with energy, select green or brown for your walls. If you want to create an atmosphere of passion and vitality, go for pink, yellow or red or, if you want to make your living room soothing and balanced, choose a neutral, earthy tone.

Provide plenty of seating

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the living room is the social hub of the home, it should have a comfortable place for each person who lives in the property. If there’s not currently enough seating for everyone, consider upgrading your sofa to a 3-seater or a corner sofa to create a generous, welcoming seating area. Adding an Ottoman can also help to ensure there’s plenty of space for everyone.

If you have pets, invest in one of our stylish and practical pet-friendly sofas and give every single member of your household a comfortable place on the couch.

Maximise the light

Creating a light, airy space is very important in Feng Shui. A bright, well ventilated interior will let Chi flow easily and prevent the air in the room from becoming stale.

The best way to maximise the amount of light coming into your living room is to replace dark or heavy curtains with light blinds or shutters. This will increase the level of ambient light in your living area and make it feel bigger and brighter. Hanging large mirrors on your walls is another good way to bounce light around the space and give your living room the perfect energy.

Balance the elements

Feng Shui is all about balance. Some of the most important things to balance in your living space are the elements. According to the principles of Feng Shui, each of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Wood, Metal – brings its own qualities to an interior. Ensuring that these qualities are in harmony will help you to create a space that feels good and looks fantastic.

suga0147
a month ago
What do you think of this?
nina090976
nina090976a month ago

Love this post,I am trying to declutter atm.I have so many clothes,that I need to sort,I have started selling a few items.I have to tackle the kids rooms too,it feels so much better when you let go of items that no longer get used x

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suga0147
suga0147
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a month ago

Where do u sell your clothes I got the same problem

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nina090976
nina090976a month ago

suga0147 I ebay my old clothes x

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suga0147
suga0147
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a month ago

OK thank u

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snoogans888
snoogans888a month ago

Adding plants is definitely a good thing. We are on holiday and staying in a place with some lovely indoor ferns and they really give me a boost seeing the greenery 🪴🙂

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

This is my living room, except for the plants, as I don't do house plants. I've got some artificial flowers but don't think that's what they had in mind.

I declutter the house on a regular basis anyway and sell the stuff we no longer need.

Didn't realise how feng shui my living room was already, without even trying

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

By what I have read I am pretty much set up. I do not like clutter and I like lots of light coming into my home as I am claustrophobic and I always need to see a way out of a room.

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