Attract Positive Energy in the Living Room
"Having good Feng Shui in the living room, the central living space for everyone in the home, can greatly enhance auspiciousness both for the house and its tenants. This involves energy flow, the lucky Feng Shui direction and using colors that best fit your family.”
Spacious ventilated living rooms promote a flow of energy that also extends into other rooms.
If the living room is situated at a lucky Feng Shui position, Feng Shui masters will often advise homeowners to stimulate the energy with fish tanks or aquatic plants in aquariums.
For Feng Shui in homes, the “living room” is a very significant area because it is where the family spends most of their time together. It is a “center” for everyone at home. When Feng Shui in the living room is done properly, the whole house becomes auspicious to a satisfactory level.
In medium to small-sized homes, architects or housing projects often design living rooms next to the “main entrance”. This means that the living room is at the forefront of the areas affected by incoming energy flowing through the door. Therefore, adjusting Feng Shui in the living room that is next to the main entrance involves simply making the room spacious and ventilated; to promote energy flow through the door that will continue on to other rooms. Avoid furniture which appears heavy, tight, or solid, especially pieces that are placed in the middle of the room or directly opposite the door as they may block energy flow.
Some homes may already have good Feng Shui directions as certain housing projects consider this aspect as early as the designing phase. In such homes, Feng Shui masters often place the main entrance near the living room at the “lucky Feng Shui direction of each time period” meaning it is in the best position. Usually, this space is related to money wherein “moving objects” are used to stimulate energy flow. Moving objects that might be placed in this type of area may include: fish tanks, aquatic plants aquariums, fountains, Meneki-neko (lucky cat), perpetual motion decorations, blinking clocks etc. These items can bring more prosperity into your living room.
Use tall, picture windows or more skylight to add auspiciousness.
Living rooms located near strategic energy areas such as the swimming pool, fish pond, or gardens can also enhance positive energy.
In larger homes, architects may offer a different layout. Normally, guest living rooms are located next to the entrance while the living area for the family is located further into the home as more space is available. Such a setting provides more “privacy” for the family. The principle for living rooms in large homes is positioning it in an area that provides a spacious exterior view. The room should have good visibility, be in an airy spot, and is not located in an un-ventilated part of the house. Positioning the living area further into the house may mean more privacy but a stuffy room with limited exterior view or improper lighting and ventilation which is frowned upon in Feng Shui.
Aside from the location, interior design that focuses on space can also contribute to the good vibes. For instance, choose tall, glass doors or windows. Gardens or landscape features (such as fish ponds, fountains, or pools) when positioned correctly, can enhance the energy near the living room. Spacious rooms possess good energy flow while a distant exterior view will benefit family members that visit the room. In this room, ideas can expand, vision can flourish, and more importantly, comfort is maximized.
As for the color, there are selections. If the room is perceived as a common space which everyone must utilize, choose “white” colors. It is a neutral color that fits everyone and will not reduce or hinder any person’s energy. If the living room is perceived as “gathering space” for family members. In this context, “earth element” colors such as earth tones of cream, beige, or brown should be chosen. This will increase the warm and cozy vibes.