7 Feng Shui Tips to Transform Your Living Room into a Relaxing Oasis

CEO Khai Intela
Introducing a new sense of harmony and tranquility into your living room is easier than you think. By incorporating the principles of Feng Shui, you can create a space that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation. In...

Introducing a new sense of harmony and tranquility into your living room is easier than you think. By incorporating the principles of Feng Shui, you can create a space that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation. In this article, we will explore seven practical tips to transform your living room into a restful sanctuary.

1) Avoid sitting with your back to the door

Make sure that your seating furniture is positioned in a way that allows you to face the door or at least have it on your side. By sitting with your back to the door, you may never fully relax, as you won't have a clear view of who enters the room. If rearranging the furniture is not an option, consider using a room divider or a mirror, but avoid placing them directly in front of the door. It's also important to avoid having windows behind you; a solid wall gives a sense of stability.

Nalevo od sedačky by měla stát lampa, palma nebo knihovna. Caption: A lamp, palm tree, or bookshelf should be placed on the left side of the sofa. (Photo: Depositphotos)

2) Arrange furniture in a circular layout

To create a harmonious atmosphere, arrange your seating furniture in a circular formation, allowing everyone to see each other easily. On the left side of the sofa, place a tall palm tree, a sculpture, a bookshelf, or a standing lamp (symbolizing a guardian dragon). On the right side, have a small coffee table or a stool. From the sofa, you should have a wide-open space to look at, focusing on something that represents your aspirations and desires. A simple painting, picture, or wallpaper can do the trick.

Tip: Choose furniture with rounded edges and shapes. Soften sharp corners with plants or cushions.

3) Keep your coffee table clean and organized

The coffee table in front of your sofa symbolizes health, so make sure it is tidy and well-maintained. It should also be sturdy and of good quality. Ideally, decorate it with living plants that have rounded leaves (sharp leaves can appear aggressive and disrupt the flow of energy).

Tip: Maintain tidiness throughout the entire room to ensure a smooth flow of positive chi energy.

Odkládací stolek před sedačkou by měl být bytelný a vždy uklizený. Caption: The coffee table in front of the sofa should be sturdy and kept clean. (Photo: Depositphotos)

4) Illuminate your space

Lighting plays a crucial role in creating a harmonious living room. Dark corners should be brightened with lamps, light-colored accessories, plants, and mirrors. It's also important to have adequate lighting behind the television to prevent strain on your eyes.

Ke světlosti obývacího pokoje pomůže velké okno, barvy i lampičky. Caption: Large windows, colors, and lamps can bring light into the living room. (Photo: Depositphotos)

5) Decorate with intention

Opt for artwork and photographs that evoke positive emotions and optimism. Place an image in front of your favorite spot on the sofa to remind yourself of your aspirations. Avoid artwork that elicits sadness. If you need to calm the energy in the room, place larger stones around (they ground the atmosphere and provide stability). Carpets can also be helpful in achieving this.

Tip: Avoid having the television as the focal point of the room. Opt for a fireplace or a beautiful view.

6) Choose warm and soothing colors

Warm and gentle shades are ideal for the living room. Cream, brown, white, yellow, and orange can create a welcoming atmosphere. The last two colors promote friendliness and communication, but avoid using their vibrant versions, as they might evoke unpleasant feelings.

7) Furnish according to your lifestyle

Consider your activities in the living room when selecting furniture and colors. If you have an active social life with frequent gatherings and passionate conversations, opt for vibrant hues and airy furniture. Avoid cluttering the space and keep it open, symbolizing openness in communication. Large windows are ideal for this purpose. If relaxation is your priority, choose heavier and comfortable furniture in darker and earthy tones.

By implementing these Feng Shui tips, you can create a harmonious and relaxing living room. Remember, the key is to align your space with your intentions and aspirations, allowing positive energy to flow freely. Enjoy the transformation!

Author: Antonín Vintr