Make the Living Room "Feng Shui" -fit!

Feng-shui, the Pattern of wind and water, is the art and science of living in harmony with the environment. For centuries, the Chinese have been relying on Feng Shui to design cities, build houses, and design their homes. In Taiwan and China it is part of everyday life, the houses are looking for or build according to Feng Shui principles, which should help the family to health and prosperity.

Already on entering feel good - that's the motto, if you like your living room to shape the principles of Feng Shui. The living room is the meeting place for family and guests, the public space in the house, the center of community life. Accordingly, the "good room" should be inviting and comfortable. How do you use the principles of feng shui to decorate your living room? First and foremost, the location of the living room is very important. It should occupy a central place in the floor plan. The first room after the entrance is usually here. In general, the cheapest place is on the active side of the building - known as the yang site in Feng Shui - where the entrance, driveway and parking are usually located. It should also have a regular floor plan if possible, should not be too long or lead over the corner. The living room should ideally occupy the largest proportion of the total living space and give all roommates so much space that they feel at home. If the rooms are still too small, they can be optically enlarged with mirrors, a color scheme for the walls, or well-proportioned furnishings.

The Importance of Proper Arrangement

The large glass fronts are beautiful, but can generate too much energy escape. Plants in front of the windows provide a remedy, on top of that protect against outside influences and let the view remain in the personal area. If possible, the doors should not face a window. If this is still the case, the & quot; energy traversal & quot; defused or redirected by means of plants, lamps, mobiles or other accessories. How and where you sit is also crucial. Optimal is a positioning of sofas and armchairs in the form of a square or a rectangle. An arrangement around a table with a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a fireplace also has a positive effect. If, on the other hand, all the seats are facing the TV, it dominates the room and communication can be difficult. How to find the right place for the cabinets? Unless they are specifically designed as room dividers, they are best kept on a solid wall. For cabinets with mirrored doors, a look in the mirror helps. If you make out toilet, front door or staircase in it, it makes sense to look for another place for the cabinet.

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The apt choice of design tools completes the living room presentation. In any case, one should choose unobtrusive patterns in the colors yellow, red, green, turquoise, beige, crème and all earth and pastel shades. Rattan furniture, natural wood ceilings and floors as well as wool and cotton rugs are just as much a plus as soft lines and round shapes. Taboo on the other hand are synthetic fabrics as well as furniture and utensils with threatening edges and corners.

Further Tips for the Design of the Living Room:

  • For the living room, an orientation to the southwest, west or southeast according to Feng Shui is optimal for every ray of light The center of the living room should, according to Feng Shui - as in all rooms - be kept free, so that the chi can flow freely in the room and around the furniture and objects housed therein .
  • Do not hang the windows with heavy curtains and fabrics, so that enough daylight comes into the living room.
  • For a balanced lighting in the living room: In addition to a central room light smaller lamps are useful, which give a quiet mood.
  • Carpets or runners should do not cover the whole floor, otherwise chi (positive energy) will be swallowed.
  • With the pictures on the walls you tell something about yourself - also to your visitors. Hang only pieces that you really like and that you can look at with pleasure every day.
  • Flowers, plants or other natural elements give life and freshness and should not be missing in any living room.
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