The living room is often the heart of your home, second only to the kitchen. It’s where you relax at the end of the day and decompress from all life’s stresses. It makes sense that you would want to make this space enjoyable! Here are 4 steps to feng shui your living room.
Prepare the Space
Open up the windows for nine minutes to let out the old, stale energy and make room for the new. Declutter by removing anything that’s not necessary and putting it back where it belongs. Then, try some space clearing techniques like smudging, diffusing essential oils, or ringing bells.
Review the Bagua
Overlay the Bagua energy map onto your home to figure out which of the nine areas your living room is in. Then, make changes to enhance these characteristics. For example, if your living room is in the family and new beginnings area, add some green tones to the space.
Bring in the Five Elements
The five elements include earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. Each element has its own colors and shapes that define it. Find ways to incorporate all five into your space. This will help to inform and balance your health and well-being, as well as those that share the space with you.
Decorate the Space
Your living room is likely shared by multiple people, so make sure everyone has a comfortable spot so they all feel welcome. Bring life energy to the room with green plants. You can also use art to add the five elements. Think of a red painting to invoke fire energy.
Upgrade Your Living Room with Marlo
Hopefully, we’ve made the process sound easy – because it is! If you’re inspired to feng shui your living room and find yourself in need of sofas, chairs, tables, or anything else, we can help! Shop our inventory online or stop in and see us!