Feng shui is an excellent way to introduce love, calmness, well-being, and even luck into your home. Because the living room is often the center of the home, it’s the perfect place to start.

Even if you aren’t into the idea of hanging pyramids, you can make use of feng shui techniques as you rearrange and redecorate your living space — your life will thank you for it.

The Baqua Map

 Feng-Shui-Living-RoomImage via Flickr by tronathan

With feng shui, it’s easy to merge it with your own point of view, so you can either rely on the Bagua Map to come up with your floor plan or you can simply do what feels right by loosely following basic rules. The most important things to remember are the general placements and what they represent:

  • If knowledge is important to you, then devote the lower left corner of your room to books, music, or even your TV
  • Put positive décor in the spaces for your career, friends, family, and children
  • Never rely too heavily on the wealth corner to avoid looking greedy, but make sure the love space features lots of the things and people you love best, as with photos
  • And make sure the center of the room, the self-space, speaks to who you are, what you want, and what you need

Earthly Elements

A well-balanced room should merge all the essential elements. There are some ways to do this, so you can have fun making sure that earth, water, wood, fire, and metal all have their place in your space.

Earth is central, so make sure that your living room has some live plants and greenery, or keep fresh flowers on a small stand. Water could simply belong in your vases, or you could get yourself a goldfish. If you don’t have a fireplace, candles will work just as well. Metal is easy; you can go with industrial décor or use wrought iron details.
Wood is the most fun aspect of this. You can put up wooden shelves, buy wooden furniture, or talk to Prosource Flooring in San Diego

about installing some gorgeous hardwood floors, which add attractiveness as well.

Personal Preference and Comfort

Ultimately, you decide what feels most comfortable. The perfect feng shui might involve soft lighting from floor and table lamps or bright fluorescent lights. You might want your plants in your wealth or love corners to make those aspects thrive a little more.

Make sure your furniture placement welcomes you and your guests, try not to make anything too crowded, and mix and match any elements so that you feel at home. You always need a focal point, and for you that might become your reading nook or your entertainment corner. Think about what’s most important to you and simply concentrate your efforts in that space.

The nice thing about feng shui and decorating is that you can tailor it to suit your tastes, your space, and your own feelings. What’s most important to you when you decorate your living space?