I hope you are having a relaxing weekend Ocean Dreamers!
I always love learning about new decor trends, and Feng Shui decorating is supposedly a wonderful way to unwind and relax, especially on the weekend! Thanks Amber for a great guest post. So relax and enjoy and I'll see you back here on Monday for Motivation Monday! :)
Feng Shui is a system for organizing a space in your home, and it claims it can bring joy, relaxation, wealth and health to the people living in such a space. To arrange a place this way is not hard and it does not require great work, reconstructions or finances. If you have tried everything else and you still feel tension in your living room, this is a great design technique It will surely work, but in case it does not for you, it will do no harm as well.
It is important to know that the living room is the heart of a home and the space of a house or apartment. When you are making any changes to it, they will surely affect the other rooms and the spirit of the whole place as well. The first rule of Feng Shui is order, so get rid of the clutter once and maintain this regularly. It will not be wasted time if you spend an afternoon once or twice a month putting everything in order. After you are finished with that it is believed that you will attract the good and beneficial Chi in the house, this will only bring success and good things your way.
There is a special term called Bagua map that will help you organize the living room and choose the specific spots that will guide every aspect of your life. For example, the more elaborate Feng Shui furnishings and decorate elements can occupy the southeast sector of your home. This corner, when you add to it and make it look enchanting, will bring to the house not only luck but material benefits. It will be a source of good health as well.
The Southwest corner is responsible for the positive traits in your marriage, in case you are already married and have a family of your own. When you are still single, you can use this part of the home and the Chi to help you find your other half. Use the map and arrange each of the corners according to the requirements to fill your house with positive energy and health.
Be very careful as you place the lighting in the living room, as this in one of the most important aspects of the Feng Shui system. Remember that the bright light will bring the positive Yang energy inside the space. On the opposite dark corners and rooms remember that they will attract the depression and discomfort and pass it to the people living there.
The furniture arrangement has to start with the specific placement of the sofa. It will be put on the best and most comfortable spot of the living room, because it is the most frequent place people will gather. Use the other items as guards who will protect you from the bad Chi.There are many and different techniques that can be applied when organizing your living room, so you can enhance the energy flow in it.
There is another popular method in Feng Shui for attracting positive energies and it is related to placing an aquarium in it, so it can be like a blocker for all the negative “Sha Qi”. It is very interesting that corners are considered for a source of bad energy and by having an aquarium in your work space or home office you can significantly diminish all of these negative vibes and find it way easier to calm your mind and focus. The most important thing when undertaking any sort of space re-arrangements is to find a way that will make you feel happy and perceive your home as your sanctuary.
Bio: Amber Collins is a professional freelance writer and dedicated Feng Shui writer. She loves writing about any daily activities part of most women' lives such as cleaning and home organizing, so as for ways for enhancing the quality of life. Her story of following her passions by re-arranging her Brixton home and making it cozy and lovely place to live, so as writing about it, will inspire you. Her present article is dedicated on best Feng Shui techniques for organizing the living room.