To create a Feng Shui living room is one of the most common reasons for hiring a Feng Shui master. People spend a few hours a day in the living room, the Chi in this place definitely affects the well-being of the occupants.
How could you create a Feng Shui living room? Well there are many rules to follow and if you are serious about it, you’ve got to use a Feng Shui compass and do some calculations. Here in this article I will share with you some simple tips to create a a Feng Shui living room. Do not under-estimate the effects of these tips, although they are simple steps to take, doing all of them could bring you a good Feng Shui living room.
Feng Shui Living Room – Colors
You must have heard some other Feng Shui gurus telling you to use particular colors to create a Feng Shui living room. For example, some gurus say that red is perfect for all living rooms. On the other hand, I have seen other gurus recommending cold colors as the best for a Feng Shui living room. These universal advices may be true but I would prefer personalizing your living room according to either the need of your particular home or the birthday of yourself, since no two houses are equal, so as human being.
I wrote another article in this blog about choosing Feng Shui colors. These colors could improve your Chi and bring you luck. They are found according to your own year of birth, so they are more powerful in affecting you. You should consider using these colors in your Feng Shui living room.
Another simple way to choose colors for your Feng Shui living room is to follow the flying stars (飛星) of a particular year. According to the flying star theory, the most popular and powerful Feng Shui theory, there are 9 flying stars that relocate to different directions every year. Each of these flying stars carry different meaning and power. By using the appropriate colors you can absorb the positive energy of good flying stars. On the other hand, if you wrongly used some colors that trigger the bad effects of bad flying stars, you may attract bad luck.
To find out these colors and the locations of the flying stars of the current year, you need to know the flying star theory and five-element (五行) concept. If you do not have relevant knowledge or experience, I have prepared a handy Feng Shui 2013 Guidebook that teaches you how to do the best Feng Shui in year 2012. Simply find out in which direction your living room is, follow the instructions I gave about that particular direction, you can easily make a Feng Shui living room. You can download this book from the previous link or by registering using the form at the end of this article.
Feng Shui Living Room – Dynamic v.s. Static
Some people believe that the living room is where you watch TV and listen to music so it must be noisy. Some other people believe that the living room must be calm and silent so that people in the room could enjoy peace and harmony. Which one of these arguments is correct?
Both of them are true and false. It is illogical to mute your TV simply to ensure you have a silent living room. On the other hand, it is definitely not good frmo living science point of view to have a noisy living room. We need a balance here.
This is the dynamic v.s. static theory in Feng Shui. A Feng Shui living room should have a balance of both elements just like the Yin (陰) and yang (陽) of a Tai Chi (太極) symbol. What really matters is how you locate them. Generally speaking directions with bad flying stars should avoid all dynamic elements. On the other hand, you can use dynamic objects such as a clock, water fountain or TV to maximize the positive effects of good flying stars. Again, you can refer to my FREE guidebook for more information.
Another paramount rule to follow is timing. Obviously the living room could be a bit noisy and dynamic in day time but at night it should be calm and silent. Very logical, right?
Feng Shui Living Room – Mirrors
Mirror is the love and hate of Feng Shui masters. If used correctly they could magnify the positive effects of good flying stars. Conversely, mirrors could also be bad if placed wrongly since they could also and power-up the bad effects of bad flying stars. You should take great care about mirrors if you want a good Feng Shui living room.
It is quite common to find mirrors in modern day living rooms because many interior designs love using mirrors to create an illusion that the living room is enlarged. Make sure you check the directions before placing mirrors in the living room (and bed room, study room, etc… toilet is a different issue we may discuss separately).
Feng Shui Living Room – Lighting
A Feng Shui living room must have abundant lighting. Light is the source of energy. Believe it or not, a dark house may attract spirits according to Feng Shui theories.
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The best source of light is the sun. Natural daylight is far better than artificial lighting but if there are physical constraints in your house that the living room cannot get sufficient daylight, use artificial lighting. What does it mean by “sufficient lighting”? You can test by trying to read a book in the darkest corner of your living room. If you can easily read all the words, the living room is OK. The is a basic requirement for a Feng Shui living room.
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