by Kathryn Weber
If you’ve ever ready anything about feng shui, you know that the proper flow and movement of energy in the home, called chi, can make all the difference between happiness, success and prosperity. And part of that flow directly relates to the way furniture is placed. When furniture isn’t arranged properly, this can create blockages, unpleasant surprises, and lack of growth and success. Read these tips for each room in the house on how to maximize your home’s energy – and your good fortune – with good feng shui furniture placement.
The Living Room.
This is the room that represents the whole home. It can be considered the small version of whole home’s footprint, making it a very important room. This is also the room that has the most influence on the whole family as this is where the family gathers together.
It’s vital that this room is arranged to invite energy movement, compatibility and family harmony.
The best arrangement for furniture is the conversational arrangement. This is when chairs and sofas are arranged to face one another versus at right angles to each other. This encourages togetherness and conversation, especially when the TV or a fireplace is perpendicular to the seating area.
The conversational arrangement puts the emphasis on people versus focal points, such as the TV or fireplace. It also pulls furniture away from walls. When furniture is pulled out into the room, chi can move freely and smoothly around the furniture, and this helps improve prosperity, health and happiness. It also fosters opportunities to come to the family.
Second to the living room is the bedroom. Contrary to the living room, the bedroom is a place where having good, solid support behind the bed helps improve health and more sound, secure sleep. The bed should always be positioned so that the occupants can see the view of the door from the bed.
When a bed is placed on the same wall as the door, unpleasant surprises can befall the residents. It’s also important that the bed is not on the same wall as a toilet, shower, tub or sink. It is fine if it shares a wall with the bathroom as long as those plumbing fixtures are not on that same wall.
If the bedroom is designed in such a way that there is no solid wall for the bed to be placed on, then turn the bed on an angle, again, so that the occupants can see the door from bed. A large dresser placed behind the bed in the corner can serve as a wall.
The Dining Room.
The dining room represents the wealth of the family. It’s where food is shared, and because it is, it is also considered a room that also represents health. It’s a symbol of family togetherness, holidays and special occasions, so it needs to look appealing and tasteful.
Tables should be solid and sit in the center of the room. The room should have a look of wealth and abundance, so lighting is essential. The head of the family should sit at the end furthest from the entrance to the room. That is because that is the command position.
The Home Office
If the home office is used to pay bills or homework occasionally then its placement isn’t as critical. However, when the office is used as a workplace or where a business is run, it’s essential that the office is set up to encourage prosperity and the arrival of new opportunities for business, such as sales, new clients, etc.
That’s why all desks should be pulled out into the room executive style. While it may be easier to push them against the wall because all the wall plugs are there, try to avoid this. Pulling the desk out in the room will help bring more prosperity versus representing obstacles, the way a desk pushed against a wall does.
Another critical arrangement concept is that the desk has a solid wall behind it like the bed does. This symbolizes the person at the desk having support in their business and their work endeavors. Lastly, a home office should have a generously sized desk and a full executive chair to ensure plenty of room and comfort while working — and to symbolize success!