Getting a good night’s sleep makes for productive and overall happier days. If you find yourself still getting a lack of sleep after trying multiple methods, it might be time to turn your attention to feng shui. By definition, feng shui involves the practice of rearranging pieces in your living space to create balance and tranquility in your home. The energy of feng shui creates a peaceful and balanced environment in your living space, making it easier to relax and sleep.
What Does Feng Shui Mean?
Deriving from the Chinese culture, feng shui is broken down into different meanings. Feng, meaning wind, and Shui, meaning water, combine to create a meaningful sense of life and the environment surrounding you.
What Is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the practice of arranging your furniture and pieces for a better energetic flow in your home. Your home and living room serve as a mirror of reflection to your life and environment. Because of this, you’ll want to make sure your space has positive and calming energies to it. If you feel drained, have low energy or have trouble sleeping, feng shui is a great practice to implement in your space.
Incorporating Feng Shui In Your Home
When it comes to incorporating feng shui in your living room, figuring out where furniture, decor, and other items should be placed is key. If your items are laid out in a chaotic way, the feng shui of the room will be thrown off, causing your energy to be unbalanced.
Choosing the Right Color Palette
To start off, balance the colors in your living room for positive feng shui. You’ll want to choose colors that strengthen your energy and make you feel calm. Blue and green are calming color palettes, and because a living room is a shared space, most people may tend to go for simple colors like black, brown, white or gray. These colors work well depending on which colors bring you joy, happiness and peace and will overall strengthen and protect your aura.
You’ll want to make sure your pieces are in a commanding position for a feng shui living room. The command position involves directing your couch or furniture in a spot across or furthest from the door without being in direct alignment with it. The style of feng shui is comforting because you are able to have a clear and direct view of the door. It gives a sense of calmness and control because you can see everyone who enters the room.
Declutter Your Living Room and Your Life
Declutter is one of the most important factors for a feng shui living room. To feel more relaxed and at home, your space being organized is key. And what better way to declutter your life than to declutter your home? Start off by making sure any bookshelves, decorations and furniture are out of the way and decluttered. If you have papers or mail or anything that is a distraction to you in the room, find another place for it. Making sure the space is clean is also a process of decluttering and will bring you a more positive aura. Clean off any glass tables or mirrors, dust your surfaces or ceiling fan and decor, vacuum your space and clean any other surfaces.
Add Decor That Brings Positive Energy
Another element of a feng shui living room is to have decor that brings positive energy. Consider adding nourishing and beautiful plants in your living room. Add a vase and your favorite flowers to look at every day that will remind you of positivity and balance. Add a soft rug to your living room for comfort, yoga and relaxation.
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by Arielle Clay | January 30, 2023
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