The Power Position for your Sofa
Your sofa should be on the wall farthest from the entryway with a clear view of the door. Just like the oven in the kitchen should be in the Power Position, so should your sofa.
Your sofa should not be pushed right against the wall as the energy will get stuck behind it, so pull it a few inches away from the wall for some breathing room.
If you do not have a wall to place the sofa near then consider a floating sofa. Place a sofa table behind it with a couple of tall lamps to give you some support.
If you are unable to face the sofa towards the door than place a mirror on a wall that will allow you to see who's behind you. This will make you feel more at ease when sitting on the sofa.
Creating a communication area
If you want your family to communicate better or more often, pull your furniture closer together by grounding it with an area rug and by placing the legs of the furniture on to the area rug. This will encourage conversations between one another.
Ideally having a circular or oval coffee table is better than a square or rectangle according to Feng Shui because it has no harsh angles pointing at people and it will allow the energy to flow more easily.
Place lighting in dark corners as light activates energy. If areas are in the dark, that represents neglect of certain aspects of your life. (check your Bagua)
Making your living room shine
Keep this room clutter free, make it shine and surround yourself with beautiful items that you love and has meaning.
Blocked door or entryways
Your furniture should never block a door or an entryway to another room...blocked doors or entryways = blocked energy/blocked opportunities
Shifting the energy in your living room
Move a few pieces around in the room. You will be amazed on how refreshing it will make you feel and it will shift the energy in the room.
When it's time to pick the color for your living room, make sure that the room will feel balanced...too much of any one color is never a good thing. You also need to make sure that all 5 elements (Earth, Water, Metal, Wood and Fire) are represented in each room.
Colors and elements of the Bagua
*Black the color for the Career and Life Path gua – this color represents the Water element because it's Deep, Dark and Mysterious just like water can be. This is a good color when you feel that you need to focus on your life path.
*Blue the color for the Skills and Knowledge gua – this color represents the Water element as well because it's Calm, Tranquility and people find it Peaceful when looking at the water. Wear this color when you want clear communication with someone.
*Green the color of the Family gua – this color represents the Wood element because Trees are green. A tree represents growth either within yourself and/or as a family. Green also represents money.
*Purple the color for the Wealth/Prosperity gua – this color represents power and royalty.
*Red the color of the Fame/Reputation gua – this color represents the Fire element. Red is very bold and it grabs your attention and makes people notice you.
*Pink the color of the Relationship/Love gua – this color represents love, softness romance.
*White the color of the Children and Creativity gua – this color represents the Metal element. The color of infinity and endless thoughts and creativity. Wear white when you want to spark your creativity.
*Gray the color of the Helpful People and Travel gua. This color represents the Metal element. This is the color for action and creativity...wear this color when you need to get things done.
*Yellow the color of the Health gua. This color represents the Earth element. Wear this color to become more grounded, focused or when you need to be cheered up.
Good night and sleep well...
I am a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, Professional Organizer, Young living Essential Oils Distributor and mother of two children.