The living room is the soul of the home and nothing will bring your family more happiness and prosperity than a felicitous Feng Shui living room design. It is the room in your home where everyone gathers for memorable times on many occasions over the years.
Therefore, for the best happy-memory-making environment, it’s important to encourage the healthy energies of good Qi to flow freely throughout your living room. You accomplish this with felicitous feng shui.
Definition: Qi [CHē ] is the name for the energy your environment generates. The entire reason for designing with Feng Shui strategies is so that your environment develops and maintains good Qi.
Even if your living room is small, you can arrange it to encourage the Qi energy to flow in and around the room. Because, depending on where you place your furniture, it impacts the way the Qi energy enters and moves around the room.
Felicitous Feng Shui for Balanced Energies
Feng shui or Fengshui, also known as Chinese geomancy, is a pseudoscience originating from China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. The term feng shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the passage of the now-lost Book of Burial recorded in Guo Pu’s commentary: Feng shui is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy. The feng shui practice discusses architecture in terms of “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi. VIA Wikipedia
Living Room Location
Before we dive into the colors, let’s first talk about living room location. Ideally, in a true Feng Shui design, the living room is in a part of the house with at least two outside walls.
For the best living room location, you must allow Qi energy to freely enter the room from outside without encumbrance. You don’t want the air to grow stagnant before it reaches your living room.
Rather, a location with two outer walls that allows free-flowing Qi energy to enliven the elements in your living room is ideal.
Living Room Colors
Color serves to reinforce Qi principles and energy. Keep important Feng Shui tips at your fingertips for your selections of living room colors. There is a tool for this! It is called a Bagua Energy Map.
Bagua Energy Map
The Bagua is an energy map that shows us which areas of the space affect specific areas of our lives. The word “bagua” literally translates to “eight areas”.
As you can see in the image below, it is divided into eight sections, each has a geographic designation, a description of an area of life, a color, and an earth element. For those who choose to use directional Feng Shui and a compass to design their interiors, this is the template for you.
Next, here is the bagua as it is commonly used for the Western Feng Shui. They take the eight sections and make a square out of it with nine sections. The way you use it is to put your floor layout over the top of the bagua either with a printout or simply imagine it in your mind.
To help you along this path of discovery, I’ve included a Western Feng Shui Bagua below. Feel free to download it or share on social media.
Of course, it is used for the entire home but you can also use it for specific rooms. Everyone’s needs are different and in these economic times, one room is all some people have.
Imagine that you are holding this chart directly in front of you. Then, stand with your back to the wall that contains the main entrance to your home and look out over your living room.
Now, look at the chart. Then, look to the NW corner of your chart, then from where you are standing, look to the corresponding area in your living room.
That is how you begin to select the colors for your own felicitous Feng Shui living room.
This is a simple illustration but it’s bright and cheerful and it suits my purpose. First, this helps you see how to hold the chart as you look out into the room.
Then, there are lots of colors in the cartoon living room, just as there are many colors in the Bagua, so it’s an exciting mix to get your creativity sparking.
Additionally, it makes a good point about the Bagua itself because even in the sections of the Bagua, there are various colors within each one. So, you have lots of options for a felicitous color palette for your living room!
Uses the list below to find the best site for your needs when creating your living room color palette. With so many to choose from you’re sure to find the one that works best for you.
Excellent Color Tools
Selecting Your Colors
Now let’s move on to the colors themselves. For instance, if you have hot, fiery colors, it might burn you out. So, tone it down a bit with accessories that cool it off such as velvety blue cushions or candles in lighter colors that soften the feel of the room. Then, use your bagua to place the accessories accordingly.
If you want to recolor the entire room, take out your bagua energy map and Fung Shui your living room! When you are confident that you’ve determined which elements belong in the indicated areas of the living room, it’s an easy transition to select the bests materials, colors, and shapes for your walls, furniture, and artwork.
A good example is to close your eyes and imagine the bagua red fire section of your living room. This is an area for fire and wood elements in keeping with good feng shui energy flow. Perhaps coordinated candles and wooden holders are in order for the decor.
Spiritual Color Guide
You may also use the slideshow below if you want to learn more about colors and how they affect us spiritually and therefore in every aspect of our lives.
Red brings strength wherever it’s found. This color is one of energy, action, confidence, and courage. Moreover, it’s is closely associated with our most natural physical and spontaneous need to endure and the will to survive. The Base Chakra is the densest of the seven chakras so it makes sense that red is also the densest of all chakra colors.
Level: 1st Chakra • Root • Coccyx Perieum