Feng Shui living room: Finding the inner center in your own home

Feng Shui promises more tidiness and a cosy atmosphere. With these tips, you too can furnish your Feng Shui living room according to the Chinese theory of harmony. 

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Especially in times like these, it is particularly important for us humans to feel comfortable in our homes. For many, the need to neatly furnish the flat or specifically the living room as the heart of the house is even stronger. But how can Feng Shui, of all things, help? Here you can find out how to set up your own Feng Shui living room.

A Feng Shui living room - what is it?

The term Feng Shui has been around for more than 3000 years. It originates from Chinese and describes the way in which nature and external factors affect human life.

“Feng” and “Shui” translated mean “wind” and “water pollution“. We therefore use these energy sources - the Qi or Chi - for our internal energy. By creating the right atmosphere in our living room, we ensure that energy can flow unhindered through the rooms. According to Feng Shui, this inevitably leads to personal harmony.

Set up your Feng Shui living room correctly

The nine zones in a Feng Shui living room

As an aid to Furniture According to the German Feng Shui Institute DFSI, the so-called BaGua is used in individual rooms or even the entire apartment. It is divided into zones that correspond to our different areas of life. Through the right ones Colors, elements and Or in other words: furniture These can be upgraded and the energy increased - and this entirely in the spirit of Ethical Home Design.

Feng Shui living room according to cardinal points

In Feng Shui, space is divided into eight directions: north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest. When using the BanGua, a disc is placed over the floor plan of the Feng Shui living room and checked to see which color and elements should be placed in which direction.

Feng Shui living room cardinal directions

Source: DFSI

1 - Career and life path (North)

Here, not only professional advancement is implied, but also personal development. The colours black and blue as well as energy plants have a particularly reinforcing effect.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: Decorations in which water is integrated are suitable for these zones. So how about a water bowl with flowers or stones?

2 - Family and origins (East)

Health, movement and vitality for the family in the broadest sense: the energy of this zone is particularly promoted by the colours green to yellow.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: Wood is the main element of this zone: so add bamboo, wicker Baskets or Linen and cotton zusammen.

3 - Knowledge and Wisdom (North-East)

These qualities are achieved through peace and quiet. According to Feng Shui, the place for this should be oriented to the northeast and kept in warm colours such as brown and yellow.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: Clay, ceramics and terracotta are very suitable for this.

4 - Wealth and Power (South East)

In Feng Shui, this includes financial prosperity, but also spiritual wealth. Green and red tones can inspire this zone.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: The warm colors of this zone combine with natural materials such as Wood or green plants.

5 - Fame and Future (South)

For many people, fame does not necessarily mean being the centre of attention. Rather, it means being noticed and respected by one's environment.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: To achieve this, this zone in a Feng Shui living room should contain a lot of wood. Lights and candles can also enhance the energy.

6 - Partnership and Love (South West)

Not only romantic partnership, but all forms of interpersonal relationships can be influenced in this zone. The colours red, pink and white have particularly strong effects here.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: For a Feng Shui living room, rely on natural materials such as stone or porcelain as well as natural light sources, incense sticks and Candles, because the supporting element is fire.

7 - Friendship (North-West)

This area of life deals with helpful friends. People should be able to recognise, accept or even ask for this help. The zone corresponds to the element metal and should have an energy-promoting effect.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: Materials in gold, silver and bronze are very popular here.

8 - Children and Creativity (West)

This zone is characterised by children in our environment, but also pets. It is the zone of joie de vivre and love in general. Colours from yellow to orange to brown can fill this zone with energy.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: Materials such as glass and metal are helpful in this zone of metal, too plants are suitable for releasing energy.

9 - The Tai Chi (Center)

The center of the BaGua zones is Tai Chi - your own life and also your subconscious. This zone influences the heart chakra. That's why you should fill this zone with energy for a Feng Shui living room with warm colors and lots of crystals, mirrors and mobiles.

Feng Shui furnishing tip: The center corresponds to the element earth, which is why it is best to decorate with all kinds of natural materials. Linen and wood are ideal for this.

Instructions for a Feng Shui living room in your own home

For many people, the living room is the center of the house - this is where family and friends come together. With a few tips you too can set up your Feng Shui living room.

  1. Separate areas of life: A basic rule of Feng Shui is to separate the individual areas of life. This can be especially helpful in times of home offices to draw a clear line between work and leisure. A clear work area can therefore help - perhaps in the form of a separate desk or an office box.
  2. Keep order: Only through a tidy home can the life energy chi flow properly. So clear out your clutter and assign a place to each item. Once you have a basic order, tidying up is no longer so difficult.
  3. Feng Shui living room decoration: Decorative elements are also considered in Feng Shui, but they should definitely fit the room and the zone located there. The Feng Shui living room, for example, should radiate a lot of peace and comfort, which is why warm, earthy colors and accessories made of natural materials and curved shapes are suitable. Small islands of light Lamps and candles allow the chi to flow particularly well here.
  4. Fresh air and light in the Feng Shui living room: In Feng Shui, as much natural light and fresh air as possible should always be able to flow into the rooms. Regular ventilation and free window areas are therefore particularly important for a harmonious home.
  5. The correct orientation of the furniture: In order for the zones to draw sufficient energy, the orientation of the furniture is very important in Feng Shui. For example, the sofa should have its back to the protective wall and face the windows and doors. Chairs are also ideally aligned in this way. The centre of the room should be left free according to Feng Shui in order to radiate calm and strength.

Feng Shui living rooms are a good concept - with and without spirituality

It doesn't matter whether you believe in the spiritual qualities of Feng Shui or whether the minimalist and tidy concept simply fits into your lifestyle: Many of the Feng Shui rules make a tidy and beautiful home possible in any case. With just a few touches, Feng Shui ensures that you feel completely at ease in your home.

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