Feng shui tips on how you can orchestrate your living room as an area for mingling
Written by Patti Sunio
Photographed by Greg Mayo
The living room is called such for a reason. Sometimes referred to as the family room, it is the common space where family members can gather and converse with guests. It is where social activities take place, serving as one of the house’s more public areas that allow people to meet and engage in activities together.
With this in mind, celebrity feng shui expert Master Hanz Cua shares helpful tips on how to promote positive energy in the living room, which may come in handy especially when entertaining. As a rule of thumb in feng shui, you must keep rooms free of clutter, and allow a healthy flow of air and light from the outdoors. Natural light is ideal, but in the evenings, consider complementing your ceiling light with lamps or floor lights. Mirrors are also a good way to duplicate light. Fresh air is equally important, but can be enhanced with room fresheners and other scents that make you feel relaxed and at home.
For decor, always opt for happy, positive images and artworks. A family picture is always a great idea, but abstract art may be placed somewhere else. Tables with pointed corners or monolithic figures may only become obstructions to the good flow of energy in the room. Also consider living
things such as plants placed in one corner or an aquarium. These are always pleasant to the eyes, and are believed to give you good recognition or boost popularity in your circle. A water fountain may also provide a calming energy that promotes harmony within the room. Meanwhile, a decorative clock may enhance luck with your relationships with family and friends.
Remember not to put chairs and sofas directly facing each other, as these are confrontational. The main sofas can be placed
against a wall for a good foundation. Chairs should be positioned in directions where you will have a good view of the entrance, as this may equate to catching good opportunities that come your way. Finally, for colors and shapes, Master Hanz reiterates that it is all about balance. Have a good harmony of the five elementsfire, water, metal, wood, and earthin your living room, and it shall reflect in the good relationships you will be building in your living room.
This November, Rats should be wary. Watch your backs and be cautious of the people you deal with, as you may encounter possible conflict with friends. Avoid gossiping and politics at work, and consider what you’ll reveal to or share with colleagues. As with the daily grind at work, patience is a virtue. Results will manifest soon.
Oxen may experience fatigue due to work this month.
It’s advised that you maintain a balanced disposition and patiently wait for results, especially when expectations aren’t met. A good way to keep your mind off work is by socializing or focusing your attention to meeting new people.