Feng Shui for Living: Feng Shui Furniture

Type of furniture and furniture placement plays a pivotal role in Classical Feng Shui. Feng Shui Furniture is furniture that is compatible with Feng Shui norms. It positively affects the way in which Qi interacts with us. It is very important to arrange your living space according to Feng Shui principles. Designing your living room, bedroom, kitchen, office, and workstation in tandem with Feng Shui principles is bound to propel you towards harmony, balance, good health, and prosperity.

However, before proceeding further, I recommend you to glance through my previous blogs. This will help you to get a better understanding of the subject. Further, it is extremely important to demystify the concept of Classical Feng Shui. Understand that Feng Shui Furniture does not mean using commercialized decorative objects like Laughing Buddha or a pair of Mandarin Ducks. Sure these items are great for interior decoration, but attaching metaphysical properties to these is just a business gimmick to rake in hard cash. No non-living thing can either create or attract Sheng Qi. Hence, furniture here means items like bed, sofa, work desk, study table, etc. used to furnish our living space.

Feng Shui Furniture Tips:
  • The furniture you choose should be a mixture of Yin and Yang.┬áThe very essence of Classical Feng Shui lies in balancing the forces of Yin and Yang. Hence, it is extremely important to balance dark with light. Also, replace angled corners with rounded edges. The living space should neither be blinding bright nor pitch dark. Always remember, Classical Feng Shui is the art of Balancing the Yin and Yang.
  • Always try to maintain a living space that is free from clutter. Discard unnecessary items. This will help Sheng Qi to converge and move around freely. Also, always keep your house or office neat and tidy.
  • It is very important that the furniture in your living space should be proportionate to the size of your apartment or office. The furniture pieces should neither be too big and intimidating and neither be too small.
  • The pieces of your furniture must be evenly arranged. They should be easily accessible. Also, they should not cause any blockage or hindrance in day-to-day living. The best way to judge this is to see if you are able to move around freely. If you can move around freely, so can Sheng Qi.
  • The backs of your sofa, chairs and bed should not face any entrances in your house.
  • Sofas, beds, work desks, and study tables are best placed against a wall. This provides rigidity, stability, and support.
  • Objects of art must be properly balanced with other pieces of furniture.

These are a few rules and norms that Classical Feng Shui experts swear by. However, bear in mind that these are just initial tips for a complete novice. This is the first baby step towards Feng Shui for Living. As the saying goes, “half knowledge is more dangerous”, don’t move anything just yet. Several other factors like your Gua number, favorable directions, sector of your bedroom or work area, etc. need to be considered before arriving at the best floor layout for you. However, you can start with getting rid of clutter, tidying up your surroundings and living space, or applying a fresh coat of paint. This will allow Qi to move more freely and smoothly. You will feel more motivated, organized and confident!

Watch this space for detailed favorable layouts for your bedroom and office!

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