By Joe Szabo, Scottsdale Real Estate Team
If your living room, family room, or den has a poor layout, it can affect how well you communicate with your friends and loved ones. The proper feng shui in these spaces, however, can help ensure harmonious relationships.
The greatest challenge in arranging your living room is making sure that the energy flows calmly enough to be relaxing, but not so peacefully that you fall asleep as soon as you sit down after dinner. Too much furniture in too small a space is a common cause of blocked chi. Furniture should be evenly spaced, to allow the chi to flow freely through the area.
All sitting areas should be protected from any sources of sha chi (bad energy):
1) If a seat is facing directly away from an entrance hang a faceted crystal between them.
2) Move a seat if it’s over an exposed beam, a sharp corner, or a ceiling fan.
3) Use low-ceilinged areas for bookcases or entertainment centers, not seating.
Place the most prominent seating in the “Command Position” (farthest from the entrance, facing it, with a wall behind). This should be where the head of the house usually sits. If the TV is there instead, it risks becoming the focus of attention.
If the room’s energy still seems too frantic, a gentle mobile, as well as cool colors (green, blue, or lavender), in the Family area may calm it. If it’s too calm, use a wind chime in the Family area, and perhaps some warmer colors (red, orange, or yellow), to liven things up.
To encourage communication, make sure the seating is comfortable and close to each other. Also, place warm objects nearby, such as candles, a bowl of polished river stones, or family photographs. The Fame area of the room (center of the rear wall) is a great place for images that reflect your future ambitions.
A room full of happy, friendly imagery will help nourish a happy, friendly family life. While elderly households may enjoy family mementos and older photographs, younger one should focus on more recent ones, displayed in the Family area.
Try not to display photos of people in bad times, even if those emotions aren’t revealed in the picture. These can still emit sha chi. If two family members aren’t getting along, check to see how their photos are displayed. If needed, moving their photos apart can help create space for them to cool down. Or if distance is the problem, moving them closer together can likewise have beneficial effects.
Please note that this Scottsdale Real Estate Blog is for informational purposes and not intended to take the place of a licensed Scottsdale Real Estate Agent. The Szabo Group offers first class real estate services to clients in the Scottsdale Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area in the buying and selling of the best Luxury homes in Arizona. Award winning Realtors and Re/MAX top producers and best real estate agent for Luxury Homes in Scottsdale, The Szabo group delivers experience, knowledge, dedication and proven results. Contact Joe Szabo at 480.688.2020, info@ScottsdaleRealEstateTeam.com or visit www.scottsdalerealestateteam.com to find out more about Scottsdale Homes forSale and Estates forSale inScottsdale and to search the Scottsdale MLS for Scottsdale Home Listings.
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