Let’s Talk About How to Create Comfortable Living Spaces with the Perfect Upholstered furniture Solution Through the Ancient Art of Feng Shui.
What Exactly is Feng Shui?
Feng shui (pronounced Fung Shway) is the idea that you can influence your living environment to achieve harmony and balance. For thousands of years, we have employed Feng Shui when choosing a place to live or decorate. Feng Shui literally means ‘Wind and Water’ with Chinese roots that date back 5,000 years old. The idea of Feng Shui is to promote prosperity, good health and enhance general well being by examining how Qi energy (prounced “chee”) flows through a particular room, house, building or garden.
Why is Placement of Furniture so Important?
Your ultimate goal in purchasing upholstered furniture is finding physical comfort, proper design and size of furniture. If all elements are intact, you create harmony in a space. When you have harmony, you will come home to a much more peaceful environment and it truly will become your sacred space. Feng Shui practitioners placed value on the notion that carefully arranged living conditions contribute to overall good health, prosperity and success.
Here are a Few Tips of Where to Begin in Planning a Living Room with Proper Placement and Good Feng Shui:
Tip 01: Measure the actual space. Take notice of door openings and any focal points such as a fireplace. Where is the television located? Do not force furniture to into a room.
Tip 02: Do you have a solid wall where a sofa or sectional can back up to for stability? You need a starting point. If there is not a solid wall where it makes sense to place the bulk of the upholstered furniture, you might consider a floating sectional or sofa to accommodate the space.
Tip 03: Think of nature when you look at the interior of your home. Positive energy is created in meandering lines that simulate that free feeling of nature. Try placing your furniture at a diagonal and see how the energy in the space will totally change the “feeling” in a room.
Tip 04: Less is more when choosing new upholstered furniture. Consider how much seating you need in the room. If more seating is a priority, you might consider a sectional with a rounded corner to add softness and eliminate the need to add end tables which sometimes have a tendency to clutter up the space.
Tip 05: Try to avoid placing furniture in front of your entrance to a room. This will literally block off the energy in the space. The backs of sofas are really not that attractive and basically say ‘Do Not Come In’. You want to create engaging spaces for your family and friends.
Tip 06: If you choose to purchase new sofas and chairs, try purchasing a sofa and three chairs as to create a circle in the room. This is a unique arrangement and adds a perfect venue for great conversation.
Tip 07: When you have a very limited space you want to keep Feng Shui and conversation in mind. Just create a space with four comfortable chairs and a round coffee table. It’s an easy fix and looks great.
Tip 08: Sometimes you need to divide the kitchen and family room with a functional and seperation between the two areas. A sectional works as great solution and adds balance and weight to the opposing side of the room when there is an exposed kitchen/great room concept. This also works well with dividing a long, narrow room into two separate rooms.
That wraps up our tips! All spaces are not created equal. Every space needs to be evaluated before you can create the perfect configuration that works best for that room. We advise against purchasing upholstered furniture and hoping that it fits. Your upholstered furniture is one of the three most important components in your room. If your upholstery, window coverings and floor are the right choices, everything else in the room will fall into place.
Balanced interiors do not cost more, they just feel better.
Thank you for spending time to reading,
Sherrie Swass of Swass.com