Feng Shui Furniture Placement
You love your furniture but need some feng shui furniture placement tips on how to arrange it?
Feng shui furniture placement is one of the simple feng shui cures to work with. See my feng shui decorating tips and learn how to rearrange your furniture for best results.
"Feng Shui ... describes ways to increase the energy field of our home and workplace. Become aware of how being in high energy surroundings impacts us in ways that strengthen our lives and removes barriers to our connection with intention."
~ Wayne Dyer, The Power of Intention
The most important thing to remember when trying to arrange your furniture according to feng shui principles, is that there must be an easy and unblocked flow of energy or chi around your furniture. A few simple changes can make the world of difference. Try some of these ideas and see how you feel...
Feng Shui Furniture Placement Tips
- Position furniture according to comfort and convenience, making sure that no object blocks external and internal doorways (a symbol for blocked opportunities). Keep high traffic areas open and unobstructed as well.
- The most common rule of Feng Shui furniture placement, is to place main pieces, such as bedroom furniture or desks, in the command position. This is simply the space facing the door, and off to the side.
Placing important furniture in the command position has many benefits...
If you place your office desk and chair in this position, you might see an improvement in your career prospects and increase your productivity. For those in business for themselves, the flow of good energy can lead to an increase in customer phone calls (and therefore business), more respect in your chosen industry, and opportunity for continued success. As long as your chair does not back into a window, the command position is one of the first things to consider when applying the basic principles of Feng Shui to your own home.
- Placing your bed in the command position is crucial. Keep in mind, the worst place for the bed is right in front of the door with your feet facing toward it. Labeled the “coffin position,” because the dead tend to be moved feet first, placing your bed in such a manner promotes the wrong type of energy. Keep the head of the bed away from a window as well, as this allows personal energy (chi) to escape outside.
- Feng shui furniture arrangement also applies to the kitchen. It may be difficult to move existing appliances to cater to Feng Shui positions but remember, the stove needs to be placed so that the cook does not have their back facing the kitchen door. If you really can’t rearrange the placement of your stove, there is a trick – put a mirror behind the stove. A mirror above the stove also lets the cook see who enters the kitchen, without having to turn away from the food.
The refrigerator and sink should not be next to the stove. As Water element appliances, they should not be placed directly next to a Fire appliance. Keeping the two away from each other will contribute to your family’s health, happiness, and prosperity.
- In family and living rooms, especially larger ones, make use of the space by creating conversation areas with the furniture.
Keep this basic feng shui furniture placement tip in mind - arrange furniture for coziness, comfort and good conversation. Achieve this by making sure there is empty space for Chi to flow...
- Avoid dark, monotone color schemes.
- Round pillars are preferred over square pillars.
- Ceilings should be high up and well lit.
- Views of water are especially auspicious.
Although feng shui furniture placement may differ depending on the framework of your own home, once you start to sense how chi flows well in your dwelling, you’ll be able to see what works best. If something doesn’t seem to be working, change things around until you find the best furniture placement for you.
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