Your living room is an important gathering space for your family. Keep that in mind when you arrange your furniture and accessorize. Most families spend lots of time in the living room and because it’s a social room, good feng shui is needed to attract the appropriate energy to ensure the wealth, health, and happiness of your family.

For good living room feng shui, your living room should be located in a part of your house that has at least two outside walls. This location allows Chi to enter the room from outside without being slowed down. It also won’t grow stagnant from moving through many rooms before it reaches the living room. You want Chi energy to be fresh and energetic enough to activate the living room elements.

Your living room needs to be large enough for your entire family and your guests to sit comfortably. Its purpose is for you to relax and entertain guests. It’s important for your living room to have a welcoming atmosphere and a larger room size encourages Chi to flow in and around the room easily. How you place your furniture will impact how energy enters and moves around your living room. it isn’t only the size, but the best shape for your living room is a square or a rectangle. In feng shui, an irregular shape will attract more people to you who will bring complications and excess drama into your social circle. I always say that the only drama should be in the design of your home.

Living rooms with high ceilings feel more open and uplifting, and provide more light along with a symbolic room for growth. Your living room needs at least one window in the room and it should be brighter than your bedroom. The yang (active) energy of your living room keeps you awake and the brightness affects your mood and energy level by lifting your spirits. A dimly lit living room will drain any energy you have to go to work and causes you to have more conflicts in your life because you feel bad more often than you feel good.