The living hall is one of the most important areas in your household for family interactions and social activities. A living hall with good Feng Shui will bring benefit to your whole family as it also affects the luck and harmony within a home. Feng Shui can help you achieve balance and compatibility amidst the multiple courses of qi in your work and living space. Whether practised at home or in the office, it helps you identify the best way to harness qi, leading to a higher quality of life expressed through improved health, increased prosperity, beneficial relationships and a greater sense of well-being.
There are several Feng Shui objects believed to be able to improve prosperity, fortune and enhance wealth. Some of those most commonly seen in a Chinese households are the Wealth God of Prosperity and Wealth Feng Shui objects such as “Chai Sen Yeh”, or a little stone called Pi Yao which only absorbs luck. Because of this, numerous Feng Shui enthusiasts keep a Pi Yao in their homes to ensure wealth, stability and strength. Here are five things you can change in your living hall to keep the bad Feng Shui away.
1. Put Your Living Room First
The best location for the living hall is at the center or the front portion of the house – near the main entrance – as it should be the first area to absorb energy and qi. If there is a corridor that leads to the living hall, it must be kept clean to prevent energy from being blocked from entering your home. Positioning the living hall at the front will bring good luck and prosperity to the whole family.
2. Integrate the Entrance with the Living Hall
Typical to most homes, the main entrance is segregated into its own space entity either in the form of an entry foyer or a portico-style design. However, integrating the main entrance with the annexe living areas help to expand the front sector of the home whereby your immediate view upon entering the home is the large expanse of the living room.
3. Keep it Well-lit
There must be sufficient sunlight in the living hall as it is considered auspicious and brings about prosperity. Sunlight represents health in Feng Shui therefore, plenty of sunlight represents good health within a home, and only when the family members are healthy are they able to “make money”. Which is why window curtains that are too thick are not suitable to be used in the house as they will block the penetration of sunlight and the good fortune.
4. Avoid Cross Beams in the Living Hall
Avoid having sofas and chairs facing pointed angles; there should not be cross beams on the ceiling above the sofa as they will bring stress and anxiety to those who sat under the beams. Cross beams also should not be allowed above the bed, study table, dining table, altar and stove. If it is unavoidable, a ceiling has to be added to block it, or else it will affect the emotion, health and career of the family members.
5. Choose your Wall Decorations Wisely
Sombre or violent artworks such as stormy seas, withering leaves, sunset, being alone in the wilderness and fighting beasts make for bad Feng Shui. Similarly, sharp and pointed items like blades, swords, animal taxidermy should not be hung or displayed in the living hall. These violent/sombre decorative bring about negative energy which will affect the mood of those living in the house and cause arguments and violent behaviour. Walls are best decorated with bright and positive artworks of flowers, fish or horses.