Rearranging Furniture to Keep Things Exciting
Many people believe that furniture arrangement happens only when moving into a new home. However, you can effortlessly revitalize existing spaces anytime, just by rearranging the furniture to create a unique and fresh look in your home.
Many aspects play a crucial role in successful furniture rearrangement. You can use larger furniture to divide the space in an expansive room for various purposes or to create a natural break in it. When you rearrange the furniture in your home, it allows you to de-clutter the rooms and naturally uplifts your mood. This activity also gives you the satisfaction of doing something concrete in your home.
Incorporate Feng Shui in Your Furniture Rearrangement Efforts
You can achieve inner and outer harmony by placing furniture and other items in a way that makes complete sense for you. When you use the principles of feng shui in decorating, it brings harmony into your living spaces, while creating a pleasing and comfortable environment.
According to Feng Shui, the wrong furniture arrangement can lead to conflict in the home. Properly aligning furniture and decor leads to contentment and harmony. If you're looking to transform your home into a more relaxed and peaceful space, consider incorporating the principles of feng shui when rearranging furniture.
Tips To Follow
Feng Shui is all about creating the perfect movement of energy and flow within spaces. How you position your furniture can help you guide these aspects. Some things you can keep in view while using feng shui principles while rearranging your furniture include:
- Ensure that furniture for your living room is proportionate to the space
- Don’t place furniture or other items in front of doors and passages
- It's best to set the largest sofa against a wall as this provides support
- In bedrooms, position the headboard of your bed against a wall
- Try to ensure that the bed isn’t in line with your bedroom door
- Position bedside tables on either side for support
- You can hang mirrors on walls in alcoves or niches as well as in areas that don’t get enough natural light in your home
- Make sure you place mirrors in areas where they reflect beautiful and aesthetically appealing objects like a decorative piece, framed art, or a vase with flowers, etc.
- Always make sure that every room in your house has a navigable floor plan
- Do away with items in the room if they seem out of place or block the movement flow
- Follow minimalism and de-clutter every area in your home
- Donate old or deteriorating furniture to charity and purchase pieces with simple, clean lines that do not visually crowd the space.
Some Other Pointers
When it comes to following feng shui, there are aspects apart from furniture placement that you need to take into account. Here is a look at some of them:
- The Water Element- Place water features in spaces with a higher energy vibe. Water helps to stimulate the movement of chi (life force/energy). Placing fountains or small bubbling waterfalls in a home office or family room can be beneficial. However, its best to keep them out of bedrooms as that can cause troubled sleep and insomnia.
- The Light Element- Just as bright and cheery fabrics and decor help to liven up indoor spaces, bright rooms help to uplift the mood. Place floor and table lamps within close reach of seating zones as they help illuminate these high-use areas in your living room.
Whether you are rearranging existing furniture or replacing existing pieces, focus on these layouts and movement flow concepts. It will help you create spaces that are welcoming, stylish, and practical at the same time.
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