Here we give you tips to bring balance and harmony into your living space with the use of your furniture.
Organization of your furniture is vital to bring balance and harmony to any space. For example, oversized furniture in a small dark space will make the room look even smaller. Each piece of furniture has a purpose and it needs to be placed strategically in the room.
Often, we purchase furniture that looks awesome in the store but seems out of place in our home. It is important to know the dimensions of your room and the furniture for success in decorating your home. There are many options to create an environment suitable to your lifestyle and preferences.
1. Remove all furniture from the room. You want an empty room before you strategically place furniture in the room. Oversized, bulky furniture should be removed from the area to give you a clean slate to work with.
2. If you are unable to remove the furniture place it in the middle of the room.
3. Furniture is clutter. Some furniture should find its way to a charity shop or the basement to hold winter wear.
4. If the room is small, you may need to say goodbye to some of your furniture. It may be expensive and pretty but if you have too much furniture in a small space it congests the chi(energy) in the room.
5. Bring the items of furniture back into the room one by one. Start with the most central piece. A bed is the most central piece for the bedroom and likewise a couch for the living room.
6. Think of all the functions of the furniture and ask yourself if all the functions are easily accessible with its placement in the room. For example, a bed placed against a wall is difficult to make and the chi becomes stagnant along one side. The bed’s function is to get a good night sleep and not to struggle making the bed.
7. Old furniture is not necessarily an antique and an antique does not mean it is beautiful and will balance your room. Furniture has a purpose, be sure to define it before you bring it into the space.
8. Furniture should be made of natural material as much as possible. A wood table brings in more harmonious chi then a plastic table imported from overseas.
9. Furniture placement should not be permanent. Move it around every once in a while. For example, coffee tables should not be in the centre of rooms with children. They can be a safety hazard and they are best along a wall or put into a room where the children are not permitted to enter, or even put into storage until the children have reached school aged.
10. Furniture shapes, angles and colour can make us lethargic, excited, nervous, happy, sad, and much more. How is your furniture affecting you?