The furniture was delivered to our client, Leah’s, family room on Sunday and look who found the Feng Shui Power Position? Animals instinctively know where the “best seat in the house” is--if you’re wondering about yours, check where your pets are hanging out!
If you’re sitting in this position you can see all entrances to the room, and you will ideally be seated against a wall or other structure, so that no activity is occuring behind you.
Just notice how you feel in your favorite (or least favorite) spot in your home. Are you feeling powerful and confident, or always wondering what’s going on behind your back?
Take a few minutes with me to consider this idea of the Power Position for your Living Room Sofa...
From a Feng Shui perspective, the sofa position is critical in any living room--it’s a place to relax, connect, talk, snuggle and rejuvenate. It’s the FIRST piece of furniture we evaluate in our clients’ living/family room spaces.
Living Room #1--
In this living room (you are seeing the living room from the entrance to the home) the picture window is across from the sofa. The sofa feels GOOOOOOOOD there--it’s in the perfect spot for this space.
These clients can see who’s coming up their sidewalk and to their front door from the sofa. They are very likely to sit there to have a conversation, read, work and hangout. Annnnd, bonus points, the sofa has its back against the wall offering them feelings of stability and confidence.
Living Room #2--
The sofa is in the power position, with the TV directly across--the view is behind and the wood burning stove is to the side. The curved sofa (like a BIG HUG) gives this family the chance to cuddle into the corner to see out the windows, enjoy the fire or the TV, all from the sofa.
In fact the weekend this sofa arrived, the whole family, parents, teenagers and GRANDMA sat down for a holiday movie extravaganza--a definite first for them!!!
Living Room #3--
This sectional creates the room by following the shape of the walls. Sectionals are AMAZING for giving you LOTS of seating room and this one, in particular, is a Great Big Invitation to sit down, relax, read, watch a movie and snuggle.
If you live in a home where there are lots of factors to consider in your living room, start with the sofa position--if you pay attention to how you feel while seated on the sofa, you might just “know” when you’ve got it in the right spot.
If you have a higher level of difficulty as you plan the space of your living room--and need to also consider a beautiful view, a TV and a fireplace (not to mention chairs!) feel free to email me--I would love to chat with you about your space.
Your sofa position is an important piece of the Feng Shui puzzle!
Lots of Love,
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