Feng Shui Must Haves for Your Living Room Decor

  • 01 of 08


    A decorative mirror
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    Mirrors are the #1 feng shui decorating must for any living room and in any bagua area. Why? Well, mirrors bring more light, make the space look and feel bigger, and add beauty and dimension to any space. Feng shui-wise, mirrors also bring the water feng shui element - the energy of calm, freshness, and renewal. Mirrors are also the bringers of abundance, so go find yourself a perfect mirror for your living room!

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  • 02 of 08


    A potted plant
    Omar García / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

    Feng shui is all about bringing the outside in, meaning replicating the vibrant and potent energy of nature in our own often poorly designed homes. If you can find a big beautiful plant that can thrive in your living room, know that this is excellent feng shui! If not, go for a small artistic grouping of several smaller plants. 

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  • 03 of 08


    A decorative crystal obelisk
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    Crystals are the absolute darlings of feng shui, and I mean the natural rock crystals, untreated and unfaceted. There is such a variety of crystals out there, many of them really affordable; all waiting to adorn your living room. Natural crystals bring the grounding energy of the earth feng shui element, much needed with our modern lifestyle.

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  • 04 of 08

    Happy Family Photos

    Three photos of children on a book
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    Displaying happy family photos is great feng shui for your living room. It creates happy, warming energy that spreads throughout the home and uplifts your mood on occasional sad or stressful days. East area of your room is the best spot to display family photos but anywhere in your living room is still excellent feng shui.​

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  • 05 of 08


    A sculpted image of the Buddha
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    The serene and peaceful presence of Buddha can grace your home with more peace and real, meaningful moments. There are many Buddhas -  from Kwan Yin to the Medicine Buddha, from White Tara to the Laughing Buddha. There are also many specific Buddha mudras you can choose for your living room decor.

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  • 06 of 08

    Aromatherapy Diffuser

    An aromatherapy diffuser

    Having a good quality ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser is a must for a modern living room - it brings healing vibrations of plants, purifies the energy, as well as fills the space with pleasant aromas of your choice. What's there not to like? It's great feng shui working on many levels.

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  • 07 of 08

    Fiery Decor

    Red drapes in a classical living room
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    Fire is the element of passion, excitement, joy, warmth, and love. It makes it easier to connect with your loved ones and truly enjoy their presence. A good and balanced fire feng shui element also helps you be genuinely present in this moment instead of being stuck in what happened a couple of hours ago (or worrying about an imaginary future). Be sure you find your own expressions of the fire feng shui element for your living room - be it with wall art, pillows, and throws or a beautiful rug.

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  • 08 of 08


    A pair of lit red candles
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    Candles purify the energy of negative residues, as well as make any room more calm and peaceful. They also bring a quiet sense of romance and joy, so be sure to grace your living room with a few candles in beautiful candleholders. Of course, candles are also the expression of the fire feng shui element - the element that many of us need to keep and nourish in our relationships with others (and ourselves, too). By fire energy, I mean a solid, nurturing, warm, life-giving fire energy - not the destructive, hollow and angry one. There is a fine balance with all your feng shui decor solutions - you just have to play and experiment until you find the right balance for your living room and for your family.