Feng Shui Furniture – Arranging Your Wealth and Harmony

Feng Shui Furniture

In feng shui, furniture plays a big role. It is not only the shape and size of the furniture that needs to be considered, it is also the color and placement within your home which can bring you harmony or strife.

Follow these simple tips for feng shui harmony in every room in your house.

Within your home, pay particular attention to the beds, tables (dining, desks, etc.), chairs (sofa, armchairs, stools, dining, etc.), bookshelves and cupboards (cabinets, wardrobes, etc.). Notice how they ‘fit’ in the room and with other furniture in the room.

Depending on the room and its location, the consequences of a bad arrangement can cause anything from lethargy or illness to career or marriage problems.

Let’s look at a three key important pieces that we probably all have in our family homes.


Feng Shui Furniture – The Bed

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The most important item in regards to feng shui furniture is the bed. If your bed is facing the wrong direction or has obstructions in its path, then you probably haven’t had a good nights sleep in a while. Lack of sleep can be disastrous over long periods and can even affect your finances.

Where possible, the best layout for the bed would be in the corner diagonal to the entrance to the bedroom, with your bed head against a solid wall. This will ensure a peaceful sleep and subsequently, a peaceful life.

Never sleep with your feet facing and in line with the door to the room. This is known as the ‘death position’ because back in the old days, if there was a death in the family, the deceased corpse would be placed in this position to the front door, ready to move on to the next world.

Another bad position would have the bed facing the bathroom door. This would cause huge financial loss.

It is important that from in the bed, the occupant has an unobstructed view of the door, without being too close to it.

Feng Shui Furniture – The Dining Table

Food to the Chinese is synonymous with good well being and fortune. A family that eats well and has enough to eat is said to attract money to them.

This is why if you place a mirror in your dining room that reflects the table and the food you eat on it, in feng shui, this essentially represents the doubling of the family’s wealth.

The dining table itself should be in proportion to the room, neither too large nor too small for it, and ideally it would be of an auspicious shape. Excellent shapes are round, square, rectangle if not too long and the pa kua or octagon shaped table.

The round table is the best as this shape is encouraging to the flow of chi between family members who eat there.

Feng Shui Furniture – The Sofa

According to feng shui, furniture in the living room essentially affects the social life and relationships between family members and friends. The placement of the sofa, settee and coffee table can either enhance relationships or cause tension, conflict and hostility.

The best arrangement would be to have none of the chairs or sofas with their backs facing the entrances to the room or too close to the coffee table or to other chairs.

In feng shui, furniture groupings that simulate the octagon shape are very auspicious but the ‘L’ shape of placements should be avoided.

These shapes either encourage or discourage the flow of chi around the room. In feng shui, furniture in your living room should not overwhelm the rest of the house.

Here are some other feng shui furniture tips that you should take note of, for other areas of the home:

  • Bookshelves cause ‘poison arrows’ which act as blades cutting into the occupants. Make sure bookcases or shelves are covered or the books blend in with the bookcases to avoid these arrows or use feng shui cures.
  • Never place any chairs with their back to any entrance or door to a room
  • If you have a multi-storey house, avoid sleeping directly beneath a toilet, washing machine or stove.
  • Never clutter your room with furniture or any objects. Too much furniture is not good to the flow of chi through your home.
  • Overhead beams are bad to have over any feng shui furniture where people sit and spend their time, especially the bedroom. Hang a wind chime from the beam if this can’t be avoided.
  • Never have your stove facing your kitchen’s main door, toilet or bathroom door, master bedroom door or staircase. The stove or rice cooker if you have one, resembles the family’s prosperity and wellbeing. It should never be positioned between two sinks as this can cause misfortune and loss.
  • A family’s fridge should always be well stocked.
  • Desks should be placed where you can see the doors and windows to the room but also to have a solid wall behind you.
  • Beds should be in proportion to the occupants of the bed. Taller people who sleep on short beds can cause illnesses and larger beds for shorter people can cause resentment and jealousy.
  • In feng shui, furniture color also contributes to the yin (light colors) or yang (dark colors) of your room. There needs to be a balance between the yin and yang energies of your room so make sure that there are no items of furniture that are too bold or overpowering to the rest of your room.

Follow these simple feng shui furniture tips in your home and you can ensure that your family will be happy, healthy and as prosperous as can be.