Feng Shui Living Room Colors To Welcome Balance, Relaxation & Harmony

Painting your living room always sounds nice but it can actually be quite difficult and frustrating when trying to choose the best color.

Choosing the right Feng Shui colors for a living room can set the tone for the feelings people have throughout your entire space.

The living room is often the first room people see when they enter your home. Many smaller homes or apartments have the front door in the living room, making the living room part of the front entrance.

As the threshold between your home and the outside world, you want to bring a bit of the natural world into your living room using Feng Shui colors.

This week's episode shares with you the best Feng Shui colors to paint your living room. These colors will help you be in harmony with your space and to help you creating a comfortable and inviting living room that welcomes relaxation, conversation and more.

Click play to learn the best colors for your living room and how you can easily incorporate them into your space.

In the comments below, I’d love to hear from you. 

What colors are represented in your living room? Are they adding value to your space or not?

Is the living room a place you enjoy spending your time?

What tips from this episode could you implement into your living room? And, if you have tips for colors for the living room, would love to hear those too.

If you have a friend trying to figure out what color to paint their living room, forward this post to them. They'll thank you for it!
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Cut Clutter with Meaningful Photographs

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” has a deeper meaning when you're cutting clutter from your home. A picture can be worth a thousand trinkets from departed loved ones, artwork from your kindergartner (who graduated college last year), and even creations you've made yourself.

It's time to stop making excuses and start clearing the clutter so you can begin to enjoy the items you have that you truly love. Can't bear to part with an item? Take a picture of it, then write a sentence or two about what it means to you. Frame it, and hang it somewhere that you can really enjoy it.

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If you just had a Feng Shui consultation, or are thinking about getting one, you may also be considering home renovations to help bring your home or apartment into better alignment with your life purpose.

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Vera Wang Finds A Place to Relax in L.A.

Vera Wang, hunting for what she calls the “yin” to her New York “yang” lifestyle, has purchased a four-bedroom mansion in Beverly Hills. In an article in Harper's Bazaar, she revealed she'd been looking for the perfect Beverly Hills vacation home for 10 years. She said, "I looked and looked, but when I found this one I felt so immediately comfortable being in it," she says.

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Keep Your Family Safe: Get Rid of these Hidden Killers in Your Kitchen

There are a lot of Feng Shui myths about what can cause misfortune in your kitchen. Don't display knives? That's a myth. But don't cook with your back to the door -- and if you have to, place a mirror over the stove.

Many real dangers in your kitchen have nothing to do with Feng Shui. Let's identify some dangers in your kitchen, and some things you may have thought were dangerous but are actually okay (under certain circumstances.)

Danger! Danger!

1. Dirty sponges - Just one look and you might draw the conclusion that a used kitchen sponge is harboring all sorts of bacteria -- and you'd be right. But there's an easy fix. Microwave your sponge for two minutes after use, and you'll get rid of most of those germs.

Since microwaves aren't good Feng Shui, though, you may have already tossed yours. If so, sanitize the sponge in boiling water mixed with a splash of vinegar for three minutes.

2. Store-bought cleansers (possibly even ones marketed as “green” kitchen cleaners!) cause a number of diseases, ailments and discomfort. Everything from cancer to migraines and allergies may be caused by the chemicals in many store-bought cleaners. And, because companies don't list ingredients on most products, you have no idea what you're really putting on surfaces.

“Green” products don't have to follow any regulations to label themselves as such -- and they can be pricey. Your best bet is to clean with all natural ingredients you find in your home. Cleaning experts say you can clean practically anything with three ingredients in different combinations: vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice.

3. Raw meat - With all the food sitting in there, including older leftovers, your refrigerator may also be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Clean your fridge from top to bottom (using hot water or, for real messes, a solution of baking soda and water) every two weeks. But in the interim, minimize dangerous bacteria like salmonella by keeping raw meat separate from the rest of your foods -- and especially from fruits and vegetables that you won't cook before eating.

4. Tap water - Is the water in your home really safe? There have been no new standards set for contaminants in drinking water since 2001. Drinking water can contain chemicals such as chloroform and cyanide, in trace amounts, and still be considered safe to drink.

To be really safe, check with the Environmental Working Group to see what contaminants are in your home's drinking water, and then get a water filter specifically designed to filter out the most dangerous chemicals. You might also want to consider filtering out fluoride and heavy metals.

5. Microwave oven - I've pointed out that, because of the energy it emits, a microwave is considered bad Feng Shui. Evidence shows that older microwaves that are beginning to lose their seals may leak radiation. Just to be safe, don't stand directly in front of the microwave while you're waiting for your lunch to heat up.
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