An otherwise "dead" corner is brought to life with plants, color, a hanging light ... and one small dog.

An otherwise "dead" corner is brought to life with plants, color, a hanging light ... and one small dog.

We’ve been living in our house for about a year and half now and just love everything about it. I knew when I first arranged the love seat and sofa across from each other with the sofa open to the rest of the room that it was not ideal but there was a front door and passage issue to consider and frankly I had bigger fish to fry at the time. I let it ride for about year but the living room was not getting much living so a few months back I moved the longer sofa against the wall to better anchor it. It was now in sort of an L shape with the love seat and the front door in the corner of the two. It was better, moving in the right direction for sure but still not inspiring the family love fest feeling I was shooting for. There was still a drop off, a sense of vulnerability with the fully open seating not being defined from the rest of the long rectangular room.

So a few weeks back I was admiring a friends L shaped sofa and I commented that I wanted one but due to the size and configuration of my house it would have to be just the right size and configuration. I pictured this in my mind and even explained it to her in detail. She humored me by listening and we both went off on our merry ways. Three days later the universe shouted “order up!” A neighbor posted on our social network that he was moving and wanted to give away this small L shaped sofa. Everything about it fit the bill perfectly and I literally jumped on it. I all but licked it to stake my claim before any other neighbors could try to convince him to give it to them. A week later my son and I went to pick it up. Sadly it would not fit in my truck. I said “welp we’re just going to have to carry it home.” He shot me that “she’s totally joking about this look” and I shot back with the “dude I’m totally serious look” and off we went up the sidewalk with the sofa on our backs.

The difference in room activity was immediate and astounding! We all spend much more time together, engaging in dialog, watching movies or just generally chilling out in the living room now. I’m convinced that the L in L shaped sofa stands for Love but that is a post for another day! Today I can tell you that if you have some awkward mojo in a room there is a quick and free fix. It might be as easy as rearranging furniture, adding plants, filling a corner that is blocking energy flow or whatever. If you’re feeling it, you need to fix it and chances are you can do that right now with what you have. Here are some great resources with practical, easy to understand and  quick Feng Shui fixes for spaces with awkward mojo.  Click each to be taken to the sites to learn more. 

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