HOW TO FENG SHUI YOUR BEDROOM FOR BETTER REST
Most of us can agree there's a huge component of interior design that's energetic.
You can sense when a space feels good or when something is off.
And you can tell if your environment has a positive effect on how you think, feel and operate or a negative one.
But, what you may be wondering is how you can make the necessary tweaks to shift the feel of the space in the right direction.
While I'm not a feng shui practitioner, there are times when I use feng shui to further enliven and align a space.
The bedroom is one of the best places in the home for feng shui because it's a sensitive space that's used to fulfill some of our deepest needs as human beings.
A well-designed feng shui bedroom has a harmonious flow of nourishing, vibrant and sensual energy. It invites and lures you in. It provides an environment that can excite you or calm you down. And whether you're there for a nap, a good nights sleep or a little something else ;), it's a fun and pleasurable place.
Here are a few simple, practical feng shui tips:
- Place your bed so you have a view of anyone coming through the door.
- Symmetry is important. Use matching nightstands and lamps.
- Add pairs of things. Consider hanging artwork that features two people or objects. Create duets of decorative items like vases, candles or objects d'art. Remember to keep the pairs in close proximity, because ultimately this is what creates “relationship.”
- If you're in a relationship, add a picture of you and your partner.
- Allow air and sunlight into the room.
- Use soft, restful colors in the design to help your eye and nervous system relax.
- Use as many natural materials that compliment the human body as you can, such as wood, cotton, linen and silk.
- Add a light fragrance with a candle or diffuser.
- Have a system to easily play music.
- Have multiple sources of lighting, such as overhead lighting, task lighting like a pair of table lamps or reading lights and ambient lighting like candles or art lights.
- Turn on lamps in the evening to create soft/mood lighting.
- Add plants and flowers for freshness and a pop of life.
- Make sure all the objects and details reflect who you are and what you want in a relationship.
- Place your bed so that it crosses a doorway or has a beam or a sloped ceiling above it.
- Let the space stay cluttered with clothes, paper, books, etc.
- Have a work station set up in the bedroom.
- Have a shaky headboard or a squeaky bed.
- What's on the other side of the wall? Avoid a refrigerator, toilet or a strong source of EMF (like a breaker box) on the other side of your headboard.
- Have a mirror facing you when you're sleeping.
- Have photos of children, parents, family or single men or women in the bedroom.
- Sleep with your feet facing the door.
Share in the comments below:
Did this post give you an idea for shifting the way your bedrooms feels?
If you were to make a feng shui shift, what would it be?