The ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui has been in use for thousands of years. It is a system for optimizing the flow of qi (chi), or life force energy in a space for health and positive energy. Feng Shui can be applied to any room or area of your home or business.
Bedrooms with optimal feng shui help you sleep better and are more conducive to intimacy with a partner. The following are some of the core principles of Feng Shui as well as specific tips for harmonizing the space in your bedroom.
- Clear the Clutter
One of the foundational principles of feng shui is the absence of extraneous elements. Whether it’s unfiled papers, a pile of laundry or too many décor items in a room, the net effect produces a distracted, stressed out feeling. Clearing the clutter and being selective about the elements in any room is the first step to feng shui success.
- Get Organized
Hand in hand with supporting a clutter-free zone is having an organization system in your bedroom. Custom closet solutions can assist with maximizing the available space in your closet. Under-bed storage, as well as solutions that optimize existing dressers and drawers, can also help.
- Bed Placement
Ideally, the bed should not be placed in a direct line with a door or window. Strive for symmetry, such as two matching nightstand tables or two similar pieces of artwork on each side of the bed.
- Color Choices
Stick with natural and/or soothing colors for the paint on your walls as well as your bedspread, sheets, curtains, and décor items. Light colors and earth tones such as ivory, cream, beige, and tan create a relaxing environment. Hues in the blue and green color families also create a soothing space.
- Avoid Mirrors and Jagged Edges
Mirrors and items with abrupt, sharp corners can agitate the energy of a room, so use them sparingly or not at all. If you do choose to use mirrors, be careful of where you place them or it can reflect good chi away.
- Light Considerations
Lighting helps to optimize the space in a room. Filter light through windows using gauzy curtains. Choose soft lamp lighting for the evenings through the use of muted shades and warm colors.
- Make it a Tech-Free Zone
Few things disrupt the energy in a bedroom like televisions, computers, and smartphones. Resolve to make your bedroom a technology-free zone. You’ll create a more serene environment, sleep better, and awaken refreshed to start each new day.
Optimal feng shui can create a more pleasant home environment in every room of your home. Use these seven tips to harmonize the space in your bedroom, and consider custom storage and organization solutions for every room in your home.
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