Feng Shui is more than just a fancy word for décor. It is all about the spatial arrangement and proper orientation/alignment of furniture in relation to the Chi or energy flow. This system of natural laws hails from ancient China. ‘Feng’ is the Chinese for ‘Wind’ while ‘Shui’ means ‘Water’, and it is used to govern and maintain the flow of life which one should aspire to have in the home.
The Feng Shui culture can be implemented in any room, but there’s no room as important as the bedroom. It’s the room that’s designed to be the most special, where you might spend the most time and get rest. And because sleep is a passive activity, one is more likely to be influenced by the surrounding energies during sleep. We’re highlighting five tips you can use to achieve Feng Shui in your bedroom.
Your bed should be placed in a way that, while you’re in bed, you are facing the door without directly being in line with it. It should be placed centrally and not directly opposite of the entrance.
Feng Shui believes that one of the things that upsets the balance of energy in the bedroom is clutter. This is because clutter, especially if it’s under your bed, could represent subconscious blocks in your life. So whatever you have under there, from shoes to a box of letters, or luggage, store them away from your bed space.
Gadgets have to go
Electronic devices give off electric and magnetic fields, which can significantly affect the quality of sleep. Hence, their presence isn’t welcome in the bedroom. To keep yourself entertained and on top of your schedule, try reading a book and get yourself an alarm clock.
Get two nightstands
What’s better than one nightstand? Two of course, and you can place them on either side of the bed. They don’t have to match, but they have to complement each other. This promotes balance, which is what Feng Shui is all about.
Art and colors
The best colors should resonate with what you need. If you’re looking for passion, then look for red pieces. If you want to feel more rested, then earthy tones will do it for you. Pinks and peaches attract partnerships.
Feng Shui is all about channeling life’s natural energy into your home. This energy has healing powers that should reside in your bedroom, and these tips will help you get there.