How to Feng Shui your bedroom
Does your bedroom currently feel chaotic? Is it a place that makes you feel stressed and agitated rather than a tranquil space that enables you to be calm and peaceful?
On average we spend one third of our lives sleeping – which means we spend even longer than this in our bedrooms – and this is why it is so important that we feel relaxed when we are here. If we don’t we will be unable to unwind which will result in a disrupted night's sleep, followed by a stressful day.
If this sounds familiar have you considered Feng Shui? This is is an ancient Chinese art of placement. The goal is to enhance chi – spiritual energy – and to create harmonious environments that support health, beckon wealth and invite happiness.
Basically a Feng Shui bedroom is one that is decorated in such a way that it has a positive effect on you. Ready to make some changes to your bedroom? Yes, then here are a few things you can do:
The positioning of your bed is very important
Your bed should be as far away from the door as possible but in a spot that still allows you to keep an eye on the room’s entrance – giving you a sense of safety and protection while you rest. The corner of the room, diagonally opposite the door, is usually best.
However, you also need to avoid having your feet directly in line with the door and your head under the bedroom window sill because according to Feng Shui says this can damage your liver.
In fact, you should avoid positioning your bed under a window at all because it lacks the symbolic support and protection of a solid wall and can lead to intermittent sleep as energy enters and exits through the windows. Also, try and avoid sleeping under beams, sloping ceilings and any other things that might hang down from your bedroom ceiling as these contain 'depressing energy.'
If you have no choice a bed canopy or length of fabric suspended from the ceiling or beams is thought to be Feng Shui 'cures' for the problem. Likewise, headboards, especially solid wood ones, are considered good Feng Shui as they provide additional strength and support behind your head. Footboards, however, are seen as blocking forward progress in life.
Once you have finally found the perfect spot for your bed it is time to Feng Shui the rest of the room…
Opt for soft colours like light blue, greens and lavenders, which will give a more relaxed feel to the Feng Shui of a bedroom and provide a quiet, tranquil vibe and invite healing energy.
Clear the clutter – this symbolizes unfinished business and hinders forward progress in life, clearing it will enable chi to flow freely around the room.
Plants placed in corners will prevent energy from stagnating there.
Don’t use the space under your bed for boxes – this will block energy and lead to stagnation in life.
Get rid of anything that you associate with a negative time in your life.
Clutter behind closed doors is a bad as clutter out in the open – so don’t just hide everything away in your wardrobe.
Choose art and other objects that depict things you would like to see manifest in your life – this could mean hanging an inspiring piece of artwork in front of your bed, so it is the last thing you see at night and the first in the morning.
Mirrors are bad for Feng Shui – you may want to consider draping them with fabric at night.
Lighting is important – lots of natural light in the day, soft light in the evening and complete darkness while you sleep.
Last but by no means least, remember, less is more!
Right, now you have finished rearranging the furniture, you are probably left with a pile of items that don’t fit the Feng Shui – what do you do with these? Well, this is where our units come in handy because you can store it all here meaning you don’t have to throw it away but you are still able to declutter the space. Plus, with 24-hour access, you can still get hold of your items as and when you need them.