Feng Shui Rules for Your Bedroom

David Deem

The Chinese term “Feng Shui” literally translates to “wind water” and is present in both natural and man-made environments. When infused into an interior design concept, however, Feng Shui is intended to restore balance and healthy flow into a home, and in the case of the bedroom, a sense of peacefulness for a better night’s rest. In order to optimize Feng Shui in the bedroom, follow these rules:

Avoid exposed beams. If possible, don’t set up a bedroom in a room with exposed beams. If you must, don’t place occupied furniture (like your bed) within the exposed beams.

Get rid of clutter. Clutter impedes energy flow, so be sure to reduce the mess in your bedroom.

Proper bed placement. Make sure the top of your head is against a solid wall. If that’s not possible, make sure it’s a wall with a closed, draftless window. This will prevent energy, or Qi, from flowing above your head and disturbing your sleep.

Place the bed flush against the wall. If this is not possible due to the baseboard, make sure it’s a wall with a door that can be closed tightly.

Go for a solid headboard. Choose a solid wood or upholstered headboard, as opposed to one with open bars, shelving or panels, to help prevent energy flow.

Avoid primary colors. Choose a neutral palette for your walls and bedding as opposed to intense primary colors like reds, purples, blues and blacks. Opt for muted and pastel colors instead.

Forego mirrors. Mirrors reflect light, and once you turn off the lights, energy continues to bounce off of mirrored surfaces, potentially making it difficult for you to fall asleep.

Introduce elemental remedies. Finally, balance the energies in your bedroom by incorporating the five elements: water features, plants for wood, fire colors (accents of red and purple), and objects made of earth or metal.

Source: Real Simple



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