Since the bedroom is a place where you can relax and focus at the same time, you can use it to channel your inner positive energy as well. A place where coziness is combined with relaxing visual appeal, this is where you can energize, harmonize and increase your positive mental faculties away from other people’s prying eyes and other disruptions. Primarily functioning as a place for sleep, relaxation and passion, many homeowners put so much effort into bedroom decor according to Feng Shui.
Understanding Bedroom Feng Shui
Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese art of arranging things and objects affecting a person’s energy (chi) flow, is commonly sought out by many individuals, particularly couples, to enhance overall impact on their health and intimacy. This is used with the belief that objects surrounding you and their placement ultimately influence personal chi flow. In return, this chi flow will affect your thoughts and actions which, in turn, affect overall performance and success in both personal and professional life. Whether we are aware or not, Feng Shui according to ancient Chinese tradition can affect our daily lives; and by incorporating it appropriately into your haven of rest, you can make way for more success. To start off, here are some cool ideas for bedroom decor according to Feng Shui.
1. Bedroom Location
When thinking of bedroom Feng Shui, it is imperative to start with the ideal location. Always plan your bedroom as far away from a main door or one that directly opens to the outside. Sloping roofs are also not recommended for bedrooms. If it cannot be prevented sleeping under a sloping roof, use bed with a canopy to counteract its effect. Here’s a great affordable canopy metal headboard and footboard.
2. Bed Placement
Bed placement is one of the most important aspects in arranging bedroom decor according to Feng Shui. Your bed is, in effect, where most of the action will happen—from sleeping to snoring, making love and simply chilling’ out with a good book. This is quite specific and must be followed for positive effect. Beds must be placed diagonally across from the door and must never be placed directly across. The former placement helps uphold privacy. The latter, on the other hand, is not advisable as it is the “coffin position.”
If possible place your bed away from windows. When placed in front a window or underneath it, chi energy will simply flow over you causing restless sleep. In the same light, beds must not be placed on walls shared by bathrooms and mattresses must never be directly placed flat on the floor.
3. Bedroom Furniture Placement
Aside from the bed, bedroom furniture must be carefully arranged to generate positive chi energy flow effectively. To prevent unbalanced and discordant placement, it is important to steer clear from placement blocking natural doorways and pathways, placement that creates “poison arrow”(placing a dresser or armoire wherein the sharp edge is directly angled to the bed), or bedroom clutter of so much furniture. For unavoidable poison arrow placement, hang a multi-faceted crystal ball from the ceiling (see above) or place runner to cover the corners.
Nightstands must be placed on either side provided these are not higher than the mattress to provide poison arrow effect. For armoire with mirrors, place this in an adjacent or corner area where the bed is not directly reflected. If unavoidable, cover the said mirror when sleeping.
4. The Four Walls
Most bedrooms have four walls which can be decorated with paint color, patterns and artwork. When choosing colors, it is best to go for restful sources like brown, cream, peach, lavender, pale pink and other softer pastel hues.
For wall art, it is best to choose paintings that are happy, restful and serene. For nature images, it would be beneficial to choose images or themes in twos or threes. Take this Purple Lily wall art for example. This promotes relaxation and romance to a great extent.
De cluttering plays a significant role in arranging effective bedroom decor according to Feng Shui. Getting rid of clutter will help prevent chi to stagnate. This prevents illness, loss of wealth and discord in relationships. Be a ruthless clutter bug by keeping things in their proper storage. Start with your countertop with this cosmetic organizer from Amazon’s bestseller.
6. Enhance Air Quality
Feng Shui makes good use of the wind or air circulating in a bedroom. It is therefore, imperative that air quality in your bedroom is refreshing and soothing. Some simply open windows therein, to embrace the open air. Plants can be added provided that they must be placed far from the bed. A good air purifier is also a practical investment as it keeps air fresh and clean.
7. Ditch the Thingamajigs
Let go of TV, computer and other equipment in the bedroom that disturbs sleep. Good bedroom decor according to Feng Shui calls for non presence electronic gadgets. Not only does it free you from high EMFs, it also ensures less, if not zero, distraction.
8. Relaxing Lights
Good play of lighting inside a bedroom helps maintain positive chi energy flow. Candles are known to be the best lighting element when it comes to bedroom decor according to Feng Shui. Intimate and inviting, they help promote warm and healing atmosphere, too. Try these aroma therapy candles from Amazon for a change. Some also make use of a dimmer switch to easily adjust lighting in rooms.
9. Discreet Mirrors
Be careful with mirror placement when doing Feng Shui to a bedroom. Never put them across or over a bed. Prevent reflection of bed in a mirror to steer clear of discord. Some believes that the absence of mirror inside a room will prevent startling the soul when it makes nightly astral travels resulting in a deeper slumber. For the sake of decorating, a vanity mirror will help keep things in order so long that it does not reflect the bed.
10. Doors Remain Closed
From closet to bathroom, to main bedroom door, it is important to keep these doors closed at night. Doing so will help deliver the most beneficial energy flow that will strengthen personal health and relationships.
Indeed, a good bedroom decor according to Feng Shui delivers a harmonious flow that nourish not just personal and professional energy but, sensual as well. Bedroom elements when arranged according to this ancient Chinese art intend to calm and excite at the same time. With these handy tips, you can finally take pleasure in an inviting room that makes your chi flow melodiously and enjoy your home as well as your life.