Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, the idea that the entire universe is alive and filled with energy called Chi. For a deeper understanding of this design philosophy please read our other article on Feng shui. Feng Shui is essentially the means of inviting balance in our lives through our environment. It is very important to follow the principles of Feng shui in our bedroom since we spend most of our time in it.
In fact, if you had to apply Feng Shui to just one room in the home, you would definitely want it to be your bedroom. In Feng shui Philosophy bedroom is the most important room of the home. There are a number of do’s and don’t specifically for Feng Shui bedrooms. Let’s take a look at some of them here
Five Tips to Follow For Feng Shui Bedroom
1. Bed in commanding Position: Bed is the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom. So the commanding position should be occupied by the it. Bed should be arranged in such a way that you can see the door when you are lying in it, but it should not be directly in line with the door. Make sure there is a headboard. The headboard should be strong and solid without any gaps or open holes. It is advisable to not have headboard on the other side of the toilet wall. Feng Shui recommends that no doors in the house should open up directly onto any part of the bed.
2. Open space under bed. Make sure there is no clutter under bed. The best practice is to have absolutely nothing stored under bed. But light sleep-related items like blankets and pillows are not considered too obstructive to optimal Chi flow under bed.
3. Pay attention to color schemes on bedroom walls and ceiling . Stick to mood and nature-inspired color schemes. In Feng Shui the color scheme should be inspired by what kind of energy you want to have in the room.
4. Accessorize in pairs. Pairs invite harmony in Feng Shui. Try to have accent pieces in pairs. For example a pair of nightstands , one for each side of bed. Get a pair of toss pillows or a pair of blankets, pair of matching lamps etc.
5. Consult the Bagua map. Many elements you incorporate depend on what kind the energy you want to have in your most personal space. Bagua map will guide you in customizing your bedroom to optimize the flow of chi as per your requirement.
Five Things to Avoid in Feng Shui Bedroom. These are Strict No-Nos For a Feng Shui Bedroom
1. Under bed clutter. Clutter under bed obstructs the flow of chi. So remove all clutter and keep it as open and clean as possible
2. Plants. The plant energy is considered to be too strong and creative in Feng Shui. So leave plants out of bedroom so that you can relax and unwind.
3. Water. Keep water features out of the bedroom. This includes Fountains, water art or or any water-inspired paintings.
4. Technology. To make your bedroom a truly relaxing sanctuary, remove all appliances like screens and phones.
5. Proper Natural Light: Pay attention to natural light. Scientifically the natural light in the morning can raise serotonin levels which has a positive effect on our mood. Additionally, the soft light in the evening is also good in Feng Shui. Large windows with easy removable drapes are advisable in Feng Shui
You can easily incorporate Feng Shui principles in your bedroom, still help is out there if you so desire. Due to the popularity of Feng Shui in the west, many interiors decorators and home stores offer Feng Shui consultation services for home and office. Many such consultants are listed on our Directory. You can find them here.
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