Bedroom Feng Shui
Does your bedroom need some love and some Bedroom Feng Shui? Give it new lease of life Feng Shui style.
So it’s time to give your bedroom a tidy up is it? Actually don’t answer that. If you have read more than just the title, you have already admitted as much, but that’s half the battle.
A bachelor bedroom is the heart of a guy’s home; his cave, his den and his hideout. This of course just a metaphor so if your bedroom looks just like this makes it sound, than yep, you need to clean up and erm, dare we say it de-clutter.
Feng Shui is a well-established Chinese practice that dates back about 3000 years. Feng meaning water and shui meaning water, the idea is to bring balance, harmony and tranquillity into your life.
Your life is already full with enough electrical stress. Even though you might not be using something leaving it on is not healthy. A bedroom should be a place of rest and peacefulness. If you really can’t bare to remove the TV, then why not consider a TV cabinet – there are plenty of manly bachelor pad style ones to suit your décor. When you walk into your bedroom, you should be able to suit the rest of the world out. Out of sight and out of mind. It also makes the bedroom a more of a quiet, romantic and intimate space for when the time calls.
Move this to the lounge, hallway, spare room or anywhere other than the bedroom. Unless you own a mansion, this will ultimately give you more room to move and keep the stress and pressure of needing to workout, out.
Ensure that the air in your room is moving. Open the windows regularly to let in some fresh air and invest in some relaxing scents. If candles don’t cut it for you, then how about a reed diffuser, air purifier or an automatic plug in.
Try where possible not to have your bed in line with the door as it is kind of an inauspicious position having your feet facing the exit and doesn’t do anything for privacy levels if someone happens to come in. Depending on the design of the room, try also not to place the bed right below the window. Energy is said to leave from doors and windows so will flow right over you and leave you feeling restless. The ideal position is having the bed diagonal to the door and approachable from both sides. If you your mattress is on the floor, you are disturbing the natural flow of energy, so its about time to invest in a proper bed.
Beds with drawers under better but the more you can free up space for energy to flow, the better. A headboard not only looks nice but it supports your pillow, head and personal energy helping you to feel energised when you wake.
Some nice looking linens along with a good mattress for a well-balanced will help you feel recharged. If you need a new set of drawers or a wardrobe door that isn’t hanging on its hinges, now is the time. Broken items are not positive for mind or body.
Declutter! Do not to use your bedroom for storage and limit the amount of furniture to ensure energy is free flowing. Feng Shui theory and practice also has it that mirrors in bedroom should not be placed in front of the bed, not only is it slightly disturbing if wake at night, mirrors direct energy and can reflect negative energy from stress.
The colours associated with Feng Shui span from white to a chocolate brown. If your walls are bright red you could be inhibiting yourself from establishing that natural tranquillity you are aiming for. Adding a pop of a colour associated with happiness and energy however, is not a bad thing. Be sure to make the colourful ‘adition’ a warm and welcome and not let it dominant the space. It is surprising how much colour can affect how we feel.
With regards to the walls, it is always makes it homely to add a little something. The best art work for a bedroom are zen ones that promote love, stability, health and healing. We are all for positivity and inspiration but your prized framed photo of your dream car would definitely be better in the hallway or living room. Be careful however, going too zen like – images of water in the bedroom are said to cause restfulness and even sorrow.
We also advise keeping work objects such as laptops, spreadsheets, marketing books or any reports strictly out. These belong in a study, kitchen table or dining room. If you wonder why you don’t sleep well or don’t feel revitalised in the morning, well it could be various things but if you keep your work within sight, it is not helping. It’s hard to not go to sleep with tomorrow’s agenda whirring around in your head.
Bright lights are not calming. Invest in some low level corner up lighting, chic bed side lamps or a dimmer switch to create a smoothing atmosphere that will aid in reducing those stress levels and induce sleep.
The idea is to create an environment which will strengthen and enhance your own energy levels to help you feel calm, refreshed and rejuvenated by encouraging the flow of positive energy. It doesn’t take much effort and is worth it in the end.
Do you practice Feng Shui? Do you have any good bedroom tips to share?