Maybe your home looks good, but do you honestly follow some style when designing your home interior? If you are not, take a look at these Feng Shui tips because they can be easily applied to every abode. Now you may ask yourself why you need to do this. It’s simple – that way you can create a better quality of energy in your home. If you start now and you don’t know the simple principles of Feng Shui, the first thing you have to do is identify which areas of your home need the most attention and which rooms are neglected. The primary goal is not only the room to be more beautiful, but also to have a strong, fresh, and happy energy.
So if your bedroom needs attention the most, check out these tips and get down to redecorating.
The first and simplest step is eliminating the clutter. A space that is infected by clutter can’t be a good place with Feng Shui energy. Have in mind that you must implement a clear organization system, especially if you have children. It’s easy to let clutter take over, so you need to make it a habit to limit the number of excessive items you keep lying around, store your clothes and linens properly and have plenty of storage solutions for everything. Some of the areas you need to focus on:
- Washing, packing and storing of all winter coats and shoes, re-arranging all the wardrobes, so the winter clothes can be covered and stored and the summer ones can be easily accessible.
- Washing of winter bed linen and storing it.
- Clearing out paper clutter – old magazines, letters and all the documents are checked and the unnecessary things – recycled.
2. Is your bedroom full of quality fresh air and oxygen
Be mindful of this important step, because you can’t have a good Feng Shui in your bedroom if you breathe stale air, full of pollutants. Remember that plants in your bedroom are not a good idea, unless it is larger and they are far away from your bed since they absorb oxygen during the night. You can use essential oils to freshen up the air in your room, but be sure to choose aromas which are natural and not toxic. Other steps you can take to bring more oxygen to your bedroom, is open the windows twice a day, make sure your ventilation system is clean and works properly, dust and vacuum regularly and leave the shoes at the door. Many American movies show people sleeping with their shoes, but this is probably the least hygienic thing you can do, it won’t bring positive energy.
3. Is your bedroom fun to be in
Do you have a TV or a computer in the room? It’s not bad to have these things in your bedroom, but they shouldn’t take a central place, and you need to turn them off when it’s time for sleep. However, you should get rid of all kinds of exercise equipment in your bedroom because these items destroy good energy. Something more, they bring a sense of stress, rushing, and work. You don’t need these feelings while you’re trying to relax. These items act like distractions in the bedroom and can affect your good relationship with the activity negatively as well.
4. What colour is your bedroom
Did you know that the right Feng Shui colours are called “skin-colours”? Another great way to describe these tones is “earth colours”. They vary from rich chocolate brown to pale white. If your bedroom is not in any of these shades and you find Feng Shui important, then you should consider redecorating to add more earthly shades into the room. If you’d like to add more resonance and depth to the room, you should consider using contrasting colours, maybe light beige for the walls and dark chocolate for the furniture, this is a very popular and soothing paint choice.
5. Keep doors closed
Bear in mind that the bedroom door and the en-suite bathroom door must be closed at night. This allows the best nourishing waves of energy to your physical & mental health and the health of your relationship with your partner. Feng Shui believes that energy needs to be contained during sleep, and if you keep the doors open, it will just fly away, leading to disturbed sleep and not enough rest at night. Try it and you’ll see how keeping all your bedroom doors closed at night will create a sense of calmness in it.
6. Do you have art in your bedroom
Feng Shui teaches that the bedroom art you choose should reflect what you want to see happening in your life. This is why you should stick to positive images and vibes for all your bedroom art and avoid dark and disturbing colours and shapes. Instead, aim for shapes and images that carry powerful energy and make you feel calm and optimistic. Consider images related to the motions of happiness, love, etc.
7. Is your bed located properly
According to Feng Shui, your bed must be easily approachable from both sides. You must have two night tables, one on each side. To have your bed directly in line with the door is not a functional idea, it disrupts the energy circulation. To create a harmonious Feng Shui energy you can add a good mattress, high-quality and soft sheets, and a solid headboard. Avoid any excessive decorations on the nightstands or the walls, they can be too stimulating and will keep sleep away from you.
8. Do You Have Several Levels of Lighting
The dimmer switch is a great choice, but it’s not enough because good lighting is very important. Candles are the preferred choice because of their clearing energy. They also create a healing and warm atmosphere, so bring the good energy inside by adding different lighting options in your bedroom. One small note: make sure the candles are made of natural materials, some wax candles can be toxic. Also, remember that candles are a fire hazard, so take all the necessary safety precautions and never leave them unattended.
My name is Eva Bowker and I’m home improvement coordinator at Fantastic Handyman Australia. My passion is to help people build the home of their dreams by sharing home renovation and interior design tips with them. I love to think out of the box in order to create lovely spaces.