Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art, behind which lies the belief that the arrangement of furniture and objects within the home can have an impact on the energies that govern your wealth, health and happiness.
For example, it’s thought that badly positioned furniture, like beds or cupboards, will actually stop you sleeping, by blocking positive energies.
So can feng shui really give you a beautiful bedroom and a good night’s sleep? Many of the feng shui tips are in fact extremely practical, as we’ll see.
Lose the TV and smartphones
This is good advice, whether you believe in feng shui or not. Not only can the blue light interrupt sleep patterns, but some people believe that the electromotive force (EMF) that electronic devices emit can be harmful to health. At the very least, they are distracting and encourage you to take your work to bed with you.
Let fresh air circulate through your bedroom. It will reenergise you, and clear your room of any stale air and odours. Close windows at night if you have noise or security concerns, or if it’s very cold, but during the day, get as much air in as you can. Good quality essential oils (not fragranced oils) can purify the air. Choose citrus oils to energise during the day, or choose a relaxing lavender or chamomile to relax you and aid sleep before bedtime.
Candles play a key role in feng shui, as they are thought to be the best method of lighting, just make sure you blow them out before you go to sleep.
A calm, neutral palette will soothe the mind. The best feng shui colours are thought to be ‘skin-toned’, from palest pink to rich browns. For more ideas, visit home improvement sites like http://reliable-remodeler.com/rooms/ for inspirational decorating tips.
Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your room, possibly in the entire house. Make sure it’s as comfortable as possible and follow the three key feng shui points for a balanced bed. Place your bed where it’s accessible from both sides, have a bedside cupboard on either side, and avoid placing the bed directly in line with the door.
Don’t forget clean linen and de-clutter as much as possible to create a peaceful, harmonious bedroom.