The bedroom is meant as a place of peace and relaxation. Utilizing Feng Shui is a great way to optimize the quality of rest that you receive each night. Most everything has a certain energy about it, and that includes rooms in a house! In order to really be able to wind down after a long day, its essential to ensure that the energies in your room are well balanced. Thankfully, there are plenty of guidelines to help you do so!
When you think of Feng Shui, you may think that you must do something crazy, like hanging your bed from the ceiling, to achieve proper Feng Shui. This is not the case. You may burn sage to declutter negative energies in the air before beginning to put these steps into effect, and regularly after to continue to cleanse, but it is not necessary. Outlined below are options to help your bedroom become the perfect Feng Shui space.
- Good Mattress. It is essential that you have a supportive mattress to support a good night’s sleep. Used mattresses can have negative energies attached to it, so it is best to have one that is new to you. Headboards are also a must, as they provide support to the mattress, and your life.
- Perfect height. As a bed can be too high, a bed can be too low. To ensure the perfect height, you can get risers for your bed if it is sitting too close to the ground.
- Declutter under your bed. With the bed height in mind, it is important to ensure that the space beneath the bed is clear. Without realizing it, it can cause stress from the energies associated with the items under the bed.
- Proper color scheme. While vibrant colors are fun to look at, this can cause a disrupt in the peacefulness of the room. Skin tones and colors found in nature are preferable to promote quality sleep. A few examples are off-white, cream, chocolate, and peach tones. Peach is usually recommended as an accent, such as pillows, as this can attract partners (and a lot of them)!
- Pairs. This may go without saying, but pairs of everything, such as chairs, nightstands, and lamps, are said to promote a feeling of harmonious and loving energy. This can be done regardless of relationship status.
- Reduce electronics. This may be the hardest of them all for some people. Keep the electronic usage to a minimum in the bedroom. Reading a physical book before bed allows your mind to unwind and fall asleep faster and peacefully.
- Find a new workspace. It may be nice to clock out for a lunch break and take a few steps to your bed for a midday snooze, but it could affect your energy. Your bedroom is a place to unwind and having your workstation in there could create a conflict of energies. If you do not have a separate area for your workspace, do your best to set up a division between the rest of the room and the workplace, such as a curtain.
- Bed size. Rule of thumb is if you have a partner, the bed should be bigger than a twin so that there is room enough for both people. The bed can be too small but can never be too big.
- Add plants. Plants exuberate life and vibrant energies and are a good way to bring positive vibes to a room. Keep in mind that the atmosphere in your room (light, humidity) will affect the type of plants you should house.
- Avoid mirrors. This is not a hard and fast rule as each person is different. Mirrors double what they project and can lead to restlessness. Some people can sleep soundly with mirrors in the room while others cannot sleep at all. This is something that you can test yourself.
- Make your bed. Waking up in the morning is the last thing a lot of us want to do. A great way to kick start your day and already cross an item off your list to give you motivation to complete other tasks is to make your bed. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and creates the need to complete the other tasks throughout the day.
- Water should be avoided. Pictures of water, actual fountains and anything pertaining to water should be avoided in the bedroom as it attracts too much yang.
- Balance the five elements. This simply means to have something that appeals to all five senses in the bedroom, such as fragrances, color palettes and decorations.
We all go through periods of restless nights, and Feng Shui can be just the thing we need to change up our room – for the better. Whether you try one of these techniques, or all, I’m sure you’ll see a difference in how many winks you get each night!