What Is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice of arranging furniture and décor in a way that promotes the flow of good energy. This good energy is also known as “chi” or “qi”. The goal of Feng Shui is to create a harmony between your living or work spaces with the natural world. This harmony can bring a more restful sleeping atmosphere, which means better sleep for you! Keep reading to see tips on how to Feng Shui your bedroom.
Cull Your Clutter
Excessive clutter in your bedroom can inhibit the flow of positive Feng Shui energy. Clutter can also symbolize unfinished work – so having too much of it can prevent you from moving forward. Clutter overall is also distracting, and you want your bedroom to feel as calm & inviting as possible for optimal sleep. Try replacing a couple clutter items in your room with plants to create a new energy.
There is a detailed color philosophy of Feng Shui, which connects to the 5 elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Selecting certain colors will help promote the different elements in different areas of your home. Many Feng Shui experts recommend natural or neutral tones and warm tones for the bedroom to create a warm environment. These include cream, browns, tan, terra cotta, and peach tones. Avoid loud or stimulating colors in the bedroom as it creates yang energy, or outward energy, which is not what you want in the bedroom. However, reds & pinks promote passion and romance, and are advised to use as accents.
Layout Is Key
Rearranging your furniture is one of the key components to channel Feng Shui principles. It is recommended that your bed always face the wall with the entry door, also known as the ‘command position’. Headboards behind the bed are also good to have, as they promote the feeling of being supported. Create a grounding energy by creating a symmetrical layout by using pairs of furniture pieces. Placing a nightstand on each side of the bed is a great starting point. According to Feng Shui, this will make you feel more secure & can promote better sleep.
Awaken the Senses with Accessories
Opt for accessories that have meaning & that stimulate the five senses. For example, to evoke the sense of smell, place candles or diffusers on your balanced nightstands. Accessories presented in pairs with natural tones will evoke sight. Stimulate your sense of touch by incorporating mixed soft materials in your room, such as your sheets, pillows, and blankets.
You may be asking yourself is all this work worth it? Majorities of people spend almost 1/3 of their day in bed, so turning your bedroom into a personal retreat is highly important. Feng Shui is a great method to cultivate relaxation, balance, and peace. FEng Shui dictates that the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom is the bed. So make sure you have one that will give you the same comfort & support your bedroom will when applying Feng Shui principles. Find your next mattress online or at one of our Texas locations today!