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Feng Shui Your Bedroom

Feng shui literally means “wind and water” and is the ancient Chinese art of placement. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health. The basic idea of feng shui relies on the Taoist vision that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy, that flows through all objects in a space. Feng shui believes that all energies on earth belong to two categories of energy, yin and yang. Having proper balance of yin and yang it's essential, especially in you bedroom, the sanctuary where you recharge your chi.

Turn your bedroom into a peaceful space, where you can calm and have a good night sleep, so you wake up refreshed and full of energy. Respecting a few simple feng shui rules you'll be able to relax and recharge your chi in a quiet environment where you can feel protected.

How to feng shui your bedroom

How to feng shui your bedroom
  • Keep you bedroom as tidy as possible.
    Keep everything clear and get rid of unwanted things. Psychologists believe that if you are surrounded by clutter, your mind is unable to relax. Subconsciously, you'll start being worried all the time with chaos and all the things you have to do.

  • Avoid working in your bedroom.
    If this is impossible, set your desk or your working space behind a screen, so when in bed you won't have to think about work.

  • Take out your TV or computer from your bedroom.
    They destroy the good feng shui energy.

  • Sort out your stuff regularly in your wardrobe.
    Donate clothes that you don't longer wear or like charity, or give them for free to the poor.

  • Avoid having your bed in direct line with the door.
    If you can, set it as far away from the door as possible. Position your bed so you can see the door from where you are sleeping. This gives you a deep sense of inner security. The bed has to be easy approachable from both sides and should have two bedside tables, one on each side. The headboard doesn't have to be at the window or at the door. Try having a strong, stable headboard to help protect your own chi while sleeping.
  • Make sure that furniture items, such as side tables or chairs, have rounded edges, but square ones, to prevent cutting chi.

  • Avoid big mirrors.
    It's more appropriate to have smaller and oval or round shaped ones. Also, you should not set the mirrors at the foot of your bed, because it can cause nightmares or insomnia.

  • Choose colors wisely so that you achieve a good feng shui balance in your bedroom.
    Use shades of pink and red for a romantic atmosphere and pale shades of blue for relaxation. For pillows and candles use pink and red, and avoid dark, overwhelming colors.

  • Choose soft lighting.
    Lighting is very important because is one of the strongest manifestation of energy. Avoid chandeliers and opt for pilot lights. Candles are the best feng shui bedroom lighting , especially those containing aromatherapy oils, such as lavender or chamomile, which are great for a restful sleep.

  • Keep the air fresh.
    Open the windows or use an air-purifier. Also, you can put in pots different plants with pleasant nocturnal fragrances, such as lavender or chamomile for a good sleep during the summer. Make bouquets of plants that not only keep insects away, but they also smell nice.

  • Buy an aromatherapy vaporizers or oil burners to bring aromas to your bedroom – try ylang ylang, sandalwood, lavender or geranium. Don't over exaggerate using ylang ylang, because it can cause headaches or nausea.

  • Balance light and shade.
    In the morning, it's wonderful to have as much light as possible, but in the evening you need obscurity in order to sleep better. If you have curtains, adapt them according to the season. In winter choose warm, comfortable cloths, like velvet or tartan. In summer, try using Holland blinds or veils.

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