Prior to my previous post – 14 Must See Bedroom Feng Shui Taboos (With Illustrations), you might be interested to follow these easy bedroom feng shui tips and guide to jumpstart your path to harmony.
1) AVOID SHARP EDGES
A jagged, pointy edge doesn’t feel inviting—so why would you incorporate it into your bedroom? Some items like dressers and nightstands you may not be able to help, but you can soften your space by adding more natural decor like plants, lamps, sculptures and other smooth edges.
2) SHRINK LARGE WINDOWS
A huge view from your bedroom may seem like a desirable trait, but too large and you can be left feeling uncomfortable and “spied” upon. To easily reduce a window, add darker drapes or curtains along both sides of the window to create a cozier feel.
3) MINIMIZE ELECTRONICS
Even when turned off, televisions and other appliances give off electromagnetic energy while you sleep. Keep smaller items, like an alarm clock or your smartphone, at least three feet from where you rest your head.
4) ORGANIZE YOUR BOOKSHELF
You wouldn’t think a simple bookshelf could impact your mood, but proper organization can make or break a room’s feng shui. Organize your books based on color and weight—placing the heavier books at the bottom of the book case. Also, don’t push your books all the way to the back, align them right on the edge of the shelf to create an even line.
5) PURCHASE A HEADBOARD
Similar to the tip above, we like to feel comfortable and protected in our bedroom. Adding a sturdy headboard to your bed creates a more secure feeling over a bare wall.
6) BRING DOWN TALL CEILINGS
Cathedral ceilings are impressive to look at, but actually make us feel vulnerable and small in a room. Seven to nine feet tall is ideal, but if you want to bring down the height more, there are a few tactics like painting the ceiling a darker color or adding visual interest to the lower half of the room with pillows, area rugs or vases.
7) REPOSITION YOUR BED
In feng shui, bed placement plays a huge role. Ideally, your bed should be positioned against the opposite wall from your bedroom door. If that isn’t feasible, position it as far away from the door as possible—you want to avoid having your headboard on the same wall as the door. This will create a feeling of security and allow you to relax every night.
8) DOWNSIZE A LARGE ROOM
It may seem counter productive—wouldn’t an open space put you more at ease? But too large of a bedroom can actually create a feeling of insecurity, since we like our bedrooms to feel intimate and private. Since you can’t go knocking down walls, consider adding other small furniture like a vanity or seating area. Painting your bedroom in warmer tones also helps bring the room together and feel cozier.
9) KEEP WORK OUT
If you have a larger bedroom, resist the urge to convert some of the space into a small home office. Work associated items like laptops and phones create a distracting environment. Even work out items, like treadmills or weights, can keep you from feeling at ease.
With this guide in hand, you’re ready to not only recreate your bedroom, but map out your new feng shui house. Even though feng shui comes with a lot of rules, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative.
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