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Feng Shui Your Bedroom for Greater Happiness

April 07, 2014


Feng Shui Your Bedroom for Greater Happiness

 

Feng shui is a traditional chinese decorating system that is utilized to create harmony  and assist with the flow of energy (chi) through a room in your house. In feng shui favourable and unfavourable elements objects and layouts can be used to balance the energies of the home. For practitioners of feng shui, a harmonious bedroom is both calming, relaxing and exciting at the same time.

Whether you believe in the ‘mystical’ aspects of feng shui or not, some of the interior design, ergonomic concepts and orientation methods can be utilized to make your bedroom a more comfortable space.

Before you start looking at the layout of your bedroom, you should use a Bagua tool to analyze the energy of your bedroom and find the most auspicious places for objects and energy flow. A Bagua will show you the different feng shui areas of your house. You can watch a helpful video here.

Step One: The Basics

A bedroom should be a place of no clutter and no interference with the natural world.

This is quite a simple idea and something that we have spoken about before. You bedroom should be a place of relaxation and peace, so the more cluttered it is the less likely that you will be able to relax and clear you mind.

Avoid having a television, laptop, or cell phone in your bedroom: the light and distractions created by these things will interfere with your sleep patterns.

You should have fresh air in your bedroom. This one is obvious - the better quality of air in your bedroom the more relaxed you will feel. While many people have pot plants in their bedroom, according to the principles of feng shui you shouldn’t unless they are far away from the bed.

Harsh lights are a definite no no, so ensure that you have a dimmer or natural lighting. Some feng shui experts advocate the use of candles in the bedroom, provided that they are non-toxic.

Step Two: Getting Energy Flowing

The right alignment of objects harmonises the flow of energy.

According to feng shui bedroom guidelines, you should ensure that your bed is not underneath a window and that it  can be approached from both sides for the right energy flow, so move it away from the wall. You should also avoid having your bed in a direct line with the door. Feng shui also states that should keep all doors closed at night, whether they are cupboard or drawers. These doors should also be able to be opened easily without anything blocking them.

If you are looking for love, decorate your bedroom in pairs,

You should also avoid having a mirror reflecting the bed or having sharp angles pointing towards your bed. Rather have a mirror inside a cupboard or cover it at night. When it comes to patterns in your bedroom, don’t over do one shape, rather mix it up.

When it comes to decorating the bedroom, you can use the colours suggested in according to your Bagua map. If you are unsure, go for earth colours.

Step Three: Accessorising

Channel the flow of energy through your room.

Flowers and fresh fruit are excellent for bringing in good energy into the house, so try to have fresh flowers in the bedroom. According to Chinese tradition you should have a space in your house that honors your family and ancestors. Photos and mementos will help to bring in goodwill.

Focus energy on center pieces according to what you want to attract through your Bagua map. You don’t need to use traditional symbols such as a Buddha or money frog, but they can help through energy reinforcement.

Step Four: Make it your own

According to those who practice feng shui in their houses, the basic principles can be molded to fit your personality and individual space.

Whether you believe in feng shui or not, these basic principles are sure to make your bedroom a happier and more harmonious space.

photo credit: DCCXLIX via photopin cc.


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