The ancient Eastern art of Feng Shui teaches us the art of placement for bedroom decorating and offers us the opportunity to achieve health, prosperity, happiness and how to live in harmony within our environment.
Feng Shui helps support us by recognizing problem areas in our lives and taking positive steps to improve them and therefore is one of the best decorating ideas to consider. Feng Shui can be used in discarding the clutter and encourage positive energy flow within the spaces in our homes. We need to feel comfortable in our homes. Our surroundings affect us both positively and negatively. Fresh air, natural products and a healthy environment enhance our mental and physical well-being.
Because we spend a third of our lives in bed, the bedroom is considered to be one of the most important rooms of the house in Feng Shui. Therefore, we must create our bedroom space suitable for relaxation, tranquility, serenity and romance.
Beds should be placed opposite of the entry door and backed against a wall, not a window. One person should not climb over the bed to get to their side. There should be enough room on both sides of the bed for complete harmony.
Beds should be made of natural elements such as wood, bamboo or metal. Keep electrical equipment and heaters away from the bed. They generate harmful electromagnetic waves that generate an adverse effect on the sleeper.
Electric blankets encase the bed in an electromagnetic field so always turn off and unplug from the wall before getting into bed. Keep electrical items such as TV and alarm clock on the opposite side of the bed. Telephones have no place in the Feng Shui bedroom.
The element of surprise is never recommended in a Feng Shui bedroom and mirrors should never face the bed. Place mirrors facing beautiful views will bring the outside in. Also never display photographs of parents, children or friends in the bedroom. Try romantic pictures of couples in love or a fresh green landscape.
The bed should be raised off the floor with enough space for air to circulate. Never store clutter underneath the bed such as old shoes, clothes, magazines and other items.
Bedrooms should promote clutter or used as a storage area or office. Keep the Feng Shui bedroom for sleep and romance only. Keep clothes hung up in the closet, never strewn over chairs or the bed. Clutter starts there but ends up in our minds and does not support the Feng Shui ideal of peace and harmony.
Rid the bedroom of clutter which includes the following items:
— Piles of clothing and shoes
— Piles of unread books and magazines
— Piles of DVD movies or music CD?s
— Full waste bins
— Used tissues
— Pill bottles
— Notebooks, briefcase, work items
— Cell phones and telephones
— TV?s and music systems
By practicing a few of these principles, you can add a calming sense within your bedroom. The added sense of peace and tranquility will promote better mental health, less stress and more relaxing environment.