Natural Energy in this Feng Shui Bedroom
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice of decorating that has developed over 3,000 years of use. Feng shui, meaning wind and water, is practiced as a way to channel the earth’s energy, or chi, in order to bring a healthy balance to your life.
Look a natural schemes in this feng shui bedroom, neutral carpet, brown wood bed, neutral paint and white blinds
Align Feng shui bedroom furniture
The positioning of your bedroom furniture is important to allow energy to flow through the room. You should be able to see the door clearly from your bed, but it shouldn’t be aligned directly with it. This is also the case with cupboard doors. Close all doors at night as open ones will allow energy to flow out. Also avoid placing the bed under a window for the same reason.
Choose your Feng Shui colours carefully
Feng shui colours relate to 5 different elements; water, fire, earth, metal and wood. What colour you choose in your bedroom relates to what energy and element you want to promote in your life.
Water: Freshness and ease – blue and black
Fire: Passion and high energy – red, bold yellow, orange, purple and pink
Earth: Nourishment and stability – light yellow and brown
Metal: Clarity and preciseness – white and grey
Wood: Health and vitality – green and brown
Light and ventilation
It’s vitally important in the practice of feng shui to bring natural light and fesh air into your bedroom. Large windows are ideal, and make sure that you open your curtains and window as much as possible to let the light and air in.
Make your bedroom comfortable
It may seem obvious, but it’s essential for good feng shui to have a comfortable bed and bedlinen. A good quality mattress as well as soft and soothing bedlinen will help your body repair from the days slog. Choosing furniture and accessories with curved angles, particuaraly near your bed, is also helpful as sharp corners will promote sharp and unpleasant energy.
Feng shui bedroom candles
Candles are a fire feng shui element that is associated with purity and inspiration. Burning them in your bedroom can heat up the energy and increase its beneficial properties. Be careful of what colour you go for though, as well as the type of wax you are burning; soy is generally better for you than paraffin.
Position mirrors carefully
Mirrors are good for drawing in and expanding energy, especially the water elements. However, water energy can be draining to energy in the bedroom, so large mirrors should be avoided. It is also believed that if you can see your bed in your bedroom mirror you are encouraging someone to share your relationship with you and your partner!
Feng Shui bedroom storage
Another way to ensure that energy flows freely is to de-clutter your bedroom. Put everything away in closed cupboards and make sure open shelves only hold minimal amounts of items. Keep the pathways around your bed clear too.
Go for art instead of a TV
A TV, computer or any large electrical appliance in your bedroom are a no-no when it comes to feng shui. Instead, focus on choosing decorative art. Don’t go for anything violent or angry, but something that encourages your life goals and your mind.
Choose a strong headboard
In feng shui it’s a belief that a sturdy headboard will help increase your energy levels while you sleep. Upholstered wooden headboards are ideal as they combine solid support as well as comfortable padding.