Feng Shui for the Bedroom
04/18/2013 | 03:56 PM
Your bedroom should be a haven, a place of romance and peace. With the proper feng shui, the colors, shapes and placement of furniture all conspire to nurture passion and harmony. Here is a brief list of do’s and don’ts to help you give your bedroom the best feng shui possible.
Bedroom Feng Shui Do’s
The following tips with help you bring out the best in your bedroom:
- Clear clutter. Unnecessary clutter obstructs the flow of energy in the room.
- Buy a wooden bed if possible. Metal beds can conduct electricity and sha chi (bad energy)
- Pairs are considered lucky: Two pillows on the bed, a pair of mandarin ducks, a painting of two people or two candlesticks.
- Be sure you’re the head of your bed is up against a wall. There should be a solid wall directly behind your head while you sleep.
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Bedroom Feng Shui Don’ts
Ensure that your bedroom is harmonious and balanced by following these guidelines:
- Don’t sleep next to a window. According to feng shui, it will disturb chi and create conflict. If you have no choice because of the layout of the room, use blinds and heavy curtains as an energy buffer.
- Don’t hang art that portrays images of sadness or loneliness.
- Don’t decorate the bedroom with flowers—this will overload it with yang energy.
- Don’t hang a mirror opposite the bed. (The image can sap your energy or, even worse, introduce the idea of third party in your romantic life!)
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On the Cheap
Feng shui doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some low-cost tips:
- If you’re single, you can put quartz crystals in the southwest corner of the bedroom. This will help you find your true match.
- Display photographs of happy moments and that bring back positive energy.
- Introduce one or two small objects that are a bright red. The addition of red, representing the fire element, can increase passion in your bedroom.
One Step Further
In order to gain a full understanding of the subtleties of feng shui, we strongly recommend that you do extensive research and consult a trusted expert. The principals of feng shui are based on literally thousands of years of collective wisdom. The more you study, the better you will be able to implement feng shui, and the philosophy behind it, in your own home. For more information, see Related Tips & How Tos.
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