Your bedroom should be a place of rest and comfort. It should be a place you can shut off the stresses of the world, lay back, and relax as your mind drifts off to sleep. But does it do this currently? Do you feel relaxed, or when you walk in, do you feel stressed? Maybe you even struggle to fall asleep. While there might be other issues at play, your restless nights and stressful mornings could all hinge on the feng shui of your bedroom. Thankfully, it isn’t difficult to correct this. So, if you’ve ever wondered how to feng shui your bedroom, here are tips, tricks, and suggestions to follow.
Before spending time on the overall flow and appearance of your bedroom, you need first to declutter it. A cluttered room is a cluttered mind. When you are in the room to relax, your eyes and brain will have more to focus on if there’s lots of clutter. This can be anything from piles of clothing all the way to stacks of movies or a disorganized nightstand with all your jewelry.
You need to begin decluttering all of this. Invest in a hamper to put your dirty clothes and, ideally, put this hamper in your closet if you can. If there’s no space, that is okay, but you want to minimize whatever you can. Likewise, if you have bottles on bottles of perfume and makeup, consider moving them to the bathroom, putting them away, or purchasing a vanity with a top that opens and closes. These kinds of furniture items are perfect because you can quickly and effortlessly hide all the clutter by simply closing the top.
Whatever you do, don’t push a bunch of stuff under the bed. In this case, it is not out of sight, out of mind. Your head knows there are items under the bed, and when you fall asleep, you know you are sleeping above them. Declutter is designed not to declutter your bedroom but declutter your mind. So take whatever you have under the bed and store it somewhere else.
Since we’re starting from the ground up, let’s focus on the paint color of your bedroom. This paint needs to be a calm, soothing color. Bold, vibrant paints might be nice in other areas of the house, but not in your bedroom. You want to go for a color that promotes peaceful thoughts. This will not only help you relax but also help calm the mind after a rough day. Consider creams, off-whites, and even various shades of brown. If you insist on having some color, consider lighter shades of peach (although, in general, peach is better for an accent wall or a color to use with throw pillows).
The bed is the most important piece of furniture in the room. It also controls the overall flow and feel of the room. For starters, it needs to be positioned so you can see the entry door when lying there. If possible, you want to place it on the wall opposite the entry door, although if this isn’t possible (sometimes large windows are taking up this space), do not position it on the same wall as the door.
You should consider a soft upholstered headboard, such as one made from fabric, and look for headboards that have rounded edges. Metal headboards usually don’t add much to the feng shui of a bedroom, so stick with the fabric whenever you can.
Even pairs will help keep the room’s weight in check. If you have an odd number of objects, it can throw the weight of the room off. For example, use two pillows (or pairs of two) on the bed. Have two nightstands, one on each side of the bed, and have the same (or similar) lamps on each nightstand. If you want to have chairs in the bedroom, make sure you have two seats. This will balance your bedroom.
A television is one of the biggest no-nos regarding a bedroom’s overall feel and flow. You already spend most of your day working on a computer or watching television, so you should remove the TV, computers, and anything else that might electronically distract you in the bedroom. In fact, when it comes to feng shui, you shouldn’t even check your cell phone while in bed. Your bedroom needs to be a room of peace and tranquility, and nothing is more problematic than having tech in this space.
If you have a mirror in the bedroom, position it away from the bed. Have you ever woken up only to feel like someone else is in the room when you catch your reflection? It is enough to give you a strange vibe. Generally speaking, if you can help it, move mirrors out of the bedroom. But, if you need to have a mirror while getting dressed, position the mirror away from the bedroom so, at the very least, you don’t catch your reflection while in bed.
Lastly, you want a fresh, clean smell in the bedroom. This can be achieved with the help of essential oils or with diffusers. Go with a natural scent, not the chemical aromas of those cheap plug-ins sold at the store.
Investing in quality bedroom furniture is one way to help improve the flow and overall feel of your bedroom. Whether you need additional storage with a bedroom chest to put away all your clothing or your bed has seen better days, Furniture USA has a wide selection of bedroom furniture. Whatever needs you have, when it comes to your bedroom feng shui and the rest of your house, our expert customer service staff at Furniture USA is here to help, call us today.
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