Nowadays with technology at our feet, fit styles and daily work tasks the amount of new strategies in order to maintain balance has grown at a considerable scale. Not only physical activities have had become popular among Americans, but also new age philosophies and when it comes to interior design, ancient influences have an important role. For this meeting FinishBuild has come with a couple of ideas for you to add some harmony based on a technique coming from the ancient China in order to turn your chaotic and lifeless bedroom into the serene and sensual sanctuary for creating ideas and better versions of ourselves.
Let’s begin with the resolution of a place where you would emerge from refreshed and renewed feelings. A place where invites you to rest no to stress, your bedroom, my friend should be the happiest place on earth. However, if not, a little help from Feng Shui perspective may be just the thing your room require.
Feng Shui comes from the Mandarin Language which translates “Wind and Water”. This practice resembles an ancient Chinese based on the art of placement. What Feng Shui does is to enrich the flow of chi which corresponds to life force or spiritual energy. Therefore, by creating a harmonious environment, energy can function aiming to support health, happiness and wealth.
Color according to Feng Shui
Earth colors: Feng Shui is based on nature, elements are divided by earth, wood, fire, metal, water, so, FinishBuild suggest you to base your color palette on rich earth and skin tones such as terra cotta, coral, cream, peach and cocoa with the purpose of generating a cozy but also hospitable atmosphere in the bedroom.
Go with pastel tones: Soft natural colors like light blues, greens and lavenders lend the bedroom a quiet, serene vibe and offering healing energy. Pink color is a good option, especially on the bed, in the form of sheets, pillows and other bedcovers. If pink and red are not your style, try variations such as, pomegranate, eggplant or magenta.
Bed´s location for Feng Sui
In front of a door:
When it comes to bed position, Feng Shui recommends to avoid placing it directly across from the door. The explanation for this -must not do- placement is that puts you in a sleeping position where your feet point toward the door and this is known as the coffin position which is considered the position of death and is very inauspicious. FinishBuild also has learn and now shares with you that avoiding your bed in front of or underneath a window it is not recommendable, because chi energy enters and leaves a room through the windows. If your bed is in this pathway, the chi energy will flow over you as you sleep, causing a restless sleep.
Regarding your mattress it is not prudent to place it directly on the floor. This is very inauspicious since you’re in the main pathway of the chi energy and never place your bed on a wall shared by the bathroom. These two are practical advices of Feng Shui, dust would easily gather on the bed sheets and covers if the mattress is on the floor while moist would cause growth on mattress edges.
What you should do with your bed’s location according to Feng Shui:
According to this Air and water art, the powerful position for your bed is as far away from the bedroom door as possible. The corner of the room diagonally opposite the door is usually best, since it distances you from the door while keeping the bed out of direct alignment with the room’s opening, which is translate to healthy chi.
What not to have in a Feng Sui bedroom?
Even though we understand the fact that having your things accessible, Feng Shui suggest you to avoid certain things that stimulate activity, such as, exercise gear, a phone, a television or computer or a desk piled with bills or paperwork. These items tend to take up a lot of energy. They also distract you from your main purpose in the bedroom, which is turning off the stresses of the day.
Regarding your closet: Less is more in your closet. So, cut the clutter behind closed doors can be just as depleting as clutter that’s in the open. “If you feel irritated, confused and overwhelmed when you open the closet door, organizing your closet will help give you a sense of control over your life,” says Terah. Ruthlessly weed out clothes that are unflattering, out-of-style or no longer worn, then sort by color and season. Install organizers to hold shoes, belts, scarves and other accessories, and move everything else choking your closet to another spot.
Mirror glass: Mirrors can be used in a bedroom, but with great discretion. Feng Shui supports the idea of not having a mirror in the room, however if you really want or have one, there are placements you want to avoid such as, placing a mirror directly across or over a bed, this invites a third party into your marriage or relationship and results in infidelity. The other hypothesis is that a mirror can also startle your soul when it steps from the body for its nightly astral travels. So, avoid bedding mirror image, try place a mirror in the opposite side of your bed.
The importance of Feng Shui
What FinishBuild loves about Feng Shui is that by maintaining energy flowing you can also get an outstanding a symmetrical bedroom design. The bedroom should be a place of rest, contemplation and intimacy but must of all introspection and quietness not work, exercise or blaring music.
Symmetry is key, therefore location of nightstands and lamps should be on both sides of the bed. Accessorizing in pairs is a balanced knowledge, try placing a pair of Bamboo sticks in a vase to promote a more soothing atmosphere. Another interesting addition is regarding your future, common Feng Shui strategy is to choose art and other objects that portray things you would like to see manifest in your life, whether success, love or inner peace.
If you liked Feng Shui, start small with discreet changes, and know that with consistent steps and a clear plan, you will soon create a beautiful bedroom to nourish and support you. Light fragrant candles is a good way to start, or use an essential-oil diffuser like lavender which induces relaxation.