We’ve all heard a little bit about Feng Shui, the Chinese practice of arranging objects to bring harmony to your home. Principles of Feng Shui provide some easy guidelines for adding peace, symmetry, and balanced design to the spaces you love most.
Feng Shui teaches you to take a look at your whole house and view it as a cohesive system. Many times we get so busy that we will keep spaces like the living room and kitchen well-designed and tidy but neglect spaces like the bedroom and bathroom, because fewer people will see these rooms. Your personal space, however, is just as important as spaces your guests will see, and it is vital to integrate peace and balance into these spaces to give you a retreat after a long day of chasing kids, running errands, and/or working that job.
The first step in integrating Feng Shui is to attack those neglected spaces. And, because you deserve it, start with the bedroom. Here’s your permission to put yourself first for once. Imagine for a minute your room transformed into a space with rich, calming wall colors; a comfortable, welcoming bed; soothing art including indoor water falls; and balanced furniture. Sound nice? Do it!
Paint is ridiculously inexpensive and such an easy way to refresh a space. According to Feng Shui, bedroom colors should be neutral and natural. It is best to stick to skin tones, ranging from pale to deep browns. If you’re a lover of color, have no fear. Use small accent pieces like pillows, knickknacks and throw blankets to add splashes of personality. It’s not difficult to create the perfect bed.
For your bed, invest in a good, supportive mattress and sheets with a high thread count, as well as supportive pillows. Beds should have easy access from both sides and have matching end tables on either side to bring balance. If you can, take five minutes each morning to make the bed (access from both sides will help speed up this process). Be strategic about the wall art you choose. It should be soothing and beautiful (i.e. NOT your partner’s Batman poster, even if it is nicely framed). Indoor water walls are a stunning addition to bring beauty and balance to your space.
Feng Shui doesn’t have to be difficult and creates immediate peace-giving results. Go ahead, start with your bedroom, and you’ll love it so much the whole house will transform.
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