How To Decorate A Bedroom Feng Shui Style
According to Feng Shui, the bedroom is one of the central points of any home, it is the space of rest, sleep and of the most intimate moments between a couple. Therefore, it is imperative that harmony and balance are present, making the energy flow freely and promoting the welfare and peace of its inhabitants. This will only be possible if all the elements of space and furniture are chosen and placed in a specific way. Do you want to know how? Read this OneHowTo article and find out how to decorate a bedroom Feng Shui style.
To decorate your bedroom Feng Shui style there is furniture that you should pay special attention to: the bed. This should command the room and its location, the objects or furniture surrounding it and the sheets that cover it should follow some guidelines to ensure you sleep well and wake up full of vitality. Above all, it is important that you consider:
- The bed should not be located in front of a door or just below a window. In the event that the above is not possible, you can always put up some sort of separator (screens, curtains, shelves...) so that it doesn't face the corridor.
- Beds with solid headboards are preferred because the absence of these symbolizes instability and lack of security.
- Avoid hanging objects above the bed, such as a ceiling fan.
- Place the bed in the center of the room, avoiding pushing it against one of the bedroom walls, so it can be easily accessed from both sides.
- Choose soft colors and pastels for your bedding to enhance your comfort and tranquility, always opting for natural fabrics over synthetics. Avoid strong patterns and intense colors on your sheets and quilts.
The art of a Feng Shui home also takes the bedroom ceiling into consideration, establishing that the best thing for your health is to have a completely flat ceiling that does not have anything jutting out or crossed beams, as these alter the energy flowing through the room. In the event that it's impossible to change the ceiling of your room, a good alternative is to place, for example, a canopy over the bed to combat this negative effect.
Choosing the colors of the bedroom walls is one of the central aspects in decoration based on the rules of Feng Shui. Soft colors should dominate so that the space is a reflection of harmony, serenity and tranquility. Blue tones are ideal for protection and ensure pleasant dreams; pinks, meanwhile, are great for romance and relaxation and light yellows and ochres create a joyful atmosphere and pleasant environment. Avoid, however, walls of dark and intense colors like black or red.
If as well as selecting the colors of the bedroom, you want to know what colors this Chinese art suggests for the other rooms see our article How to paint the house according to Feng Shui.
With regard to furniture, you need a good wardrobe in the bedroom; it should have rounded edges, not be too tall and have a simple or minimalist design to avoid clouding the decorative balance. According to Feng shui it is not advisable to place furniture around the bed that can adversely affect rest, such as a desk with a computer or a gym bench. Sofas, divans or armchairs are preferable as they are compatible with the rest and relaxation that the bed offers.
In the case of double rooms, so that there is harmony between the couple, it is essential that they both sleep on the same mattress and that there is a completely identical bedside table and lamp on each side of the bed.
If you're thinking about placing mirrors in your bedroom, you should know that Feng shui suggest that you don't have them in this room as they tend to bounce away energy. You can hide them inside the wardrobe doors, so when you need it you can use it but it won't be on show the rest of the time. Likewise, televisions, computers and other electronic devices must not be visible, as they are the elements that interfere with the sleep and intimacy of the couple.
Decorative elements are preferred, particularly ones associated with the earth as they give stability and harmony to the room. These include: pictures or illustrations of landscapes of mountains or fields, clay pottery, candlesticks, vases, objects in square or cubic shape, carpets, etc.
Finally, it is important when decorating a bedroom according to Feng Shui to keep the lighting in mind. Dim lights should be used to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. As mentioned above, the lamps on the bedside tables are ideal as they only light up certain parts of the room with a soft lighting. Light that falls right over the bed should be avoided.
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