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How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 by Steve Klein

How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom
The bedroom is the most personal space in your home. So taking the time to make it suit your needs and tastes is always worthwhile. New homes in Victoria TX include bedrooms that can be customized so that they’re just right for you and your family.

When you’re designing a bedroom, it’s worthwhile to apply feng shui principles to make sure the space is a peaceful haven. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement. Its goal is to enhance the flow of your chi (life force or spiritual energy), and to create harmonious environments that support health and happiness.

Here is how to feng shui your bedroom based on what experts recommend should be in your bedroom to create a serene sanctuary.

The Right Lighting

Lighting influences the look and feel of your bedroom. The right lighting helps you unwind after a long day and prepare for a good night’s sleep. Overhead lighting should be minimized at night and replaced with soft lighting from wall-mounted or stand-alone lamps.

Bedside Table
A bedside table gives you a special place to keep family photos, books, and personal items that you can enjoy before going to sleep and waking up in the morning. If possible, place a table on both sides of the bed to cultivate a balanced partnership now or in the future.

Notebook and Pen

Keeping a notebook and pen in your bedroom lets you jot down ideas that come to you at night or while getting ready for the day. You can use your notebook as a personal journal to reflect on the day’s events. Journaling is also a great way to relax before bedtime.

Feng shui experts recommend a black notebook since it represents the knowledge and wisdom you’d like to remember, and a red pen which is protective and auspicious.

Sitting Area

Bedrooms can be used to sit, relax, and read a good book. Having a sitting area in your bedroom gives it more life and adds to its functionality.

Find a comfortable chair or chaise lounge that appeals to your personal taste. A sitting area is ideal for getting ready in the morning or entertaining guests.

Storage Space

Storage spaces keep your bedroom free of clutter. Closed storage spaces can be created through the use of nightstands, storage chests, or portable storage units.

Feng shui practitioners warn against using the space under your bed to store boxes or out-of-season clothes because doing so will block energy and lead to stagnation in life.

Natural Greenery
Plants and flowers are ideal in the bedroom, as they create a calming effect through their natural energy.

Plants can also help to increase the amount of oxygen in your bedrooms while removing toxins from the air. Flowers can add color and natural scents that add to your bedroom’s comfort.

Remove Distractions

The goal of the bedroom is to be a place of rest. If you have exercise gear, a television, computer or desk piled high with bills, those items give off and take up a lot of energy, and hinder your rest. If you must keep those items in your bedroom, feng shui experts recommend covering the items with a beautiful fabric at night or hiding the TV in a cabinet that can be closed off while you sleep.

Steve Klein Custom Builder designs homes in Victoria TX that include master retreats with attractive features such as tray ceilings, spa-like bath with 8 foot walk-in shower, double vanity and over-sized walk-in closet. For more information about our custom homes, contact Steve Klein today at 361-572-4101.