The bedroom was no longer meant to be just a place to sleep. This is an island of calm that reliably shelters you from the restless world. Restore your strength. Meditate. Balance yourself.
According to the parameters of Feng Shui the bedroom is a symbol of world order, making it the most important area of the home. Feng Shui is based on the Taoist practice of space exploration and according to the philosophy, any changes in the bedroom space will affect your mood.
Here are the basic key Feng Shui principles for any bedroom!
If the space in your bedroom allows, then you need to position your bed correctly.
The headboard symbolizes stability and support and therefore it should be across a long solid wall with the other three sides clear for open access.
If possible, avoid putting the bed under low beams, bright lighting, and sloping ceilings.
Last but not least, do not place the bed facing the door.
Decluttering and living a more minimalistic lifestyle are, not only in keeping with popular design trends but they are also key for Feng Shui.
The principles of Feng Shui state: “The fewer things under the bed, the easier you sleep.” Even slippers left under your bed can disrupt the mind.
Therefore, the first thing you need to do, after positioning the bed, is to consider your storage setup. Ideally your belongings should be isolated in a separate dressing room or hidden in cupboards built into the walls.
The decluttering rule also applies to electronic devices. The fewer you have, the more you are able to relax and better you will be able to sleep.
You should move the TVs, audio systems, game consoles and computers to other rooms, and leave the alarm clock and books in the bedroom.
In general, this is called «digital detoxification». This means conscious relaxation away from devices and any Internet access. Focus on your emotional wellbeing.
Of course, it is difficult to imagine a bedroom without any other furniture aside from the bed.
You will most likely want to add both decorative and functional elements into the room. But where and how do you put them?
Bedside tables should be strictly symmetrical. This is one of the key rules for all Feng Shui zones. Asymmetry has a repulsive effect, which is best avoided.
Cabinets should be built into the wall and made as discrete as possible. If adding a chair, then place it next to the window as a zone of contemplation.
According to the rules of Feng Shui it is important to choose carpets, art work and other decor that favours a natural, holistic vibe and tone.
Works of art are best placed at eye level, so they are aesthetically pleasing and fill you with inspiration. Bulky sculptures and installations are best placed outside the sacred relaxation zone of the bedroom. But miniature figures or elements that you personally associate with peace and warmth can be left in plain sight.