Ten steps to...
Ten steps to... improve your bedroom: Find your inner Zen with Feng Shui
Your bedroom should be your inner sanctuary, somewhere where you can rewind and switch off. Here are ten Feng Shui tips to improve your bedroom... don't worry, there's no wizardry involved.
There’s nothing like chilling out in your own bedroom. It’s the only place where you can get a few moments to yourself away from the kids, the wife, parents, partner, or whoever is wrecking your buzz. One great way to make your room more relaxing is to give it a bit of a Feng Shui makeover.
You don’t have to believe in any type of hocus pocus powers for Feng Shui to have an effect on your mood, because it’s all about de-cluttering your space and mind. Still not convinced? Sure what’s the worst that could happen?
Step 1: Freshen up the air
Make sure you open up the window regularly to let in fresh air… even in winter. Fresh air will add more oxygen into the room and you’ll definitely notice a difference after a short while. Plus the stink of man should shift fairly rapidly.
Step 2: Clear out clutter
Underneath your bed should be completely clean and tidy. There should be nothing left hiding under your bed, because clutter under here will just catch and hold dust, grime and stale air. It’s about time you got rid of those magazines anyway... you know what we're talking about.
Step 3: Position your bed properly
The position of your bed is an important part of Feng Shui. Make sure that you can see the door from your bed, but don’t have it too close or you won't be able to open it. Another place to avoid putting your bed is directly under a window. It has something to do with losing energy and you’ll want to hold on to as much energy as you can.
Step 4: Get a head start on your headboard
Go out and buy yourself a headboard, if you don’t already have one that is. If you can, make sure to get a strong wooden headboard and avoid anything that’s metal or hollow. Hollow ones make more noise, if you catch our drift.
Step 5: Be careful of what you hang
Hanging paintings in your room can have an immediate affect on your mood. Make sure not to have any dark or sad wall hangings.
Step 6: Avoid electrical equipment
This is probably going to be the hardest part for any man to do, but you’re going to have to get rid of the TV, Xbox and computer because it’s doing you no good in your bedroom. A good way to look at your house is by dividing it into three sections: work, play and sleep. Keep all unnecessary electrical items in your ‘play’ area and out of your ‘sleep’ area.
Step 7: Avoid hanging stuff from the celling
The only thing that should be hanging from the celling is your main light. Other than this, your celling should be clutter free. Take down the giant flag of your county colours because they’re doing you no good up there.
Step 8: Soft colours are best
Soft colours are the best for your bedroom. Don’t go for anything too bright or too dark and avoid having too much artificial light in the room. Your main light and a small table lamp should suffice.
Step 9: Mirror, mirror on the wall...
If you have a mirror on your bedroom wall then take it down. If you’re a bit vain this may be hard, but it does wonders for your 'chi'… whatever that is. If you can’t, or simply refuse to take your mirror down, then make sure to point it away from you or cover it when you sleep.
Step 10: Work, Play, Sleep
Just like we recommended in step 6, you should never bring anything work related into the bedroom. You can worry about work when you’re in work. Your bedroom is for sleep and relaxation only. Follow these easy steps and you’ll be well on your way to de-cluttering your bedroom and your mind.