Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Feng Shui'ing up your Bedroom (no matter how small)

I'm sort of a serial leaser, having had moved three times in the past year 1/2. I just love decorating different spaces. I do it more for the challenge I think. In each studio I have, I try to incorporated Feng Shui. Studio Feng Shui is a little tricky, but here are some tips...

1. Place your bed as far away from the door (beds in front of doors block opportunity)

2. If you have any mirrors, place them so you can't see yourself from your bed (in the morning you tend not to look the best and this could damage self-esteem and performance) 

3.  If you have a bf/gf/husband/wife, make sure you are both equidistant from the sides of the bed. If one person is jammed in a corner it creates an unbalanced relationship.

4. Stray from bright lighting and go more for mood. Since the bedroom is more yin than yang, harsh lighting will shock your emotions.

5. If you're single, don't put any posters/paintings up on the wall that have one character. This will not be encouraging for your love life.

6. Keep a splash of pink or red somewhere in the room to get those romance vibes goin' (I keep a red wool throw at the foot of my bed.

7. If you don't want your room to be white (which is actually good because it's a clean, peaceful color) than go for pastels which are soothing to the mind and soul.

8. Try not to store anything under your bed. You want a clean chi flowing through your room and cluttered under bed storage will disrupt this.

 9.  If you have a headboard, make sure it's sturdy and not shaky (at least not all the time- wink wink). Your chi moves through your feet, hands, and the top of your head and if your headboard is unstable, so is your conscience. 

10. Lastly, keep your room clean. This is sort of an obvious one but you'll be amazed how happy you'll wake up in the morning if you can actually see your floor.

Hope this helps some of you!

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