Feng Shui Your Bedroom
Not being able to step outdoors can be extremely frustrating during the lockdown period. It can cause stress and anxiety. The no-fixed schedule of your daily routine can also disrupt your sleep cycle. Fret not, there is Feng Shui to your rescue. Since you can’t step out and try some of our Feng Shui home exterior ideas to negate stress, how about you focus your energies on welcoming positivity inside your home, especially your bedroom for a peaceful night’s sleep?
Location of bedroom: To start off, the bedroom requires a sense of calm. It should ideally be located as far as possible from the entrance.
Mirrors: Do you have a large mirror in your bedroom? Bedrooms are for sleeping and relaxation. Mirrors are yang energy and reflect the chi. Place a scarf or cloth over it at night to calm the chi.
Electronics: Most of us charge our smartphones next to our beds. It is recommended that you charge your electronics outside your bedroom. If you can't, just place a handkerchief over them at night and make sure to turn Bluetooth off! Also, don’t watch TV in your bedroom. If you can’t make this modification, place a cloth over it at night as well.
Under-bed storage: Keep the space under your bed clean and clear of storage. We know this can be challenging for small spaces so if you must keep things below your bed, go through everything and make sure it is in working condition. The goal is to have the chi swirl above and below you like a fluid circle while you sleep.
Poison arrows: Do you have beams in your ceiling? Are they vertical or horizontal over your body when you lay in bed? These can be harmful to restful sleep and your overall health.
Colour choices: Adding shades of greens, blues, lavenders, peaches and other soothing tones can make a huge difference. Introduce colours in the room that make you happy and relaxed.
These home interior decor tips are key to catching some zzz’s and to get you through this challenging phase — and beyond.