I’m trying to keep my mind off being single, and searching for my very own Dream Man of the House of Love, First of His Name, Breaker of Singleness, Father of Future Children, so naturally I must put my efforts into something else. Feng Shui-ing my bedroom, obviously.
I had actually been trying to feng shui my bedroom back in New York and I’m not sure I was ever able to really go all out because of the placement of the windows and electrical outlets in room – all very important to where the bed is.
In my new apartment though, the bedroom is ideal for some solid feng shui-ing. Let’s see how I’m doing.
According to this great post on The Spruce,
A good feng shui bedroom is a bedroom that promotes a harmonious flow of nourishing, vibrant and sensual energy. A good feng shui bedroom is a bedroom that invites you, lures you in, excites and calms at the same time. A good feng shui bedroom is fun and pleasurable to be in.
Recommended basic feng shui tips:
- No TV, Computer or Exercise Equipment: check. I had removed the TV from my old bedroom too. Not only does this help get to sleep sooner (because you aren’t staying up and watching), but it also encourages spending more time in other living spaces like your living room.
- Open the windows often or use a good quality air-purifier to keep the air in your bedroom fresh and full of oxygen. I need to do this. In my old apt I had lots of air flow because it was a larger apt with lots of windows. I currently have 1 window in my bedroom and the deck sliding doors in the living – not enough. I need an air purifier stat.
3 Basic Guidelines for your Bed:
- Have your bed easily approachable from both sides: done!
- Have two bedside tables (one on each side): need to do this! This is apparently a good way to tell the universe you’re ready for a Dream Man of the House of Love, First of His Name, Breaker of Singleness, Father of Future Children… because the room is set for 2 people.
- Avoid having the bed directly in line with the door: this was much easier in my old apt because it was a large bedroom and the door was down a small hallway. New apt = door is just steps away. It is not in line with the door though, so that’s good.
- Use soothing colors to achieve a good feng shui balance in your bedroom: check! My current apt is, entirely, painted in a soft cream color. Not my favorite but definitely a “soothing” color.
- Choose your bedroom art wisely, as images carry powerful energy: this is where I currently am with styling my bedroom. I have lots of open wall space I need to fill. Per The Spruce post, “the best feng shui advice for choosing bedroom art is to choose images that you want to see happening in your life; images with nourishing, happy and beautiful energy”. I’m thinking of something like a huge Botero print.
- Have several levels of lighting in your bedroom, or use a dimmer switch to adjust the energy accordingly: check! I barely turn the lights on in my bedroom but the ceiling fan does have a softer light which is great.
- Keep all bedroom doors closed at night, be it the closet doors, the en-suite bathroom door or the bedroom door: interesting! Not something I do right now and I do have two doors. I currently keep the door open because of air flow from central AC – since I face the street, I don’t like the small window open in my bedroom… but worth a try!Are you feng-shui-optimized?
PS: the featured image on this post is probably misleading… I am not also starting yoga – although I probably should. Also, I borrowed it from here.