Reigniting An Ancient Art
Feng Shui your Bedroom for Better Sleep
Feng shui isn’t just a buzzword for interior designers and estate agents: It’s an ancient Chinese philosophy that helps people find balance in the way they live their lives by harmonising their living spaces with nature through spatial design.
The key is qi (pronounced “chee”), or the energy that connects all living things. Through the implementation of specific design principles that promote auspiciousness, feng shui is said to allow your energy to flow uninhibited through your home, improving your overall quality of life.
'Your space is a reflection of what’s going on in your life - you can seek a harmonious life with Creative Feng Shui,' says Sarah Stone, best-selling author and founder of Creative Feng Shui®.
According to Sarah, Feng Shui helps to create a space with healing and nurturing energy in your space, including your bedroom, vastly improving your sleep and relaxation.
'When a bedroom has good Feng Shui, the nervous system can relax and we attract a place of love and safety, which are very important for a good night's sleep,' adds Sarah.
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom for Better Sleep:
'Place your bed against a wall with a solid headboard to support you. Try to ensure you can walk around both sides of your bed and that it’s the focal point of the room,' says Sarah. 'It should go without saying but your bed should be an epitome of alluring comfort and be a place you feel at complete peace. Opt for a supportive mattress, sturdy bed frame, and soft sheets to ensure you’re getting the best sleep you can! Soft bedding and luxurious blankets bring the yin quality of your bedroom to life. If it feels amazing, you’ll feel amazing too.'
Get air in your room
According to Sarah you must let your bedroom breathe by opening your windows. 'During the daytime allow the daylight and fresh airy breeze to purify your room in preparation for the time you’ll spend re-energising your body overnight.'
Declutter and Pair Up
'Donate or throw away anything in your bedroom that you no longer need or desire. If something is broken, fix it or bin it immediately.' What's more, everything in your bedroom should enhance the feelings of love and relaxation. 'Place things in pairs or equal measure. Pictures, lamps and side tables should be placed in pairs to promote equality and partnership.'
Use Peaceful Colours
Transform your bedroom into a place of safety, love and warmth by using warm, rich earth tones such as copper, coral, cream, peach, tan and cocoa for creating a cosy, inviting atmosphere in your bedroom. 'Lighter shades of pastel blues, greens and lavenders also enhance the quiet, tranquil vibes and invite healing energy,' says Sarah.
'This reduces the ‘electro-stress’ in your bedroom,' says Sarah. 'Do whatever possible to remove or unplug anything electrical such as your computer, mobile phone and TV as the electrical magnetic fields can cause health and sleep problems.'