Feng Shui Your Bedroom in 10 Easy Steps - Frugal Living!
Your bedroom should be your refuge from the chaos of the outside world. It should reflect your innermost desires and be a place for rest, relaxation, and hopefully romance. You do not have to believe in the teachings of Feng Shui to apply its simple, common sense techniques to your bedroom. One of the key Feng Shui principles is to avoid clutter. Here are 10 easy Feng Shui steps to help you organize your bedroom and bring order and positivity into your life.
According to Feng Shui, your bedroom is divided into 9 zones: Helpful People/Travel, Career, Knowledge, Creativity/Children, Tao, Family/Health, Romance, Fame/Reputation, and Wealth. Each zone should have something symbolic of its meaning to bring you luck in that area. To make a Feng Shui chart of your bedroom, go to Feng Shui Vibes.com.
Use pictures of people who have been helpful to you and images of places you would like to visit in your Helpful People/Travel area.
Images of your career goals should be used in your Career area. Place books in your Knowledge zone.
In your Creativity/Children area, put your artwork and art supplies. Make sure to avoid paintings of solitary figures. These represent loneliness. The last thing you want your bedroom to be is lonely.
Your family heirlooms and mementos belong in your Family/Health area. A word of advice about placing pictures of your children in your bedroom: You are trying to evoke a feeling of romance in your bedroom. Having pictures of your children and the family dog can distract from your amorous mood.
The color red is a powerful component of Feng Shui. This is the reason why many Chinese establishments decorate with red ornaments, and why Chinese New Year's celebrations use red. Red in your Wealth zone will help attract prosperity. Gold and purple objects also attract wealth. Store your piggy bank or spare change in this corner of your bedroom. It takes money to make money.
Your Fame/Reputation area of your bedroom should be decorated with candles, awards, and the colors orange, red, and purple.
To attract love and romance into your life, make sure you have objects grouped in pairs, use round or oval mirrors, the color pink, and avoid solitary images.
Bedroom mirrors should not reflect your bed. Placing a mirror facing your bed violates Feng Shui. Besides, do you really want to wake up in the morning to the sight of yourself with bed head?
The most important principle to remember is the position of your bed. Make sure that while you are in bed, your feet do not point towards any doors: closet, bathroom, or bedroom door. Your feet pointing towards a door is bad Feng Shui. To avoid this, you should reposition your bed. Be sure to avoid positioning your bed under a beam.
By carefully organizing your possessions into zones, you will avoid losing objects. Your favorite book will be easy to find in the Knowledge zone. Displaying those red and pink objects that you normally store away until Valentine's Day will stimulate romance throughout the year. You do not have to buy or add anything to your bedroom. In fact, you should be able to remove anything that causes you to feel cramped and cluttered. Each of these changes should move you closer to having a tranquil, organized, and romantic bedroom. To see images of Feng Shui bedrooms, visit HGTV.com
"Feng Shui Bagua Map Life Areas," Feng-Shui-Vibes.com
" Feng Shui Your Bedroom," HGTV.com