This year I’m focusing on exploring new things so I recently took a class on Feng Shui and have a million things to share with you all. Let’s start in the bedroom since it’s the room you spend the most time in and also the room I get asked to start organizing first so it’s a pretty important room. Also, according to Feng Shui expert Ann Bingley Gallops, it ranks ‘’first among equals” in the three most important areas in your home. The others, in case you were wondering, are the kitchen and your home’s entrance.
Here are some of the most important tips I learned that I want to pass on to you:
• Set your bed in the “command position”: this means having your bed facing, but not in line with, the entrance to the room. You want to be in command if anyone enters the room.
• Avoid having a king-sized bed: I’d heard a bit about how king-sized beds decrease intimacy for couples but I love them and have one myself. If you do too, here’s a hint to increase Chi (energy), place a red sheet between the mattress and box spring to connect them. Bonus points, be sure to snuggle your significant other – nobody says you have to USE all the space.
• Only put neutral energy items under the bed: in small apartments, we have to use the space under the bed. To help keep bad energy out of the bedroom only place items with neutral energy, such as linens, under the bed. Avoid storing luggage, paperwork, or shoes under your bed. These items will block your energy while you’re sleeping.
• Keep your computer out of the bedroom: your bedroom is a place to relax and unwind. Working on your laptop of mindlessly surfing the internet doesn’t allow you to relax in your space but keeps your mind working. To say nothing of the EMFs computers emit that disrupt your sleep.
I know this doesn’t even begin to tell you much about Feng Shui but I hope it gets you thinking about how to organize and set up your bedroom.