How much do you know about feng shui? A Chinese practice with elements that date back over 6000 years, feng shui has to do with arranging your environment in a way that brings balance, harmony, and good fortune. Because it’s meant to be a calming, peaceful, relaxing space, there are few spaces in your home that need feng shui more than your bedroom. Here, we offer some expert tips for bringing some feng shui philosophy into your sleeping quarters.

  • First, get rid of the clutter. Declutter the bedroom, including under the bed, so that you’ll have a fresh foundation on which to arrange your room. You might also consider burning sage, palo santo, or cedar, or even just diffusing orange oil, to help detoxify the air in your room.
  • Place your bed with care. Make sure you have a solid headboard, and then be careful about where you put the bed. Don’t put it under a window. Place the headboard against a solid wall, and make sure it’s not a wall with a toilet on the other side. Don’t position the bed under any low hanging fixtures or low beams. The bed should be in a commanding position, where you can see the door without being directly in line with it.
  • Balance your room with two bedside tables. There should be space on either side of the bed, and while the bedside tables don’t have to match, but they should complement each other. This balance of furniture is said to help bring balance and harmony to your relationship.
  • Stick to calming colors. Avoid stark white in favor of earthy, neutral colors, or soft pinks and peaches. Keep accent walls and wallpapers to a minimum, and keep them in gentle colors with limited patterns.
  • Choose your art carefully. Family photos are best placed in other rooms of the house, and the art in your bedroom should be meaningful to you. Don’t place heavy artwork over your bed and choose pieces for your bedroom that are peaceful and harmonious.
  • Be selective about what you allow into the bedroom. Keep electronics to a minimum, for instance, and take out anything else that’s distracting you from sleeping, even if those things are books. Try to use bedding and cleaning products that are as close to natural as possible, to keep toxins out of your sleeping space.

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