Monday, January 23, 2012

Grey Bedroom

How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom

Submitted by Kate O'Hara on Thu, 2011-07-28 13:48

Tips on bringing good energy into the place you rest and renew your chi.

For those of you looking to find a balance of energy in your home, here are some suggestions.

1. Position your bed as far away from the door as possible. It is said that Chi tends to travel from the door to the windows and vice versa. With this in mind, keep a path from door to window for energy to flow.

2. Clear your clutter, clear your spirit. Try ridding your space of any unwanted items or clutter. Dont forget to check under your bed! The monsters you've always worried about might just be all that stuff you're storing under there.

3. Take advantage of soft and natural light! It can help you regulate your sleep, if nothing else.

4. For those of you looking for a stronge sense of security in your bedroom, choose a bed with a solid headboard and position it against a sturdy wall.

5. Bedrooms are a place for warm tones. This can still include any color along the color spectrum, so long as you choose a shade with warmth in its undertones. Reds, pinks and flesh tones are particularly popular among Feng Shui devotees.

6. Keep electronics out of the bedroom! Televisions, computers and other electrical equiptment doesn't have a place in a bedroom adhereing to Feng Shui. These items can detract from your bedroom's relaxing and rejuvinating characteristics.

7. Bring the outdoors in, with plants to introduce healthy life to your space.

It is ideal to have a balance of the 5 elements in your home:

1.Wood - This element represents creativity and is represented by the color blue (and sometimes green). Place a plant on the window sill or a wooden headboard on your wall.

2.Fire - Fire brings enthusiasm into a space. Most often in colors of red, pink, and purple, this element can be brought into the mix with accent colors and bedding.

3.Earth - With the earth element comes physical strength. The earth element includes brown, green and sand tones. A fabulous piece of art on your wall is just one of many ways to introduce this element to your space.

4.Metal - Mental clarity is part of the metal element. This is a particularly important element for creating a rejuvinating bedroom. Use gray, white and silver to represent metal.

5.Water - Water stands for spirituality. We love using mirrors in bedrooms, and the fact that this covers our water element is icing on the cake!

To Keep In Mind: Most furnishings accesories represent multiple elements. Resist the urge to clutter your space!

That article is great- BUT I'm such a clutter bug!!! 

And grey isn't too warm- but maybe accent colors will help with that!


Anonymous said...

That's right, clutter and a clean Fung-Shue room is soothes the mind and soul. It builds happiness. The bedroom is like your sanctuary. Should be no TV or electronics. Try the grey you will come to like it.
Good post- make sure you do it.

Danielle said...

oh my gosh- I know who you are- and I know you'll be watching....creeper. :)