In the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui, the belief is that a person’s state of mind is reflected in their living space, and vice versa. In Chinese, “feng” means wind and “shui” means water, and together these elements create chi flow. Chi is the vital energy that flows through all of us, and if it’s misdirected it can cause distress and bad luck. If your bedroom doesn’t allow positive chi flow, it could lead to an inability to concentrate at work, and it can definitely mess up your sleep patterns.
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom
By implementing some feng shui principles into your bedroom, you can maximize focus and improve your sleep environment, so you wake up better rested. Here are a few principles to Feng Shui your bedroom to relaxation and calmness:
Get Rid of Clutter
Your bedroom is meant to be relaxing. Keeping it clean and organized can bring peace of mind that leads to better productivity and most importantly, happiness. Don’t keep clothes you don’t wear, books and newspapers you’re finished reading, papers piled on your dresser or anything else that just takes up space.
Choose Decor That Brings You Peace
In Feng Shui, some colors can influence your mood. Decorating in “warm” colors like reds, oranges, and yellows can stimulate you, so stick with “cool” colors like purples, blues, and greens near your bed to promote a relaxing sleep environment. A healthy green plant is said to remove toxins from any living space, so try placing a Bamboo plant in your room to attract health, happiness and prosperity, or what the Chinese call the ‘Three Great Blessings’ .
Add some of the following decor ideas to complete your bedroom oasis:
- Decorate your room to create positive chi flow.
- Display pictures of your family and friends that remind you of happy memories.
- Hang up your diploma or an award you received to inspire you to keep trying on discouraging days.
- Hang mirrors on your wall to reflect the energy and bring more light into the room – just don’t face the mirror toward your bed since this creates a negative flow.
Position Your Bed for Optimal Calmness and Rest
Placing your bed against the far wall at an angle is said to elicit a strong sense of support. Position it so you have a commanding view of the door to make you feel safe and secure. Your bed should be a place of calming respite, so don’t sit on it while you eat or lay in it while you work. If your body knows that this is the place where it’s supposed to sleep, it will help you to relax and fall asleep more easily.
Sleep in a Bed That Brings You Comfort
Trying to create a peaceful sleep environment on an uncomfortable mattress isn’t easy. If you’re waking up in pain or just not feeling revitalized, Beloit can help. We create hand-made, factory-direct mattresses from the finest materials, with affordable pricing. With a new mattress from us, you’ll be sleeping sound in no time.
For more mattress information, consult our free Mattress Buying Guide complete with the knowledge and experience from our very own mattress experts. Discover a better way to rest by visiting a Beloit Mattress location close to you.