by Theresa Sirois, Social Media Coordinator 


How does your bedroom make you feel? What feelings do you desire when you walk into your bedroom at night?




If you’re after a calm, soothing oasis, then incorporating Feng Shui principles in your bedroom may be just what you need. Feng Shui, or the art of placement, focuses on how objects are arranged in a room and how that arrangement affects the "energy flow" of the space.

Our friends at Ogallala Comfort Company recently provided five simple principles of Feng Shui design that you can use to turn your bedroom into a restful haven: 

1. Reserve your bedroom for these two things…

According to Feng Shui principles, your bedroom should only be used for two things—sleep and sex. Televisions, work computers, and exercise equipment are all banned from the bedroom because Feng Shui experts say they disrupt the energy flow and bring negative energy to the environment.

2. De-clutter

Clutter is Feng Shui’s worst enemy. Feng Shui experts say clutter keeps the mind unsettled and prevents relaxation. 

3. Re-position your bed

Bed placement is key in Feng Shui design. Experts say the most commanding position for the bed is against a solid wall (not against a window) opposite the bedroom door but not directly facing it.

In Feng Shui, what you put on the bed is almost as important as where you put it. Invest in quality bedding that’s soft, soothing, inviting, and, more importantly, chemical-free! 

4. Choose the paint color carefully 

No fiery reds or bright greens are allowed! That’s because these bright colors are stimulating rather than relaxing. Experts say to opt for neutrals like tan, cream, and cocoa, which bring warmth to the bedroom environment. 

5.  Create symmetry

Symmetry is an important principle in Feng Shui design. If you can, center the bed on a wall opposite the bedroom door and place coordinating nightstands on each side. Also, remember symmetry when hanging artwork and positioning lamps and other decorative items.

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