Feng shui (fung shway) is the ancient Chinese art of achieving balance and harmony by managing the flow of energy or chi.
All things have energy according to the principles of feng shui; even inanimate objects like furniture and walls. Feng shui literally means “wind water”, which in Chinese culture is good energy.
What you need to know: Feng shui guides us where to place items in our homes for the best energetic result.
Good feng shui can create harmony, happiness, good health and wealth.
Ignoring feng shui placement and principles may lead to the opposite effect – or disharmony. So if any room room in your home is feeling off, not loved up or lacking in some way, try these tips to give it some love.
Attract More Love in Your Bedroom with Feng Shui:
Let’s start with the most important piece of furniture – your bed! A bed with a solid headboard against a wall (not a window) will support whoever is sleeping in it. Also ideally you want to face any door or entrance as you lay in bed. Basically it allows you to see whoever comes into the room and promotes a feeling of security.
Keep a pair of nightstands and lamps on either side of your bed. It doesn’t matter if you’re currently sleeping in it alone. You’re allowing room for a potential partner. Also personal items such as stuffed animals or excess pillows should be kept off your bed for the same reason. Get yourself in the headspace of sharing your bed!
Love should be reflected in the artwork in your bedroom. So take those pictures of you by yourself (or you with a child or family member) and move them out of your bedroom to another room. In their place, put up art or photos of twosomes or lovers as a way to attract that same energy.
Consider adding touches of soft colors such as pink to the bedroom or bathroom walls. Personally I believe color dictates a room’s vibe more than any other element. Pink and shades of pink can still feel masculine if paired with navy, gray or brown. Try making the room feel warm and inviting, just not like a little girls room; keep the frills to a minimum.
Take out any distracting elements that bring the outside world into your sanctuary. Bedrooms should be a place for relaxation, sleep and sex! Anything else brings disharmony and sleeplessness. Unplug your phone and iPad; banish the TV and any desktop computer. In fact don’t even consider having a work desk in your bedroom. Work energy doesn’t belong in the bedroom.
Declutter your bedroom of laundry, past momentos from former lovers and any knick knacks that don’t support a love vibe. Even if something is hidden it still represents energy. So keep the space under the bed clear of any clutter too. That goes for your bedroom closets also. With feng shui, nothing is really hidden. If you wouldn’t display it, then don’t have it hidden. The energy is the same.
If you are in a relationship, place photos of the two of you where you can see them, to boost your sense of being in love. Even if you may not feel it right now! In fact if you’re not feeling romantic consider you’re starting from scratch to create a loving romantic sanctuary for the two of you.
Keep bedroom lighting soft and dimmable. Creating a sense of privacy and sanctuary can be a subtle but effective mood enhancer. Use warm light bulbs, not cool white.
As you’re amping up the love vibes in your bedroom, why not pay attention to any relationship areas in your home too?
Your home’s relationship area is in the southwest corner. Each room also has a “relationship” area in the southwest corner of that room.
As you walk in your front door, think about what you could place in the southwest corner of that room. Any cures or tips for adding love to the bedroom can also be beneficial here.
For example if your living room happens to be in the southwest corner of your home, keep it free of conflicting energy so love can flourish there as well. Photos of the two of you or a couple image can be used to enhance the relationship area of any room.
Think of increasing your love energy throughout the house with feng shui. Your home’s relationship areas aka love zones, are just waiting for your energetic touches to attract more love!