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 can guide us on where to place items in our homes for best energetic result. Good feng shui creates harmony, happiness, good health and wealth. It goes without saying if the principles of feng shui are ignored, you may invite in harmony’s opposite!
But we want to avoid disharmony don’t we? Especially when it comes to love. There are some simple little secrets to boosting your chance for more love by paying attention to feng shui in your bedroom and in the relationship area of your home.
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 window) will support whoever is sleeping in it. Ideally as you’re laying in bed, you’ll be facing any door or entrance as this also promotes security.
- Keep a pair of nightstands and lamps on either side of the bed even if you’re currently sleeping in it alone. You want to allow room for a partner. Keep personal items such as stuffed animals or excess pillows off your bed for the same reason.
- Any artwork in your bedroom should reflect love. So take those pictures of you by yourself (or you with a child or family member) and move them out of your bedroom. Put up art or photos of twosomes or lovers as a way to attract that same energy. If you have a mirror in the bedroom make sure it isn’t facing the bed.
- 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 or gray.
- Take out any distracting elements that bring the outside world into your sanctuary. Your bedroom should be a place for relaxation, sleep and sex! Anything else brings disharmony. 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.
- 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 as well as your bedroom closets clear of any clutter too.
- 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 right now you may not feel it).
- Keep lighting soft and dimmable. Creating a sense of privacy and sanctuary can be a subtle but effective mood enhancer.
As you’re amping up the love vibes in your bedroom, you can also pay attention to any relationship areas in your home As you walk in your front door, the relationship area of your home is in the southwest corner. 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. Just as the southwest corner of your house becomes the relationship zone so too does the southwest corner of each 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!