Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of balancing the energy of a space through the arrangement of items. The goal is to maximize the flow of the chi, or the energy around us. Obstacles such as a piece of furniture in front of a doorway or a cluttered closet suppress this energy. You may be an enthusiastic proponent of feng shui, or perhaps you enjoy picking up a tidbit here and there…
Whether you subscribe to the philosophy or not, feng shui principles serve as great design tips for your space! Who wouldn’t benefit from a clutter-free, open room that soothes the soul? When it comes to your bedroom, doesn’t it make sense that this area of your home should be a rejuvenating haven? Check out our helpful feng shui tips below for hints on how to improve the flow of your bedroom’s interior.
Strategically light your space
Let’s start with the lighting! Natural light is a wonderful way to illuminate the space and energize you as you wake first thing in the morning. Sunshine pours into the soft room below, designed by Rachel Ashwell. [from Lonny]
In the next space, a tree by the window serves as a reminder that nature is nearby. The light streaming in from the windows doesn’t hurt, either… [from West Elm]
As nighttime approaches, artificial light becomes a necessity (unless it’s time to sleep). Keep it soft with gentle overhead lighting or strategically placed lamps. Dimmer switches may come in handy when trying to find just the right level of brightness. A warm glow permeates the room below. [from Culture of Style in Your Home]