Any health and fitness guide will tell you about the importance of sleep, but a good night’s shut-eye is easier said than done.
To feel relaxed instead of restless, practising the art of Feng Shui is a common-sense and effective solution. Here, we detail what exactly Feng Shui is, and how you can incorporate it into your bedroom to ensure the best possible sleep.
Understanding Feng Shui
Feng Shui is the process of arranging a room in order to create a positive and uplifting environment to improve wellbeing and energy. Unsurprisingly, clutter has a huge impact. A room needs to be arranged in a specific way to allow positive energy to flow. And this encompasses everything, from colour choices to placement of objects.
Neutrals and subtle colours with many layers of shade help to promote calm feelings. Soothing blues, lavenders and greens are easy on the eye and create a tranquil appeal. White is a good option too, but don’t make it the only tone. Otherwise, it could result in too much cold energy. It’s best to steer away from red as well; in Feng Shui, it’s classed as chaotic.
Lighting can also impact energy. Whilst you’ll want to let natural light in during the day, street lighting could disrupt relaxation come bedtime. Blackout blinds and curtains will help and dimmed lighting can also produce a calming ambience. Candles are naturally comforting, creating an intimate atmosphere perfect for encouraging sleep.
To get the energy flow right, place your bed in the centre of your room – making sure it’s not in line with the bedroom door. Plus, it should be accessible from both sides and clear of items beneath it. Don’t place mirrors where you can see yourself in bed; doing so will prove counterproductive! Any drawers will also need to be shut whilst you sleep.
Having a place for every item will also boost Feng Shui. The type of storage you choose will be important. For example, instead of having drawers crammed with random items, you could have dedicated storage and spaces for each. This way, you’ll feel better organised – physically and mentally.
There are many ways you can integrate this type of savvy storage, and fitted bedroom furniture is a fantastic choice. Your room may have architectural spaces that are ideal for fitted wardrobes. Or you could add extra storage, such as shelves to the wall above a door.
With a layout like this, you’ll create a positive flow for energy. In addition, bespoke furniture allows you to achieve Feng Shui in other ways. For example, you can ensure it lets natural light in where necessary, plus it’s finished in a wide range of muted shades.
However, knowing how to incorporate clever storage with an appealing design might require a helping hand. And Hartleys are here to provide it.
Get in touch with us today, and we’ll Feng Shui your bedroom within your budget – and any other rooms if you would like! You can also take a look at our fitted bedrooms by visiting our Yorkshire showroom. Sweet dreams.