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Feng Shui Tips for Romance & Better Sleep

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Feng Shui Tips for Romance & Better Sleep

In Feng Shui, the bedroom is considered one of the most important rooms in the home. We spend most of our time there and its chi, or energy, will affect us more powerfully. In this article I will address good color choices for bedrooms along with general Feng Shui principles that will help you create a bedroom that is a sanctuary of rest and rejuvenation.

Color in the Bedroom

A pastel sage green is also a good calming color for bedrooms. Add some fire along with earth tones in bedding, furniture and accessories

 

In Feng Shui we always take into consideration the Yin (calm) and Yang (active) components of a space. In doing so we can design a room that serves the purposes of both rest and activity more effectively. (See my article on Yin and Yang for the Home). The purpose of a bedroom is to be a place that supports replenishment, not activity, unlike the home office or kitchen. We want them to feel happy and lift our spirits; bold and bright colors will not serve the purpose of sleep. It can still feel happy but not active.

Flesh tones and earth tones and pastels are ideal colors for bedrooms. You can choose from an array of more muted yellows and golds, taupes (light coffee color), adobe, a more muted terracotta, creamy peach and apricot and flesh tones. Dark blue, green, black and grey are too cool and only recommended in small doses in bedrooms. They represent the water element and can make us feel too spacey and ungrounded. Bedrooms are places we need to be in our bodies to rejuvenate. They should evoke an “earthy” feeling. Use the darker watery colors as accent in small doses.

Bring in the fire element to add sensuality and sizzle, but don’t over do it. Use more muted fire colors such as plum, coral, terracotta, berry red or burgundy. Bright red walls or hot pink accessories for curtains bedspreads, sheets and rugs are too stimulating and will not be conducive to sleep. You can add romance to any color scheme by bringing in two red pillows, a red throw on the bed with red candles in pairs. They will add just enough spark without making it too stimulating for sleep.

Attracting a Mate

To attract romance, bring in some red colors in accents. Fresh flowers and relationship pictures will set the stage to get things sizzling in the bedroom!

For those who would like to attract a mate, you may want to bring in objects in pairs and add realistic, romantic relationship pictures. An unrealistic picture might be that of a winged man rescuing a mortal woman. Last I checked men don’t come with wings!

Examples of pairs of things might be two red candles, two roses in a vase, pairs of doves, etc. To read more about attracting a mate see my article on Feng Shui for Romance. You also want to have two end tables and lamps of equal size on either side of the bed.

To give it more oomph, place it in the love corner of the bedroom, which will be the far right corner as you are standing in the doorway looking into the room. To find out how to find the relationship corner see my article Where is the Energy in Your Home?

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Erica Sofrina

Erica Sofrina is an Internationally recognized Speaker and Teacher and Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker and is the founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui. She has run a successful business as a Professional Organizer, Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant for over a decade and resides on the charming coastal town of Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Find out more at www.ericasofrina.com.

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10:21AM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

I have never liked our bedroom. I love the closets and our bed which has a large headboard which is good since the bed has to be on the wall that has a window. We have a ceiling fan above which we cannot do anything about because we live in a two story depression era house and need the air circulation. Actually we sleep better with the fan running. The room is serviceable but not appealing. Would love to redecorate but cannot at this time. Colors have always been a quandry. Neither my husband or I care for pinks, reds. I don't want the room to be too masculine nor too feminine. We both like the darker colors because of keeping the room dark enough for sleep because we are both light sensitive. I'm thinking greens, plums, or darker blues when I can make a change. Our spare room paint color is called 'gold leaf' which is a close match to turning autumn leaves with white trim. It works fine. The other room is called 'milkweed pod' and is a earthy darker brown with white trim-door, baseboards, trim round the windows so it is a combination or dark and light.

6:17AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

I love peace and tranquillity in the bedroom.

11:09PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

great info thanks

9:27PM PDT on Sep 27, 2013

thanks

3:49AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Very nice, thanks :)

12:32PM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

agree with Linda F - lots of good ideas - just need time to incorporate

3:12AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

Thank you :)

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