A reader asked the feng shui question: “I want the feng shui in my bedroom to be just right. As I live with my parents my bedroom is the only room in the house which I can design as I want. So I was winding how would I design my room to ensure optimum success in all areas of my life, such as, love, career, abundance, etc. I’d love any suggestions.”
Lets start with this assurance at the get-go: there is no such thing as perfect, one-size-fits-all feng shui because it is based on your personal experience of space, so, you will get your bedroom looking and feeling just right… for you!
Now, since you live with your parents and this room is your only room exclusively, you can set up this room according to the bagua map, aligning the bottom of the grid to the wall that contains the entrance door. That will give you a sense of what spaces in the room traditionally correspond to each area of your life (love, career, abundance, etc). You can go crazy trying to make each section perfect, but you will miss the point of an integrated, functional space.
Three guidelines to follow for optimum everything, as the sheer bedroom basics: no clutter, lots of great lighting, nothing broken, shabby or unravelling (like wires)… From there you can look at bed placement, and there are some posts in Feng Shui 101 that can help a with this as a guideline. And you can choose colors that enhance your life and light up your goals (again, personal and takes a bit of digging to find what is best for you, though skin tones are best overall for bedrooms as a general rule!)… Also, look for ways (non-ceiling-affixed fans, open windows) to enhance circulation, and find some natural scents to fill the air with more of your personality (no perfume in bedrooms , not very good feng shui).
Hopefully these jumping-off points will get you going! I am, as we speak, finally editing and writing the last words of my DIY feng shui manual so that you can really get much deeper into different topics in feng shui and immediately apply them to your home. For now, work on the above; it will keep you busy!
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