If there's one place in your home that you should Feng Shui, it should be your bedroom. It's the number one area where you can totally relax after a crazy day, catch up on some much needed z's, and of course, it's the special place where you and your S.O. get to spend some quality time together. But all too often, we cram our bedrooms full of things we might not need or even want. Piles of dirty clothes, stacks of books or papers, and excess technology make for a space that's anything but relaxing.
The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui deals with the placement of objects within your home, to ensure that those items work for—instead of against—your health, career, relationships, and more. It's a complex science that can be a little overwhelming at first, but there are lots of easy ways to take elements from Feng Shui philosophy and implement them into your home. Feng Shui is all about the flow of energy, or chi. When the energy flows well (think of it like water moving through your space), there is harmony. When energy gets stuck (which especially happens in cluttered spaces), everything gets harder.
Whether you're turning your bedroom into a cozy love nest or a meditative retreat that's optimized for restful sleep (or both!), the first order of business is to clear the clutter. Make space under your bed so energy can flow underneath and around it. If you live in a tiny apartment and definitely need that under-bed storage, store only clean sheets and extra pillows, versus piles of papers or electronics. Keep the lighting soft and the bedding even softer. This is the space to splurge on nice linens that feel great against your skin (silk is also great for keeping skin smooth!). Clear the room of technology if you can, or hide it away in a pretty cupboard. Be conscious of mirrors in your space too, as some experts say that too many reflective surfaces in a space can disrupt the energy, which can make it difficult to sleep.
If you're looking to welcome a new partner (perhaps your fiancé is finally moving in!), take the time to clear the room of old relationships and stuck energy. Light some sage and make a list of your intentions for the space. Turn the room into a haven for positivity and relaxation, and that in turn will help love flourish.
Get the energy flowing in this important area of your home with the 12 ways to Feng Shui your bedroom, below.