Feng Shui is about balance and harmony in our environments. The bedroom is a very important room (we spend one third of our lives sleeping), so many people naturally ask how to improve their bedroom using colour selection according to Feng Shui. A
s we discuss bedroom colours, it is also imperative to recognize the impor tance of the other rooms in your house. Enhancing your bedroom without enhancing the other beneficial areas of your home does not provide you with the full benefits of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is about balancing the energy in your complete and total environment.
With that said, here are some Feng Shui tips to consider for your bedroom…
Don’t overdo the bright colours in your bedroom. Bright colours are alive and moving, so the more bright colours that are used, the harder it will be to stay asleep. This also applies to plants and especially water. Plants and water manifest yang energy, and cause the same issues in the bedroom as bright colours. The colours associated with plants and water are green, black, and blue. Bright colours to avoid are reds, strong oranges or bright yellows. Florescent colors are definitely out of the question!
Pictures of moving water can also cause problems. If you’ve got a picture of a waterfall, river, or ocean in your bedroom, it’s a wise idea to move it. Unfortunately, aquariums in the bedroom can also cause sleeping issues and should be moved. Although you should avoid red in the bedroom, a little touch of red can spice it up! (Red is fire, so lit candles count as red.)
Dark colours (shades of brown) should be used in the décor of the bedroom, but not on the walls. Painting the bedroom walls a dark colour might help you sleep, but won’t help you feel rejuvenated in the morning. Darker coloured décor should be used to the point of tilting the room’s ambiance yin. You don’t have to just use browns, pick darker colours and designs that are relaxing for you.
If you’re room is already very dark (wood paneled, for example) and you can’t make changes to it, you might want to consider changing any “yellow light” producing light bulbs to brighter, whiter bulbs. Opening the blinds during the day will also dramatically improve the rooms feeling. If it’s dark at night, balance it with brightness during the day. (Clearing any room occasionally by opening all the blinds is extremely beneficial.)
In painting the bedroom, using muted colours is your best bet. The best colours to use depend on the compass direction of the room’s location. Here are the color combinations:
Feng Shui is about balance and harmony, so using light, softer colours is your best bet when painting the walls. -DYH