Bedroom Feng Shui Tips

I woke up this morning and was immediately thankful of the great night’s sleep I’d had. Feeling refreshed and renewed in the morning is NOT something that all of us enjoy.

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 64 million Americans suffer from insomnia and other sleeping related disorders per year. That’s horrendous!

So, this article reviews the all important position of your bed in fostering good bedroom Feng Shui. After all, we spend one-third of our lives asleep. So, check out my top six feng shui bedroom tips below for ideal bed placement:

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Feng Shui Guide – Your Outdoor Pool

This article will go over applying Feng Shui to your outdoor pool using the five Feng Shui elements – in particular the feng shui water element!

Introduction

I was interviewed last month by a pool and spa magazine who wanted to know about applying Feng Shui to your outdoor pool and in particular using the Feng Shui elements to create harmony and balance.

Thought you’d appreciate reading it before it goes to print!

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Feng Shui For Wealth – Tried-and-Tested Feng Shui Tips for Improving Your Finances and Creating Lasting Prosperity

INTRODUCTION

No matter where you turn right now, you are still seeing images of a struggling economy. Even with the introduction of a new administration, politicians are quick to point out that the economy is far from fixed – and it is likely that the present economic downturn will continue for a while.

Take a deep breath for a moment.

Let’s start off by saying, it’s okay. While you don’t want to ignore the money concerns in your life, creating negative feelings about them is not going to help.

You want to change the way you look at money and how you approach money in order to restore the positive energy of wealth and prosperity. There is no better time to start looking at the ways Feng Shui can help you. This ancient practice has been helping people stay balanced – even in the
roughest financial waters.

Why do you think billionaires such as Richard Branson and Donald Trump have turned to Feng Shui in the past as a way stimulating their prosperity? If they use it, then you can too!

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Feng Shui Door Color

This article will go over the importance of your front / main door including the right Fegn Shui door color and tips on ‘Red Door Feng Shui’. Plus, which front door should you use to align the ba gua?

Introduction

The position, design, state of repair and feng shui colors of your front door are all vitally important. This is because the front door is considered to be the “mouth of chi” where vital energy enters and exits your home.

In addition, your front door is where you leave the outside world behind and enter your inner realm or world. It is, therefore, an important indicator of how you relate to the world as an individual. It gives a clear message to the outside world of who you are and what you stand for.

A welcoming and attractive front door with the appropriate feng shui door color will ease the flow of energy, people, money and opportunities into your life.

So, what can you do to improve the state of your front door?

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Bedroom Colors – Best Colors for Children

Discover the right colors for children’s bedrooms so you can boost creativity, calm, soothe, aid learning and more.

Young children tend to veer, when left to choose for themselves, towards the red, orange and yellow end of the color spectrum.  These bedroom colors create a clear, bright environment and are also popular for play areas.

Red

I would, however, exercise caution when it comes to painting children’s bedrooms completely in red.  As mentioned in my newsletter of two weeks ago, red is an active, energizing color which may over-stimulate your little one.  So, if your child is hell bent on red, introduce it as an accent color on curtains, bedspreads and cushions etc.

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Bedroom Colors – Foster Love, Romance and Diminish Sleeping Disorders

In my last post I focused on what bedroom colors to avoid. This time I would like you to focus on what you want to achieve in the bedroom since I will be going over different colors to add to your bedroom to achieve different things.

My hope is that you are looking for your bedroom to be a haven – a place of comfort and tranquility.  So, let’s analyze a few Feng Shui bedroom colors that may achieve this for you:

GREEN – to soothe and calm

A light shade of green will soothe, calm and balance the emotions – an ideal bedroom color to sleep in after a stressful day at the office.

Green also fosters great healing qualities so, for example, if you are suffering from sports related injuries or have trouble with knee joints or the muscles, try painting your bedroom color green.

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Bedroom Colors – What colors to avoid!

Confused a bout what bedroom color to choose? Check the article below for bedroom color traps and what colors for bedrooms are best avoided so you create a haven of peace and tranquility.

I often receive emails about Feng Shui bedroom color traps – which ones not to use and why?  This is mainly due to the fact that your bedroom should be a place of peace and tranquility.  If you are unsure what Feng Shui bedroom colors DON’T achieve this, please read on…

Feng Shui bedroom colors to avoid are:

RED

Red stimulates physical activity and growth.  It’s why so many young children prefer the
color red – it’s typical of their energetic, youthful exuberance.  So, if it’s restorative
sleep you are after, painting your bedroom color in red will not cut the grade.  You’ll simply feel too stimulated, agitated or anxious.

Plus, you could be in overdrive on the sensual excitement front, so be careful.  Limit red to accent colors only – red candles, lamps, cushions and other accessories are fine but avoid large splashes of red.

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Feng Shui Plants

This article will show you how to create your perfect Feng Shui garden with tips on good and bad Feng Shui plants! Plus, where to place your feng shui plants in the home.

I’ve been tending to my feng shui garden lately in an attempt to keep it alive with healthy Yang energy or positive, healthy Chi. This is a pursuit that, admittedly, is more suited to the summer months.  However, I do try to keep wild and unruly weeds at bay all year round.

Flowers that are obscured by weeds, overgrown lawns and hedges, rotten leaves and tree stumps, piles of grass cuttings, dead plants and rubbish left lying on the ground will impede chi flow to and from your home and create an overriding sense of doom and gloom.

In Feng Shui, plants are said to represent the element wood (a life giving element that oozes Yang energy). You’ll, therefore, want to balance the right type of plants or Yang energy with Yin elements, such as shady areas that offer protection from the midday sun.

Although plants in Feng Shui generally represent Yang energy and need a fair amount of sunlight to flourish, some plants are naturally Yin plants and grow in the shade.  These include ferns (Asplenium scolopendrium), hostas, hellebore and woodland cyclamen.  You are ultimately striving for Feng Shui balance in the garden with taller bushes and leafy trees giving way to low lying flower beds and shrubs.

Matching Feng Shui plants to your specific soil type and climatic conditions is also an important factor in getting the balance right in the perfect feng shui garden.  Try  to ensure that soil is well aerated or turned over and avoid it becoming waterlogged or overrun with ants and other insects.  If you do have waterlogged soil try adding sand to stabilise it.

Generally speaking, the most popular feng shui plants are those with round, heart-shaped, thick and succulent looking leaves. Plants that flower and provide fruit are also favoured in Feng Shui as are well established plants that indicate longevity, for example, evergreens (which don’t shed their leaves in winter).

Let’s take a more detailed look at what most Feng Shui practitioners recommend as good feng shui plants that give off nourishing chi.

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Feng Shui Colors

Creating the changes you want with Feng Shui colors!

This article will show you how to pick the right feng shui decorating colors to create the exact ambiance you are looking for in your home!

Using Feng Shui colors is a sure way of creating effective and long lasting changes in your home.

Color creates mood and establishes atmosphere when you first walk into a home.  It can either lift or dampen spirits or have a calming or vitalising effect.

Take a moment to think about the expressions we use in relation to color.  “She sees everything through rose tinted spectacles,” or “She saw red,” or “He was green with envy,” or “I feel sad and blue today”.  This shows that color has a powerful effect on your emotions (even if you are not aware of it).

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