Chocolates, champagne, and silky camisoles are the stuff of Valentine’s Day.
Simple Feng Shui changes to your Master Bedroom help you celebrate Valentine’s day 365 days a year.
As a home and office design consultant, I often see clients with beautiful homes but their own bedrooms are merely functional. A room with a bed, a bureau and a bathroom, period. Not very romantic. Feng Shui helps you make simple changes to make your bedroom into a sensual retreat for you and your special someone. Instead of a total makeover with bordello red wallpaper, architectural psychology lets you be more subtle and more effective. How about tactile delights, adjustable lighting, and artwork or mementos with special meaning for both of you?
Before you bring in anything new, start with a simple de-cluttering. Feng Shui tells us that clutter under a bed will negatively affect the energy of the people using that bed. So clear out that jumble of shoes. If you really need to store things under you bed, be sure that it is well organized and easy to access.
1. Touch – A sensual room has inviting fabrics. From chenille to cashmere, or satiny high thread-count cotton sheets, use fabrics that ask to be stroked.
2. Color – Colors create atmosphere. Even though red is the color of romance I do not recommend red walls. Red walls create too much fire energy and you will have difficulty sleeping. Also a red room will cause either heated arguments or hot sex, I can’t guarantee which. Red accents are great, but no red walls. I do recommend wall colors that have warm undertones. You can even find blues and greens with warm undertones. Flesh tones are especially good, from a beige pink to salmon.
3. Light – Overhead or recessed lighting is simply not romantic. Create the right mood with a lamp on each side of the bed. This will give the space energy and warm illumination. Use incandescent (Edison) light bulbs in those lamps to create pools of warm light, like candle light, that draw you in.
4. Sound – Play music: your favorite jazz, show tunes, or whatever your heart suggests. The sound of a water fountain can be soothing; while sounds of nature, leaves rustling in the trees, birdsong can be enjoyed through an open window.
5. Personal Decoration – On home consultations, I often see master bedrooms decorated as if only the woman of a couple, lives there. This is completely unintentional. It is important that there be decoration or personal mementos that represent each member of the couple and the couple together. I do not encourage crossed hockey sticks over the head of the bed, but include something from both of you.
6. Feng Shui – Identify the Marriage – Partnership – Romance corner in your bedroom. Stand in the doorway facing into your room, the Romance area is in the back right hand corner. The energy in that area has a direct impact on the energy in your love life. First de-clutter it. Then place a wonderful memento of your relationship there: a current photo of the two of you or a souvenir of a wonderful trip you took together. You get the idea. If you don’t have someone in your life yet, then you can use symbols or metaphors: a picture or statue of a romantic couple, two flowers or two of something that symbolizes romance for you. Add an intention for romance and joy, now you can have Valentine’s Day every day.
I wish you much love and happiness. Linda
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