For some weird reasons, it always seems like the bedroom is the last place homeowners spend their money on when thinking about a home makeover. Maybe it’s because the bedroom is well stashed away from judging visitors.
The bedroom is where the hand-me-down relics and old college furniture finally wind up. Instead, your bedroom should be a place where you spend your precious time and relax from the pace of the day. It shouldn’t be a place to stock up all unwanted furniture you always vow to get rid of.
Go for a subtle color
Instead of choosing the mainstay primary colors, you’d rather go for soothing shades and an ambient palette of monochromatic tones. Green, a hue of blue, and lavender are considered calm and serene. Correctly toned hues give the right mood for comfort and coziness. Use toned-down selections of your favorite shades in your bedroom. That could mean using mauve in place of eggplant, or pumpkin in place of tangerine.
Choose the right size of furniture
Before you set out for a furniture store, ensure you have an organized floor plan and a measured drawing of your bedroom space. Any piece of furniture should perfectly fit in the desired. Don’t go for a heavy chest of drawers for a small bedroom. For a high ceiling bedroom, choose a tall headboard to visibly bring it down to size.
Create plenty of storage space
To create a cozy and an ambient feel in your bedroom, you’ll need to store somethings out of sight. The bedroom will appear roomier and calmer. Choose a spacious bedside table with drawers where you can keep books, reading glasses, and lotion within reach but well out of sight. For even more storage space, choose a skirted table or a minimalist dressing unit with drawers. A storage bench at the foot of your bed to store extra bedding will also come in handy to offer extra space.
Change your bedding and throw pillows
The bed is the main focal point in your bedroom. Therefore, changing your duvet or throw pillows can be an effective small change to make. Choosing bedding in a color completely different from what you have currently will make a huge impact.
Don’t overdo it. Small changes to your bedroom layout can make a huge impact if you focus on what is important. Choosing bedroom furniture that fits perfectly in the available space will make your bedroom feel cozier and roomier.
The ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui is simply the art of positioning things mindfully in homes, gardens, and office spaces. Doing so, allows the flow of pure and positive energies (Chi).
Feng Shui not only adds to a home’s aesthetic but also impacts relationships, success, education, health, and career.
Here are a few easy tips that can be easily incorporated:
Before investing in new decor and design elements, it’s a good idea to first get rid of all the things you don’t need, but have stashed away in closets and cupboards. A crowded space blocks new restorative energies. Your work desk too should be clear of entangled cables, disorganized piles of paper, and used coffee mugs. Make sure to neatly arrange your desk when the day has ended.
Create the illusion of height
Feng Shui’s principles encourage the use of vertical designs as they represent growth and expansion. You could place tall lamp stands in your living room, or integrate lighting that throws light upwards. A vertical floor-to-ceiling book shelf is a great idea, as is a tall plant at the corner of the room.
Position your furniture correctly
Always arrange furniture to face entryways as that puts you in a position of power, and decreased vulnerability. Your bed, sofa, and even work station should face the door so that you know what’s going on at all times.
Entryways and doors
The space near the entrance door should be clutter-free as this is where energy enters the home. Organize it by installing shoes racks, and hooks for rain-wear and coats. If possible, paint the walls around the doorway in light, airy colors. Plants, artistic photographs, or artworks will add to the elegance of your entrance.
Frequently used pathways
Corridors and passages that connect rooms should be free of anything that could trip you – cables, stools, racks, or even furniture that juts out. Rearrange these to facilitate smooth movement through the house.
Water, Plants, and other Design Elements
You may not have room for fountains, but you could keep pictures of fish and marine life, or even place plants in large glass jars of water to bring freshness and serenity to your living space. Furniture that faces each other facilitates conversation, and the flow of energy. Wind chimes add a beautiful touch to the home too.
Your home is now Feng Shui ready.