August 14, 2019 Whether you have trouble sleeping, or you’re just curious as to how you can make your bedroom a more relaxing environment, Feng Shui can give you a helping hand. What is Feng Shui? Feng Shui is often described as an art, a science, or a specific set of principles that teaches you how to balance and harmonise the energy within a given space. It originated in ancient China and is said to bring good fortune, tranquillity and calmness to a room improving your health, happiness and success. So when you apply Feng Shui to a bedroom, it helps you to create a place that produces a relaxing environment, perfect for sleep and romance. Feng Shui takes into account many types of scholarly study including physics, philosophy, astronomy and astrology. It is based on the idea that the world is full of energy or chi. The literal translation of Feng is ‘wind’ and Shui means ‘water’. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with great things. Feng Shui Tips for Your Bedroom Not only does Feng Shui help bring harmony, balance and a feeling of calm to any room but in the bedroom, it can also help improve your sleep. To find out how here are a few Feng Shui tips to help you. Lighting Keeping dim lighting in your bedroom can help you produce melatonin, a hormone which helps you sleep. This is particularly important when you’re going to sleep, so make sure you use proper curtains that block natural light. Feng Shui experts also like to take into account something called electro smog. It isn’t often considered in bedrooms. But lamps can create a large electric field, as can cordless phones. The body is vulnerable to these kinds of currents, so reducing them in the bedroom could help your overall wellness, improving your sleep. Colours Colour is also an important aspect of Feng Shui, and many experts suggest using subdued colours in the bedroom. Subdued colours may include anything from pastel blue, pale green or subtle pink. Colours to avoid are the ones that are too dark, or white because white won’t create a calming atmosphere and can make a room look smaller. If you want to get more serious with Feng Shui, the colours you choose will depend on the compass direction of your bedroom. But generally, using calming colours will help create a more harmonious space, which can help improve your sleep. Furniture When selecting furniture for your bedroom, try to avoid sharp edges, pointy corners and spikes. These cut energy and can make you feel more vulnerable subconsciously. Selecting furniture with round edges will make for better Feng Shui. If you already have many sharp edges, you can try covering corners with cloths. Bed For good Feng Shui, your bed should be the focal point of your room. Experts say that you should be able to get to your bed from both sides and that you should never put your bed under a window or directly in front of your door. Other than the placement of your bed, Feng Shui also has something to say about the bed linen you use. It suggests that it is best to sleep on natural fabrics such as silk. Silk originated in China, so it goes hand in hand with Feng Shui. It’s style, softness and beautiful colours make it the perfect choice for bedding. But, it’s not only Feng Shui that suggests that sleeping on silk bedding will improve your sleep, but silk is also well-known to improve sleep because of its many properties. It is naturally temperature regulating, meaning you’ll never feel too hot or too cold. It’s also hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking and breathable. All of these things make for a luxurious night’s sleep. Duck Egg 3PCs Silk Duvet Cover Set Grey Silk Blanket For more lifestyle advice and silk information, take a look at the rest of our blog. Or, to find out more about the products we offer, visit our website.