I hope you had a wonderful week and that it wasn’t too hard to get back into the swing of things following the festivities of the Canada Day long weekend.
I was on the go all week, working on multiple projects, but the highlight was seeing my vision of a transitional living room came to life during an installation on Thursday! You can see a sneak peak of this room on my Instagram.
The feature on Feng Shui and Bedrooms will be separated into two weeks – master bedrooms today and children’s rooms and nurseries next week.
Master bedroom: Create Feng Shui in the bedroom by covering the bed with soft materials, and framing it with symmetrically styled nightstands and table lamps and nightstands. This bookend effect will help make the area where you sleep feel cozy, like a little room within a room.
For the master bedroom, take colour, balance and the position of the bed into account when implementing Feng Shui. Some designers believe that a darker paint colour is because it subdues any stimulation and thereby helping with sleep.
That said, you must remember balance, which in this case means the addition of a few lighter piece that are lighter in colour in order to offset the predominant, dark colour scheme. Textures should also be in balance. For instance, if the master bedroom is decorated with a lot of heavy, wooden furniture, soften it out with the use of supple bedding. Finally, don’t forget to balance the masculine and feminine elements (for example, linear forms and curved patterns).
Next, there are specific rules to follow when deciding where to place your bed. Ideally, the head of the bed is on the wall farthest from the door but not directly across from it. It is not recommended that your feet point directly to the door as this is known as the coffin position (this is how the dead are removed in China). If your bed must be placed in the “coffin position”, consider putting a settee or a high bench at the end of the bed that’s slightly taller than the mattress, or place an upholstered screen between the foot of the bed and the entry to shift the energy. Do not put the long edge of the bed against a wall; there must be room to exit the bed without having to climb over anyone.