8 Feng Shui tips to welcome love into the bedroom this Valentine’s Day
From facilitating romance to encouraging intimacy, the bedroom is the key location for couples to have the opportunity to unwind and connect with each other.
And so, once the dinner has been served and the wine has been poured this Valentine’s Day, it’s important for individuals to feel they can carry on the magical night elsewhere.
With this in mind, the interior experts at Essential Living have given us some useful feng shui tips to welcome love into the bedroom.
Place the bed in the centre
The bed is the heart of the bedroom, and it’s therefore important to ensure it is placed in the correct position. To avoid you and your partner feeling trapped, make sure the bed is placed in the centre rather than the corner of the room.
This will create accessibility as one won’t be climbing on top of the other to get out. More importantly, any activity will just feel so much more intimate when the bed is placed in the centre, rather than hidden away.
Declutter and tidy
No one wants to end the night by going into an untidy room, and not to mention a messy room will increase stress levels. That said, it’s important to ensure that the bedroom is nice and tidy in the run up to Valentine’s Day.
To create a romantic atmosphere that is focused on the pair of you, remove any furniture or items that will have the potential to distract one another. This includes TVs, laptops and anything work-related.
As red is the signature colour of Valentine’s Day, try to incorporate accents of this shade into the bedroom wherever possible.
Think rose petals on the bed, a red rug, or even a red lampshade. However, don’t go too heavy on the red, as you may end up creating too much of a bold and intense atmosphere.
Feature couples photographs
On a day that is dedicated to celebrating the love you and your partner have for each other, don’t be afraid to get the memorabilia out. For example, you could have a cute couples photograph nestled on your bedside table.
On a more psychological level, it might be a good idea to remove photographs of friends and family from your room for the night, as having these displayed might make you feel like your privacy is being invaded.
Close the curtains
When it comes to intimacy in the bedroom, it’s important for couples to feel that they can really switch off from the outside world and focus on one another.
Closing the curtains in the bedroom can be a helpful way to achieve this and will help to focus the attention on the atmosphere of the room – as well as each other.
Ensure the mirror isn’t facing the bed
Following on from the notion of privacy, one of the golden rules of bedroom Feng Shui is to never have the mirror facing the bed.
When it comes to intimate relations in bed, seeing the reflection of you and your partner can make it seem like there is a third party watching. More generally speaking, giant mirrors can be particularly overwhelming, so it’s important to ensure they are not the focal point of any room.
Welcome in houseplants
From purifying the air to promoting calmness, plants provide great energy for living spaces. What’s more, there are many plants that exude vibes of love and romance – from the String of Hearts to Anthuriums. Having these displayed on the bedside table or in the corner of the room would fuel the atmosphere and get the pair of you in the romantic mood.
Incorporate the ‘Yin’ energy
Last but not least, don’t forget to incorporate the ‘Yin’ energy. This type of energy nurtures sensuality and relaxation – something the bedroom needs this Valentine’s Day.
From candles to soft, plump pillows and even soothing music, there are so many things that you can feature in the bedroom to promote Yin energies. Not to mention, when you and your partner are both feeling relaxed, this will naturally open up the doors for intimacy.
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