RE­LAX WITH FENG SHUI AP­PEAL TO ALL SENSES

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Janita Singh jen­ny­blume­feng­shui.com

THE bed­room should be a place for rest and ro­mance, feng shui ex­pert Jenny Blume says.

But Blume ad­mits leav­ing our wor­ries at the bed­room door to drift away in sweet dreams is eas­ier said than done.

“Un­der­stand­ing feng shui can help,’’ Blume says.

Feng shui is an an­cient art de­vel­oped in China which teaches how to bal­ance en­er­gies for good health and for­tune. Feng means wind and shui means wa­ter.

“For ex­am­ple, the way you ar­range ba­sic fur­ni­ture (such as a bed in the bed­room) may have a lot to do with your sleep­ing — or lack of it,’’ Blume says.

Blume says that ac­cord­ing to feng shui, dis­rupt­ing the en­ergy flow can cause chaos.

“Feng shui doesn’t just deal with trin­kets and fur­ni­ture place­ment; it’s about cre­at­ing a flow­ing, feel-good en­vi­ron­ment that ap­peals to all senses,’’ she says.

Blume shares some good en­ergy tips: Bed place­ment: Kids love snug­gling up in cosy cor­ners but for adults, space on either side of the bed is best. Di­ag­o­nal from the door is ideal; try not to have your feet fac­ing di­rectly to the door or you’ll be up and down all night. Bed and linen: Wooden or bam­boo beds are pre­ferred in feng shui, prefer­ably with a bed­head for a sense of safety and sup­port. In­vest in good qual­ity, com­fort­able mat­tress, pil­lows and linen. Soften room: To en­cour­age re­lax­ation, bed­rooms should be more yin (soft and warm) than yang (hard and cold). Get the look with cush­ions, throws, cur­tains or rugs. Lamps and dif­fused light­ing can help. Stay away: Spiky plants are very ‘yang’, so not rec­om­mended for bed­rooms. Opt for a lucky bam­boo or sen­sual orchid in­stead. Shift the fur­ni­ture: Reg­u­larly mov­ing and re­ar­rang­ing fur­ni­ture will draw fresh en­ergy into the bed­room. Con­sider sea­sonal changes (lighter, brighter colours for sum­mer; deeper tones for warmth in win­ter).

In the feng shui world the proper place­ment of the bed makes the dif­fer­ence be­tween calm and chaos, ex­pert Jenny Blume says. Don’t for­get ac­ces­sories like the Heart Me LED Mar­quee Light (two­girl­san­da­con­tainer.com.au) and Koziol Sissi dis­play which can be sus­pended or mounted as a key/jew­ellery holder (op­to­coon­line.com)

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