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You Will Need
- Bed linens in warm earth or cool natural tones
- Curtains in warm earth or cool natural tones
- Soft, flowing fabric
- Small potted plants
- Paired pictures or accessories
- Upward-facing lamps
Dress your room
Dress the bed and windows using warm, inviting earth tones or cool, calming greens and blues. The colors will add calm, soothing atmosphere.
Move the bed
Move your bed as far away from the door as possible. Position the foot of the bed so that it is not in direct alignment with the door.
Avoid furniture with sharp corners, as this shoots negative energy directly at you. Curved furniture is best if it's an option.
Clean up clutter
Keep your room clutter free. Leave the space under your bed clean and open.
Put in plants
Place small plants in any empty corners to keep energy from stagnating in that area.
Conceal electronics and school work
Cover your electronics and school supplies when they aren't in use with a piece of fabric or a curtain hung from the ceiling.
Make it symmetrical
Decorate your room using paired pictures and accessories to add symmetry to your living space.
Hang art in front of bed
Hang your favorite piece of art in front of your bed, so it is the last thing you see before going to sleep.
Avoid placing mirrors next to, opposite from, or over the bed. If you can't move a mirror, cover it.
Use upward lighting
Use lamps and lights that point upward and provide softer illumination. Open the curtains during the day and let the sun shine in on your zen space.