It’s the room where you spend one-third of your life. So why not try to make it a little luckier by adding a feng shui touch or two?
Step 1: De-clutter De-clutter your bedroom. Pare down the knickknacks; clear off dressers; and move out the TV, computer, and any exercise equipment. Toss things associated with bad memories and repair or throw out anything broken. All can block positive energy, or 'chi.'
Step 2: Repaint Paint your bedroom in a warm skin color -- anything ranging from pale peach to chocolate brown. These shades create a sense of harmony.
Step 3: Position your bed To promote a feeling of security, position your bed away from -- but in view of -- the door. Try to arrange the bed so that your head isn’t too near a window, through which chi can escape. If the room is big enough, don’t place one whole side of the bed up against a wall: That can inhibit the free flow of chi.
TIP: Keep the bedroom doors closed at night, especially if one leads to a toilet -- you don’t want to 'flush out' any chi!
Step 4: Get some curves If you’re buying new furniture, choose pieces with curved or rounded edges. Sharp edges cut into chi like a knife. To soften square-edge furniture you already own, drape it in fabric.
Step 5: Create balance Create balance by placing paired objects around the room.
Step 6: Awaken to beauty Position a beautiful object so that it’s the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning.
TIP: When choosing pictures or figurines, pick images you hope to see come true in your real life.
Step 7: Air out the room Open the windows often to keep air -- and chi -- circulating. And don’t be surprised if things start to go your way.
FACT: Designers for the Trump Tower, MGM Grand, and the Getty Center all used feng shui principles.