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How to Feng Shui Your Dorm Room

Dorm life is exciting and full of energy. Add some calm and tranquility to your inner sanctum by adding feng shui to your dorm room.

Instructions

  • Step 1: 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.
  • TIP: Reds and oranges are associated with the yang, or the masculine energy, and are too stimulating for a calm tranquil environment.
  • Step 2: 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.
  • Step 3: Avoid corners Avoid furniture with sharp corners, as this shoots negative energy directly at you. Curved furniture is best if it's an option.
  • TIP: If your dorm room is pre-furnished, hide sharp corners by draping the edges with soft, flowing fabric.
  • Step 4: Clean up clutter Keep your room clutter free. Leave the space under your bed clean and open.
  • Step 5: Put in plants Place small plants in any empty corners to keep energy from stagnating in that area.
  • Step 6: 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.
  • Step 7: Make it symmetrical Decorate your room using paired pictures and accessories to add symmetry to your living space.
  • Step 8: 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.
  • Step 9: Avoid mirrors Avoid placing mirrors next to, opposite from, or over the bed. If you can't move a mirror, cover it.
  • Step 10: 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.
  • FACT: A 15th-century carpenter's manual from the Ming Dynasty depicts scenes for favorable -- and not so favorable -- building sites, based on feng shui philosophies.

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

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