You’re still high from your honeymoon escapades and starting your life together as a married couple. After such a blissful trip, combining two households and viewpoints into your new home can be a bit stressful. Agreeing on where to place a favorite piece art, a teacup collection and the big screen television may call for new negotiating skills.
By implementing the ancient art of feng shui (pronounced “fung shway”), you can create harmony and happiness into your new love nest.
Feng shui is the art of arranging your environment to support you in living a happy, loving and successful life. It gives you simple rules for furniture arrangement, organization, color, nature enhancers and artwork that enhance the flow of positive energy (vital life force) throughout the house.
When your home is properly energized, it can have a direct impact on your prosperity, health, love and romance!
Since your bedroom is the space for connection, rest and rejuvenation, it’s the most important room to focus on in the beginning.
Below are some tips for creating a loving boudoir:
1. Clear all clutter from the bedroom. For proper rest, remove all work projects and bills. Do not put anything under your bed. Energy must circulate around you as you sleep. Also, a multitude of books can cause over-stimulation and keep you up at night so keep books to a minimum.
2. Invest in a new mattress and place your headboard on a solid wall where you can see the door. The East is beneficial because the rising sun can energize you as you wake. A wooden headboard brings the energy of nature and grounding which helps you feel supported at night.
3. Display a romantic picture directly across from your bed. It is important because it’s the first image you see in the morning and the last image before sleep. Wedding or honeymoon photographs are a great choice!
4. Incorporate the color pink to open and soften your partner’s heart. Red, magenta and burgundy will spice up your love-making.
5. Remove all items from a past relationship or any item that represents a negative thought, situation or memory.
6. Arrange items in pairs to strengthen the energy of a couple. You can place two red candles, two picture frames or a sculpture of a couple in an embrace. Remove all pictures of single women or solitary figures.
7. Bring nature indoors by adding at least one plant in the room. Make sure it has rounded leaves and is healthy. Plants create harmony and reduce stress.
Creating a home that bursts with positive energy is a must when beginning a new marriage. Following specific fen shui guidelines will help you feel connected to your partner and happy to be sharing your home together. Dedicate your bedroom to love, intimacy and blissful sleep.
Jayme Barrett is the author of the best-selling book, Feng Shui Your Life. As a feng shui expert, she helps people create inspiring spaces that bring love, harmony and prosperity. In addition to improving clients’ home and work spaces, Jayme leads workshops worldwide and has appeared in home-design segments for “The Today Show,” NBC, HGTV, Style Network, and E! Entertainment. Jayme is available for residential and commercial feng shui consultations. She lives in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit www.jaymebarrett.com