When I was in Ohio in July, my mom was trying to quickly hem a dress of mine the night before I left. I was lounging nearby in the sewing room and a book caught my eye on her bookshelf, a 1999 copy of Terah Kathryn Collins’ The Western Guide to Feng Shui Room by Room.
I still have not read the entire book, but holy existential design revelation, my bedroom was ALL WRONG. It was not a “a cozy, sensual bedroom atmosphere.”
Far from it!
At first, I was like, THIS EXPLAINS SO MUCH. Some things I did to immediately feng shui my bedroom literally the day I got back to Vermont:
+ Moved my bed (uhhhh cleaned all the crap under it + flipped the mattress too, yay!) to an opposite wall that was away from the closet. It now faces near the bedroom door, but not directly in front of it. FEELS SO MUCH BETTER <3
+ Down went the doll dress and rocking boat artwork. Instead I printed out two – an important number that was totally lacking in my bedroom and life – pretty cherry blossom photos that I took in Japan and hung them above my bed.
+ Out went my bright orange geometric bedspread. I replaced it with a soft lilac paisley duvet and added two shams from my grandmother.
+ I got two bedside tables and two bedside lamps.
+I put up a tin heart that I found in London and bought a baby orchid to place in the far right corner of the room (love), and some coins in the far left corner of the room (wealth).
+ I removed all TV’s, mirrors, and family photos, but left my hats:)
+ I improved the view from the bed – literally our first and last impressions. Terah said “your view from the bed influences your view of the world…make it a good one!” I took down everything on the wall and hung a simple banner across from the bed that says, “Dream On.”
My bedroom truly feels a million times better. Can’t wait to feng shui more rooms!