How To Transform Your Bedroom Into a Peaceful Sanctuary

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 01/29/2014 | 12:45 PM EST

Looking for ways to feng shui your resting space? Centric’s got it covered.

Your bedroom is your haven-- or at least it should be. After a long day of work or running massive errands, where you lay your head should be a place to go to escape the outside world and simply be at peace with just you and your thoughts.

However, many of us are unable to truly appreciate our bedroom space because there are either too many distractions or not enough elements of decor to lighten or soften the mood. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to feng shui your bedroom to turn it into that random four-wall room you just happen to go to sleep in, to your personal sanctuary that you’ll want to leave. Check out these awesome tips on how you can turn your bedroom into your peaceful oasis.


One of the best ways to bring character to your room is to hang up artwork. The right inspiring painting can bring joy and positive energy to your bedroom. Use the opportunity to manifest whatever mood you’re trying to convey in your room, whether it be romance, confidence or tranquility. For best results, hang artwork on the wall opposite of your bed, that way it’s the first and last thing you see when you go to sleep and wake up.

Utilize All Your Senses

It’s not enough to simply transform the way your looks you; you also need to spark your other senses. You can do this by lighting fragrant candles or oils with romantic flavors like lavender or rose for smell or playing relaxing music or nature sounds for hearing. You should also invest in linens and fabrics that are inviting like smooth silk, soft velvet or a cozy cashmere.

Room Dividers/Screen Blocks

If you’re the kind of person who prefers to have a desk or computer in your bedroom, you may want to get a room divider or a folding screen block (a stylish one, of course) to separate it from the rest of the room. By doing this you’re bringing any outside forces, concerns or problems into your space.

Go For Round Nightstand

According to interior experts, pointed or corner nightstands have too much pointed energy and can create a “sharp” environment. They’re said to give off negative energy directly to your sleeping form, which can cause a feeling of uneasiness. Instead, opt for round nightstands. However, if purchasing a new nightstand isn’t in your interest, you can cover it with fine drapery or flowing fabric. Also, limit what you actually put on your nightstand to a lamp, a picture and maybe an inspirational book.

Positioning Your Bed

Believe it or not, where you position your bed can actually affect your mood. The further away you position your bed from the bedroom door the more safety and security you feel. Keeping it away from direct alignment with the room’s opening is conducive to sleep and relaxation. You also may not want to position your bed under a window, which lacks the symbolic support and protection of a solid wall and can lead to fitful sleep as energy enters and exits through the window.

Color Matters

If you’re the romantic type, try to decor your room with passion colors like red and pink, and for a more a more welcoming and cozy atmosphere go for more earth tones coral, copper, peach or cocoa. You can also incorporate soft natural colors like light blues, greens and lavenders to create a quiet, tranquil vibe and invite healing energy.

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