Feng Shui Decorating Tips
Feng shui master and interior designer Catherine Brophy shares her best tips for making every room in your house feel calm and happy. By Nicole Sforza
Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
On Bedroom Storage, Lighting, and More
It seems like there are a lot of rules about the bedroom.
It's hard to rest with too much active energy around you. You have to be aware, for example, of what electricity is running behind your bed. Try to minimize it with a battery-operated alarm clock instead of an electric one. Turn off your phone at night and keep it out of the room. No laptop or computer near the bed. An hour before you go to sleep, stop looking at it.
What about lights plugged in behind the bed?
That's tough to avoid. But keep lighting soft—unless you read in bed, in which case you can have good, focused lights on your nightstands.
Is it true that you shouldn't store anything under the bed?
Right. Stuff under the bed sends out energy all night long. The bedroom is a private space, and it's important to honor that. You need to protect your bed.
But what if you have no storage space?