Sleep is vital to enable you to enjoy your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford home. Despite your very best efforts to make your Chigwell bedroom a serene sanctuary, life can all too often get in the way.
Sometimes the bedroom can become a bit of a dumping ground and be the last room on the decorating list.
But if you are determined to turn your bedroom into a restful retreat this year a bit of feng shui can be a useful place to start. Feng shui may have a bit of a complicated mysterious reputation but essentially it’s an ancient practice that aims to create harmony between you and your environment.
Feng Shui expert Catherine Brophy says, “the first step to creating a calm, relaxed environment is making sure your surroundings are clean and clutter-free. Do a deep clean that means pulling everything out of your wardrobe, vacuum under the bed, and challenge yourself to get rid of stuff you don't love. '
Then you are not allowed to store anything under the bed. 'Not a single thing!' says Brophy. She adds that every item has its own energy, so the more stuff that's piled under the bed (even if it's just extra bedding!), the less space there is for your own energy to pass through while you sleep.
'Practical considerations carefully met will increase ease and restfulness,' Brophy says. Things like is there enough room on both sides of the bed, even if only one person sleeps in it? 'Most people will benefit from room on both sides,' she says. ? Does it look inviting? The head of the bed should also feel definite even if there is no headboard, there should be a clear head of the bed. 'A headboard creates a sense of safety and helps us feel protected when we sleep,' Brophy says.
Comfort is the key to the quality of your rest in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford so pay attention to the bedrooms in your property.