Feng Shui Your Bedroom

Feng shui -- which literally translates to "wind and water" -- is the ancient Chinese art of placement. Try these nine feng shui principles in your bedroom to promote rest and relaxation.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionSoft, sumptuous fabrics and delicious tastes turn the bedroom into a treat for your senses. Design by Ammie Kim.
9. Create a Sensual Haven

In addition to creating a room that's beautiful to look at, take time to appeal to your other senses as well, by filling your bedroom with things you love to smell, touch, taste and hear. "Make the bedroom your sensory treasure box," says Terah.

Our suggestions:

  • Light fragrant candles or use an essential-oil diffuser (lavender induces relaxation, and jasmine, rose, and geranium scents are associated with love).

  • Invest in inviting linens — pure Egyptian cotton, smooth silk, soft velvet and cozy cashmere.

  • Play relaxing music or nature sounds, or hang a wind chime outside your bedroom window to fill the space with soothing sounds.

  • Treat yourself to a good glass of wine or a bowl of chocolate-dipped strawberries in bed, or awaken your mate with the delicious flavors of freshly brewed tea and warm, buttery croissants for two. It will do your chi — and your state of mind — a world of good.
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