For the 2023 Calgary Home + Renovation Show I was asked to create one of the showcase rooms to provide inspiration for the attendees at the show! Unlike most of the trade booths, we were supplied real walls to build a real room to help inspire using the REEL trends that are showing up on Instagram. Some of the trends we are seeing at in 2023 are modern wood accent walls, earthy colors, warmer whites, natural elements (wood, stone, plants, wicker/seagrass) and the love of the color green! Here is the design concept I created for the Feng Shui Inspired bedroom, with the focus to create a restful, restorative bedroom that would look AND feel good:
While designing a bedroom it is important to create a space that feels calming, peaceful and promotes good sleep. We can help achieve this through color, textiles, layout, content of art/decor, and elements. The best colors for bedrooms are muted colors of greens, blues, purples, greys and whites. With this bedroom design I went with a grey-green ‘Heavenly Gardens’ and ‘Aged White’ by our sponsor Cloverdale for the walls. To help bring in some warmth, I went with muted caramel accents with the bedding and accent chairs; though this color tone is repeated with the wood tones of the wooden furniture and ceiling light fixture as well. These gorgeous wide plank white oak floors in ‘Cali Oak’ stain from our sponsor Woody’s Flooring were a beautiful grounding element in this space as it brought the feel of nature indoors.
We can also bring in Yin energy (restful, dark, night, feminine, round) to promote good rest through soft textures such as furs, knits, and velvet. As you can see in this photo below we have many layers of textures from the repetitive line designs, to the knits, furs, plants and wood materials.
When it comes to the layout of the bedroom, it is important to ensure that the bed is in the command position, which means that you can view the main entrance to the room from laying in bed, while also having a solid wall without windows or doors ideally to provide stability and protection to put you at ease while at bed. This principle of command position within the ancient tradition of Feng Shui has arose from seeking to feel at ease while also being on guard for potential intruders into spaces, though is still relevant today at it puts our nervous system as rest if we can see the entrances (windows, doors) without wondering what may surprise us from behind.
Additionally, the bagua map was used to layer extra positive vibes into the space, for example in the back right corner this is the Love and Relationships corner. Here we added in elements to boost this center through pink roses, rose quartz stone, and books that represent love. In the back left corner, this is the Wealth and Abundance corner, which is boosted by the element of wood. To improve this center of the home, we added in a thick stalked plant in the corner which also serves to improve the flow of chi as stagnant low energy can get trapped in the corners of rooms if not enhanced by lights or plants. We also have the wooden nightstand, success books and an framed image of a successful power pose to boost this area.
To learn more about using the Bagua map, check out this blog post on ‘How to Use the Bagua Map’ or book a Feng Shui Assessment for an in-home appointment with a Feng Shui recommendation report! (If you are in the Calgary, Alberta area.)
Lastly, we were mindful of the content or the vibe of the artwork and decor to ensure that it promoted a sense of well-being, rest and rejuvenation. Your bedroom should be your very own oasis! Want a little help creating this in your home? Let’s connect!