I guess all the letters following my first piece in The Huffington Post, Create The Luxury Hotel Look At Home, inspired me to expand on the topic! Here's some additional thoughts on making your bedroom not only luxurious but Feng Shui friendly.
Avoid Mirrors in the Bedroom
Bedrooms are for rest, relaxation and intimacy. To create a really relaxing bedroom, avoid having a mirror positioned so that you can see yourself when you are lying in bed.
Seeing yourself from the bed can disrupt sleep and result in health issues. Mirrors add a lot of energy to a room. If you can, try removing all mirrors from the bedroom. It's will immediately feel more restful in the space.
And contrary to bad 70's movies, mirrors in the bedroom can inhibit intimacy more than accentuate it.
The Effects of Having a Television in the Bedroom
Admittedly, in a luxury hotel room you'll find a big flatscreen, however, having a television in the bedroom is a Feng Shui No-No.
First, because it's reflective surface can act as a mirror. Second, because of the EMF's (Electro-Magnetic Fields).
Odorless, tasteless, invisible pollutants, EMF's are linked to mild health concerns like fatigue and tension as well as much deadlier disease states such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
If you'd like to know more about EMF's, the video Boost Your Energy from my webseries covers the topic.
Also, my personal observation is that a television in the bedroom hinders romance.
As a Feng Shui consultant, I've been asked just about everything by clients requesting solutions for confidential issues.
I've noticed that those seeking help for lackluster love lives have a television in the bedroom. Those with rocking sex lives usually don't have a television in the bedroom. And those who purposely move the TV out for a Feng Shui boudoir boost also move pretty darn quickly from the lackluster category to the rocking.
Whether it's the mirror-like surface, the EMF's or Leno, the television turns the mood into snooze-time instead of, well, you know. Just sayin'.
If you're going for the luxury hotel look, think of it as moving the TV to another room of the 'suite.'
And if you must have a television in the bedroom, keep it covered in an armoire or behind doors when not in use.