USING INTERIOR DESIGN WITH FENG SHUI TO CREATE THE BEST BEDROOM: PART 1 – VENTILATION
PART 1 – VENTILATION
Bedrooms should be cosy, inviting and intimate but also have a constant source of ventilation. Therefore, bedrooms should always have an exterior air vent installed on an outside wall, which should be left open at all times. Bedrooms should be given a good airing daily to prevent rooms from becoming damp, smelly and stagnant. This will help air to circulate reducing the amount of condensation that can easily build up in bedrooms due to the presence of moisture in the atmosphere (we lose many litres of water every night through perspiration and breathing). Ventilation can also help to reduce the build-up of indoor air pollutants. Remember synthetic-based materials and chemical preservatives or treatments contribute to off-gassing that pollutes indoor air, affecting health and causing allergies, and contributing to sleep problems.
So every day after you get out of bed open the windows and air the room for a minimum of 10 minutes (taking security precautions). This is most important as it helps the moisture build-up to escape from the room and helps to prevent mould from forming, the spores of which are difficult to get rid of, very staining to décor and fabrics, and extremely damaging to health. In bedrooms it is vital for the air to be fresh and cool so that we can sleep better at night. It is also important to discourage mould spores and dust mites by regularly washing bedding and bed linens, as well as giving the room a thorough vacuum and a good cleaning using natural products only (such as lemon juice, salt, Bicarbonate of Soda or distilled vinegar).
Next week read PART 2 – TEMPERATURE of my blog on USING INTERIOR DESIGN WITH FENG SHUI TO CREATE THE BEST BEDROOM.