USING INTERIOR DESIGN WITH FENG SHUI TO CREATE THE BEST BEDROOM: PART 2 – TEMPERATURE
Part 2 – TEMPERATURE
Temperature is not just about warmth or coolness, it is also about how warm and welcoming a room appears. Try to maintain a regular (ambient i.e. not to warm or too cool) temperature whilst also making sure that heating appliances are set to a lower temperature than other rooms as bedrooms need to be cooler for a better night’s sleep. For a really good night’s sleep, do not eat or drink anything for a minimum of 2 hours before bed, but preferably 4 hours prior to sleeping. Train yourself in to lying on your side or your back and using a very low pillow. This will help to prevent problems with your neck and the alignment of your spine.
Select natural fibres or anti-allergy products for bedding and soft furnishings. It is also important to check tog ratings on duvets and to use the correct rating according to the season (i.e. summer/winter) so that sleepers do not become cold or hot during the night. It is always useful to keep an extra layer to hand should the temperature drop unexpectedly. Soft floor coverings can help to create a sense of warmth and reduce the acoustics in a bedroom too, as well as giving the impression of comfort and even luxury. Full length curtains can also add to the acoustic quality of a room, make windows seem larger and more important, and also add a luxury look to a space. Depending on the situation, curtains can also help greatly with insulation against the cold or help to prevent the sun from fading the furniture and flooring in a sunny room.
Next week read PART 3 – LIGHT & COLOUR of my blog on USING INTERIOR DESIGN WITH FENG SHUI TO CREATE THE BEST BEDROOM.