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Bedroom: Feng Shui colors for harmony and balance

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Readers's questions:

"I want to change the colors in my bedroom (walls, textiles, etc). I am also find interesting Feng Shui influence in our energy. So could you please make a small presentation on feng shui colors for the bedroom". 

Our answer: 

Feng shui colors promote health, good physical condition and a harmonious flow of nourishing and sensual energy. Even those people that suffer from insomnia could benefit from some colors in their bedroom, based on feng shui knowledge. 

Skin colors 

Feng shui theory puts forward several natural colors, found for example in forests, lakes, etc. Similarly, the tones found in human skin, like pale white, beige, light brown, etc, could be considered an excellent choice for your bedroom.

Some darker tones, like chocolate and mocha, can also be used, but only to emphasize some details and they should not be used on larger surfaces or as a background. For example, the curtains could be made of a darkfabric. Moreover the dark fabric controls more effectively natural light ensuring peaceful and deep sleep. Another example are the quilt and the pillows, that can also be dark and combined with white sheets. 

 

White

White and the shades of white, represent purity, innocence, tranquility, and kindness. White is probably the most powerful color in Feng Shui, especially when combined with gold or silver and it can be used dominantly in a room. 

Therefore, a totally white room is boring and cold. Thus, more soft colors, they should be added in the white scene like beige and gray. 

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How to design my loft?

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Reader’s question

I am a huge fan of lofts and open spaces. I have a 20ft by 20ft loft with a self-leveling epoxy floor. On the left of the entrance there is a 7ft by 7ft bathroom. Could you help me with my space layout?

Our recommendations

You haven’t mentioned the loft height, so we consider the loft is 9ft high.
We propose is a typical one level loft layout.

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On the left side of the entry hall is the bathroom and on the opposite side is the sleeping area with a double bed. It is bordered by the wardrobes and a folding screen partition which separates it from the kitchen area.

The fully fitted open-kitchen is set on the right side. An island bench sits in the centre with stools on one side and a cabinet on the other.

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The living room area on the left corner has an L-shaped couch and stools around a coffee table, with the TV set wall mounted.

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Would violet be a good paint color choice for the living room??

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Readers’ questions: 

"The furniture in my living room is brown. I would like to paint my walls in bright colors. What colors would you recommend? Would violet be a good choice?"

Our recommendations: 

Sure, you can use bright wall colors–as long as you take into account the room’s style and its lighting, i.e. whether there is sufficient natural light. You mentioned violet so we assume that it is a color you like. If that is the case, we would suggest some color palettes inspired by heather (the plant official known as erica carnea).

 

One-tone color combinations

Not all shades of violet, mauve and purple are created equal. Some are warmer and others are cooler and we would suggest a warm violet. You could create contrast by having some of the walls painted a deeper shade of violet and the others a lighter shade.

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Can you suggest me a color scheme for the nursery room?

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Reader's question:

"I am about to choose a color scheme for a boy's room (5 years old). The furniture are cherry wood with a few blue details on the drawers. I am thinking of painting a feature wall with blue-grey and the rest of the room white. What do you think?"

Our recommendations:

We would suggest you to opt for a more colourful and unusual color scheme (than the ordinary blue and white). For example, you could try to use creatively the following three colors:

  • The light blue: It is a bright and cheerful color
  • The olive green: It willl help your child calm and concentrate
  • A soft ochre-yellow: It will add vitality to the room

The three-color scheme, it can be applied in many different ways. For example, each wall it can be painted with one of the three colors.

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Enlarge a Small Bathroom by Proper Mirror Placement

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Reader's question:
"My bathroom is very small. Can you give me a tip to make it look more spacious"

Our answer:

Apartment bathrooms tend to be on the small side. So how can you make a small bathroom appear large and spatious? The easy response is to apply light colors on walls, to use clever lighting and, most important, to add a large mirror. These solutions are pretty good but the professionals’ best-kept secret is none of these. Here it is:

The secret of professional designers does not lie in the size of the mirror but in its placement.

A designer will have a mirror cover an entire wall, from floor to ceiling, end to end. If there is a washbasin, then the mirror should start from the top of the vanity and end at the ceiling. No frame is added around the mirror and this heightens the illusion of continuity of the space behind and in front of the mirror.

If your bathroom is small or long and narrow, and provided the layout allows it, try to copy this secret as shown in the images below.

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