How to Feng Shui Your Dorm Room
Watch more College Dorm Life Survival Guide videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/58-College-Dorm-Life-Survival-Guide Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Feng shui your dorm room with a bit of space planning using these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Dress your room Dress the bed and windows using warm, inviting earth tones or cool, calming greens and blues. The colors will add calm, soothing atmosphere. Tip Reds and oranges are associated with the yang, or the masculine energy, and are too stimulating for a calm tranquil environment. Step 2: Move the bed Move your bed as far away from the door as possible. Position the foot of the bed so that it is not in direct alignment with the door. Step 3: Avoid corners Avoid furniture with sharp corners, as this shoots negative energy directly at you. Curved furniture is best if it's an option. Tip If your dorm room is pre-furnished, hide sharp corners by draping the edges with soft, flowing fabric. Step 4: Clean up clutter Keep your room clutter free. Leave the space under your bed clean and open. Step 5: Put in plants Place small plants in any empty corners to keep energy from stagnating in that area. Step 6: Conceal electronics and school work Cover your electronics and school supplies when they aren't in use with a piece of fabric or a curtain hung from the ceiling. Step 7: Make it symmetrical Decorate your room using paired pictures and accessories to add symmetry to your living space. Step 8: Hang art in front of bed Hang your favorite piece of art in front of your bed, so it is the last thing you see before going to sleep. Step 9: Avoid mirrors Avoid placing mirrors next to, opposite from, or over the bed. If you can't move a mirror, cover it. Step 10: Use upward lighting Use lamps and lights that point upward and provide softer illumination. Open the curtains during the day and let the sun shine in on your zen space. Did You Know? A 15th-century carpenter's manual from the Ming Dynasty depicts scenes for favorable -- and not so favorable -- building sites, based on feng shui philosophies.