Of all the things students need to do to get ready for school, decorating their dorm rooms falls low on the list.
But I clearly remember my efforts to differentiate “my side” of the rooms I shared with roommates. Oh, how Feng Shui would have helped!
Now for the final flourish — decorating your dorm room with Feng Shui.
- Using the Bagua as your guide, select a few pieces of meaningful artwork for the walls or even create a Vision Board.
- Hang a large mirror — or two. Mirrors open up cramped spaces, add light, and bring the outdoors in if you have a nice view. Just make sure the mirror doesn’t reflect you as you sleep 😉
- If your desk faces a wall, avoid surprises by hanging a small mirror that reflects the activity behind you.
- Use light colors for your bed linens to create a serene place for the eye to rest in a small space.
- Lighting is key to good Feng Shui – augment (usually awful) dorm room lighting with task lamps and tall torchieres, which also open up the space.
- Use lighting tricks — colored lightbulbs (pink was my color!) completely change the mood of the room.
- Give yourself a sense of privacy by hanging a fabric curtain over or near your bed. It’s nice to think you can “be alone” when you like, even if you’ll never really get complete privacy in a shared room.