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Soulful Living With Kerry Kingston THE BEDROOM EDIT - SECRETS TO A SERENE ROOM & RESTFUL SLEEP We spend on average one third of our life sleeping, so having the perfect space to rest and recharge is important to the rest of our lives and how we operate during the day. Here are a few tips from a holistic home perspective to ensure you have a serene space to aid restful sleep: 1. DE-CLUTTER AND CLEAN Think of this as a spring clean and re-alignment for your room and sleep pattern. If you don’t like certain items in your space or no longer have use for something but find its just there out of habit, store it, remove it from the room or give away. This especially includes items under your bed, recently a client (with doubt) removed a container of unused clothes from under the bed and now declares they are sleeping much better! Allowing for more space, allows for energy to flow and cleanse. Having a less cluttered streamlined space will make room for serenity. Finish by cleaning with natural cleaners, behind cabinets, under the bed, windowsills, anywhere that stagnant energy and dust can settle. 2. EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE If you have room to rearrange the space, give it a go! If possible your bed end should not be facing the door. There are remedies for this if no other placement is possible. Look for balance in your room between furniture on either side of the bed, ornaments and matching table lamps. A solid headboard is grounding in the space and is a great dÊcor focus.

3. NATURAL ELEMENTS In Feng Shui some recommend no plants in the bedroom, however I say one plant is ok. It brings in a fresh natural element. Good quality artificial flowers or plants are ok too. I especially like fresh flowers or handpicked lavender. Crystals are said to aid restful sleep, and my bedroom favorites are: amethyst, selenite, howlite, moonstone, rose quartz and blue lace agate. 4. THE FEELS There is nothing better than a clean freshly made bed, especially if natural fibers and organic fabrics are involved! Soft toned lighting in the room is essential; using an eco-efficient bulb is the way to go. A feature wall in light tones and soft hues in this area can be a perfect addition along with a few cushions on the bed to finish the look. And finally a soy aromatherapy candle (remember to blow out before sleeping) or natural room sprays with relaxing lavender, ylang-ylang or Sandalwood can help ease you into a relaxed sleep. 5. RITUAL My go to before bed ritual includes a chamomile or sleep blend tea - others may enjoy a relaxing bubble bath to unwind with beautiful scents or a calming meditation. I like to complete a to-do list for the following day to clear my mind and then read a few pages of an inspirational book. And my journal is never far away for any ideas or dreams I would like to record upon waking. Sweet dreams... Kerry Kingston Kerry Kingston Design

When the room is balanced you are more likely to feel balanced and peaceful in the room and within yourself. Issue #7 | The Inspired Guide | January 1st 2020

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