Feng Shui Dorm Room Tips by Laura Cerrano Feng Shui New York LI consultant

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Feng Shui Dorm Room Tips by Laura Cerrano Feng Shui New York LI consultant

Laura Cerrano Feng Shui NY consultant feels the best time to utilize Feng Shui is anytime, especially when living in very small spaces, such as sharing a dorm room.  You are then faced to truly layout your space to provide the best energy flow, clutter free, creative and balanced environment. 

This is the lay out of Laura Cerrano's old college dorm room from SUNY New Paltz.  This was her side of the room and pretty much the opposite side matched, with some differences in how her roommate set it up.   If you can not "Feng Shui" the entire dorm room, then simply adjust the energy on your side :)

Feng Shui Dorm Tips:


1. Be sure to have a commanding position of the door way when sleeping in your bed. 

Choose a side to rest your head  so you can always see who is entering into your space.  This protects you energetically and literally.

2. Making the bed after waking up will create a feeling of harmony when you return from a long day of learning.

  Sometimes college folks like to take naps in  between classes to regain their energy, so why not have the bed ready for you ;)

3. If possible keep underneath your bed clear as much as you can.  Or, at least do not keep heavy objects there. 

Ms. Cerrano did store some items under her bed while living in the SUNY New Paltz Dorms.  But, she was mindful of what was there, she had items that motivated her such as her artwork, books on spirituality, and soft items like clothing.  Ms. Cerrano understands space is extremely limited in a dorm situation so that is why it's even more important to be mindful of what you keep around you.

4. Adding a small area rug by your bed entrance is a great way to help pre-pare you body, mind and spirit for a good nights rest.  It also helps to soften the hard textures of the dorm room

5. Colors of your bedding, try and keep them light and airy if possible. 

Darker colors can make a space feel more enclose and small.  small spaces call for lighter colors to help energetically feel and look more open.

6. Adding live plants in your room to promote better air quality and live force.

Having plants in any room is a great way to stimulate the idea of growth, life force and is known to help reduce stress :)  Any form of mother nature when utilized in good proportions and intentions can be used as a healing force.

7. Have images surrounding you that inspire and provide support for your body, mind and spirit. 

Let that be positive affirmations, artwork, word art, photos of friends, family, certain teachers who have inspired you, ancestors, pets...anything that makes you feel good :)

8. Keep your desk clear as much as you can, especially before going to bed. 

When Laura was going to school, desk top computers were all the rage and slowly but surly laptops replaced them or at least became thinner. Be sure to turn off all electronics when not in use at night so as not to give off electromagnetic energy to you or your roommate.  To promote better concentration, on the desk Laura Cerrano would keep a Quartz crystal for clarity and focus as she worked.

9. If you have the room, which Ms. Cerrano did, she added a small circular night stand near her bed to promote the idea of balance. 

Traditionally you are to have two night stands, one for each side.  Being knocked up against the wall does offer the idea of support.  Again, traditionally you are supposed to have a headboard, but work with what you have.  The walls them selves will act as supports.  That is why it's even more important to surround yourself with items that are positive and if they are to be on the walls, it's even more important.  That kind of energy is always around and very close to you.



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*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997. Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City -Hamptons NY.

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New York Feng Shui Manhattan New York City Manhattan NYC Consultant Laura Cerrano is a Second Generation Certified Feng Shui Consultant who has trained with Feng Shui Long Island and Masters from across the Country including Shamans to incorporate Native American beliefs and Space Clearings into her Feng Shui Consulting Firm, Feng Shui Manhattan New York City NY. After co-consulting on site for many years Laura began her own business in 2000 and has a strong client base in New York City, New York, Long Island NY, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the rest of the New York Tri-State area.

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comments (6)

The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Laura,

I like the tips for the dorm room.  A lot of growth and change occurs in college; a little feng shui can help any coed.


Oct 17, 2011 01:08 PM
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

What a great and orginial blog post! Love the ideas - they are perfect for a college student!

Oct 17, 2011 02:55 PM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Love this post - very original and perfect for the student looking to organize their life and room!

Oct 18, 2011 12:56 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Carole:  I'm going to give this to my son who needs to re-arrange his room...it's not a dorm room but it is kind of small and I've been telling him to get rid of one of the beds...he has an extra bed in his little room because we had so many of his friends staying over...but now that he is older they don't stay over so much!

Oct 18, 2011 04:41 PM
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., ABR, GRI, SRES - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty

Great tips/ideas for those living in a dorm or smaller living space.  Live plants always make a difference!

Oct 19, 2011 07:05 AM
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Carole ~ I love the  positive uplifting ways of Feng shui, it's very interesting.

Oct 19, 2011 05:13 PM