When it comes to the bedroom, there’s a lot of chatter on what is the perfect Feng Shui setup.
Does the bed need to be on a solid wall, is there a Feng Shui command position?
Is it ok to have a bed diagonally positioned in the room, or inline with the door, or on the same wall as the door?
Does it matter what colour your bedroom is?
Do mirrors cause an issue, and what if you want a round bed or a water bed?
So many confusing statements about Feng Shui for the bedroom, it’s hard to know which advice to follow.
This is where you are wise to trust a Feng Shui expert like myself, as I’ve assisted hundreds of clients create a sense of harmony and happiness in their bedroom.
Let’s talk about how you can improve sleep and wellbeing in your bedroom with Feng Shui principles.
Feng Shui Bedroom Layout
Creating a sense of Feng Shui harmony in your bedroom is easy to achieve with logical steps you can initiate right away.
According to Feng Shui principles, bedrooms are Yin spaces and should be designed to promote a sense of calm, peacefulness and rejuvenation.
Positioning your bedroom furniture is an important first step to cultivating a deep sleep, so you wake up energized and well-rested.
It’s easy to create a space that you love and aligns with Feng Shui if you follow some simple guidelines.
Feng Shui bedroom rules:
A neutral colour scheme will help create a rejuvenative and restful atmosphere. Jarring colours activate the energy and keep you awake, and your mind actively pursuing thoughts that prevent you from sleep.
Ambient lighting will help slow the mind down and calm the nervous system in preparation for deep sleep. Bright lighting is stimulating and encourages the mind to keep working, reviewing issues and sabotages relaxation.
When we balance a space with complimentary items each side of the bed, we create harmony and symmetry. If we seek a partner, we are wise to set our space for ‘two’ and visualize the other person in the space.
A bedroom is best darkened during sleep hours, as this preserves the Yin energy needed for health rejuvenation and relationship connectivity. When a bedroom is bright at night, your natural sleep cycle is interrupted and broken sleep is likely.
The best bedroom to align with Feng Shui is the one that’s just the right size! Enough room for the bed, night tables, armoire, reading chair and treasured items.
Size does matter in the bedroom, and this is where smaller wins!
Creating an electronics free zone in your bedroom removes unwanted distractions and promotes intimate communication and emotional awareness.
When you enhance the positive Feng Shui energy in your bedroom you enhance health, loving relationships, sleep patterns and overall wellbeing.
Feng Shui Bed Placement
The placement of your bed is the most important aspect of aligning your bedroom to Feng Shui.
As your Feng Shui expert I ensure the bed is positioned on the best Feng Shui energy that supports you.
But what if we’ve yet to work together on your Feng Shui?
You follow these simple rules for a good night’s sleep!
Best Feng Shui bed position
It is best to place your bed on a solid wall that provides ‘Mountain Dragon support’ where you absorb the beneficial health Qi while sleeping.
Avoid placing your bed under a window, on the same wall as the door, in the centre of the room, or on a diagonal (touching two walls) as that can undermine loving relationships.
The optimal Feng Shui command bed position is when your bed is on a solid wall, with a clear view of the entry door across the room.
Best Feng Shui bed style
Choose a traditional shape of bed that promotes stability, trust and loyalty.
Avoid round or hexagonal beds as they promote impulsive and sexually charged connections.
A solid headboard will provide support for your health and bring a sense of togetherness for you and your partner.
Avoid 4 poster beds as their upright posts are considered aggressive energy and promote distance in the relationship.
Ensure your bed is raised from the floor for adequate air circulation that stimulates good Qi and prevents stagnant Qi from forming and causing illness.
Follow these simple steps when placing your bed and you will achieve better sleep and potentially alleviate health and relationship issues.
Feng Shui Bedroom: what to avoid!
By following the steps above you are already cultivating positive Feng Shui that will create balance and harmony in your life.
Feng Shui plants
A decorative broad leaf plant that is healthy, lush and thriving can be a positive addition to your bedroom. Healthy plants are considered good omens of love and encourage wise learning and discussions.
Too many plants in the bedroom will support aggression and negative communication between loved ones.
It is particularly important to have no cacti in the bedroom as their spikes and sharp edges can cause issues for the heart and eyes.
Check out this list of things that can interrupt / derail good bedroom Feng Shui!
Ceiling fans are activators of air, with large blades that cut through the energy air flow. They create negative energy and will prevent deep regenerative sleep needed for optimal health.
If you need a fan, choose a floor model that turns off with a timer once you’re cooled and asleep.
It is best to avoid any large mirrors, especially if you can see yourself while lying down, as it causes confusion for your spiritual self.
Ancient beliefs state that your spirit leaves the body while you sleep. It ascends to a higher realm to rejuvenate its own energy before it reenters your body and wakes you up.
A mirror is believed to create confusion as the spirit returns, it is not sure if the body in the bed, or the image in the mirror is where it belongs.
Spirit eventually chooses the right ‘you’ and wakes you up as it does so, but the underlying confusion is thought to contribute to anxiety and lack of confidence as you go about your day.
A large mirror is best placed in a dressing room, bathroom, in a way that you cannot see yourself while sleeping, or covered with a decorative fabric when you go to bed.
Achieving optimal Feng Shui in the bedroom
Ultimately, what’s the last word here…?
A bedroom that flows with the positive energy of Feng Shui will help you become healthier, stronger and more connected with loved ones.
Feng Shui is all about understanding how the environment affects you and making positive changes to improve the energy flow. Want to get the most out of your space? Feng Shui consultant, QiPro Sam can help!