Feng Shui is an ancient artform that allows us to replicate nature’s balance in our homes through the design and lifestyle choices we make every day, opening our space and our lives to an abundance of prosperity and peace. A Feng Shui bedroom should be able to develop and maintain good energy that helps you recharge and get the rest you need throughout the day, and deflect negative energy from getting into your private sanctuary.
Here are a few easy-to-follow tips on what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to Feng Shui in your bedroom:
Get a Feng Shui-friendly Bed
When finding a bed that fits Feng Shui specifications, all you need to find is one with a solid headboard, a comfortable mattress with ample support, and a sturdy frame with enough elevation from the floor. It is highly recommended that the space under the bed is kept free to allow the good energy to flow. However, as space is a continuing issue with most residences, if you must utilize the space under your bed for storage, make sure that each compartment is organized. This way, your space is clutter-free inside and out.
It’s best to place your bed as far away from the door as possible, while still keeping it at your vantage point. Directly aligning your bed with any doorway in your room, called the “coffin position”, lets the good energy flow out of the room too quickly, and is not good for Feng Shui. Also, make sure no sharp angles point at you while you sleep, whether it be from a sharp-ended side table or a chandelier hanging right above you, as sharp objects give off attacking energy or Sha Chi which disrupts your peace and can hinder you from sleeping well.
Placing your bed behind a strong supporting wall also protects your bed from negative energy and gives it more power to hold good energy. It gives you a strong sense of support, allowing you to let go and relax easier.
Two of Each
Having grounding and balanced energy coming form both sides of the bed is important for optimal Feng Shui. Get pairs of nightstands, the same table lamps, throw pillows, ottomans, you name it. From a Feng Shui perspective, pairs of items in the bedroom symbolize balance and equality, and promote warm, loving, and harmonious energy—yes, even if there’s only one person in the bedroom!
Don’t Place a Mirror Inside the Bedroom
Reflective surfaces in your bed room are thought to disturb your sleep, as they are considered to be activation cures. Activation cures promote Yang energy, the opposite of Yin energy that you would want to foster in the bedroom as it helps you achieve restfulness. Mirrors also tend to reflect energy all over the room, which you wouldn’t want to happen while you’re trying to get some good shut-eye. If you must have a mirror in your bedroom, make sure to cover it with a cloth when not in use, and definitely don’t position it in front of the bed.
Built for Rest
Yes, adults, put the phone down and get the meaningful rest you deserve. We’re all guilty of being tempted to get some extra work done at home while what we should really be doing is getting rest for the next day ahead. Ideally, televisions, work stations, and other gadgets should be kept out of the bedroom as they create an unhealthy magnetic field that keeps us from getting the rest we need.
It is also said that televisions in front of the bed could invite a third party into a marriage, so better be safe and keep it out of your bedroom completely. Do the right thing and put the gadgets away for awhile and spend quality time with your loved ones, even yourself. Live a little, relax.
Don’t Place Any Water Features Inside the Bedroom
For some, an aquarium in the bedroom may provide a source for relaxation. In the context of Feng Shui, however, having water features in this private space could potentially invite bad luck in relationship and finances. Fountains, vases with water inside, or even photos and paintings of oceans and rivers on the wall represent the element of water, which is used to kill fire. As the bedroom is associated with passion, having water inside the bedroom may bring about diminished warmth.