Your bedroom should be a sanctuary that promotes sleep and restfulness. Unfortunately, many bedrooms are not designed or decorated in a way to encourage a peaceful vibe or energy flow, which can disrupt sleep.
Contrary to popular belief, feng shui is not a Chinese interior design concept. Feng shui isn’t something you do, it is something that’s everywhere. Feng shui practitioners believe that all buildings have a unique feng shui energy blueprint from the moment they are built, and this energy can affect you in ways you may not even realise.
Classical feng shui is believed to be a sister science to acupuncture. Both ancient Chinese sciences are based on the fact that everything has its own energy.
Feng shui is based around a time-tested calculation method that reveals the unseen feng shui energy blueprint of a building, which is determined by both its magnetic orientation as well as when it was built. These repeatable energy combinations have predictable consequences on the lives of the building’s occupants due to prolonged exposure to them.
Feng Shui Rules
The proper placement of furniture and accessories is at the heart of creating good feng shui in a bedroom. This is because every building has an unseen blueprint grid that divides the interior width and depth by three. These energy grid lines are like unseen beams that can cause health problems in the area of the body that is bisected between two sections of the energy grid.
As far as possible, avoid bedrooms with exposed beams. But if your bedroom already has exposed beams, just make sure that occupied furniture is away from them.
Keeping your bedroom clutter-free is also essential to good feng shui. A messy bedroom isn’t good for energy flow, even if all of your furniture is in the right place.
Finding The Right Spot For Your Bed
If it’s possible, make sure that the top of your head is near a solid wall or toward a wall with a closed window that doesn’t have any drafts. This position is to reduce the movement of Qi or energy above your head, so you will have a restful night’s sleep.
Your headboard should fit up against your wall, so try to keep your bed as close to the wall as possible.
The bed you choose is also important. A solid wood frame or a solidly upholstered headboard is best for feng shui. Headboards with multiple panels or built-in shelving or storage should be avoided.
Feng Shui Colours
To choose the best feng shui colours for your bedroom, you should consider having the space professionally evaluated. But rule of thumb, avoid primary colours like reds, purples, blues, and black all of which are said to be able to trigger major problems depending on the feng shui energies of the space.
So if you’re redecorating, look for furniture, bedding, and accessories that are neutral in colour. If you can only change one element of the room, switch up your bedding.
No Mirrors In The Bedroom
Feng shui warns against placing a mirror in the bedroom. Because mirrors reflect light, it activates the energy or yang within the bedroom. This excess active energy makes it harder to fall asleep.
Another consequence of placing a mirror in the bedroom is that, depending on your date of birth and gender, it can affect your relationships, preventing them from progressing and result in you sleeping alone.
Balancing The Energy
Another part of creating a feng shui bedroom is implementing the five elemental remedies or elements – water features, plants for wood, fire colors (reds and purples), and objects made of earth or metal.
However this does not mean you should have all five of the elements represented in each room. A reputed feng shui master can help you to determine which element is required to optimize the existing unseen energy combination.