Feng Shui Bedroom Tips to Harmonize Your Private Sanctuary

Feng Shui Bedroom Tips

We spend at least a third of our life sleeping, so we know that at least this much time is spent in the bedroom. This is the place where we come to rest, relax, rejuvenate our bodies; it is our own private sanctuary, whether we share it with someone else or alone.

The bedroom should be a place of comfort, peace and romance, our refuge from the outside world and daily stresses and worries of everyday life. Follow these feng shui bedroom tips and your bedroom is sure to become your favorite room in the house.

feng shui bedroom tips

Feng Shui Bedroom Tips: #1
Clear the Clutter

The number one rule of feng shui-ing any area, is to clear the clutter. It is so easy to understand how it accumulates.

We procrastinate putting things off for later, we don’t have the time now as we are always in a rush, we don’t throw away things in case we need them later, we have things we’ve been meaning to repair, we keep things for sentimental reasons, and we always believe we will fit into those skinnier clothes that don’t quite fit us now.

As harmless as it seems at the time, we don’t realize that not only does clutter trap stale stagnant bad energy causing bad luck, but this bad energy weighs on us mentally and physically exhausting us more subconsciously every day.

The only way to clear our minds and feel more alive and invigorated is to open that window, let in some fresh air and clear away all that clutter so that bad energy can flow out and more positive energy or chi can flow through.

Make sure your bedroom is well ventilated and air circulated and avoid storing anything under the bed. In Feng Shui, bedroom tips such as these will help not only clear your room, but also your mind.

Feng Shui Bedroom Tips: #2
Bed Placement

Your bed should ideally be placed in a position where if you are lying on it, you have a full view of all doors and windows into the room.

It’s also best to have your bedhead against a solid wall. This is so no one can enter your room unseen, which makes sense for security as well as feng shui.

Never place your bed in line with the door where your feet are facing the door. This is known as the coffin position and results in a very bad energy pattern that interferes with restful sleep.

Also never have anything hanging over the bed, whether it be mobiles, beams, mirrors, etc. as these things can drain you of energy. If any of these can not be avoided, you will need a feng shui cure to counterbalance this bad energy.

Feng Shui Bedroom Tips: #3

Mirrors reflect energy which can be disturbing to your sleep. Make sure that when you are sitting or lying on your bed, you cannot see your own reflection in any mirror.

If you share your bed, having a mirror reflect it can show more than two people in the relationship which can promote infidelity. Make sure any offending mirrors are covered or removed from the bedroom altogether.

If you have a mirrored wardrobe door, slide it open so you can’t see your reflection or try to cover it up.

Feng Shui Bedroom Tips: #4
Electrical Appliances in the Bedroom

It is bad feng shui to have electrical appliances in the bedroom. Most of these give off electromagnetic radiation or frequencies even when turned off, which are detrimental to a good night’s sleep.

Try to limit the amount of appliances in the room. Remove the tv, computer and video. Use batteries in your digital clock radio and keep it at least 2 meters away from your head.

If you need to use an electric blanket, preheat your bed and when you are ready to sleep turn it off at the power point. Remove any plugs from their sockets when not in use.

Feng Shui Bedroom Tips: #5
Furniture, Decor and Colors in the Bedroom

Make sure the decor in the bedroom is not overpowering. Bold, bright colors can be too strong for the  bedroom which can upset the balance of energy and disrupt your sleep.

Colors should be restful and calming. Light, airy tones are good for a small room, as they give the illusion of wider spaces and freedom, whereas a larger room can be made more comfortable and cosy with darker colors.

Try to minimize the furniture in the bedroom as this can lead to overcrowding. Furniture should be placed in positions that complement the bed but make sure that no poison arrows (direct arrows of chi) protrude from their corners onto the bed.

For this reason, open bookshelves should be avoided in the bedroom. Never place any water features, aquariums or pictures of water in the bedroom as this can energize the chi too much causing disruption in sleep.

Fresh flowers and real plants should also be avoided in the bedroom for this reason.

Following these simple feng shui bedroom tips will not only help create the physical and mental peace and harmony that we all want to experience from the time spent in our bedrooms, but it can also promote long lasting restful sleep and ultimately make our bedroom the private intimate retreat it should be.