Feng Shui in Your Bedroom
The bedroom you want to create should invite you, calms and excites you at the same time, provides you a good night sleep, and have a harmonious flow of nourishing and sensual energy.
1. Keep your storage spaces neat and organized. Clearing your clutter is very important in the bedroom. Wardrobes, under beds, and behind doors get very stale and need to be cleared often to ensure good energy.
2. Let go of the TV, computer, and exercise equipment in your bedroom.
Avoid having a desk or workspace in your bedroom. This room should be a purely personal space and not the one that combines work and rest. If you do have a desk in your bedroom, separate it with the screen.
3. Keep the air fresh and full of oxygen in your room.
4. Many plants in the bedroom are not good feng shui, unless your bedroom is fairly large and the plants are located far from the bed.
Use plants if any piece of furniture is diagonal to a corner, to prevent dead energy accumulating in the corner or to soften sharp corners pointing directly where you sleep.
There should be no problem in having a beautiful romantic arrangement of fresh flowers in a clean water, as long you are not allergic to them, or silk flowers as long as you are keeping them dust free.
5. Have a few different lights in your bedroom, or use a dimmer switch to adjust the strength.
Candles are the best feng shui bedroom lighting, but they should be toxin free.
6. Use pairs in a bedroom, especially if you are single and want to attract someone. Have two pillows side by side, a pair of Mandarin ducks, painting on the wall should have two people in the picture, and two candle sticks could be a good setting.
7. Best feng shui colors for the bedroom are considered the “skin colors”, and we know the colors of human skin vary from pale white to rich chocolate-brown. Pink and beige are a good example.
8. Images are also very important for your bedroom, as images carry powerful feng shui energy. The best feng shui advice for bedroom art is to choose images that you want to see happening in your life.
9. Always have your bed easily approachable from both sides and have two bedside tables (one on each side). Avoid having the bed in a direct line with the door.
Good mattress, solid headboard, and high quality sheets from natural fibers are also very important.
The top of your bed (or headboard) should be placed 7-9 inches away from the wall. The main purpose is to allow the free flow of air and energy. If the side of your bed is also against a wall, you should allow a similar space of 7-9 inches between the bed and the wall.
The foot of the bed should never face the doorway, the theory being that the influx of energy from the rest of the house through the doorway will not let you have a peaceful sleep.
10. Don’t have a mirror or mirrored dressing table facing the bed, if you can see yourself in the mirror from a resting position. There isn’t a problem if the mirror is too high for this to occur. You can either change the position of the mirror or dressing table, or cover it with a cloth each night before going to bed.
11. Do not sleep with a beam or overhead cupboards over your head. Place a piece of cloth under the beam to take away the negative effect, hang a crystal faceted sphere or a pair of bamboo flutes.
12. Keep the bedroom door closed at night, closet doors, and the en-suite bathroom door. This will allow for the best and most nourishing flow of energy to strengthen your health.
At the end, ask yourself if it feels like a restful place, does it convey comfort, safety, spaciousness…, if it doesn’t, experiment until it feels right for you.