Whether you’re a Feng Shui beginner who needs a little more happiness in their bedroom, or a seasoned veteran who wants to optimise the chi flow of their home, these actionable tips will help you improve your bedroom Feng Shui, and, ultimately, your sleep.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese system of natural laws which are supposed to govern the spatial arrangement orientation of your furniture and décor in relation to the flow of energy (Chi). The word ‘feng’ is Chinese for wind, and the word ‘shui’ is Chinese for water – together these symbolise the flow of life that one should aspire to have in one’s home.
Contemporary Feng Shui developed in Western society in the 1970s and is based on the psychology of how to achieve goals through a targeted focus on the different aspects of life as well as the classical form of Feng Shui principles which included Chi flow and the manifestations of yin and yang.
We’ve compiled a list of Feng Shui tips to ensure your energy flows in the right direction and help you achieve a good night sleep.
13 Tips for Feng Shui in Your Bedroom
Feng Shui may have been around for over 5000 years but it’s still useful today. In fact, with the modern lifestyle being busier and having more distractions, feng shui has arguably never been more important. To ensure your bedroom is as balanced as possible, use the following Feng Shui bedroom tips:
- Invest in a king or super-king size bed and mattress.
- Position your bed centrally and out of line from the bedroom door.
- Maximise air-flow with adjustable blinds.
- Limit electronic devices and screens.
- Ensure your bed has a bedside table on either side.
- Use natural bedding and eco-friendly materials.
- Choose soothing, muted colour tones.
- Use candles and low-light bulbs.
- Keep all drawers and doors closed when not in use.
- Invest in a solid headboard.
- Avoid mirrors, particularly within the sight-line of the bed.
- Move your bookshelf to a different room.
- Only have books you’re currently reading in your bedroom.
Read More: 40 Simple Bedroom Ideas to Improve Your Life
Feng Shui Bedroom Layout
In terms of what goes in the bedroom, there are varying levels of Feng Shui expertise. Here are some basic ones you can do right away:
Tips and Thoughts from a Feng Shui Master
Feng Shui master consultant Alan Stirling says:
‘You can sleep under a window as long as there is some wall, and you can draw the curtains behind you. This then simulates a solid wall. However, you should never sleep against a floor to ceiling window.
In addition to the ‘command’ location of your bed, you also need something taller on the left-hand side when lying in bed, and something smaller on the right. This emulates the way that energy flows around the body; as well as the movement of Sun and Moon on our planet, when standing or sleeping with our back to the magnetic fields (north pole).
Mirrors are a big problem as you should never be able to see yourself when lying in bed. Your subconscious is aware of the reflection which will only produce a fitful sleep at best. Just move or cover the mirrors at night with fabric or a curtain.
By far the best way of getting a good night’s rest is to sleep in a favourable direction and I have seen many life’s transformed from just realigning the bed.
My Feng Shui site has the formula that helps you find your best direction for either prosperity, sleep, health family harmony or long life. You can also add favourable colours and our site tells you how to do this too.’
Feng Shui Bedroom Colour & Art Tips
For your bedroom walls and art, use soothing colours such as ‘skin colours’ – these vary from pale white to rich chocolate brown.
Below is a helpful colour wheel that demonstrates the Feng Shui relationship between colour and mood. In Feng Shui, when a practitioner refers to a colour chart, they generally are referring to the colours associated with each life area of the pakua. In addition to the specific life areas and colours, each of the nine sections of the pakua also has a corresponding element and direction.
Looking more specifically at art, you should aim to decorate with positive art that emphasises life and nature.
Even by changing a few things in your bedroom, you could be taking a few steps toward more positive energy within your bedroom. Give them a try!
Do you have any Feng Shui tips we’ve missed? Please let us know in the comments below.
Post updated: 04/03/2019