Today I will be sharing with you some feng shui hints and tips that can be applied to your bedroom. I use it as a guideline for my own bedroom as well. I am a big How To googler and today I will be sharing with you some of the information I have found useful. Feng shui varies from person to person. What works for someone else, might not work for you.
The easiest way to start is to take a look at the Bagua. The bagua is used to map out the different areas of a room or house. It is really simple to make as well. I have never used actual measurements, I just wing it. I guess this really depends on what type of person you are. You are three rows of rectangles going vertical and three going horizontal. This creates 9 squares in total. Each square represents an area. The main entrance should always be located on the bottom line. I have included a bagua and a map over the feng shui elements. Both are found in the article How To Feng Shui Your Bedroom – wikiHow
I wanted to create a little diagram including the name of each are and some of the things to include. I do not want to overwhelm anyone, so this is just some basic items. I want you to get inspiration from here and see what YOU have that will fit better in another area. I would recommend you use it as a guideline to become more feng shui in you home.
The position of the bed is one of the most important things in the bedroom. I have experiences this first hand. After not being able to sleep properly for three nights I told my mother. She asked me if I had done something different, such as move the bed. I had moved it when I was re-arranging my room. I then moved it back and slept like a baby the next night. I can’t tell you which way you should position the bed, but I do have some helpful tips to keep in mind:
- A good solid headboard or an upholstered one with a solid back
- A good (new) mattress. It is recommended not to buy used
- A solid wall behind your bed and not a window
- Free space all around your bed for the energy to circle around while you sleep
- Do not look at yourself in the mirror at night. Most recommend not having a mirror at all or covering it with fabric
- Avoid beams over your head
- Reduce clutter in the room, especially under the bed
- You should be able to see the door from your bed
- No family photos
- No clutter
- Limit electronics such as TVs, computers etc. Use battery driven alarm clocks if you can.
- It is recommended to have no electronics within 1.5 meters of your bed / body
- No work related items. If you must have a desk in your room make sure to clear it at night and keep everything tidy
- Beautiful artwork of things you want to happen, such as images of success, achievements, hope and love. Stay away from sad, lonely, depressing art
- Lots of different light sources. Install a dimmer if you can. Candle light or bedside lamps
- Bring in nature and plants. Note: Some people disagree
As the bedroom is a place of relaxation it is important to use yin (not yang) colours and earthy tones. This includes warm, rich earth and skin tones as well as blues, greens and lavender. Pink is also a recommended colour for the bedroom as in represents the relationship.
Other tips and tricks:
- Open the windows at least once a day to let in fresh air. Even when it is cold outside open it for a couple of minutes
- No exercise equipment
- No water features – some disagree
I hope you found this post interesting and informative. I must note that there are disagreements on what is good and bad feng shui. Remember to find something that works for you. If you have any questions, need help or anything else. Please leave me a comment below.
Hi great article..but I have a problem.my bed is in right places I can see the door..but behind my bed has the window..I cant chang it so..what can I do for that
From the book “Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life” by Karen Rauch Carter (recommend it!)
*If there is no alternative, place a red item (or a symbol – like a little toy Doberman pinscher) on the sill to protect you”
I hope this will help you !
Sheila aoyang says
How about a bed under an inverted v ceiling?