We all want good vibes in the bedroom. Better sleep, relaxation and relationships. So here are 5 tips on how you can get good Feng shui in your bedroom.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng-shui, which literally translates to ‘wind and water’ is all about the flow of energy in your home, or otherwise known as ‘chi’. Feng shui looks at where objects are placed in your home and how this affects the flow of energy in your space and in turn how this influences your own personal energy.
Your personal energy affects the way you feel, think and act, which in turn affects your success both personally and professionally.
The goal of ‘good’ feng-shui in your bedroom is to support rest, and relationships with yourself and your partner.
Here are 5 tips to help you increase positive chi in your bedroom:
- Positioning your bed
The bed should take a dominant position in your room. The best position is placing the bed as far away from the door as possible whilst still being able to see the bedroom door.
Ideally you should position your bed so it is diagonal to the bedroom door. This will give you a greater distance from the door whilst also ensuring you are not in line with the doors opening. This promotes sleep and healthy chi.
- No footboards
Footboards are considered to be blocking ‘forward progress in life’. However, there is an exception to the no footboards rule.
When you’re lying in bed do your feet point out the door? If so, this can be considered as creating negative energy. This is because this position is known as the ‘death position’, because in Chinese tradition the deceased are carried out feet first. When your feet are aligned with the door energy is lost at night and your personal energy gets weaker.
If you can’t avoid having your feet pointing out the door, then place a foot board to act as a buffer.
- Opt for curved furniture
Bedside tables with pointed edges create a sharp environment. The right angels of the bedside table create negative energy that effect your sleeping.
However, if you do have a edged bedside table that’s fine. Some simple ways to counter the edges is to place a table cloth or a cascading plant that drapes over the edges to soften them.
- Clear the clutter
It’s important to contain the clutter so the chi can flow easily.
It is believed that clutter symbolises unfinished business and impedes forward progress in life. So, get rid of all the unnecessary things in your bedroom. You may have one too many pieces of furniture or photos. Also, if you have any negative associations with any furniture or anything in your room, get rid of it.
Also, avoid clutter under the bed. This type of clutter can disturb your sleep, particularly if you’re storing out of season clothes or work-related clutter.
You may also want to consider placing plants in corners to help energy flow.
- Create a bedroom for couples
If you’re single and don’t want to be, decorate your bedroom as if your partner is already sleeping there.
Symmetry is really important in Feng shui. Accessorise in pairs or multiples – have two lamps in your room, one on each side of the bed, have 2 bedside tables etc. Having one lamp or space only on one side of the bed to get out (if your bed is up against a wall for example) symbolises solitude.
Create a bedroom that you love to be in. A good mattress, solid headboard and high quality, natural fibre sheets are necessary to create harmonious energy.
So what type of energy might you have flowing in your bedroom? Do you need any changes? Let us know in the comments below.