Feng Shui in the home is important; the bedroom is considered a vital room in your home to apply Feng Shui rules. The energies in your home play an important part in how they affect your sleeping habits; below are tips on adding Feng Shui to your Bedroom layout.

Feng Shui Bed Placement

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In the bedroom, Feng Shui’s bed direction is essential. Feng Shui principles have proven that everything is ultimately energy; it makes sense that your bed’s position is part of bedroom Feng Shui. The bed should be placed relative to the door and allow the sleeper the broadest possible scope of the room. A restricted range of sight within the room can restrict the person’s Chi and their life vision. The larger the space in front of your bed, the more your life expands, breathes, and improves.

Avoid placing your bed in a corner because you or your partner may feel trapped. Both sides of the bed should be easily accessible so that one partner doesn’t have to climb over the other to get out of bed. In that case, the person who is sleeping facing the wall could feel deprived of freedom, restricted or stuck in the relationship. If your bed position doesn’t allow you to see the door and you can’t move the bed, place a sizable mirror that easily allows you to see the door. If you need to angle the mirror to show the door, use a standing mirror angled to the appropriate position.

Visibility of the Bedroom Door for Feng Shui

In Feng Shui principles, having a view of the door from the bed without being too close to it gives a sense of safety, helps with relaxation and promotes sleep.  Never place the foot of the bed towards the door; this is known as ‘coffin position’ and puts the bed as the primary focus in the room.  If this can’t be avoided use a piece of furniture like a footboard or table to act as a buffer zone. Remember to make sure the buffer doesn’t block the view of the door.

Feng Shui Rules For Better Sleep

The most important rule in Feng Shui for the bedroom is that your bed must have a headboard! A solid wooden headboard is recommended to add grounding and stabilization to your life. Metal headboards are not recommended. Scientific studies have concluded that poor sleep quality can be detrimental to your mental and physical health, including the sex drive. The headboard provides support and offers a balance of yin and yang energies.

Eliminate Mirrors In A Bedroom

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According to Feng Shui’s bedroom setup, you should avoid having mirrors in the bedroom. In Feng Shui for love and marriages, mirrors can reflect past energy into space, which can cause restlessness and amplify anxiety. Feng Shui mirror placement indicates that mirrors in the bedroom facing the bed need to be relocated because they reflect the couple in the bed. Some believe that this will cause a failure in the relationship because of the entry of a third party. So it is important to not have a mirror opposite your bed, whether on a dresser or the wall.

Feng Shui Alter Placement

The images and objects that you surround yourself with effect your life more than you could imagine. Alters and statues should never be placed in the bedroom. Do not position your altar to share the same wall as your bedroom, especially the bed. Buddha, Bodhisattva and Heavenly Deities are compassionate. Placing them in the bedroom is inappropriate and disrespectful; we do not want the intimacy between the couples to cause any disrespect to the altar.

Bedroom Ventilation

The bedroom should be well-ventilated, keeping old energy out of the room.  Closing your bedroom door, closet and bathroom doors ensures the optimum flow of nourishing and healing energy, improving your health and strengthening relationships.

Bed Size Matters In Feng Shui

The bed plays an integral part in bedroom Feng Shui. The bed size is important; a single mattress is not suggested if you’re actively manifesting a relationship; these are for children and singles. On the other hand, many King size beds arrange so that the box spring is made up of two single beds pushed together. These types of beds can manifest into a symbolic divide in the relationship. Also, sleeping on a King size mattress does not encourage intimacy.  Invest in a full-size mattress or a Queen bed to avoid you and your partner feeling like you are miles away from each other.  Keep the area under the bed clean and free from storage and clutter; storing items under your bed affects your sleep. Feng Shui tips can only get you so far. When you are sleeping, your Yin is in a passive state; and it’s important to create an environment in Feng Shui that supports your qi and represents you and the feel of your home. It’s essential to live in a space that embraces what you want; if you need assistance, consider booking a Feng Shui Bedroom Consultation.