In this life and especially during crazy times like these, there is no manual for wellness and happiness. Still, there are ways to turn your home into a pool of inspiration, harmony and inner strength. That way you’ll be able to harness the best of your creativity while you enjoy an overall better living experience. One of those ways is by giving your home a Feng Shui – energy makeover.
As a matter of fact, today I’ll be looking into how to Feng Shui a bedroom – one of the most significant rooms of any home and consequently, of major impact to your overall wellness.
Wellness begins and ends at home and in particular in the bedroom. That’s because we all spent a great deal of time there. Furthermore, a good night’s sleep is a fundamental need for pursuing a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. As such, a bedroom’s good design is essential. So let’s look into the Feng Shui bedroom essentials.
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom # 1 Bed placement
In order to ensure the necessary conditions required for a good night’s sleep, one needs to place the bed properly. That’s probably the most important element. According to Feng Shui, the bed must be placed in such a way to have a good view of the door, yet never directly across it. That is bad chi (energy). Moreover, a bed should not be placed in front of a window.
Also, the bed should not be placed under a beam. That also goes for other furniture like a desk or a sofa. Similarly, the bed’s headboard should be against a solid wall (no window). Yet take care not to place the bed against a wall where there’s a kitchen or a bathroom behind it. That would promote a poor relationship and/or quarreling. A corridor against your bed’s headboard, with traffic to a stairwell or an elevator is equally problematic. So definitely avoid this if possible.
Furthermore, leave walkways on both sides of the bed. If you place one of the sides of your bed against a wall, then the male (left side or “dragon”) or female (right side or “tiger”) energy will be blocked. Furthermore, do no place a mirror or a TV directly facing the bed for it promotes poor sleep quality. If mirror is higher than the bed level and you can’t see your reflection, then you are on the clear. If on the other hand you can’t avoid those reflections, then place a fabric over those reflective surfaces when not in use.
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom # 2 Bedroom layout
Believe it or not having an en-suite bathroom or a dressing room inside your bedroom is not considered good Feng Shui. Thus, if you do happen to have a “room within a room” then, it is best if the bathroom or closet door does not face the bed. The aim is to keep the traffic around the bed to the bare minimum, while allowing a good chi flow.
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom # 3 Bedroom furnishings and decor
Bright lights and ceiling fans directly over the bed are also not good in Feng Shui. On this note, the bedside lamps and tables adjacent to either side of the bed must be the same. This suggests equality in the relationship and promotes balance. However, do take care not to place any objects that create a sharp angle against the bed. That again is considered bad Feng Shui. (If you recall from another post on Feng Shui, circular shapes are the most favorable as opposed to straight lines). As for your vanity, then place it somewhere away from traffic.
Another thing that might come as a surprise to you is that artificial (faux) plants and dried flowers are also not favored in Feng Shui. Likewise, dolls and figurines or lots of black and white photos should be avoided. Needless to say that cluttered furniture, under the bed storage and electronic devices can block a bedroom’s good chi. So it follows that it is best to avoid those too.
Finally, I think I need to mention that for good Feng Shui in a bedroom blue-gray colors are favored, for they promote and encourage relaxation. Likewise, green colors promote growth. Try avoiding using bold colors and patterns in the bedroom unless in small, subtle dosages.
So there you have a basic guideline on how to Feng Shui your bedroom for better wellness.
Hope it helps you get your life back on wellness’ right track!
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