The bedroom is the place where you mind rests from all the stress during the day. And, Feng Shui can help you reach your optimal relaxation.
What is Feng Shui
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Feng Shui is a Chinese art form based around the concept of harmony in your interior design. According to Feng Shui, the position of your furniture plays a role for your peace of mind. So, a Feng Shui bedroom is an interior made specifically help you get the most from your rest.
If you’re a Feng Shui novice, there is no better room to begin with than the bedroom.
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom
There are many things to consider when arranging your bedroom, according to Feng Shui. Here are the most important aspects.
- Get rid of electronics. You have to take everything that can disturb your sleep outside your bedroom – television, computers, laptops, phones, even old-fashioned alarm clocks aren’t recommended (because of the constant ticking). The magnetic field from electronics takes away from your much-needed rest. It’s even recommendable to switch off your wi-fi router.
- Remove mirrors. Mirrors reflect negative energy, especially if they’re facing your bed. If you share your bed with a romantic partner, they can even predict infidelity.
- Don’t place your bed directly under the light. If you get in bed and your eyes point right at the light on the ceiling, it would disturb your sleep.
- No fountains or aquariums. Anything that has water (even a painting of water) is bad luck for your bedroom, not to mention disturbance.
- Put away the plants. Plants and flowers contain too much energy. On a subconscious level, they urge you to get out of bed and do something. This isn’t what you want to do late in the night, so it’s better you don’t see them when in bed.
- Remove clutter. The less clutter in your field of vision, the better sleep. And, of course, less thoughts about the cleaning you have to do tomorrow.
- Avoid books. Just like with electronics, books can be distracting. One book is ok, but more would only motivate you to do something other than sleep.
Feng Shui Bedroom Layout Rules
Feng Shui Bedroom Colors
Each colour has its own meaning and impact on your psyche. Depending on what you want your bedroom to represent, here are some combinations to consider.
- Pastel colors for peace. Light pastel colours, especially green help with your peace and relaxation. For a good night’s sleep, these are the options you should choose.
- Metal colors for clarity. The different shades of gray, silver and white represent precision, clarity and efficiency. These colours can stimulate your mind, and let your wake up with just the right sharpness to start your day.
- Earth colors for stability. Light yellow, light brown, beige, dark green – the colours of mother nature. Not only do they calm the mind, but also give you the strength and harmony just about anyone wants in their life.
- Fire colors for passion. Red, orange, purple, pink – the colours of fire. They can invite romance and passion in your bedroom. They can also charge you with energy, perfect for those with a challenging career.
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Feng Shui Bedroom Direction of Bed
- Have a solid headboard. Wooden, or upholstered headboards are a symbol of the strong energy in your bedroom. Subconsciously, while asleep, your head needs good, strong backing for optimal rest.
- Invest in a comfortable mattress. The best thing you can do for our sleep is getting a really comfortable mattress. Feng Shui does not recommend second hand ones, as they may contain someone else’s energy, and that’s not always a good thing.
- A bed with legs, not on a platform. Energy needs to flow around you and the best way for that is to have space under our bed. The practical ones with platforms and big drawers are not recommended.
- Put the bed away from the door. Your bed should also not be aligned with the door. If it is, then you’re inviting surprises into your bedroom, and most might not be good ones. Still, you need to be able to see the door, as this gives you a feeling of control over your life.
- Place identical wooden night stands on both sides of the bed. Symmetry means balance, and you need that more than ever in your bedroom. The best way to do it is to have your bed be symmetrical from both sides. It’s even better if you place two identical lamps on both night stands as well.
Other Things for Your Feng Shui Bedroom
- Have soft lighting. Since lights on the ceiling will most probably end up going into your eyes and disturbing your sleep, it’s better to have night lamps on the night stands instead. They’ll provide soft lighting and peaceful sleep.
- Add inspiring art. Natural sceneries of mountains can calm down your mind, especially if they’re with the right colour tone of the whole bedroom. Just make sure you avoid urban sceneries and water features.
- Aim for equality. Try to have equal space on either side of your bed and other furniture. This will let the energy flow more easily. Ideally, you can make the whole room symmetrical.
- Get rid of clothes you no longer wear. Just like with clutter, it’s best to clear up your wardrobe from clothes you don’t intend to wear anymore. The less things you have, the better. This minimalistic way of life is especially good for mental health.
- Avoid photos of relatives or friends. Having someone “watching you” at all times does nothing good for your sleep. Keep them away. The same goes for religious figures, no matter how much you want to add a statue of Buddha in there.