Feng Shui is the correlation between humans and the universe, and how the placement and arrangement of your home and your furniture can affect the positive energy in your home.
Your bedroom needs to have positive energy flowing through it to support your personal energy.
Feng Shui | Type of Bed
Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in feng shui, so this is the first thing you need to focus on. It is the most intimate piece of furniture connected to your personal energy and should be a relaxing space.
When choosing a bed, you need to consider how positive energy will flow around your bed, so it should be surrounded by empty space. Beds that are too close to the ground, or with drawers fixed in the base will not allow the energy to flow naturally. Subconsciously, your head needs support, so a strong yet comfortable headboard is essential for a calm sleep.
Feng Shui | Bed Placement
There are a number of things to consider when finding the perfect spot for your bed.
When checking the feng shui of your bed, think –
Door. Window. Ceiling. Space.
1. When lying on your bed, you should be able to see the door but it should not be directly in front of you.
2. You should avoid having the head of the bed placed under a window, it should always be a wall.
3. Do not place the bed under a sloped ceiling, this can prevent positive energy from surrounding you.
4. What you place around the bed is important, as you need room for positive energy to move freely out and around each side. Try a bedside table on each side, but keep the space around the rest of the bed clear. This also means no clutter!
Feng Shui | Electricals
TVs, computers and bills should be left out of the bedroom. Anything that can distract you from what the bedroom is really for can take up energy and prevent you from resting. A bedroom is a calming room in your home and you should try your hardest to keep it that way.
Feng Shui | Windows and Lighting
Natural lighting is an essential element of feng shui for the home. Light has a powerful effect on our personal energy, through vitamin D and our melatonin levels. Artificial and poor lighting conditions can lower our energy levels and make us feel more stressed. So, in homes lucky enough to have tall, multiple windows, natural light can easily spill into each room. If your windows are smaller than you would like, any obstructions should be minimised or completely removed. You want to maximise the natural light coming in to the room, so light curtains made from natural fabric, that will still block out the light at night, are perfect for helping the energy quality in the room throughout the day.
Feng Shui | The Importance of Mirrors
Mirrors reflect everything, including the positive or negative energy that may enter your home! Mirrors are used to expand space by reflecting natural light around the room, which is great if you have poor natural light. In the bedroom mirrors should not be placed opposite the bed, door or window. It should also not be placed above a bed or beside a bed. If you’re struggling from restless nights, the chances are that the mirror in your bedroom is bouncing energy around the room while you are sleeping. Try using a mirror on the inside of your wardrobe door or invest in a cheval mirror, so when you are finished with it, you can hide the mirror side and it is no longer bouncing energy around the room.
Feng Shui | Colours and Decor
To understand Feng Shui colours, you have to know the difference between the five elements of fire, earth, metal,water and wood.
Fire: Red, Strong Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink
Earth: Light Yellow, Sandy/Earthy, Light Brown
Metal: White, Gray
Water: Blue, Black
Wood: Green, Brown
White is the colour of purity, innocence and starting a fresh. It is the colour of beginnings and clear endings. It is a great colour for your bedroom, as it calms you ready for sleep and fills the room with positive energy when you wake. When used sparingly around a bedroom, red can bring joy and excitement into your life. This colour is perfect for newlyweds, when used as a minor colour with candles and other small feature objects. Brown elements, like furniture or a feature wall, can be nourishing and deeply balancing.
Feng Shui | Art and Images
Any pieces of art or framed pictures you may hang on the walls of your bedroom should reflect your aspirations in life. Your bedroom is a positive space of rest and energy, so use soothing or sensual art to aid this. As mentioned in regards to mirrors, water elements in art should be encouraged, including art that has a strong use of blues. Think about what makes you feel relaxed, this is your private space and it should reflect your desires and dreams.
Feng Shui | Sai Chi Poison Arrows
Sai Chi (otherwise known as poison arrows) is negative energy from objects, decor and furniture with sharp edges that point in your direction when you’re in bed.
A slight repositioning of objects or furniture with sharp edges can sometimes be enough to fix the problem but with other cases like a protruding wall corner or fixed object, smoothing the corners down may not be the cheapest but it can be the best option if you are planning on settling down in this home. Other options are to find rounder objects to subtley cover or hide the sharp edges, like fabric or plants.
Feng Shui | Clutter
So you’ve bought the perfect bed for great feng shui? A supportive headboard and space underneath the bed for good energy to flow through? Then you realise you have nowhere to store all the things you won’t throw away but don’t use and the best place is under the bed, yes? No. Cluttering up this space will prevent the essential good energy from flowing like it should. The floor and any surfaces through the room should be clear as clutter increases your stress level and breeds negative energy.