Your entire home is a sacred space but the bedroom is arguably the most sacred of all. Sleep, rest, sex – much of the basics of life truly happen within these walls. And since we spend so many hours of our life asleep, it’s extra-important to put some loving care into that space. Remember you’re always absorbing the energy around you.
Most people opt to tackle their living room or other public spaces first but it’s actually the bedroom that will have the biggest impact on your day-to-day life. Feeling up to the challenge? Good because I’ve got 5 Feng Shui tips For the Bedroom that are designed to keep you well-rested and full of enough energy to tackle the rest of your day.
5 Feng Shui Tips For The Bedroom
Feng Shui For The Bedroom Tip #1:
Pay Close Attention To The Bed Position
Your bed plays an important role in your health and well-being! So take the time to ensure your bed is in a good position Feng Shui wise. There are a few rules to follow to achieve this:
First, be sure to leave room for access on both sides of the bed. This is especially important if you are in a relationship or looking for a relationship (so everyone basically). Pushing the bed up against the wall on one side symbolically tips the scale towards one partner. Or it closes the door to anyone new coming in to your life. Take this concept one step further and make sure there are pairs of tables and nightstands on either side. Pairs are always a good idea in the bedroom.
It’s also important to place the bed in the “power position”. Meaning you should be able to see the door from the bed. But you should also not allow your feet to point directly at it. That position is much too active as the energy from the door comes straight towards you leading to disruptful sleep.
Feng Shui For The Bedroom Tip #2:
Any bright saturated color is another bedroom no-no. Bright colors (whether warm or cool) provide Yin (masculine) energy and the bedroom needs to be focused on Yang (feminine) energy. Instead, choose Feng Shui-friendly colors for the bedroom like muted blues, greens and purples.
Red is often considered to be a sexy color for the bedroom but it actually has too much fire energy for a quiet space. If your heart is still set on red (or any other bright color), bring in smaller pieces or incorporate it with pattern. There’s always a way to work the colors we love into the what we need from the space.
Feng Shui For The Bedroom Tip #3:
Opt For Soft Shapes
Any particularly sharp or pointy edges in the bedroom are a definite no-no. While beds usually aren’t a problem, lighting can very often be! Try to choose round or globe shapes instead of anything angular or star-shaped. Those sharp edges are called “poison arrows” in Feng Shui. While they’re never a good thing, they should be out and out avoided during your important resting hours.
Feng Shui For The Bedroom Tip #4:
Kill The Clutter
You knew this was coming right? Nothing clogs up your Chi like clutter so it’s especially important to avoid it in the bedroom. The number one culprit? Under the bed. Under the bed storage seems convenient at first but it impedes Chi’s ability to fully circulate. So always keep the floor clear if you can.
However, if your home is small and there really is no other choice opt for storing soft things like clothing and bedding rather than stashing away your out-of-season athletic gear or shoes (hello restless sleep!).
Feng Shui For The Bedroom Tip #5:
Use Care With Mirrors
Mirrors are a common element for bedrooms but they can actually be harmful if not placed correctly. Try to position mirrors so they do not reflect the bed. That can contribute to restless sleep and is also said to invite more people in to the relationship! So if you can’t avoid mirrors outright at least be very mindful of where you place them.
I hope you found this mini Feng Shui for the bedroom guide helpful! If you test these pointers out, be sure to let me know how it goes.