Feng Shui Bedrooms - Everything You Need to Know
We’re sure by now that you’ve heard plenty about Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese philosophy that seeks to use color, materials, and layout to channel the energy in our homes. Today, we want to show you how to create Feng Shui bedrooms that radiate peace and harmony.
What are Feng Shui bedrooms?
According to the principles of Feng Shui, the bedroom is an intimate space. It’s a place where you can take refuge from the outside world, and recharge both your physical and spiritual batteries. The wrong layout in your home can make it difficult for you to sleep at night, leading you to wake up feeling tired and grumpy.
It’s especially important to make sure that the energy in your bedroom can flow properly. Get it right, and you can achieve a perfect balance in your everyday life. If you want to create a Feng Shui bedroom, there are some things you need to include, and some things you should avoid at all costs. Let’s start by taking a look at the most important things to avoid.
Feng shui bedroom mistakes
Say no to electronic devices
If you want to Feng Shui your bedroom, the first thing you need to do is remove any electronic devices. That means the TV, tablets, laptops, and yes, even your cellphone. Electronics are said to “steal” energy, preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep.
Feng Shui is especially important if you share a bedroom with your partner. You can’t imagine the damage electronic devices can do to a relationship. Everyone needs to take the time to unplug from the outside world now and again and connect with the person next to them. If, on the other hand, you live alone, you need to allow yourself a little “me-time”, away from that glaring blue light and disruptive electromagnetic waves.
What exactly are we talking about here? Well, everything that can generate or stimulate the flow of energy in your bedroom. After all, bedrooms are meant to be places of rest. You’ll need to avoid cool colors, as well as excessively warm tones. In Feng Shui, both excess and absence can lead to feelings of instability and unrest.
Other objects which can generate ch’i (universal energy) are fish tanks, exercise equipment, and even books… You’re allowed to keep one or two on your nightstand if you’re in the middle of reading them, but you should try to avoid having a bookshelf in your bedroom. Oh, and don’t even think about keeping bills or other bits of paperwork lying around your room. As you can probably imagine, they’re not exactly going to help you get a good night’s sleep…
Be careful when it comes to mirrors
We’re not saying you can’t have mirrors in your bedroom at all. However, you do need to know where to hang them They should never point directly at your bed, i.e. you shouldn’t be able to see your reflection when you’re sitting or lying down. If you have a mirror opposite your bed, you might want to think about moving it, or maybe even covering it up at night. Why? Those who practice Feng Shui believe that mirrors reflect your energy toward you, preventing you from finding peace.
How to Feng Shui your bedroom
Feng Shui bedrooms – the importance of headboards
According to this philosophy, headboards are one of the most powerful points of energy in our bedrooms and must be protected. When it comes to choosing the perfect headboard, the bigger the better. Ideally, the base should be firmly attached to the wall. Wood is the best choice of material, but if that’s not an option, a simple piece of fabric is better than nothing.
In Feng Shui bedrooms, the bed should never be placed in the middle of the room. Having a passageway behind you will leave you feeling exposed, as you have less visual control over the space. The same goes for windows. Headboards are an exception to this rule.
To create a harmonious Feng Shui bedroom, you should always make sure to place a nightstand on either side of the bed. It doesn’t matter if they’re not the same (you’ll find some super creative nightstand ideas in this article), but symmetry is important. You should also place a lamp on each one, and make sure there are even numbers of every other decorative object in your room.
Again, whether you have a partner or not, it’s about finding balance, stability, and vitality.
Feng Shui bedrooms – order is key
Finally, remember to keep everything as tidy as possible. Your surroundings can have a huge impact on your mood. If your bedroom is a mess, your mind and soul will be too.
Now that you’ve got your room in order, you can enjoy all the benefits that this ancient philosophy has to offer, and start living your best life.It might interest you...