If you follow all 5 of these tips, you’ll have great bedroom feng shui.
With all the bedroom feng shui tips out there, at first Google it can seem impossible to get it right.
But it’s not really that complicated.
When it comes to feng shui in the bedroom, it all boils down to creating a restful and intimate environment.
If you follow all 5 of these simple tips, your bedroom feng shui will be excellent. (You’ve got this.)
Feng Shui Bedroom Tip #1: Decorate About 50% Less Than You Do Elsewhere
Feng shui is not a paint-by-numbers art. What seems cluttery to you might be minimal to someone else or vice versa.
So if you see your living room as filled with just the right amount of decor (i.e. so you feel cozy but not crowded out), great! Now decorate with about 50% less stuff in the bedroom.
This will support greater rest, relaxation, and loving attention to your partner (that is, if you have a partner or want one). It will help clear your mind and will support you in leaving the stress of the day behind.
I also suggest choosing somewhere else in the house for pretty much all framed photos of family and friends. The one exception would be a framed photo or two of you and your partner. (This isn’t necessary at all, but if you like having framed photos in the bedroom, these would be the only ones I’d suggest, because all other ones will be the opposite of romantic.)
Feng Shui Bedroom Tip #2: Make Sure Your Bed is Comfortable
What does a comfortable bed have to do with good feng shui? Everything.
When you sleep well, every aspect of your health benefits. You live longer. You have greater empathy. You’re more on top of things at work. You’re smarter. You’re safer. You’re more present in your relationships.
Clearly, if feng shui is about arranging your home in order to benefit your life (and it is), a comfortable bed is a feng shui must.
A comfortable bed is not just about the mattress: it’s also about the sheets, the pillows, and the bed frame. Do what you can with the budget you have to create a bed that feels cozy and comforting to you in every possible way.
If you are choosing a bed frame, wood is recommended over metal or plastic because of the way energy flows through and around it. Something with a substantial headboard is also best because it helps you feel safe and contained. (But if your bed doesn’t fit these suggestions and a new bed frame isn’t in the budget right now, don’t worry! Like I said, just do your best with what you’ve got.)
Feng Shui Bedroom Tip #3: Position Your Bed Strategically
Just where should you put that comfortable bed?
If you’ve heard a million feng shui rules about this particular question, relax! No single person can follow every feng shui bed rule that’s ever been invented. (Nor should they try.)
And anyway, any given bedroom usually has only one (sometimes two) places where a bed can ideally go. So take a good look at the bedroom you’ve got.
First, consider that it’s ideal if your bed is positioned so the head of the bed is against the wall (most people instinctively do this), and so both sides of the bed are away from the wall, at least 3 feet or so. (If you have a super small space, you can go ahead and forget this rule if it seems impractical.) This is so partners can easily get in and out of bed, and also so energy can flow around the bed in a healthy way.
Next, it’s best if you can easily see the main door(s) to the room while you’re in bed. (This doesn’t include bathroom or closet doors, so don’t worry about those.) If the door is a little distance away from you, that’s good too. This is because we naturally feel safer when we can see the door, and also when there’s a bit of space between us and the door. Obviously, feeling safe helps you relax.
If the best place for your bed happens to be with the head of the bed below, or up against, a window, that’s OK, but be sure to place a substantial curtain over that window so you don’t feel vulnerable or exposed.
(If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask in the comments below!)
Feng Shui Bedroom Tip #4: Light Your Bedroom Beautifully
Blaring overhead lighting in the bedroom is a bummer. It’s not relaxing or romantic. Or beautiful. Or anything good.
While you can certainly leave your overhead light fixtures up and use them occasionally to find an earring back you dropped (or whatever), I also suggest that you create an ambient lighting scheme for your everyday use.
One tried-and-true feng shui idea for bedroom lighting is two nightstands – one on each side of the bed – with two dimmable lamps. In addition to pretty lighting, this will provide a positive visual affirmation to help magnetize or enhance a healthy and harmonious relationship.
Feng Shui Bedroom Tip #5: Choose Warm and Neutral Colors
In the bedroom, feng shui suggests colors in the warm and neutral range.
Warm colors include reds, pinks, peaches, oranges, and warm purples. Neutral colors are white, off-white, beige, cream, yellow, tan, and brown. I suggest having representations of both color groups (not just one or the other). The neutrals are grounding while the warm colors are romantic and heart-opening.
Cool colors – i.e. greens and blues – are fine as accents, but only if warm and neutral color groups are more thoroughly represented. That’s because greens and blues – when predominant in the bedroom – can restrict sensuality, relaxation, and emotional flow.
For this reason, pay special attention to your bedding. Choose sheets and a duvet or bedspread in a solid color rather than a print (prints can cause the mind to be more active), in colors that are either warm only or some combination of warm and neutral.
Truly, if you do your best to follow all the recommendations in this post, the feng shui in your bedroom is going to be great.
Did this post give you clarity on how to feng shui your bedroom? Or do you have any questions about it? Please speak up in the comment section below!
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