The bedroom is the most important room in your home — this is the space where you spend most of your time. When you’re designing the layout of your bedroom, taking feng shui into account will elevate your space and create a sense of peacefulness.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui is a traditional practice originating from China that involves arranging furniture in a room to create balance and harmony between individuals and their environment.
Why You Should Feng Shui Your Bedroom
Feng shui leads to better sleep: The number one reason to feng shui a bedroom is to get sleep that is deep and restorative. Some Feng Shui masters claim the improvement in their quality of sleep is often tremendous after making feng shui shifts. Try making the following adjustments to the layout of your bedroom to achieve more restful sleep!
The Commanding Position
Feng shui is based on the principle that a person should be mindful of the arrangement of pieces in their room, as this affects the room’s energy. The commanding position is a “power spot” directly diagonal from the room’s entryway and against the back wall. The commanding position is meant to be where you spend the most time in the room — so you should place the piece of furniture that means the most to you in this spot. We recommend placing your bed in the commanding position as this is where most of us spend most of our time when in our bedrooms.
The Placement of Your Bed Is Important
Feng shui experts emphasize the importance of not placing your bed in the coffin position, which is directly in line with the door. The coffin position is said to leave a person in a vulnerable position if an enemy decides to attack.
Your bed should be accessible from both sides — meaning that one side shouldn’t be pushed against the wall. Your bedroom design should include two small side tables on each side of the bed. It’s also important to invest in a solid headboard as it symbolically represents stability in your life and relationships. It’s also recommended that you don’t have anything under your bed, not even storage. The idea is energy should be able to freely move around you as you’re sleeping, or in the yin state.
Considerations For Feng Shui In Your Bedroom
When incorporating feng shui into your space, you should choose neutral colours and add pops of colour with intention. You won’t achieve the ultimate feng shui if there’s a mirror visible from your bed, as mirrors are known to cause distractions. If you’d like to have a mirror in your bedroom, you should place it away from your direct eye line when you’re lying in bed. It’s recommended that you have low lighting in your room to create a sense of tranquility and relaxation.
So, take some time this lockdown to shuffle some furniture around and give your bedroom a feng shui upgrade. You will feel more connected to your space and hopefully enjoy a greater sense of relaxation.