Why Feng Shui bedroom?
The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. An auspiciously laid out bedroom brings harmony to the family who will then enjoy good health, a successful relationship or marital bliss. It is imperative that the ambience in this room has more yin energy to make the room restful and induce sound sleep, and that no malevolent energy is present in the room. The bedroom must be clean and clear of the clutter that would otherwise cause the flow of energy to stagnate.
Sleep is one of the most important essentials of life. Without good and sound sleep, the body is not sufficiently rested; the person cannot perform satisfactorily the following day. If this is repeated regularly, illness can occur.
Feng shui bedroom is a good method to enhance relationships and love. More of this will be covered in another post.
What is feng shui bedroom?
Feng shui is about getting the optimal energy into the room and distributing it for the benefit of the people in the room. This is to help them achieve their aims in life.
The bedroom is where the person spends at least 7 to 8 hours a day. This is equivalent to about one third of the day spent in a state of sleep.
The location of the bedroom determines the type of Energy that flows into the bedroom. The distribution of Energy is determined by the position of the bed in the bedroom.
How to feng shui bedroom?
Do take the ideas from these tips. These tips are generalised for the readers in any part of the world. If you seriously want to have the improvements in your life, do contact a professional feng shui consultant like myself or my lineage association. A professional consultation looks at the big picture rather than just the bedroom. It is about matching the home to the people and, understanding the flow of energy both outside and inside the property.
Who is feng shui bedroom for?
The principles of the home – A couple or a single person.
When to initiate feng shui bedrooms?
When you want improvement in your lives or when buying or renovating a home.
What is feng shui decorating?
Feng Shui is about improving one’s life and achieving one’s goals. The decorations are about the person’s aspirations as well as a happy relationship and good health. Examples are of images of a loving couple or with the family over a celebration. Scale models of cars, planes or cameras that you cherish or images of the next destination for your holiday. The limit is your imagination.
The feng shui bedrooms review consisting of the 50 tips are suggestions. No two households are the same. Likewise, no two houses are alike or the same. Take up any relevant suggestions where possible. You could get some results. However, if you want better results, you need to consult a professional feng shui consultant.
The 50 Tips:
Where is the best feng shui bedroom location?
- Quiet Location: The bedroom is located in a quiet part of the house. The bedroom is for rest, it needs yin energy. This is usually found at the rear of the house. Avoid locations near the front or busy areas that have yang energies.
- Not over Garage: The bedroom should not be over the garage or over driveway. These areas are considered to be exteriors and not interiors. The energy of the exterior is different to the energy within the house. The Energy in the Exteriors is unrestrained about whereas the Energy in the interiors is constraint by the 4 walls of the property.
- The bedroom should not be above or below the kitchen. The kitchen stove must not be above or below the bed.
- Kitchen stove: The bedroom should never share the same wall as the kitchen stove. The kitchen stove is a producer of yang energy. The energy of the bedroom is yin. The two do not mix.
- Bedroom not too large: The bedroom size has to be cosy and not too large. The average bedroom size is about 140 sq ft (14 sq m). A small room can keep the energy of 2 persons in a comfortable manner. When the bedroom is too large, there is a feeling of being lost. Again, it must not be too small as people have to walk around the bed comfortably. Another room can be used for the walk-in cupboards.
- Feng Shui small bedroom: The bed size remains the same as it has to fit the human body. It is the space that surrounds the bed that is smaller. It needs better organisation. Storage is in drawers and cupboards.
- Choice of Bedroom: The choice of the bedroom should be determined by the interiors and not the exteriors. A number of clients have selected their bedroom based on the view of the scenery from the bed and not the relative position in the house.
- During the day, the windows are to be opened wide so that the fresh air can circulate in the room and refresh the Energy. If the windows are not opened regularly, the Energy in the room gets stale and the room damp. This can become a breeding ground for mould and fungus. That is not too healthy.
What is the Feng shui bedroom layout?
- Shape of Room: The shape is to be regular. Either square or rectangular. With this shape, the energy circulates in an even manner. This minimises the dead areas where the energy stagnates.
- An even and flat ceiling: The Energy does not flow evenly when the ceiling is slanted or tilted.
- Overhead cupboards: These are not encouraged. This disrupts the regular flow of Energy above the bed.
- Avoid beams: On the ceiling over the double bed. The beam disrupts the energy flow. When it is in line with the bed and between the 2 persons, it can indicate a breakdown of a relationship. If it is across the body, it can indicate the location of an illness.
- The Entrance: The door should be in the lower half of the bed room so the energy is pointing to the foot of the bed. The door should not face the head of the bed as Energy directed at the head of the bed is disruptive to good sleep.
- Bedroom Door: This is to be closed when people are sleeping. The Energy should be “encased” within the room.
- Death Position: The door should not be in line with the sleeping body. This is where the feet face the door directly. This is known as the “death position”.
- En-suite Bathroom: Like the bedroom door, it should be in the lower half of the bedroom, towards the foot of the bed. The door of the bathroom should be closed when people are asleep. This is to minimise the outflow of Energy from the bedroom.
- Windows: They can be left opened very slightly. This is to let the Energy in very gently. Also, with closed windows, there can be a build up of condensation on the window glass.
- Temperature: The room should be kept cool so that the people can sleep easily. Either the heating is turned off (in temperate countries) or the air conditioning or fan turned on to cool the room (in tropical countries).
Where is the best place to put your Bed?
- The centre of the bedroom: For a double bed, there should be space for both persons to get onto the bed easily. A single bed can be place by the wall.
- Headboard: It should be a solid and firm and placed against a solid wall. There should not be a gap between the headboard and the wall. The headboard should not be either below or near a window.
- The wall with the headboard should not be shared with a bathroom/toilet, kitchen and preferably, not the bedroom door.
- The kitchen stove must not be on the same wall as the headboard.
Feng Shui Bedroom – The Bed?
- The bed: There should be ample and unobstructed space between the base of the bed and the floor. This is to allow the Energy in the room to circulate freely.
- Material of bedclothes: The human body sweats and the body sheds pieces of dead skin. The preferred material of the bedclothes is natural fabrics as they absorb moisture. Synthetic materials do not absorb moisture as well as the natural fabrics. Do not forget to replace the bedclothes regularly at least, once a week.
- Mattress and pillows: Do not forget to replace the mattress and pillows every 8 to 10 years. They do wear out from regular use. This can affect your sleep.
Feng Shui Bedroom – The Negatives?
- Shar Qi (or poison arrows) emanates from sharp corners. Make sure that open shelves or sharp angles of furniture do not point towards the bed.
- Feng Shui Bedroom Mirror: Do not have mirrors that reflect the sleeping body. The mirror affects the quality of sleep.
- Bathroom: Energy is drained away with the outflow of water. This happens in the toilet bowl, sink, bathtub etc. This can be minimised by keeping the toilet seat closed and the bathroom door shut.
- An extractor fan is essential to keep the humidity of the bathroom low. The high humidity in the bathroom is an ideal breeding ground for fungus and mould.
- Electrical appliances: Modern day living involve a plethora of electronic devices. These electro-magnetic waves can disrupt the sleep. There are other rooms where these devices like TVs, computers, tablets, video games, smart phones etc can be used. Electric blankets should be switched off when sleeping.
- Shoes and outdoor clothing: Shoes should not be worn in the bedroom. You do not want the dirt and the negative energy being taken to the bedroom where you sleep.
- Clutter: Keep it tidy. Clear all clutter from the floor. It can be a safety issue as it could be a trip hazard. This clutter should be tidied up and stored away on cupboards or drawers.
- Taboos : The presence of aquariums, water features, or waterscape paintings is taboo in the bedroom. It is said that the presence of water in the bedroom indicates the probability of a robbery, burglary or financial loss of some kind.
- Plants and Flowers: Plants produce abundant yang energy. Cut Flowers are essentially yin as they are in the process of dying.
- Flowers and plants: When they are in the bedroom, flowers and plants are known to suppress the romance luck of the single person. They can also cause acrimonious feelings and even unfaithfulness between a couple.
Feng Shui Bedroom – The Bedroom:
- Feng Shui Bedroom Colours: The preferred colour for the walls and bedclothes are the neutral colours like magnolia or one of the “off-white shades”. In the bedroom, you do not want the colours to be too yin (like black or grey) or too yang (red or pink). The bedroom is for sleeping and therefore, a neutral colour is best. The bedroom is not a fashion statement.
- Duvet: For couples a single duvet is preferred as this shares the energy of the 2 persons. In the Nordic countries, it is normal for a couple to have 2 separate single duvets.
- Feng Shui Bedroom Lighting: Just simple lighting with a facility for a dimmer to lower the levels of lighting. This is just a bedroom and no more.
- Curtains or Blinds: These are essential to maintain privacy. Also to keep the morning light out in the summer months when the sun rises very early in the morning.
- Odours: Always check for odours. Anything rancid or dead should be got rid of immediately. A suggestion is to place very mild scents of essential oils for the room.
- Floors: The body sheds dead skin cells all the time. It is preferable to have wooden floors as the dust can be easily swept away. Carpets cannot be thoroughly vacuumed especially at the corners. You do not know what is hidden in the carpet pile.
- Feng Shui bedroom furniture: It should be functional and proportionate to the size of the bedroom.
Feng Shui Bedroom – The People:
- Purpose: The bedroom is for rest and sleep. Therefore, other activities like working, eating, watching TV, social media, should not be done here. Exercise equipment should never be used or stored in the bedroom.
- Pets and Children: The bedroom is for the principles of the home. Pets and children should not be encouraged to share the bedroom.
- Who Sleeps Where: It is normal for the parents to sleep in the largest bedroom. The children fit into their hierarchy. The eldest in the larger room and so forth.
Feng Shui Bedroom – Symbols of Aspirations:
- Symbols of Good Fortune: Symbols for enhancing harmonious relationships may be useful to couples or single people seeking romance. A popular symbol is a pair of yin-yang ducks or mandarin ducks, which usually come in colourfully hand-painted wood. These should be placed in the South-west corner of the bedroom or near the bed. Another potent symbol is the ‘double happiness’ sign which is the Chinese calligraphy for happiness and love, popular in bridal chambers at Chinese weddings. These signs are normally written in gold embossed on red cards — an auspicious colour combination for good luck.
- Children’s Rooms: For children’s rooms, place natural crystals like quartz or amethyst on the study desk to enhance their Education Luck. To inspire their academic aspirations even further, display portraits of learned and famous role models in their room, such as Einstein or someone the child or student aspires to be (by this we don’t mean a rock star). This is said to attract scholastic success.
- Feng shui bedroom pictures: These pictures can be of the romantic couple on holiday, aspirations of the new home, new job. A picture of a happy family having a good time, over dinner or at a celebration.
- Feng Shui Bedroom Love: Rose quartz heart crystals and a rose quartz crystal in the South West Corner of your bedroom.
- Feng Shui Bedroom: Express what you want. A manifestation of your visualisation. This could be objects, carving or images of your aims in life. A model of the car you cherish, the image of the dress you want. The list is endless.
The feng shui bedroom review consisting of 50 tips or suggestions. It might be impossible to get the perfect feng shui bedroom but like they say, “Every Little Bit Helps”.
Please do make a comment on the 50 tips. They are most welcome.
Research by Helen and Michael Oon
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