This post on feng shui bedroom tips is to get better sleep. The ability to sleep affects so many things like relationships, communications with people, attract a partner, health, wealth and so much more.
Feng shui is the Chinese system of the management of the environment. It is about adapting the environment for the benefit of the people. The mechanism is the flow of energy in the environment.
These tips use the rules of feng shui to set the layout of the bedroom. This layout of the bedroom can affect your life, your goals and your achievements.
The first step is to identify the “command position” for the bed. This is the spot where the energy in the bedroom accumulates. This is the best place for the person in the bedroom to get the good sleep.
Then there are the various properties of the energy that needs to be considered like the type of flow, retention and the quality of energy.
The aim of this post is to help you improve the quality of your sleep.
- A. The layout of the bedroom
- B. The focus on the bed
- C. The decoration of the bedroom
- D. The energy in the bedroom
A. The layout of the bedroom – the “command position”
1. The bed is positioned against the wall.
The bed is to be placed against a solid wall. The solid wall could be either an interior or exterior wall. The bed has to be against the wall and not at an angle. When it is at an angle, the energy leaks from the bed and it is difficult to get good and sound sleep.
2. Care in the location of the bed.
If it is an internal wall, make sure that the WC or the cooking stove is not on the other side of the wall. These 2 items have a very strong effect on the energy and disrupt good sleep.
• The toilet or water closet of the bathroom is considered very yin. This is because it is handling waste from the human body. You do not want it near your head, especially for 8 hours at a stretch.
• The stove produces heat for cooking. As it produces a lot of energy, it is considered to be very yang.
Where you want to have good sleep, you want a balanced and harmonious environment. You do not want to be near these extremes either too yin or too yang.
3. The position of the windows.
Windows are essential in the bedroom. It allows you to have a view outside but also, to allow light, fresh air and energy to come in. This then energises the room. Renewing the energy in the bedroom is necessary after a night of sleep.
Where can a bed be located relative to the windows in the bedroom? This is shown in the diagram below.
4. The position of the doors.
Care has to be taken where the bed is located relative to the doors.
5. Positions of full-length mirrors.
The position of full-length mirrors has to be handled carefully. In feng shui, a mirror reflecting the body disrupts the sleep. Therefore, the full-length mirror is positioned not to reflect your body.
6. Ideal map or layout of the bedroom.
B. The focus on the bed
This section is about the choice of bed and its fittings. The bed and the mattress have to provide support for your body for more than 8 hours a day. It has to make you comfortable for a good night’s sleep.
7. What type of bed?
An ideal bed should have a solid base to hold mattress firmly. The mattress then ably supports you when you sleep. Make sure that the bed is a comfortable height for you to sit down and get up easily. It is not too high or not too low. A wooden base is preferable to a metal base.
Allow a gap of at least 6 inches (15cm) for ground clearance – that is the distance between the base of the bed and the floor. This gap is to allow energy to flow under your bed and improve the circulation around the bedroom. Try not choosing a divan bed or a bed with drawers as they have a very small ground clearance. It is difficult for the energy to flow under the divan bed and to clean beneath the bed.
8. How is the bed configured?
Place matching bedside cabinet on each side of the bed. This creates space for you and your partner to get into and leave the bed comfortably.
The cabinet is also for you to use a tidy store for items like books, eyeglasses, notebooks, alarm clocks etc.
There should be 2 matching bedside lamps on the table. This is for individual lighting. You can turn on the light without disturbing your partner.
9. What type of material for the bedclothes?
The choice of material for the bedclothes (bedsheet, quilt cover, pillow cover) – preferably have a natural material like cotton as this material absorbs moisture. This can also prevent the growth of bacteria. The body does sweat during sleep.
10. Why fit a solid Headboard?
A solid headspace should be fitted. The solid headboard is to keep the body’s energy within the bed.
We feel more comfortable when we sleep with a covering like a blanket or a quilt as this helps to retain the body’s energy. The solid headboard minimises the leakage of this energy from the bed.
C. The decoration of the bedroom
The rules for feng shui in the decoration of the bedroom are straightforward. Basically, there are no extremes.
Also, when followed properly, it can give you the benefits in health, wealth and relationships.
11. What is the best colour for the bedroom?
Feng Shui is about balance and harmony. Therefore, colours that are extremely yang or yin are not recommended. The colours red or pink are considered too yang and black or dark grey are too yin. Pastel shades of the various colours are usually suggested.
This applies to the walls, bedclothes, curtains and other furnishings. White bedclothes are often used.
12. Designs on bedclothes and curtains.
The various designs on the bedclothes and curtains are acceptable as long as they do not show aggression, negativity, fighting/war or depressing scenes. Floral patterns are about beauty and harmony.
13. Enhancing love and relationships.
This is an established feng shui method.
• Pictures – couples or pairs, avoid images of a single person
• Crystals- Pink rose quartz crystal is associated with love and romance. This could be in the form of just “rocks” or carved to the shape of a heart or the Chinese symbol of love – a pair of mandarin ducks. These can be placed by the bedside table or on other pieces of furniture.
• Objects; mandarin ducks, rose quartz love heart, a sculpture of Rodin – “The Kiss.”
• Further information on Feng Shui Love
Looking forward to the future, aim at the end result and not the process.
• Pictures – where do you want to be in 5 years, your goals and targets, vacation destinations, a map of the world or countries that you want to visit.
• Objects – A supercar like a McLaren?
D. The energy in the bedroom
For the benefits of feng shui to occur, the energy in the bedroom needs to have the appropriate quality together with it having a smooth and uninterrupted flow.
Most importantly, new energy has to come in to refresh the bedroom.
15. The energy of the bedroom.
The main purpose of the bedroom is for sleep. Therefore, other activities like work (desk, computer) or exercise (exercise equipment like exercise bicycle or dumbbell weights) or pleasure (musical instruments – keyboards, guitar) should not be in the bedroom.
These activities change the quality of energy in the bedroom. These activities can be carried out in other rooms of the house. What is more important in the bedroom – good sleep or catching up with work or having a trim body?
16. Electronics and the bedroom.
Electronic devices like smartphones, iPads or tablets, computers are all very addictive. We want to check on the latest email or Facebook update posted by a friend. The bedroom is for sleep and you do not want too much activity just before a good night’s sleep.
17. Open the windows to renew energy.
The windows should be opened at last once a day for a period of time. This is to allow new and fresh energy to replace the old and stale energy from the previous night’s sleep.
If you do not open the windows regularly, initially, you start to notice that the energy in the bedroom feels “stale”.
Then, especially in temperate climates, mould can start growing on the walls. This is definitely not a healthy bedroom to sleep in. The mould would have to be removed.
18. Clutter, especially on the floor obstructs the circulation of energy.
Clutter, especially on the floor, impedes the flow of energy in the bedroom. Therefore, it is advisable to remove unnecessary items or clutter, especially from the floor.
A favourite hiding place for clutter is under the bed. Do check on this place as missing things are regularly found here.
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