The more time we spend in a room, the more the energy in it will affect our well-being. The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. We spend more than 25 years of our lives sleeping! Hence the importance of a Feng Shui bedroom…
Night falls, it’s time to go to bed, you put your glasses on your bedside table near the photo frame where your child is smiling, you turn off the light … Don’t you think that at this moment, the atmosphere, the colours of the room, the decorative objects it contains, the layout you have imagined, the good or bad decorating ideas you have found, are going to have an impact on your sleep?
This space must be balanced, it must be arranged according to principles that some people sometimes call “Zen”, but which in fact come under my discipline. The place of the furniture, no matter how designer, is not neutral if you want your night to be sweet.
So here are my tips and tricks to make your bedroom as Feng Shui as possible in order to make this room a real help for your well-being, a space conducive to relaxation and inner peace.
A well-designed room
The most important piece of furniture in the bedroom is of course the bed. As I already explained in my article on Feng Shui solutions to sleep problems, the positioning of the bed is crucial. There are 2 things to take into account
- the location of the bed in relation to the door and the window
- the orientation of the bed in relation to your Kua number
When you are lying in bed, you should be able to see those who enter the room, but the energy from the door should not come directly at you.
You should also avoid placing your bed under a window. Ideally, it should always be placed against a solid wall (without windows or doors), if possible in a darker colour than the rest of the room. A headboard is also a plus, especially to start a lack of turtle (Chinese form school).
The room should not be a passageway (with 2 access doors), it is an intimate place that must be preserved.
Sometimes the door opens onto a wall that is a little close (because there is, for example, a small partition used to support a cupboard). In this case, you can decorate this wall with a picture offering a deep perspective.
As for the orientation of the bed, the ideal is to choose one of your favourable orientations according to your personal Kua, the most suitable being harmony and health.
A well balanced bedroom
A room must respect the yin & yang balance. It is a room with a yin reputation, whose main function is rest. Therefore, anything too yang should be avoided: strong lighting, bright colours, a television… Furniture should be chosen in proportion to the size of the room.
As far as possible, anything that is not related to relaxation or sleep should be removed from this room. You should avoid putting a desk full of files in the room, or even the elliptical trainer. If you really have no choice, try to hide these items as much as possible, with screens for example.
The size of the room should also be balanced: a huge room is not conducive to a couple, it would encourage arguments. In this case, it is possible to compartmentalise the space to create different places to relax (a sofa corner, a rocking chair on a carpet…).
A tidy and orderly bedroom
In order to free your mind and get a better night’s sleep, the bedroom must be tidy and orderly. Here, we are not even talking about decorating the bedroom. The Feng Shui expert is not a fan of chairs used as clothes racks or piles of books on the bedside table.
Storage should be closed (cupboards with sliding doors, wardrobes, chest of drawers, etc.). Open dressing rooms should be avoided (if you can’t put doors, put curtains!).
If possible (and I know that in some Parisian flats this is almost mission impossible!), avoid bed bridges or drawers under the bed. They don’t give you the right energy to sleep.
Sheets should be changed very regularly and the bedroom should be aired every day: ideally, open the windows wide every morning for at least 5 minutes, and one or two minutes at night before going to bed. Don’t forget the guest room: leave the door open, open the shutters and curtains and air it out from time to time so as not to leave stagnant energy in a less used room of the house.
Avoid putting 36 rows of decorative cushions on top of the bed, you should be able to lie down at any time without undertaking a long ritual of moving the decorative elements.
Beware of shar chi in the room
Do you remember my article on chi? To put it simply, there are two: a favourable one, sheng chi, which we try to welcome with open arms, and an unfavourable one which we avoid as much as possible: shar chi.
This is one of the reasons why we recommend closed cupboards and a tidy room: clutter is shar chi, the edges of shelves are shar chi, a protruding corner, a pile of dirty laundry is shar chi…
Beams are shar chi that are sometimes difficult to manage unless you have the budget and the desire to make a false ceiling to hide them. Their restrictive effects can be limited by painting the beams the same colour as the ceiling. Some experts also recommend four-poster beds or a canopy. In this case, it is necessary to have sufficient ceiling height.
A mirror should not reflect the bed. It is an energy activator that can cause insomnia. If it is a wardrobe door that you cannot remove, cover it at night with a large cloth.
For a large couple’s bed, avoid putting two mattresses together. This creates a separation. If you can’t do otherwise, put a tight fitted sheet that will bring the two mattresses together as if they were one.
Another shar chi is electromagnetic waves. Avoid computers, TV… Especially not a wifi modem!
A nourished room
For all my previous tips (except for orienting the bed according to the Kua number), you don’t need a compass. These are things you can put into practice immediately.
To “feed” the room, however, you need to know the zone in which the room is located, a zone in the Bagua sense. Indeed, the belonging of the room to one (or several) trigram(s) allows to define the most adapted colours, shapes and materials. I remind you that the Pakua is based on the whole plan of the house, and that the zone is therefore determined in relation to the energetic centre of the house.
In this example of a F2, the room has 3 zones. The South East and East are fed by wood while the North East is fed by earth.
The school of the flying stars is also to be taken into account because the timely mountain stars are particularly conducive to health when one is lucky enough to sleep in a room that contains them.
These bedroom tips can be refined according to the age of the individuals. I invite you to read my article “A Feng Shui room for whom?” which will give you some details for the application in a baby, child, teenager or adult room.
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