Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that bases its principles on how to occupy and give harmony to the space to achieve the balance of the vital energy that surrounds us.

For Feng Shui, the bedroom is one of the key points of the home as it is the place for rest, inner repose and personal intimacy. It is where we recover the energy to face a new day, but paradoxically, it is also where we are most vulnerable to being in an unconscious state during sleep.

Did you know that applying this ancient philosophy in your bedroom can help you rest better, improve your energy and even make you feel more optimistic? Keep reading and you will learn how to achieve the positive influences of the energy that surrounds us.

Let’s start with a quick assessment of the current state of your bedroom:

How to distribute space and decorative elements in a Feng Shui bedroom

A bed that is not too small and centered in the room with support elements on each side, warm lights and soft colors are the basis for a harmonious bedroom, where energy circulates correctly.

However, so that you can get started in this ancient philosophy, we are going to delve into how to distribute the space and how to correctly use the decorative elements in a Feng Shui bedroom.

bedroom location

Although it is imposed on us in most homes, depending on the direction in which the room is facing, we will obtain different types of energy.

North: Represents darkness and coldness, which facilitates a deep sleep.

South: It is the worst orientation for rest since it is charged with negative energy

East: Positive energies and luck are concentrated in this direction

West: It is the symbol of happiness and joy

 Northeast: Facilitates rest

Southeast: Favors relationships

Northwest: With this orientation, greater concentration is achieved at work and personal problems are minimized.

Southwest: Although it is the symbol of serenity and conservatism, it does not contribute to getting a restful sleep

bedroom shape

Ideally, the room where the bedroom is located has a square shape or, failing that, a rectangular one. These geometric shapes are those that correspond to the Earth element, the element that provides greater stability and balance to Chi (force that moves the world, nature and people).

bed location

bed without drawersThe bed is the most important element in the bedroom and its location is transcendental. As a basic rule, it should be avoided that the feet are aligned with the door since having the head in line with it causes restlessness, vulnerability and does not allow a good rest. Ideally, the bed should be positioned so that the door is controlled but not facing it.

It is also important that there is a free space under the bed so that the Chi circulates unhindered throughout the room, therefore, it is advisable to avoid chests of drawers and sofas. If the bed and the door are aligned, it is advisable to change their location.

If this is not possible, it is necessary to create a protective barrier at the foot of the bed: a high footboard, a chest, an upholstered stool or a small shelf are valid alternatives to block the bad flow of energy.

headboard

It has a protective effect that provides security and increases self-esteem. It is advisable that the headboard is on a solid wall, if possible without windows and if there is one, it is important to cover it with curtains and lower the blind to sleep.

As for the material, it must be solid; solid wood or upholstered would be ideal.

Mirrors

feng shui mirrorsAlthough it is sometimes discouraged to put them in the bedroom, the reality is that they are elements that can be had. The only measure you should take is that it does not reflect your image while you are lying down or reclining in bed.

If this is the case and it cannot be moved, it is advisable to cover it during rest hours.

Doors

They regulate the flow of energy in the home. Generally, it is recommended:

  • Avoid mirrors in front of the door to prevent positive energy from leaving as soon as you enter
  • They must be free of obstacles and you have to make sure that they open and close without difficulty.
  • Prevent them from being dirty, old or worn

Windows

They are the eyes of the house and it is where the energy comes out naturally. For a good flow of energy to occur, it must:

  • Decorate with curtains or blinds that, in addition to providing privacy, add color and vitality
  • Keep the windows clean so that they offer a clear exterior vision
  • Open regularly to allow air to circulate and renew itself

beams

beamsIf there is a beam in the bedroom, avoid placing it just above the bed: a vertical beam can create couple problems since, figuratively, it separates you.

If the beam is in a horizontal position, it can cause pain and illness in the body area that is exposed to it.

If it is not possible to change its location, a fabric or canopy over the bed, a string of small lights along the central beam or, more drastically, a false ceiling, minimize the negative effects.

TV and electronic devices

It is advisable to avoid all kinds of electronic devices in the bedroom. Televisions, computers, mobile phones and music players create a magnetic field that can affect sleep and relationships.

If there is any electronic element in the room, always try to place it as far away as possible from the bed and, in the case of the television, cover it when sleeping.

Lightning

Try to avoid ceiling lamps above the bed. Instead, it is advisable to use strategically placed floor or table lamps to create different atmospheres and that, in addition, project a soft light.

Colors

Although the safe bet is white, colors that generate tranquility and calm such as salmon, pink, earth tones, vanilla, lemon, greens and soft violets, are also suitable for promoting rest.

Did you know that… These colors can be complemented with textiles, furniture and decorative elements to create the desired balance.

Furniture and decoration

minimalist furnitureFurniture with a marked minimalist style is ideal. A bed with a single mattress, a wardrobe that is not excessively high and, if possible, with rounded edges, a bedside table on each side of the bed with their respective lamps, and a sofa or reading chair, will provide balance to the room.

Avoid as much as possible placing a desk or exercise equipment around the bed as they negatively affect rest.

Decorative elements related to the earth element such as vases, ceramic objects, rugs, rugs or paintings that represent a natural landscape are also welcome.

Paintings

This section deserves a special mention since images that represent aggressiveness, fear, anguish, despair… should be avoided at all costs. On the other hand, surrounding yourself with inspiring images or paintings provides harmony and tranquility.

Photos

The bedroom is a private and intimate space, so it is not a good idea to place photos of your children, family or friends as they can cause the feeling of being watched.

The only photos that do not alter the energy in this very personal space, with the exception of wedding photos, are those of a couple.

order and cleanliness

clean and neatTo achieve the maximum benefits of Feng Shui it is important that you keep order and avoid furniture that is really not practical in the bedroom.

Eliminating useless or unnecessary objects (papers, trinkets, useless gifts, clothes, chairs, additional lamps…) and keeping the room clean and ventilated are key measures to achieve a full and orderly life.

What to do according to Feng Shui

 If it is a couple’s bedroom, it is important to use the objects in pairs since the number two is in charge of activating the couple’s relationship: two bedside tables, two lamps on them, two rose quartz to attract harmony in the love…, although it should be noted that it is not necessary for these objects to be the same or symmetrical, only that they create harmony.

 As far as possible, textile materials and rugs should be natural and in soft colours.

 Candles have a spiritual and mystical meaning in Feng Shui, so their use is clearly recommended to achieve good energy and eliminate negativity from the bedroom. Each color has a different purpose, the red candles have a great impact on the couple’s relationship, the green ones provide balance, the blue ones tranquility and calm, the white ones purity and harmony…

 If the bed does not have a footboard, I recommend placing a trunk or bench at the foot of the bed.

 Chi energy should circulate around the room free of obstacles, so it is important that you maintain order and remove unnecessary furniture or decorations.

 Use different points of light to create the ideal environment depending on the moment: reading, intimacy, relaxation, deep sleep, meditation…

What not to do according to Feng Shui

 Metal headboards, hanging fabrics and bars with cushions used as headboards create, just like their absence, physical and emotional exhaustion and instability.

 Do not put pictures or water features such as fish tanks, aquariums or fountains in your room.

 Avoid dolls and stuffed animals as they do not help maintain an adult relationship.

 Do without dry or artificial flowers in the bedroom, they are dead energy that promotes personal stagnation.

 Avoid images of religious worship and photographs of children, family and friends.

 Although reading invites relaxation and self-knowledge, too many books in the bedroom can create restlessness. I advise you not to have many books in the room and, those that are, that they are always away from the bed.

 If you want to go deeper into this ancient technique, I recommend that you visit the page of the European School of Feng Shui.