Bedroom Furniture Arrangement | Feng Shui bedroom
Looking to create a better flow with your bedroom furniture arrangement? A feng shui bedroom is thought to improve an individual’s sleep, happiness and overall well being.
As one of the rooms we spend the most time in, being thoughtful about how we arrange our bedrooms is particularly important. The bedroom is the most important room of the home in feng shui philosophy as proper arrangement can ensure we get enough sleep.
Discover feng shui and explore how our tried and trusted feng shui bedroom furniture arrangements could benefit you.
What is feng shui?
Feng shui is the ancient Chinese philosophy and art of arranging living spaces. ‘feng’ is the Chinese word for wind and ‘shui’ is Chinese for water. Combined, these symbolise the flow of life that individuals should aspire to create in their home
Dating back from 4000 B.C., feng shui aims to maximise the flow of ‘qi’ (also known as Chi). Qi is the natural energy and life force which provides the ultimate source of safety and productivity.
Feng shui is based on the psychology of putting a focus on different aspects of our lives, in particular the home, and using this focus to achieve goals.
Practicing feng shui in the bedroom, if you share a bedroom with a partner, is even thought to improve your relationship by strengthening bonds and attracting love.
So, to better your sleep, health, productivity and even your relationship consider some of these feng shui bedroom furniture arrangements:
Use proper feng shui bed placement
The design centerpiece of every bedroom is of course the bed. When placing the bed, feng shui experts use the principle of the ‘commanding position’. There are varying levels of feng shui, but there are a few core basics when it comes to the commanding position of the bed.
- Place your bed in a position where you can see the bedroom door, but ensure it is not directly in front of the door or in line with it. The ideal position is to have your bed diagonally away from the door. Having a view of the door but not being too close to it can provide a feeling of safety, according to feng shui, which is a big factor in relaxation and sleep.
- If it can be avoided, the foot of the bed should also not be pointing towards the door either. This is known as the ‘coffin’ position.
- The head of the bed should be against a solid wall, to ensure you are supported from the back. Avoid having the head of your bed up against a window, especially a floor to ceiling window. Having your head up against a window can allow qi to flow outside and disrupt sleep. It is much better to have the support of a solid wall.
- Do not have a mirror positioned where you can see yourself in bed. If you can see your reflection in bed, your subconscious mind is aware of this and can produce a low quality night sleep. If this can’t be avoided, cover your mirror up when you get into bed with a curtain or throw.
- Ensure to have space on both sides of the bed. For adults, the best bed position for feng shui, has space on the left and right sides of your bed. The space on both sides of the bed allows a balance of your yin and yang*. If this isn’t possible, place a mirror on the wall the bed is up against to create a feeling of space and expand the view. This is less important for children, as having a child’s bed up against a wall can provide security and safety.
- Stay clear of beams and sloped ceilings. Feng shui bed placement suggests having the area above your bed clear. Architectural features like beams and sloped ceilings can create unnecessary pressure.
*When the energy between yin and yang is appropriately balanced, it flows smoothly which helps to promote and maintain a good state of physical and emotional health.
Once you’ve mastered your feng shui bed positioning, there are a few more basic feng shui bedroom layout considerations.
Amplify strength & stability and install a headboard
Headboards represent stability and support in your life and can help achieve a sound and restful sleep. Headboards can help to insulate you from the outside world and keep you feeling supportive. Headboards are thought to be particularly important in bedroom feng shui layout, as they can ensure stability in romantic relationships.
Don’t forget to keep your headboard up against a wall, and secure it to your bed to make the most of the stability.
If you still aren’t sleeping well, remove all the mirrors from your bedroom
Even with the best bedroom layout, mirrors can still disrupt your good night sleep in the opinion of feng shui. Mirrors are believed to bounce energy around bedrooms which can increase intrusive thoughts and worries, resulting in restlessness.
As mentioned above, steer away from hanging a mirror opposite your bed. Feng shui experts also state that in a relationship, a mirror in front of your bed can bring a third party into a relationship, and potentially encourage infidelity (avoid at all costs!).
Declutter under your bed and around your room
We are all guilty of using our under bed storage to shove clutter and objects that never see the light of day again. But, it is time to declutter, as according to feng shui, clutter can block the flow of qi, disrupt your sleep and prevent you from your life moving forward.
Keep your bedroom neat where you can and can’t see it. If possible, it is recommended to have no clutter or objects underneath your bed at all. Under-bed clutter stops qi flowing freely around you while you are sleeping and can prevent healing.
It is also highly recommended to regularly declutter your wardrobes and remove clothes you don’t wear. Either way, remember to keep the wardrobe door closed at night.
Utilise bedside tables on both sides of the bed
As well as having space on both sides of the bed, try to have identical tables on both sides. Two bedsides are more ideal than one, for creating symmetry. Two bedsides also provides partners with their own space and storage, while also creating harmony and space for a relationship.
Books are great for mindfulness, relaxation and expanding knowledge. However, if you have a large stack of books or bookshelf in your room and are having trouble sleeping, it may be worth relocating your books elsewhere. Books are active energy as they stimulate our mind so removing these may help you wind down more.
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Choose a feng shui bedroom wall colour that helps you meet your bedroom needs
Last, but not least is the bedroom wall colour. According to feng shui, your bedroom wall colour can massively affect your sleep and mood.
Feng shui experts suggest that warm colours that are reminiscent of skin tones are the best colours for bedroom walls as they are soothing. These include colours such as cream, peach, beige, coral, tan, cocoa, and rich dark browns.
Some light colours like light blues, greens and lavenders can be helpful for sleep however, too many are thought to interfere with relaxation.
Aim for a balance of both warm skin tones and light colours to create positive and restful energy in your room.
Feng shui is made up of decades of knowledge and beliefs, but we hope that has given you an insight into the core principles, which could help you with your bedroom furniture arrangements.
- Use the command position when deciding the best bed placement
- Keep your bed against a solid wall and headboard
- Declutter as much as possible
- Create space around your bed
- Remove objects that distract your energy
- Choose bedroom colours that support your sleep and energy.
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