Feng Shui Bedroom Tips To Improve


Your feng shui bedroom is one of the most important areas to look at. In fact, we often recommend that beginners start with the bedroom before moving on to the rest of the home. It’s generally more manageable to focus on one room when you’re just starting with Feng shu, and looking at the bedroom can be a powerful way to adjust your personal qi. You spend many passive hours in bed, so you’re very receptive to any energy in the room. It’s also a more private area of your home that you usually have more control over, especially if you share a home with roommates or family.

Here’s our list of feng shui bedroom guidelines on what to avoid as relaxing and rejuvenating a space as possible.

01. Bed Out of Command

The commanding position is one of the most fundamental concepts when it comes to your bedroom. A bed in command can help you to feel safe, secure, and well-rested. When your bed is out of command, you may have trouble sleeping or relaxing, and you may find that your stress levels are higher.

To place your bed in the commanding position, you’ll want to locate it so that you can see your bedroom door while lying in bed without being directly in line with the door. This gives you the widest view of the room so that you can see anyone who might be approaching. This also represents your awareness of all the opportunities that are available to you.

If you can’t put your bed in command, you can correct this by placing a mirror somewhere that allows you to see a reflection of your door from your bed.

02. A Bed Without A Headboard

It may be trendy and less costly not to have a headboard, but it’s not the best choice from a feng shui standpoint. A headboard provides support, as well as the connection between you and your partner (or your future partner, if you would like to invite one into your life!).

Look for a solid wooden or upholstered headboard, as those are the most supportive. Avoid headboards that have holes or perforations. Watch out for headboards with bars, which can give you the feeling of being trapped.

03. A Mattress On The Floor

In general, you want your mattress on a bed frame instead of directly on the floor (unless you’re doing the Asian-style futon thing). It’s best to let the qi flow under and around you freely, which encourages health and prosperity. Having your mattress so low to the ground can also lower your qi, while a mattress on a higher bed frame is more uplifting energetically and emotionally.

04. Clutter And Storage Under The Bed

If you have clutter under the bed, this also prevents qi from being able to flow freely. It’s especially important to avoid anything emotionally charged, like anything that belonged to an ex and anything sharp. If you must store items under the bed, stick to soft, sleep-related items like linens and extra pillows.

05. A Library Of Books

Books are great, but your feng shui bedroom isn’t the best place to store them. Books are mentally stimulating and aren’t ideal for a room dedicated to rest. Instead, move the books to a more active (yang) part of your home and stick to more calming (yin) items in the feng shui bedroom.

06. Your Home Office

Ideally, it’s best to avoid having your home office in the feng shui bedroom. We understand that having a separate room for an office is a luxury, but if possible, find another area in your home to set up your desk and work supplies. This will help you really leave work at the end of the day and truly relax when it’s time for bed.

If you must have your office in your bedroom, do your best to create separate spaces for work and rest within the room. You could use a folding screen or bookcase to divide the space, or even cover your desk with a beautiful cloth at the end of each workday to signify the transition from work time to personal time.

07. Exercise Equipment

Forget about two bedside tables, and position your bed against the wall. Place just one pillow on top of your bed.

08. Dying Plants Or Flowers

This applies to dried flowers, too. If you love dried flowers as a decoration, it’s okay to have them in your home, but they do not enhance your home energetically from a feng shui perspective.

Healthy, living plants and freshly cut flowers can be a beautiful addition to the feng shui bedroom. They represent the wood element, which is connected to healing and vitality. However, you want to avoid dying plants or flowers that are past their prime. Dead or dying plants are not a source of healthy qi, and you especially want to keep them out of your feng shui bedroom. Make sure to keep your plants healthy, the water in your bouquets refreshed, and compost anything that’s no longer fresh and living.

This applies to dried flowers, too. If you love dried flowers as a decoration, it’s okay to have them in your home, but they do not enhance your home energetically from a feng shui perspective.

09. Family Photo

Your feng shui bedroom is a place for you to rest and connect with your partner, so consider what kinds of decor lend themselves to romance and connection. Photos of your parents or your kids aren’t very sexy, so it’s best to keep these items in more public areas of your home.