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The bedroom is regarded one of the more important rooms of the household as it is epitomizes one’s personal sanctuary and a place to recharge and revitalize for the following day. Therefore it is important to lay out the room such that it is beneficial to the space provided. Regardless of size of room, here are some handy tips to use when designing your bedroom.
Be Mindful of Bed Location
One of the main elements contributing to auspicious bedroom design is the location of the bed. A few factors to look out for include the orientation and actual location.
By orientation, I mean you should check that the headboard of the bed is pointed towards one of your favourable facing directions based on your date of birth. Stand by the end of the bed, use a compass and take the direction facing the bed headboard. For young couples wishing to expand their family, the best direction to face would be the husband’s Nien Yen direction. For students, try and have the head pointed towards the Fu Wei direction. For general well being and good health, tap your Tien Yi direction.
By location, I mean you should locate the bed deep within the bedroom. The best is a location diagonal to the entrance to the bedroom, allowing the bed area to form its own privacy zone in a corner. By doing so, the bed is placed in a position that it is not in direct line of the bedroom doors. Also ensure the bed is not aligned with a wall where the other side is the WC.
Orientate Your Reading Table Correctly
For those who need to work from the bedroom, one of the few aspects to look out for is the working direction and how the table is placed in relation to the architecture of the room.
Try to face one of your auspicious directions; but in some cases, the table facing direction may not be suitable for you. In such events, angle your computer screen at 45° to your left or right and check if either side falls within one of your auspicious directions.
In a situation where space is tight, avoid sitting facing or with your back to the door. Rather, sit where your actual sitting position is off center from the door. In this case, while the bedroom door opens in direct line of sight to the study table, the actual sitting position is off center with the door. In the unavoidable event where the door opens directly to your sitting or sleeping position, consider the use of fabric door curtains as a medium to visually ‘hide’ the door, to prevent this visual poison arrow.
The other factor to look out for is the placement of the reading table vis a vis the adjacent toilet. If you have to share the same wall as the bathroom toilet, make sure the actual location of the water closet and drainage utilities are placed on the furthest wall so you don’t share it with the wall you are facing while you work.
Be Careful with Furniture Design in the Bedroom
While it is not ideal to have a TV facing the bed as it promotes infidelity, there are situations where this cannot be avoided. In such scenarios, be sure to install a non-reflective TV screen so the actual reflection of the bed is blurred out and rendered indescribable. The next option is to install a built-in cabinet to fully cover the TV screen when not in use, to totally hide any forms of reflective surfaces facing the bed.
The other furniture to bring detail to is the design of the bed. With the many designs available to you, choose a bed that is deemed auspicious. Make sure the bed you choose either has a solid base or is made or a solid frame construction so it does not shake or move when in use. A bed that shakes or looks flimsy doesn’t offer support in your life and may well reflect on your luck. A solid bed symbolizes a bed of success. There is also a belief that the bigger the bed, the better. But this only works when it is one single big bed, not two smaller beds pulled together to pretend to be one big bed.