The bedroom is where you get your rest and the importance of this part of the home cannot be stressed enough. While the living room is the go-to room to activate the small tai chi of your Home Feng Shui, most of us co-habitate; i.e we are not the only ones living in the house we live in. So unless you’re the head of the household with a free hand to design and decorate as you wish, chances are you’re not in a position to simply move furniture around.
Placing cures and enhancers perhaps is more doable, but completely overhauling your layout each month when the stars change position, for instance, may not be so straight forward. Your personal bedroom however is your own space for you to do with as you please.
Learning to achieve near perfect feng shui in your bedroom is especially useful for college or boarding school students who may be living most of the year in a room away from home, where the feng shui of that room may affect them more than the feng shui of their “family home”, where they spend only the holiday part of their year.
Here then are 10 useful things to remember when planning the feng shui for your bedroom.
1. POSITION OF BED IS MOST IMPORTANT
The first thing to remember is that in your bedroom, the positioning of your bed is THE most important. If there is one thing you can improve, it would be this – to make sure you sleep with your head pointed to one of your four good directions. Check your auspicious directions with our Kua Calculator and have your head point to a direction that’s good for you.
If you’re working, best to tap your Sheng Chi direction. If you’re a student, tap your Fu Wei direction. If you’re a full-time homemaker, your Nien Yen is best for you. Those with health issues should have their head point to their Tien Yi direction.
If you’re a student and having to pick smallish rooms where you have limited freedom to move the furniture within about, the first thing to do when picking your dorm room is to try to go for one where the bed position satisfies the good direction rule according to your personalized Kua.
2. COLOUR SCHEMES MATTER
Your bedroom colour scheme is the other important factor to take into consideration. The safest colour for the bedroom is white, or some other neutral colour like cream or beige which is soothing on your eyes. Remember that the bedroom is firstly your place where you recharge, so avoid large blocks of bright primary colours. If you want edgy, use your soft bedding like pillows, cushions or beanbags to give yourself a splash of colour. Don’t do it with the colours of your walls or other big surfaces such as wall-to-wall carpets or curtains.
3. HAVE A SOLID WALL BEHIND YOUR HEADBOARD
Don’t let your bed float in the middle of the room just to tap into a good direction positioning. Beds should also always have proper headboards, and these should be aligned with a solid wall. If you want to position your bed where there are windows instead of a solid wall behind the headboard of the bed, best if you can cover up the window with heavy enough drapes while you are sleeping, so you cannot “see” the window. Otherwise you will lack stability and support in your life.
4. WATER FEATURES IN BEDROOM CAN CAUSE “LOSS” ENERGIES
Avoid water features of any kind in the bedroom. This includes art featuring water like scenes of ponds, pools, the sea or waterfalls. No matter how restful such paintings may look to you, water of any kind in the bedroom can lead to money loss energies. And definitely avoid tabletop fountains, waterfalls and the like in the bedroom.
5. AVOID “DEATH POSITION”
Never ever have the foot of your bed directly facing the door. Better if your bed is placed diagonal to the door into your bedroom. Do not have your feet aligned with the door into your bedroom as this is the “Death position” and is extremely dangerous from a Feng Shui viewpoint.
6. STAY AWARE OF MONTHLY INFLUENCES
Check which sector your bedroom is located in, in relation to the whole house. Then stay aware firstly of the yearly flying star that occupies that sector, and also by monthly stars that fly in each month. When the month flying stars change position, the new stars of the month that have the greatest impact on you after your own animal sign sector will be the sector in which you reside. Whenever your bedroom gets afflicted by the negative stars of #5, #7 or #2, it is a warning to be careful. Such months, minimize the risks you take, and if possible, install the relevant feng shui cures to counter any ill effects of such stars.
7. ELIMINATE POISON ARROWS
Poison arrows are the other thing you always need to watch out for, everywhere in the home but especially in your bedroom, as this is where you are most vulnerable, since this is your place of sleep. Make sure there are no poison arrows aimed where you are positioned when you’re in bed.
This includes overhead beams, protruding corners or edges from structural beams, sharp corners of cabinets etc. If there are such poison arrows pointed at your bed, look how you can camouflage them or better still, move your bed out of the line of fire.
8. NO MIRRORS IN BEDROOM
Avoid exposed mirrors in your bedroom. Keep these within cabinets where you can hide the mirror when you sleep by shutting the door. Exposed mirrors can cause sleeplessness and will definitely hamper a restful night’s sleep.
9. KEEP TVs IN THE TV ROOM
Keep TVs and computers out of your bedroom. If you’re a student and your bedroom doubles up as your study, try to keep your sleep and study areas distinct if possible. If not, then in such cases, a laptop you can close during sleep hours is preferable to a desktop monitor which you cannot cover up during sleep time.
10. REMEMBER TO DECLUTTER REGULARLY
Lastly, and this point is important, remember to declutter from time to time! Really, clutter builds up so quickly and if you don’t make it a habit to schedule in periodic spring cleans, before long, such a lot of junk will have accumulated and this is definitely not good feng shui. If you find yourself scatter-brained, forgetful, stressed out or disorganized, a good way to snap out of that mindset is to clear and clean out your bedroom.
Clear out your closet of tee shirts that have gone grubby with too many washes, give away clothes that no longer fit you, clear out your desk of old receipts, clothes labels and outdated correspondence, dispose of old makeup and creams that are probably expired.
The mere act of spring cleaning is therapeutic and symbolically representative of making new space in your life for new things and new opportunities to enter.