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Creating Harmony: Bedroom Feng Shui Tips for a Restful Night

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that focuses on creating balance and harmony in our living space(s). When it comes to the bedroom, implementing Feng Shui principles can have a significant impact on the quality of our sleep and overall well-being. Let’s explore the basics of Feng Shui as well as the importance of bedroom Feng Shui. Read on for a range of tips to help you create a harmonious and restful environment in your bedroom. From furniture placement to clutter reduction, bedding choices, and more! 

The Basics of Feng Shui

Feng Shui, which translates to “wind and water,” is based on the belief that the arrangement of pieces (usually furniture) in your home or work environment can create balance with the natural world and influence our lives. This practice originates from the Tao philosophy in Asian culture. The aim is to harness energy (known as chi or Qi) and create harmony between you and your space. It is said that by incorporating Feng Shui principles, we can create a soothing and supportive atmosphere that nourishes our mind, body, and spirit.

Importance of Bedroom Feng Shui

The bedroom is arguably the most vital space in our home, as it is where we rest, recharge, and establish a sanctuary for relaxation. This is the place where you most want to have calm and bliss, as feeling relaxed is the best way to help you drift off… Implementing Feng Shui in the bedroom can help create a conducive environment for quality sleep by improving the energy of the room and reducing stress. It encourages a sense of tranquility, allowing us to unwind and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. And that is so important for improved well-being!

Key Feng Shui Tips for the Bedroom

To harness the power of Feng Shui in your bedroom, there are a few different things you can do…

Furniture Placement

Of course, one of the main parts of Feng Shui is the way we place furniture within a room. The first thing you need to know is the ‘commanding position’ – this is the spot within your room that is furthest away from the door and also not in direct line with the door. This will place you diagonal to the door itself with a clear line of sight to it. You should use this position for your bed, as it is without a doubt the most important piece of furniture within your bedroom! And when it comes to your nightstand, the table you choose should be lower than the top of your mattress and have rounded corners. Don’t clutter it up, either, as this disrupts the energy. Other Feng Shui tips for your bedroom include not having a mirror in the line of sight of your bed; close all drawers and doors when not in use; and moving your books out of the bedroom.

Color Selection

When it comes to the colors you use in your bedroom, there is a lot to think about. Feng Shui incorporates the five elements: water, earth, fire, wood and metal. Each of these is represented by a different color or colors, too…

  • Water – dark blue/black
  • Wood – blue/green
  • Metal – white/beige/silver
  • Earth – yellow
  • Fire – red

Interestingly, believers in Feng Shui see the elements as working best when they work together, as a chorus of sorts. This means you should try to use all of these colors, or at least one per element, in your bedroom. White or beige is a great starting point for your walls; you could then opt for dark blue accents, such as your curtains or a comfortable chair – this way you’ve already ticked off two of the elements. You might be able to find some bedding or artwork which tastefully uses blue, yellow and red; other ways to add these colors into your room are through your bedding, cushions, candles, accent walls and more.

Clutter Reduction

You will have heard the phrase tidy room, tidy mind – and it’s true. If your space is cluttered and messy, your brain will pick up on this and you’ll feel stressed. This makes it harder to sleep, and then you’ll feel even worse. It’s a vicious circle! So keep your room as clutter-free as possible. One way to do this is by not having that much ‘stuff’ in there in the first place; Feng Shui experts suggest that you should absolutely *not* have books in your bedroom, except for the one you’re currently reading, so pop your bookcase elsewhere. Get rid of unnecessary furniture and items like the clothes you haven’t worn in years or the wire to your old phone that’s slightly frayed at the end… Try investing in furniture that doubles up as storage, too, to keep your space tidy.

Make Your Bed with Natural or Organic Linens

Another Feng Shui tip is to be as organic and natural as possible when it comes to your bed and bedding – this not only feels great for your skin, but natural bedding harnesses its own incredible energy. Try an organic bamboo duvet or some natural linen bedding, and indulge in the most beautiful sleep. You’ll wake up feeling amazing!

Bedroom Accessories 

There are plenty of Feng Shui-friendly accessories for your bedroom. Crystals, for example, are very heavily associated with promoting positive energy and helping to balance your mood – you can get some really pretty ones that will look great in your room. Mirrors are great for Feng Shui, as are soft cushions, textured rugs, plants, and floor lamps.

Personalized Feng Shui

Feng Shui is all about your individual preferences and trying to create the energy you want and/or need in your bedroom. Your room is *your* space, and it needs to be right for you and how you want to feel. If you’re a naturally stressed or anxious person, then ensure your use of Feng Shui is bringing a sense of calm to your room; if you’re feeling sad recently, try using Feng Shui to enhance the happiness in your life. You can also find Feng Shui experts local to your area (or virtual online experts!) who will be able to look at your room, talk to you, and help with furniture placement and decor.

Bedroom Feng Shui

Feng Shui isn’t for everyone, but it is a really interesting practice that has been around for centuries – so it’s definitely worth considering if you want to promote a more restful environment in your bedroom. It’s definitely something you can try, even if it’s just moving your bed into the command position, in order to find a bit of peace and get the best night’s sleep you possibly can.