Time to talk about my favorite place at home: the BEDROOM! Bedrooms are literally the place where we spend most of our time. That’s why creating good Feng Shui in the bedroom is so important. It will help to invite good vibes into our home. And also because bedroom stands for marriage or any kind of intimate relationships, enhancing the Feng Shui in the bedroom will also cultivate a stronger and healthier relationship.
That’s why we have rounded up the bedroom Feng Shui guide with doable tips that may bring more positivity into life.
Feng Shui is all about the balance of Yin and Yang, namely the “darkness” and “brightness” in plain English. Sleeping is a crucial component of Yin. Thus it requires more tranquility and stableness than the Yang parts of our home. So if you are currently moving in a new place, consider arranging the bedrooms in the back of the house where the activities are minimal.
But being the “darker” side of the house doesn’t mean you have to keep your bedroom dark. Instead, natural light should be able to shed into the room to bring freshness and enhance the energy level. If there’s not enough light in your room, try using curtain that are light-colored like pink or pearl. It will supplement the lack of natural light. The color of the curtain in the picture down below just falls into the right place: ( you can find the similar one here )
image from Interior Insider
In ancient Chinese Feng Shui culture, kitchen somehow contains a lot of “Sha Chi” (meaning “rage” ). So if possible, the bedroom should not near the kitchen for it brings anger to you or your relationship.
2.All About The Bed
No doubt that the most significant furniture in the bedroom is your bed. In Feng Shui, it is the core of Chi (also name “Qi”, meaning “the flow of air” in Mandarin). So the quality of your bed basically decides the overall energy level of the bedroom. In bedroom Feng Shui, it’s not about using the most high-end stuff to bring good Chi. Instead, it’s all about being natural and organized. And it’s the same case for our beds.
(1) Go natural
That’s why it’s always a good idea to use natural materials in terms of furniture or bedding. A wooden bed frame along with a natural and organic latex mattress can already beat most of the negative energies flowing around. And it’s also super helpful for our health to keep everything natural. Always use linen that is made with the natural fiber like cotton or wool and is of the best quality.
Image from avenue lifestyle
(2) The Placement
One very important element in Feng Shui is positioning. Because beds are the center of the room in Feng Shui, it should be accessible from both sides of the bed, especially for couples. This will help to maintain the balance of Chi and also your intimate relationship. The bed should not be parallel to the bedroom door. If you are into nightstands, making it a pair on each side of the bed. And remember, it’s all about BALANCE.
(3)Keep Electronics Away
I know it’s hard. But let’s just give it a try:) Electronic devices all, in some way, disturb the energy flows. It’s better to put your phone or laptop away from your bed, at least during sleep. Choose a decent alarm clock to wake you up instead to keep the disturbance to the minimal. Clocks made of quartz are the best choice in this case because quartz is a natural stabilizer and it also strengthens love and compassion.
3. The Color
In the Feng Shui philosophy, each area of the house corresponds with a certain color and element. Decorating your bedroom according to the location of your bedroom would be a good idea because it will help to strengthen a certain energy in the room.
But if your bedroom is in the north corner of your house and black is too much for you, it’s always a good idea to use a neutral color or anything close to white. It’s the most harmonious color palette that will keep you calm and grounded.
This room down below is a great example of keeping it simple and the color mixing keeps it away from being monotoned.
4. The Air
As Chi originally means “air flow” in Chinese, the circulation of air plays a major part in bedroom Feng Shui.The air should always be flowing into the room. Open the window from time to time (if not always) to let in some fresh air. What the air circulation does here, is to declutter your room on an energy level. It can help to wash away the negativities and unwanted energies thus keep the good vibes going in the room.
5. Keep The Sparks and Romance
Bedroom represents intimate relationships. In Feng Shui, the pink color symbolizes love and passion. In order to light things up in the bedroom, try to decorate your room with small pink objects. I have hand-picked 50 shades of pink treat that might work for your room as well.
Crystals are definitely my number one choice. Crystals can do magic tricks in Feng Shui but as all crystals are not born equal, some of them are just killing it for bring the fire. ( If you haven’t already read my recommended love crystal list, go read it here.)
The best crystal to place in the bedroom will be rose quartz. Well, it’s called the stone of love for a reason. But be aware, crystals, especially large pieces, are NOT suitable to put under the pillow. The energy they carry may be strong and it may affect the deep rest of your brain during sleep. So putting small pieces of crystal decor on the nightstand or on your room desk is probably better.
Another thing that helps to ignite the fire between you and your spouse is the light. Warm and gentle color of the light will help bring positivity and passion into the relationship. In this case, a Himalayan salt lamp is a great choice. It can not only light up the mood but also improves sleeping quality and your overall energy level.
6. The Decor Matters
Some of us love to add art to our bedroom by hanging a frame, putting up mural art or simply add a canvas or photo frames. But there are some dos and don’ts to it that you need to know.
- Choose pieces that are positive or represent how you want your life to be.
- Avoid those that are dark or too abstract.
Here’s an example of wall art done right:
image from Aspyn Ovard
The wall arts add a touch of nature to the bedroom while maintaining a perfect balance. No exaggerating colors, no crazy stuff, just simple and natural.
- Avoid Really Really big pieces of hanging art
Our bedroom is already relatively small in comparison to our living rooms or dining rooms. Any big pieces with intense color might take away some energy of the owner.
- Avoid large pieces of human portrait or photography.
You will want you and your spouse to be the only energy center in the room. Any other things that read human will distract some of the energy flow.
These are all the basis of Bedroom Feng Shui. When it comes to a specific house, it could be more complex. If you want take one step further to know more about Feng Shui, check out this video for even more tips:
Wow Feng Shui does sound a little bit abstract, right? So if you are trying to enhance your luck or health with Feng Shui, take small steps and try to feel the difference each time. If you do it right, sooner or later you will have an adorable bedroom filled with lots of love and passion.