The elements of a good bedroom can feel intuitive but following a few key feng shui principles can guarantee your space is safeguarding your inner energy. Consider the simple tips below to arrange your optimal feng shui bedroom.
Build The Foundation
When architects design structures they want to last, they establish a solid foundation. Doesn’t it make sense that the same would be true when we are creating an energy flow in our bedrooms? No amount of color or decor can help a room that is disorganized at its core. Before applying feng shui principles to your bedroom, dispose of any clutter and get rid of items that no longer serve you.
Create foundational lighting by providing opportunities to get lots of sunlight during the day, and plenty of darkness during the night. Ensure there is proper air flow in the room by opening windows. Fans can be essential for comfort, but they are ch’i cutters, so use them at your discretion.
Adopt A Layout
The master bedroom is a Super Sacred Space, and is important for both physical and mental health. The goal of the master bedroom is uninterrupted sleep and healing. The room should be comfortable, with soft comforting color, peaceful art on the walls, and few accessories, consistent with Bagua. There should not be any mirrors in the bedroom. If you must have them, cover them with a pretty shawl or scarf.
Feng shui teaches that we optimize the energy flow of a bedroom with the placement of the bed in relation to doors and windows.
The most popular position for the bed is the command position, which places the bed so your feet are facing the bedroom door. Nothing should be stored under the bed because it will disrupt the flow of energy and sleep patterns.
It is beneficial to use a footboard or a chest at the foot of the bed for grounding.
Arrange The Decor
Arguably the most exciting part of room decorating is the decor. Your decor should consist of meaningful pieces that bring you peace and inner joy. Placing candles and Himilayan salt lamps around the room provide a softer light than harsh overheads, and bring a natural feel to the room as a whole.
Use window blinds or potted plants to frame the window without blocking the natural light. This is the place where you’ll spend a good portion of your evening, so make sure that your space makes you feel grounded and whole. Open blinds during the day and close them at night.
Lastly, the bed should be made every day. If you don’t, you will be climbing back in to old, negative energy that survived the previous night!
If you have any questions about how to apply these feng shui principles to your bedroom, or are interested in scheduling an appointment with interior designer and Feng Shui Master Cyd Alper-Sedgwick, contact us today! For more tips and our latest updates, follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn!