How To Feng Shui Bedroom
How To Feng Shui Bedroom
This VideoJug film is an excellent introduction to applying feng shui in your home. The focus is on the bedroom, and with the simple tips given here, you can have a restful night's sleep!
Hello, my name is Sarah McAllister. I'm the founding director of Feng Shui Agency. I'm delighted to give you some general tips, but please note they are not substitutes of a professional feng shui consultant's advice.
So now I'm going to give you some feng shui tips on bedrooms. If possible, occupy the bedroom, which is at the back of your property or the back of your apartment because these tend to be quieter, they tend to be further away from the main road. So not only are they audibly quieter, but they are also energetically quieter.
So another good tip for bedrooms is not to have too many floor-to-ceiling windows because the light coming in activates the room and creates a yang environment. Now, yang is active and light, and yin is quiet and darker. And really we want a really nice yin environment in the bedroom because the main purpose of a bedroom is to get really restful and rejuvenating sleep.
So if you do have really large windows in your bedroom, then I suggest you use blackout blinds because these really help to create an atmosphere which is completely dark and restful. And similarly, skylights above the bed aren't a particularly good idea. Although it's beautiful to look up at the stars at night, actually what you are doing is you are creating too much heaven which can actually make people a little bit angry and a little bit restless during the night.
So if you do have a skylight above your bed and you can't move the bed, then just again use a blackout blind because they are really useful like that. Now, perhaps one of the most important and yet simplest tip for a bedroom is to make sure that your bed has a solid wall behind it and also a nice high headboard, which is either solid or padded. Basically, it stems from the fact that even as humans, we still have a part of our brain that responds very instinctively to threat and we don't like to not be able to see behind our heads.
So to have your head covered is really conducive to a good night's sleep. And so, it's not advisable to have half-height walls behind your bed or particularly those that are designed with sinks behind them because they're just not stable enough for you to feel totally secure. Even though they're very stylish, feng shui design is all about the human and the human experience rather than the visual experience.
The next really useful tip for a bedroom is to position the bed, if you can, opposite the doorway, or diagonally opposite the doorway. So if you have the door to your bedroom here, you'd want to put your bed here. And that's because the chi will have slowed down by the time it gets to the bed.
If you put the bed here or here, these are too close to the main chi flow. I mean, this is literally a draft, but also it's the human traffic, the human chi that is coming in through the door as well. So over here chi is a little like water.
It will have settled by the time it gets to this part of the room. So this is what we call a power position and you are in better command of the room. In feng shui, lots of consultants will talk about clutter.
Now this isn't really feng shui, but it is related and it is advisable to have a space that isn't cluttered but you don't need to be a feng shui consultant to know that. But particularly under your bed, you don't really want to have photos from past relationships or unpleasant holidays or anything that's negative or ancient or given to you by somebody you don't like and you feel compelled to hold on to it and any sort of emotional clutter or physical clutter or indeed work files or bank statements or anything that is not conducive to rest, you shouldn't really have that under your bed. So if you have to use that space, then just keep it very neutral and just use bed linens and blankets.
So just make sure it's not taken up with negative energy. So we've covered a few points about the design of the room. Now, the design of the bed itself, ideally speaking, it should