If you are not getting a restful night’s sleep or have difficulty feeling at peace in your bedroom, it may be time to implement some feng shui. The bedroom should be a sanctuary that you can return to at the end of each day to recharge and feel at peace. If you are not satisfied with the way your room makes you feel, feng shui techniques can channel in positive energy and optimize your space for relaxation. Before you begin, it is important to set the intentions that you have for this room by saying them aloud, writing them down, or sharing your ideas with another person who uses the space.
Feng shui is most effective in a space without clutter. Though nobody is a fan of clutter to begin with, this practice views clutter as obstacles to the energy of your home. Clearing out unwanted items and putting everything in its place is a great first step that allows energy to flow more easily and gives you a sense of the room’s full potential. You could even declutter in a spiritual sense by burning sage in your freshly cleaned room!
Positioning Your Bed
As the most prominent and necessary piece of furniture in the room, your bed should be placed in the “command position”.
The command position refers to the space in the room that gives you the most authority- you should have a clear view of the entrance but not be directly in line with it, as that energy flow can be distracting. This position should set you up to welcome incoming energy, but your back should also be protected. Try to avoid having your back to empty space, instead position yourself with your back to a wall. Similarly, a solid headboard can help “anchor” your bed to its space, providing support for the bed so that it can do the same for you!
Even if you are a fan of bright and exciting colors, you should probably consider keeping them out of your bedroom. Feng shui places a strong emphasis on the importance of colors and the way they can influence energy, so a neon pink headboard can make it difficult to invite peace and tranquility to your room. Instead, opt for more muted colors that are found in nature. Though there is not necessarily one color to avoid, try to keep your choices of paint, bedding, and rug color relatively neutral and peaceful. The choice of color is entirely up to you and what you are attracted to, but certain colors may promote the specific types of energy that you are interested in.
The goal of implementing feng shui in the bedroom is to bring rest and peace to the space, and harsh edges can interfere with the flow of positive energy. When choosing furniture or artwork, avoid anything with sharp lines that can have a “cutting” effect on the softness of the room. For instance, a fabric-wrapped headboard or bedframe will have softer edges than one made of metal. Plus, you will not be at risk of bumping your shins in the middle of the night!
Human beings are naturally calmed by symmetry and balance, making it a perfect practice for your bedroom layout. Even if you do not share your bed with a partner, consider having two nightstands so that one side of the bed does not appear “heavier” than the other. You do not necessarily have to have matching furniture or lamps on either side of the bed, but be sure that they are similar in size and composition to promote a feeling of balance.
At the end of the day, your bedroom is your sanctuary and should be a space for relaxation and peace. Inviting positive energy into your room can help you get the best possible night’s sleep and prepare for the day ahead. Contact me today if you have questions or would like to start the process of buying or selling a house!