Where Should the Primary Bedroom Be Located?

Perfect Location and Design for a Good Feng Shui Floor Plan

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A good feng shui bedroom is undoubtedly one of the main factors that make a good feng shui house. There are many resources and tips to help you create a good feng shui bedroom out there, but here we'll explore the positioning of your primary bedroom within a good feng shui floor plan.

Unfortunately, way too many houses have been created on a poor feng shui blueprint/floor plan. From a primary bedroom over the garage to a primary bedroom over the kitchen oven or a bedroom facing the front door—there are a bevy of common mistakes in modern layouts that will disrupt the flow of your home.

As high quality feng shui energy in the bedroom is crucial for one's health and well-being, it is important to choose the right location for the main bedroom when designing the floor plan of your house. There are several factors to consider when identifying the best location for a bedroom.

About This Term: Primary Bedroom

Many real estate associations, including the Houston Association of Realtors and some national builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.

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The Layout Within Your Home

Since you want a good energy foundation for your bedroom—a peaceful nourishing energy to support deep sleep and healing sexuality – it is best to locate your bedroom above an area with peaceful or balanced activity.

  1. One of the best placements of a bedroom – in case of a two level floor plan – is above a quiet reading area, or above the dining/breakfast nook. Some of the worst bedroom locations are above the garage, kitchen oven, main bathroom or a busy home office.
  2. The best location is in the back of the house, or behind the center line of the house. A good bedroom is slightly "hidden" from the main energy traffic and cocooned in a safe, nourishing and powerful energy. This can be created by many factors, such as the right treatment of the corresponding bagua area and following other good feng shui bedroom guidelines.

The Layout Within Your Bedroom

  1. In the layout of the actual bedroom, it is best to avoid a big window directly aligned with the bedroom door as this will lead to loss of energy. It is also important to be mindful about the relationship of doors and windows inside the bedroom.
    Because it is bad feng shui to place the bed under the window, or too close to the window, it is imperative to design the placement of windows very carefully. After all, your bed is the main and most important piece of furniture in the bedroom, so be sure you understand the good feng shui bed placement and plan the location of your windows accordingly.
  2. If there is an en-suite bathroom, be sure the bathroom is located as far as possible from the best positioning of the bed in the bedroom; the same applies for feng shui for walk-in closets.
  3. Having your bed headboard against the wall of the bathroom (especially near the toilet) or the closet wall is really bad feng shui; sadly, there are so many floor plans designed without any thought or consideration to this common sense principle.
  4. It is good to be mindful about the energies close to the bedroom, too. For example, avoid the vicinity of a home office close to the bedroom, as these are two conflicting energies that need to be kept separate. Same principle applies to a bedroom close to or near the laundry room or storage—you will be wise to avoid these neighbors!
  5. If there is another floor above the floor where your bedroom is located, be sure not to design a bathroom right above the bedroom—sleeping under the toilet or bathtub (energetically speaking) is really bad feng shui. It is also best to avoid a home office above the bedroom.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, be very mindful about all energy aspects that surround the bedroom placement in your floor plan. Understand the quality of energy your bedroom is located above, next to or under (if applicable) and choose the best placement for this most important room in your home.

Pay attention to the flow of energy and chi inside the bedroom as defined by the location of all doors – bedroom, closet and bathroom doors – as well as windows in order to create the best quality of energy to support your health and well-being.

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