Feng Shui Tips for Bedrooms in All Bagua Areas

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In feng shui philosophy, the bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. The bedroom represents you! Why? You sleep there, because it’s one of the most private rooms in the home, and you spend a great percentage of your life in the bedroom. 

When using feng shui to improve your qi (life force energy), it’s helpful to overlay the feng shui bagua map over your entire home to determine where the bedrooms are. This can give you insight on the best bedroom location for the members of your household. The bedroom bagua location also offers a perspective on how to decorate your bedroom with consideration to the overall energy of the home.

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to find where your bedroom falls on the bagua map:

  • Orient your floor plan with the front door on the bottom
  • Divide the floor plan into a three-by-three grid (like tic-tac-toe) 
  • Orient the bagua with Gen / Knowledge, Kan / Career, and Qian / Helpful People on the bottom (as shown)
  • Overlay each of the nine areas of your floor plan with the corresponding bagua areas
  • Determine which bagua area(s) overlap the bedroom(s)
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Now what? Once you’ve figured out where your bedroom falls on the bagua map, read on for tips on how to work with a bedroom in your particular bagua area. 

It’s also very likely that the bedroom overlaps into more than one area. That’s okay! Just like in life, everything doesn’t fall into neat little boxes. If possible, work with the bagua area that is covering most of the bedroom. If it’s about equal with one or more areas, you have a couple options. You can work with the bagua area where your bed is located (especially for a studio apartment). Or, just check out all the bagua areas and work with the one that applies to you most accurately.

  • 01 of 09

    Zhen: Family, New Beginnings

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    This area is connected to family and vitality, so it’s a good area for a bedroom, especially for a child or the eldest son. 

    Ways to enhance a bedroom in Zhen:

    • Accent Colors: Green, blue, teal, navy, black and charcoal
    • Decorate with: Living green plants
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    Xun: Wealth

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    The Xun area is an ideal bedroom location, especially for the head of the household or an eldest daughter. It’s in a strong area of the home because it’s in the rear and in a power position.

    Ways to enhance a bedroom in Xun:

    • Accent Colors: Purple, green, blue, teal, navy, black and charcoal
    • Decorate with: Living green plants
  • 03 of 09

    Tai Qi (Center): Well being

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    It’s pretty uncommon to have a bedroom right smack in the middle of your home, but if this is the case with you, it’s not the best feng shui location. It probably doesn’t have any windows and might not even be a proper bedroom. The best option is to move to another room. But if you can’t do that, try and move your bed over towards another bagua area. 

    In this case, you would also want to position a mirror on a wall so that it energetically expands your bed and wall into another gua. You do this by placing a mirror on a wall near the rear of the bagua (Xun, Li and Kun). Make sure you can see the reflection of the bed in the mirror.

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    Qian: Helpful People

    Beige and earthy toned bedroom

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    This is the best location for a guest room, or for someone that’s ready to leave the house. A couple examples of this is a temporary guest or a child that’s about to move out. It’s also a good bedroom if you like to travel and be out of the house a lot. But if it’s your bedroom, and you want more stability, it would be helpful to bring in some earth elements to ground your bedroom.

    Ways to enhance the stability of a bedroom in Qian:

    • Colors: Earthy and neutral colors
    • Decorate with: Heavy earthy objects like statues, stones or ceramics
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  • 05 of 09

    Dui: Completion, Children

    gray and white bedroom with macrame wall art

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    This area is connected to children and joy, so it’s a good area for a bedroom, especially for children or the youngest daughter.

    Ways to enhance a bedroom in Dui:

    • Colors: Earthy and neutral colors, or white and grays.
    • Decorate with: Heavy earthy objects like statues, stones or ceramics. 
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    Gen: Self-Knowledge

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    This is the best location for a guest room, or for someone that’s ready to leave the house. A couple examples of this is a temporary guest or a child that’s about to move out. But if it’s your bedroom, it would be helpful to bring in some earth elements to ground you.

    Ways to enhance the stability of a bedroom in Gen:

    • Colors: Earthy and neutral colors
    • Decorate with: Heavy earthy objects like statues, stones or ceramics
  • 07 of 09

    Li: Fame, Reputation

    Grey and red blanket on bed next to table with lamp and plant in bedroom interior with painting.

     
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    The Li area is one of the best locations for a bedroom, especially for the head of the household or a middle daughter. It’s in a strong area of the home because it’s in the rear and in a power position.

    Ways to enhance a bedroom in Li:

    • Accent Colors: Green, blue, teal, red and other fiery colors
    • Decorate with: Living green plants, triangles, tall lamps
  • 08 of 09

    Kan: Career

    Stylish peacock chair in elegant bedroom created with natural earthy colored materials

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    This is the best location for a guest room, or for someone that’s ready to leave the house. A couple examples of this is a temporary guest or a child that’s about to move out. But if it’s your bedroom, it would be helpful to bring in some earth elements to ground you.

    Ways to enhance the stability of a bedroom in Kan:

    • Colors: Earthy and neutral colors
    • Decorate with: Heavy earthy objects like statues, stones or ceramics
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  • 09 of 09

    Kun : Love, Partnerships

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    Kun is a good location for a bedroom, especially for the head of the household or a grandmother. It’s in a strong area of the home because it’s in the rear and in a power position. It’s also the area of love and partnerships. If you’re single and looking to attract a partnership, use the colors pink or peach.

    Ways to enhance a bedroom in Kun:

    • Accent Colors: Pink, earthy tones, neutrals, red and other fiery colors
    • Decorate with: Living green plants, triangles or squares