How To Feng Shui Your Bedroom

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If you had to pick one room in the home, you definitely want to feng shui your bedroom. 

The bedroom is the most important room of the home in feng shui philosophy. It is the room that you spend the most time in, and it's the most personal to you. Besides that, you spend many hours sleeping in this room. Therefore, you’re in a more passive state when sleeping so you’re really affected by all the energies in the bedroom. 

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9 Layout Ideas for Better Feng Shui in Your Bedroom

The bedroom symbolizes you. So, any feng shui changes you make in the bedroom are closest to you so they affect you the most significantly. Here are nine tips to feng shui your bedroom.

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    Place Your Bed for Good Feng Shui

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    Here are guidelines for your best bed placement for good feng shui:

    • Be sure your bed is in commanding position. This means that in bed you’re facing the door, while not directly in line with the door. 
    • You don’t want any doors to open up directly in line with the bed. Especially avoid the “coffin position” where your feet point out the door.
    • Place your headboard against a solid wall, with space available on the other three sides of the bed (left, right, and foot). 
    • Avoid placing your headboard against a wall that has a toilet on the other side.
    • If possible, don’t place your bed under any low beams, soffits, and sloped ceilings.
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    Get a Headboard

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    A headboard represents stability and support in your life, and especially your romantic relationships. The best headboards are solid, without any perforations. A headboard of bars? You, or your partner, may feel like you’re a prisoner with this setup.

    Be sure to fasten your headboard securely to the bed so you can feel the most support and strength.

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    Declutter Underneath Your Bed

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    Take a good look at what you have stored under your bed. The items under our beds affect you while you’re asleep in a passive “yin” state. Whatever you have under there may also represent or create subconscious blocks in your life. 

    Letters from ex-partners may keep you stuck in your current relationship status. Shoes can keep you feeling like you’re moving rather than resting. Luggage might keep you on the go and never feeling quite at home.

    It’s time to clear out the space under your bed. If possible, it’s recommended to have no storage at all under the bed. Then, the qi (life force energy) can flow freely all around and heal you while you’re sleeping. If you must utilize it for some kind of storage, stick to soft, sleep-related items like linens, blankets, and pillows.

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    Reduce EMFs in the Bedroom

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    EMFs are electric and magnetic fields created by electronic devices and power lines (among other things). They can be harmful and affect our well-being, including influencing our quality of sleep.

    On a practical level, we all know that the presence of devices in our bedrooms disrupts our sleep and circadian rhythms. If you have trouble getting a good night’s rest, try your best to keep electronics out of the bedroom. Buying an alarm clock and reading only books are two ways to keep you entertained and on top of your schedule without needing a phone or other electronics.

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    Set Up a Pair of Nightstands

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    As mentioned before, be sure to have space on each side of the bed. Two nightstands are better than only one, as the asymmetry can be off-putting. It also allows for each partner (or future partner) to have their own space and storage.

    They don't have to match, but rather they should be complementary and balanced. It helps create space and harmony for you and your relationship.

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    Incorporate Feng Shui-Friendly Colors

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    In a nutshell, the best colors for your bedroom greatly depends on what you need. If you desire a little more passion in your bedroom, try adding some splashes of red. Earthy and neutral colors provide more support and relaxation. If you’re looking for healing and vitality, try blues and greens. Pinks and peaches are ideal hues for attracting a partnership. 

    Most importantly, sense and pay attention to what colors you’re attracted to. Sometimes we know exactly what we need if we just listen.

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    Be Selective About Your Art

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    The artwork in our bedrooms can say a lot about and affect our personal lives. 

    For romance, family photos are best saved for the other rooms in the house. If you’re single and looking for a partnership, avoid images of single people or objects. Instead, invite partnerships with artwork that depicts or comes in pairs. Of course, your style and taste should always come into play—respect that. 

    Finally, if there’s a tendency towards depression, make sure your artwork is at eye level or higher to lift your qi, or life force energy.

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    Move the Books Out

    Book and coffee cup in the bedroom. Too many books is too active.
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    We love books, but if you have trouble sleeping, it’s time to find a new home for them.

    The book you’re currently reading on your nightstand is okay. We're talking about having stacks and stacks of books or a bookshelf in the bedroom. Books are active energy and stimulate our minds. For a more restful night’s sleep, try moving the books out.

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    Detoxify Your Bedroom

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    Last but not least, make sure to take time and detox your bedroom. There are two common ways you can do this

    First, reduce the number of toxins and chemicals in the bedroom. Start with switching to green and non-toxic cleaning products. If it’s within your budget, upgrade to organic furniture, linens, and sleepwear. These items release gas and leach toxins into our bodies through our lungs and skin. 

    Second, space clear regularly. You can smudge the bedroom or even just diffuse sweet orange oil to uplift and detox the energy for the best feng shui.