Placing Your Bed for Good Feng Shui

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    Check Your Bed Placement

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    Bedrooms are very important in feng shui for obvious reasons. Your bed and your bedroom have to have good feng shui to support your energy. Your bed also has to maintain the feng shui energy of love and healing. That's a lot of feng shui responsibility for just one piece of furniture!

    The feng shui bed guidelines are quite easy to follow and implement. The feng shui bed placement, however, is where you may encounter many challenges, depending on your bedroom options. 

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    Feng Shui Bed Guidelines

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    The first step in creating good feng shui energy in your bedroom is to do your best in meeting the feng shui bed guidelines. In a nutshell, this means you have a bed with a solid headboard, good mattress, good frame height, and no storage underneath!

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    Bed Placement

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    Examine your bedroom and see if you can place the bed in the ideal feng shui spot for your bed - the so-called feng shui commanding position. The feng shui commanding position is the area further from the door/diagonally from the door, but not in line with it.

    In other words, you want to be able to see the door while you are in bed, but not be aligned with the door. 

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    Bed Positioning

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    A strong supporting wall behind your bed is very important for a good feng shui bed placement. This creates strong, protective energy around your bed, gives it more power and ability to create (and hold) good energy. Do your best to position your bed in such a way that there is a solid wall behind it. For added strength, you can also choose to paint the wall in an accent color appropriate for your bedroom decor.

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    A Balanced Bed

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    Having grounding and balanced energy on both sides of the bed is very important for a good feng shui bed placement. This means you have to have two nightstands (not one), but it doesn't mean they have to match! Be as creative as you feel like and let your imagination soar, but be sure that your bed has access from both sides and is treated well with two similar pieces of furniture on both sides of the bed.

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    Smooth Energy Around the Bed

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    Be sure no sharp angles are pointing at you while you sleep. This energy is called Sha Chi/attacking energy in feng shui and can come from various wall angles or sharp corners of the nearby furniture. Scrutinize your bedroom space to avoid any attacking energy directed at you while you sleep.

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    Bed Away From the Door

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    Avoid a bed in line with the bedroom door, as well as any other doors, be they balcony doors, bathroom door, walk-in closet, or patio doors. If your bed is in line with any door, be sure to tastefully position an appropriate piece of furniture between the bed and the door.

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    A Low EMF Bedroom

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    It is always smart to position your bed away from the walls that have electric appliances on either side (computer, fridge, or TV). And, of course, it is best feng shui to limit (or eliminate) the electrical appliances in your bedroom. 

    No TV in the bedroom? No iPad, no cell phones? Yes, this is exactly what it means. It is possible (and very healthy) to limit your exposure to electrical appliances in the bedroom. For example, if you switch your electrical alarm clock for a battery-operated one, you will considerably lower the harmful EMFs in your bedroom. Your body will thank you, and your intimate relationship will deepen.

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    Follow Your Lucky Directions

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    If possible, place the bed according to your best, or lucky feng shui directions. Notice this list did not start with the feng shui lucky directions first. Not even second. Do not place your bed in a corner or at a strange angle just so that you can sleep facing your best feng shui directions. And do not sleep in the living room just so that you can face your best directions. This might sound funny, but some people do that.

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    Play and Experiment

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    When finding the best placement for your bed, you should always listen to the room, so to speak, and experiment with the best bed placement. If you can have both best feng shui bed placement and your best directions requirements met, then great! If you can't, please do not worry and think that your life is going to be a mess from now on.

    Approach feng shui logically and practically, and, most importantly, in an empowered way. If your bed cannot face your best feng shui directions, be sure to focus on facing your lucky directions when you work, watch TV, or eat dinner.