3 Things That Make a Good Feng Shui Bed

  • 01 of 05

    Understand the Feng Shui Bed Guidelines

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    This article on feng shui bed and bedroom solutions has 3 parts. You are now reading 

    Part 1: Feng Shui Guidelines for Your Bed
    Part 2: Bed Placement: Position Your Bed with Feng Shui
    Part 3: Feng Shui Solutions for Your Bed & Bedroom Challenges

    Your bed is the most important feng shui piece of furniture in your entire life. This might sound as a very strong feng shui statement, but it is definitely true. Think about it, your bed is the only space where you spend 5-7 hours every night. This adds...MORE up to a very long time!

    Your bed is the only piece of furniture that has the most intimate (and intricate!) connection to your personal energy. Every element of your bed either supports or weakens your energy - from the design and material of your bed frame to the quality of your mattress.

    The role of the feng shui of your bed and your bedroom in relation to your health, your well-being, as well as the quality of your relationships cannot be overestimated.

    Needless to say, feng shui-wise, a good bed is one of the most important feng shui purchases you will make for your own well-being.

    What makes a great feng shui bed? Three things.  

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  • 02 of 05

    Good Headboard

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    1. Good headboard. While you are drifting off to sleep, your body is going into a very complex and busy energy repair work on many levels. Subconsciously, your head needs good backing, protection and support, just like your back needs it when you are sitting in a chair for extended periods of time.

    Best feng shui headboards are the ones that are solid and made from wood, or the upholstered ones, as they have a very good combination of solid, but also gentle and supporting feng shui energy for you...MORE and your bedroom.

    What are the worst feng shui headboards? The metal headboards that resemble prison beds are definitely the worst. Not only metal is best avoided in the bedroom, this specific design is weak and not giving any support/leaking all the supportive energy. 

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  • 03 of 05

    Good Mattress

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    2. Good mattress. There is a variety of mattresses on the market, choose wisely and invest in the one that will promote best sleep and relaxation. The better you sleep at night, the better your health during the day, this is really simple. Be mindful of the quality of feng shui energy and do not buy used mattresses - you never know what energy they have accumulated from previous owners. 

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  • 04 of 05

    Good Height

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     3. Good height. To allow for a balanced feng shui energy flow under the bed you need to have your bed at a reasonable height above the floor level. This is to allow the universal energy - called Chi - to freely circulate around and under your bed, thus cleansing and nourishing your own energy while you sleep.

    Generally, the beds that have built-in drawers underneath to help you with storage solutions are considered bad feng shui beds.

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  • 05 of 05

    Beds with Storage

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    Why are the beds with built-in storage considered bad feng shui? Because the energy needs to circulate around your body when you sleep, which is not possible if the space underneath the bed is blocked and/or full. Hopefully your bed meets the feng shui criteria for a good (or great!) feng shui bed. What do you do next? Well, you see if it has the best feng shui positioning in your bedroom.


    Continue to Part 2:  Bed Placement: Position Your Bed with Feng Shui