Feng shui is an ancient Chinese concept that promotes the flow of energy called qi. When qi flows through the bedroom, you’ll get more restful shut eye. Good qi flow also helps strengthen relationships and draws love into the room. So it’s a pretty good idea to get the positive energy flowing well through your bedroom, right? After all, who doesn’t want to sleep better and have more love? To get started with feng shui for bedrooms, we’ll walk you through all the steps to help you set up your room.
Start with the Bed
The bed is the centerpoint of your bedroom—it’s why your bedroom exists at all. So the best place to start with feng shui is with the bed. A feng shui-placed bed will give you a nice view of the bedroom door, but it won’t be directly next to the door. Basically, this position gives you a good view of anyone coming in or out of the room but with a little distance, which should help you relax and feel safer in your space.
If you can help it, try not to have the foot of your bed directly face the door either. That’s called the “coffin position,” and we’ll let you figure out why that’s not the best idea. If your bed has to face the door, try adding a bench or something that adds a little distance without blocking your view of the door.
Your bed should also be up against the wall (or at least a headboard) and raised off the ground. Both of these are pretty natural placements in a bedroom, and they provide improved stability. But watch out for windows. Having your bed up against a window could let qi escape through the window and keep you tossing and turning during the night.
How About the Walls?
Once your bed is in place, it’s time to move to the walls. Feng shui inspired walls are soothing and neutral. For the paint, think about colors that reflect skin tones like cream, peach, beige, yellow, coral, tan, or cocoa. You could also dabble in the light blues, greens, and lavenders since those are restful. But steer clear of stark colors like bright white, lots of cool blues, or even grays.
What about decorations? Well, you’ll want to keep an eye on where you’re putting mirrors. Mirrors directly across from the bed can disrupt qi (and also make weird reflections that keep you up at night). Supposedly mirrors right there can also introduce the idea of a third party in your relationship, so you’ll want to steer clear of that if you share a bed. When you do place a mirror in the bedroom, make sure it’s reflecting something you love looking at.
For other decorations, you want to keep in mind that the goal is inviting positive energy and avoiding anything heavy. Paintings and photographs can be heavy (like a ceiling fan or structural beam), so they should be avoided. Instead, decorate with light and flowing tapestries with inviting patterns.
Gotta Think about What’s in Your Room Too
Usually you have something besides a bed in your bedroom. Maybe you have a little *too* much going on in your room. If you have clutter all across the room or if getting to your bed is like an obstacle course, feng shui courteously invites you to declutter. Clutter is more than a nuisance or eye sore. Instead, it also blocks qi—which ultimately increases restlessness and all that.
Books in your bedroom also promote restlessness and bring work into your sleep space. Instead, maybe opt for a few tasteful house plants. If you really want books, make sure they’re about topics you’d be okay with coming into dreamland with you.
Symmetry Is More than a Pretty Touch
Symmetry is pretty, yes. But it also promotes the flow of qi and helps make your bedroom restful and serene. Do you have a bedside table? Think about getting an identical one for the other side of the bed for your partner. A tasteful houseplant? Maybe two, one on each side of the room. Balance in the bedroom creates balance in life.
Creating Your Ideal Sleeping Space
With your feng shui bedroom, you’ll be ready to catch some ZZZs and keep positivity and love flowing through the space. To fully optimize your sleeping space, you’ll also want a mattress that also promotes restful sleep and positivity. That’s where a Simmons mattress in a box comes in. From firm, medium and plush support, you’ll find what you need to create your ideal sleeping space.