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How to Achieve the Perfect Feng Shui Bedroom

There are many factors that contribute to you having a good night sleep. For me, whether the cats are in a good mood is at the top of the list. But Feng Shui, whether you put much stock in it or not, is also another element to consider.

The good news is, there are a few easy ways to create a perfect Feng Shui bedroom, so give these tips a go and see if it helps your boudoir get an increase in Chi.

Feng Shui in the Bedroom
Above: Solid wood at the head of the bed is great Feng Shui

How to Achieve the Perfect Feng Shui Bedroom

The Bed

When it comes to the ideal Feng Shui bedroom, the bed is the most important piece of furniture to get right. A solid bedhead is a good choice, but some softness is required to create balance. A wooden or metal bedhead with plush cushions or pillows would be a good setup, or an upholstered bedhead will also work wonders.

It’s also important that the bed is not too low, as energy flow under the bed is important. The beds with drawers underneath are considered bad. A quality mattress is also advised.

Above: A low bed prevents good energy flowing under it. Bad Feng Shui!
Above: A low bed prevents good energy flowing under it. Bad Feng Shui!

Good Layout

There are some very clear rules when it comes to good and bad Feng Shui layout in the bedroom. The number one rule is that the bed should never be directly across from the door.

When you open the door, you shouldn’t walk right into the end of the bed. The best spot for the bed is diagonally across from the door but not in line with it. This is called the commanding position. It’s also important to have bedside tables on either side of the bed – and to be able to access it from both sides too.

Bad Feng Shui
Mirrors are good Feng Shui – but never place them at the end of the bed.

Decor and Accessories

Sorry gadget lovers; Feng Shui rules dictate that TV’s and computers have no place in the bedroom, and that telephones and other gadgets should be as far away as possible to ensure a good night’s sleep.

It’s also important you let as much light and fresh air into the bedroom, but ensure all doors are closed while you sleep. Mirrors should not be placed facing the end of the bed, but can go on a wall beside the bed to bounce light around the room.

Lastly, Feng Shui suggests that calm, earthy tones are the best colours to use in a bedroom to create good energy.

So, do you have the perfect Feng Shui bedroom? I’d love to know! Drop a comment below and share.

(Image credits: image two via The Block Shop, three via Pinterest, four via Hafblog.


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Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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  1. A;so, don’t overlook the role of inspirational Feng Shui paintings for the bedroom, available at the Feng Shui decorating store Explosion Luck: http://www.explosionluck.com/collections/all

    For additional information read: Use Feng Shui Hummingbird Paintings and Photos to Attract Love and Romance


    1. You’ll have to tell him that Feng Shui told you that it’s OK to close the door lol – he can’t argue with that :p

  2. Bad feng shui! Low to the floor bed, open doors all night, iPad and iPhone on the ready for early morning news and message check in bed, no earthy tones! urgh!

    1. Haha oh no! If it’s any consolation, Terri, my phone is the last thing I check before bed and the first thing I look at in the morning – AND I have a TV in the room. This post is a ‘do as I say and not as I do’ kinda thing haha. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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