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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.

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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