6 Bedroom Feng Shui Tips for Sleep and Support

Why is the bedroom important?
Your bedroom is where you spend a significant amount of time – 1/3 of your life in fact! It’s the space that rejuvenates you and where you rest. This is also the room that is closest to your body and the most intimate. It is closely connected to your health and also to your Partnerships, no matter where it is located within the home. The bedroom is intended for two things only… Rest and Romance! Anything not related to these two things should be placed elsewhere in your home. 

Tip #1 Make your bed daily
You would not come into a luxury hotel and appreciate or expect to see an unmade bed. Making your bed signals a fresh start to the day and welcomes you at the end of the day with a sense of peacefulness.

Tip #2 Ensure you have a solid headboard and foot board
Solid headboards provide support and backing for you in your life, within your business and with your health. They also help couples feel supported by one another.

If you have a headboard that is slatted, remedy this by weaving scarves or material through the headboard slats or placing material behind it. One of my clients hung a cherished quilt over her slatted headboard and immediately felt more supported and slept better!

If you do not have a headboard/foot board, purchase one or for a temporary fix, you can paint a headboard on the wall or paint the wall behind the bed a different color than the rest of the room. Another quick fix I used in a temporary living space was to hang a sari or scarf behind the bed to act as a headboard.

Tip # 3 Clean out under your bed
Make sure there is nothing under your bed as things and clutter under the bed relate to emotional baggage or communication breakdown. The items under your bed can also cause sleep issues. I had one couple storing some things under their bed. She was sleeping fine and he was not. Under his side of the bed, they were storing a relative’s relic gun! If you must store other things under the bed, make sure they are soft things like blankets or clothing.

Tip #4 Revamp your vision wall
You vision wall is at the foot of your bed. This is the last thing you see before you go to sleep at night and the first thing you see in the morning. One of my clients had her work task list posted on that wall! Can you imagine the stress you would feel if this is the first and last thing you saw before you went to sleep? Instead, place a painting or artwork on that wall that inspires you (and your partner). Ideally this would be a restful piece of artwork to bring you to a place of peace at night and in the morning.

Tip # 5 Remove bookshelves
Bookshelves or piles of books in your bedroom is not only very heavy energy, it’s a lot to think about – consider all of the words in those books swirling around in your head while you sleep! Having a book or two on your nightstand is fine. However, move the rest of your books out of the bedroom. One great idea is to place a bookshelf in your closet. That way, you have quick access to your books from the bedroom and their energy is contained.

Tip #6 Remove TVs and electronics
TVs and other electronics and electrical wires present several energetic issues. TVs are a “black hole” that suck energy; and TVs, electrical wires and other electronics also generate electromagnetic smog, which can be harmful to your health.

I recommend either removing the TV from the bedroom (preferred) or covering it while you sleep (a beautiful fabric throw can be used for this purpose.) Electronics (such as electrical wires, cell phones or Ipads) should be kept at least 18” from the bed.

Create an oasis in your bedroom and this will soon become your favorite room. You’ll feel more relaxed, calmer and more rested every day which positively impacts every other area of your life!

  

Kim JulenArticle contributed by Kim Julen, IFSG Membership Director

Kim Julen, founder of Finding Your Fiji, is a dynamic thought leader, writer, entrepreneur, speaker and shift master. She provides unique tools, guidance and courses to bring harmony to your head, heart and home. Read more about Kim.

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Feng Shui for the Way You Love

Feng shui design serves the mind, body and soul by increasing energy in appropriate spaces – like offices, fitness areas, and social areas of the home. Bedroom feng shui, by contrast, incorporates energy in the space differently. Read more from Feng Shui Professional, Samantha Shields.

Samantha Shields, Feng Shui Love, Bedroom Feng ShuiWith intuitive bedroom feng shui design, the master bedroom serves as a restful retreat, conducive to serene sleep and enriched with romantic allure. Unfortunately, since this area is often kept behind closed doors unseen by visitors, it tends to be the most forgotten and neglected room of the home.

Setting the Scene

Bedroom feng shui creates an enticing ambience that offers benefits such as:

  • Promoting restful sleep
  • Increasing feelings of security
  • Improving focus and concentration
  • Supporting recovery from heartbreak or sorrow
  • Encouraging the development of a new relationship
  • Stimulating intimacy and romantic connection
  • Providing a personal sanctuary
  • Revitalizing your energy daily
  • Eliciting positive emotions
  • Inspiring your creativity
  • Rest and Rejuvenation

Samantha Shields, Feng Shui Love, Bedroom Feng ShuiBedroom Feng Shui design pays special attention to our natural need for rest, rejuvenation and deep sleep.

Sleep is a basic physical requirement necessary for self-preservation, giving us the strength and clarity we need to survive, thrive and flourish each day.

Feng shui takes into account the complex nature of our human needs – fulfilling our most basic requirements and supporting our aspirations for future achievements. In the bedroom, feng shui design helps us gently disengage from our daily activities and stresses. It allows you to peacefully slip into the sanctuary of your bedroom to bring back balance to your body and mind. Bedroom Feng Shui also encourages you to create habits of self-care to nourish your body and soul.When you feel well rested and refreshed, you are more able to share yourself enthusiastically with your partner and the world.

Rekindle Your Relationship

If you feel your current relationship has lost its “spark,” bedroom feng shui design can help you create an intimate space where you can rekindle your romantic connection. The loving relationship that is supported in the bedroom is positively affected by furniture arrangement, color, romantic enhancements, sensual comforts and personal mementos.

Treat your bedroom as a sanctuary where positive communication is encouraged and yourSamantha Shields, Feng Shui Love, Bedroom Feng Shui physical and emotional health are nourished each day.

Design for New Love

Feng shui wisdom teaches us to open our hearts and clear our minds to make room for new opportunities. If you are single and looking for a partner, allow your bedroom design to reflect an openness and readiness for a thriving relationship. Prepare for love by creating a space designed for two instead of one.

Healing a Broken Heart

If you have experienced a breakup or other personal loss, bedroom feng shui adjustments provide supportive healing energy as well as inspiration to move forward and invite happiness.

 

Samantha ShieldsFor more than 20 years, Samantha worked as a sales and marketing professional. Though she enjoyed professional success in her career, she had a desire to pursue a more creative path. Through a love of decorating she discovered Feng Shui and began incorporating it into her life.  Read more about Samantha.

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Feng Shui for Love

Whether you are in a committed relationship or still searching for The One,” Feng Shui paves the way for more harmonious relationships. Feng Shui helps you recognize how your space reflects your life and encourages you to create a new relationship with your space. Find out more details and ideas from Kim Julen, Finding Your Fiji.

  

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In the relationship arena, Feng Shui can help:

  • Bring balance, equality and harmony
  • Get the sparks flying again
  • Attract your soul mate
  • Reduce/eliminate arguments
  • Improve relationships with family, friends and coworkers
  • Deepen your relationship with yourself or creator

There are two main areas in your home we look at to improve relationships. One area is the partnership corner. (If you’re new to Feng Shui, click here to read my blog on Feng Shui’s mental map, the Bagua, to learn how your space reflects your life.) The other area is your bedroom, no matter where it’s located in your home. In this article, I’m focusing primarily on your bedroom. Ideally, this should be your favorite room in the house, an oasis that is both romantic and peaceful.

Let’s first talk about the things to AVOID in your bedroom:

  1. Clutter: As in every area of your home or office, clutter represents stuck energy. It’s also distracting. So, if you’re trying to get your partner in the right mood, removing clutter from the bedroom will help them feel less overwhelmed and more relaxed.
  2. Dirt: This can represent staleness in your relationship. To keep your Partnership fresh and new feeling, keep your bedroom dusted and clean. You will sleep better too!
  3. Dead Things: One client I worked with had pictures of dead relatives decorating a corner of her bedroom! Sometimes we place things in spaces without really think about the metaphorical message we are sending. You want things that are alive and thriving in your bedroom and Partnership area of your home. Remove any dried flowers from your bedroom (and home) as well.
  4. Pictures of your kids and other people: Even if the relatives are living, we do not want them invading our bedroom, right? And kids certainly are important in our life, but again, we do not need them coming between us and our partner. The bedroom is your personal partnership space.
  5. Toys and stuffed animals: We want to be an adult in our relationships so childish things do not belong in the bedroom. If they are keepsakes or mementos that you love, they can be placed in another area of the home – perhaps in the Creativity and Children area.

Next, let’s talk about the things you DO WANT in your bedroom. What can you do to get the love lava flowing again or to attract your soul mate?

  1. Two equal size/weight night stands: This symbolizes equality in the relationship and is particularly important if you currently do not have a partner. What does it say if one partner has a large dresser on their side and the other a small nightstand? Or if one partner has no nightstand at all? Will they have much say in the relationship? Matching lamps will bring additional balance and harmony to your love connection.
  2. Art symbolizing what you want in your relationship: Look at the art on your bedroom walls. Is it romantic? Or do you have pictures of a frozen lake? Is it peaceful and copacetic or showing conflict? Are there single people or animals depicted in the paintings? That single cowboy picture not only shows a desert, but the guy is alone, right? That leads me to the next tip…
  3. Pairs of things: Pairs represent partnership and intentionally placing pairs of things in your bedroom will help balance your relationship.
  4. A current picture of the two of you, if you’re in a partnership, should be placed in your bedroom and will help solidify your bond. Sometimes I recommend a wedding picture be placed here too, to help you remember how you felt when you fell in love.
  5. Vibrant, living things: To really promote a healthy sex life, place 9 lush plants in the bedroom. Then, make sure you keep them alive!
  6. Add Pink and Fire: The partnership color is pink and adding a dash of it here or there intentionally will boost your budding or rekindling relationship. Adding the element of fire, which is all about passion, will further heat things up. You can use the color red to represent fire or physical fire (like candles) or triangle shapes. We don’t like fireplaces in bedrooms, because it’s too much energy to allow you to sleep well. However, the Partnership area of your main level is a perfect place for a fireplace.

Making changes in your Partnership area and bedroom with intention means taking time to really think about what you want to cultivate in your relationships.

Your bedroom is a key Feng Shui area. It can affect not only your relationships, but also your sleep, your health, and your mind.

 

Kim JulenKim Julen, founder of Finding Your Fiji, is a dynamic thought leader, writer, entrepreneur, speaker and shift master. She provides unique tools, guidance and courses to bring harmony to your head, heart and home. Read more about Kim.

 

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Encourage Rest and Regeneration in Bedrooms

Rest and regeneration are fundamental to our well-being and have an important role in aiding in recuperation as well. Because they are the quietest environments in the home, bedrooms are often the first location where we retire to heal.  Read tips and hints from Feng Shui expert and teacher, Los Angeles based, Alex Stark.

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  • Bedrooms should be located in a quiet, protected area of the house, preferably towards the rear of the building. A corner with Southwestern exposure is ideal.
  • Bedrooms should not have more than one doorway.
  • Bedrooms should not face a stairway, elevator or any exit doors.
  • Bedrooms should not be located at the end of corridors, next to stairs or elevators or directly adjacent to bathrooms, parking garages, or mechanical rooms.
  • Position your bed diagonally opposite the entry door and in such a way that you can see the door when lying in bed. If you can’t, hang a mirror so that you can see the door from the bed.
  • Mirrors are best avoided in the bedroom. If you have to have one, make sure you cannot see yourself reflected in the mirror when lying in bed. Restlessness, poor sleep and loss of performance can be the result.
  • Position your bed so that your feet do not point out the door. If you cannot avoid this, place a table, screen or hanging crystal between the door and the bed.
  • Avoid overhanging beams or knifelike corners pointing at the bed, especially across it.
  • Avoid bedrooms under slanted ceilings. If at all possible, have a flat drop-ceiling.
  • Your bed should rest with its back against a solid wall.
  • The headboard should be higher than the foot board.
  • In a home where the male is too dominant, decorate with additional symbols of the feminine: seashells, the moon, round, oval or crescent shapes, the color yellow, or earth materials such as stone or clay.
  • In a home where the female is too dominant, decorate with additional symbols of the masculine: animals, the sun, square or blunt objects, grandfather clocks, hunting scenes and paraphernalia, metallic objects and the color white.
  • During pregnancy do not move the bed to avoid the risk of a miscarriage.
  • Have your bedrooms checked for Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMF’s) and for Geopathic Stresses

 

Alex StarkAlex Stark is an internationally recognized consultant, advisor, and teacher on issues of creativity, efficiency, and design. A graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture, he is a practitioner of Feng Shui and European Geomancy. Read more about Alex.

Feng Shui Tips for the Bedroom for Health and Relationship Improvements

Learn how to take your bedroom for the ho-hum to the “Feng Shui wow” with simple tips by Karen Rauch Carter.  So much time is spent in this important room for rest and rejuvenation as well as reconnecting with your partner.  Take the time to incorporate at least one of her suggestions and feel better and sleep better – for your overall health!

Feng Shui Bedroom tips, Karen Rauch CarterOn average, one third of your life is spent in your bedroom. I think it is practically impossible to “waste money” on creating the perfect bedroom as it is your most impacting room of your house! Here are my tips for bedrooms if your love life seems stale or is non-existent, or your health could use some improvement, or you are looking for a new or different outlook on life:

  1. Remove anything that does not support love/passion and health/rest. If your bedroom looks more like an office or multi-purpose room, your environment is working against you. If you want to go the extra mile with feng shui, try to get a good balance of the five elements in there as well.
  2. If you are looking for a major change, then stretch yourself and make major decor changes within the bedroom. In other words, “Don’t buy the same old comfort zone stuff that will get you the same old love and health-life situations!”
  3. Buy a wooden bed if you have the choice. Metal beds can conduct electrical fields which can be a health concern. Avoid having anything plugged-in near your bed, and especially no electrical blankets (even if they are plugged in but not turned on they can be harmful!), heating pads, or massage pads.
  4. Check the lighting level to see if it is not too harsh (yang) or too dim (yin). Listen for distracting sounds and try to alleviate or remove.
  5. Avoid large living plants or water fountains in the bedroom.
  6. Avoid large mirrors in the room. You should not be able to see yourself reflected in any mirror when in your bed.
  7. Avoid sharp metal within the bedroom (knives, axes, swords, guns, scissors, etc.) Sharp metal near you in bed usually results in “being cut” in life – as in surgeries.
  8. Create a headboard for the bed and place it against the most solid wall in the room – cure poison arrows or “bed in line with doorway” lines by hanging a crystal between the bed and the negative item.

Don’t settle for a “6″ Bedroom when you can have a 10!!!!!

 

Karen Rauch CarterKaren Rauch Carter is the author of the national bestselling feng shui book, “Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life” (Simon & Schuster, 2000). She is a feng shui consultant and healthy lifestyle designer, international speaker, feng shui educator, mentor, and coach. Read more about Karen.

 

 

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