Few urgent questions here.
Having difficulty trying to sleep well?
Do you constantly have petty arguments with your partner? Do you consider that this may have to do with poor feng shui in your bedroom?
We spend 6 to 9 hours every day in bed.
This is a place where we need to get a nice cozy sleep at the end of a busy day.
We need a bedroom that can calm us down, let us sleep well, and let us wake up feeling refreshed the next day.
If you have a partner, the bedroom is where physical intimacy takes place.
Privacy is of utmost importance in a bedroom.
It is also not to bring work activities to the bedroom as it may interfere with your bedroom’s atmosphere.
We must make sure the location, design of the bedroom, and positioning of the bed can help align us with the natural flow of qì energy and as a result, improve our lives in other areas.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to have regularly shaped bedrooms found in the part of the home that corresponds to your marriage and family direction.
Taboos in Bedroom Feng Shui
Taboo is jìn jì in Chinese.
We must pay attention to aspects of a bedroom that may give bad feng shui.
These are known as feng shui taboos.
Taboo in Chinese
Bed Directly in Front of the Door
Whether your head or your feet are pointing toward the door, this kind of bed position is harmful.
A bed facing the main door is not a good feng shui.
If you and your spouse or partner sleep in such a position, either one of you may suffer from ill health.
Sleeping on a bed with feet facing the door is what the Chinese call a coffin position which is a big no-no in feng shui.
The remedy is to move the bed out of the way of the door. If that is not possible, place a divider to separate the bed and doorway.
Bed in Angle Position
A bed in an angled position symbolically means there is no solid support.
There is a lack of balance and symmetry for such a position which is important in bedroom feng shui. A bed positioned at an angle will throw qì off.
Sharp Edges Pointing at Bed
Your bedroom may have sharp corners. They are harmful to feng shui.
The bed faces a sharp protruding corner which is considered a poison arrow.
The sharp edge is akin to poison arrows that will bring what the Chinese called shā qì or fatal energy.
The way to remedy this position is to put camouflage on the sharp corner using a pot of plants or a piece of furniture.
You must also avoid placing any spiky plants like cacti. Rectangular-shaped furniture with sharp corners is also a no-no.
Spiky plants like cacti are not suitable to be placed in our bedroom.
Do not place art pieces that have sharp features right on top of the headboard. It’s akin to a poison arrow that is piercing out down onto your head.
Some people like to put folding partitions in their bedrooms. Each fold in the partition symbolizes a poison arrow directed at your bed, so it’s best to avoid them.
Always look for round items for your bedroom such as round nightstands or round tables.
Bed Facing Mirror
One of the most harmful feng shui characteristics is having a mirror in your bedroom.
An LCD TV is also like a mirror because it has a reflective screen.
Bed facing a reflective object like LCD TV is a harmful position.
The surface will reflect your qì at you while you are sleeping. This will prevent you from getting rid of old emotions.
For a couple, it is akin to having interference from outside and this may cause a relationship to fall apart.
Even if your bed is not directly in front of the mirror or LCD TV, these objects can still bounce off too much active yang energy.
Having a mirror behind your bed headboard is also not good as the qì energy will be reflected at your head.
You must cover the LCD TV when it is not in use.
A recommendation is to have it mounted in a TV cabinet that has a sliding door to hide it.
Hard Shiny Surfaces
Hard shiny surfaces will speed up qì energy in the room and could prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.
Objects that should be avoided at all costs are glass, metal, and marble.
The presence of an overhead beam on the ceiling in big feng shui taboo.
An exposed beam like this is cutting through the bed and this symbolically separates a couple when sleeping on the bed.
The severity of the adverse effect depends on where exactly the beam cut through the bed.
If it crosses over the bed in half, it symbolically separates the couple sleeping on the bed.
If the beam presses on the couple’s head, it may cause disagreement which can develop into serious quarrels.
Multiple exposed beams at the ceiling of your bedroom are akin to multiple blades cutting through your bed.
If the beam is on the side of the bed, the effect may diminish.
To resolve this, just move your bed out of the way where the beam cut through. If this is impossible, try to conceal it.
Leaving Ensuite Bathroom Open
The ensuite bathroom is quite common in today’s house design.
However, a bathroom tends to introduce a damper environment into the bedroom. This can drain healthy qì from the room.
The best practice is to always keep the door of the ensuite bathroom closed all the time.
Overhead Ceiling Fan
Having an overhead ceiling fan in the bedroom is terrible in feng shui. A spinning fan keeps distributing active energy to the room.
Having a ceiling fan on top of your bed may not be good for you as a spinning fan will keep distributing active energy to the room.
Each blade at the ceiling fan symbolizes poison arrows that keep hitting you repeatedly.
If the ceiling fan is above your feet, this is still acceptable, but it is better to replace it with a round ceiling lamp.
Or move the ceiling fan away from the bed.
Not all artworks, paintings, or murals are suitable for decoration on the bedroom wall.
Especially at the top of the headboard of the bed.
Artwork depicting animals like tigers is unsuitable for hanging on your bed’s headboard.
Artworks depicting wild animals like snakes and tigers are a big no-no. These have zero calming effect and will make you emotionally distressed.
Ditto for any art with water elements such as seas, lakes, and ponds.
Also, avoid putting any artwork or wall sculptures that show God and deity images like Buddha or Jesus Christ.
Sculpture wall art depicting Buddhists is unsuitable to be hung in a bedroom.
If you’re still keen to use artwork in the bedroom, consider those with calming motifs.
Arts with mountainous landscapes, abstract work, or anything that depicts a loving relationship are good for feng shui.
A painting depicting a pair of mandarin ducks is very suitable to be placed in the bedroom.
Lighting Above the Bed
This is referring to the light fixture installed right above the headboard.
The reading light should be fine if it can be adjusted and moved to the side like a swing arm adjustable lamp.
It is also better to fix the light on both sides of the bed to make it symmetrical.
Cluttering of room
Avoid clutter, enough said.
Cluttering of the bedroom leads to the cluttering of your mind and makes you unhappy.
Cluttering leads to the accumulation of stale energy and makes you depressed.
One simple trick to overcome this is by putting a chair in one corner of the bedroom which you can use to pile stuff on it when you are in hurry to leave so that you can get on to it later.
That way, you are only cluttering one corner of the room instead of everywhere.
Wrong Size Bed
Sleeping on the wrong size bed means the bed is too small for you.
If a bed size is too small for you, it symbolizes that you cannot grow in life.
If your feet are dangling on the edge of the bed or not enough space for you to change your sleeping position, that means you’re on the wrong size bed.
This symbolically means you cannot grow in life.
It forbids you from growing your business, career, and romance.
This also applies to your children as well, so it is recommended to change the size of your children’s beds as they grow up.
Windows Behind Bed
Yang energy can rush through from the windows and hit your head if the windows are behind your bed.
When windows are behind your bed, active yang energy will rush through the window and hit your head.
To neutralize this, you can install curtains and keep the window panels closed at night.
Too Much Storage in the Bedroom
Storing items above and below a bed is not good for feng shui as it disturbs qì.
These kinds of storage include a wall-mount bookshelf that is installed right above the bed and storage boxes, or pieces of luggage hidden beneath the bed.
Too many bookshelves in a bedroom could overwhelm you when you should be relaxing.
Bookshelves above the bed symbolize that you are constantly overwhelmed with unnecessary information when you should be relaxing.
If you need storage in the bedroom due to limited space, make sure you install cabinets that have doors you can close.
What are the favorite feng shui locations for a bedroom?
The ideal location of your bedroom should be exposed to sunlight at dawn so that your qì energy is increased in the morning.
A perfect location is also where the atmosphere is the calmest. The best direction of your bed depends on what you are trying to achieve.
If you are a parent, the best direction would be northwest as the qì energy is better developed and can help improve your ability to organize your life.
If you have difficulty trying to sleep at night, the north direction would be more suitable for you as this direction tends to be quieter and have more peaceful qì energy.
For young couples who favor intimacy and romance at night, the west direction is the preferable location.
Younger people should receive help from having their bedroom facing the east or southeast as the qì energy here helps build up their lives.
What will be an ideal bedroom in feng shui?
The west direction is best for romance and is an ideal location for a master bedroom in a house.
The location promotes relaxation, enabling one to sleep soundly and supplying an intimate atmosphere for romance.
To Wrap Up
Feng shui taboos in the bedroom are darn easy to identify and avoid, right?
For fun’s sake, why not play a little game of feng shui with your partner?
Try to identify aspects of your bedroom that fit the feng shui taboos above.
Check if you have spiky objects in your bedroom, or if any mirrors in your bedroom are not in a suitable location.
Try to remove them or reposition them. See how these actions improve your bedroom life!