Five top tips to Feng Shui your bedroom for a better night’s sleep
Feng Shui is the popular Chinese practise of designing your living space in a way that promotes positive wellbeing. Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Khloe Kardashian have been known to swear by Feng Shui, and there are lots of books and resources available which thoroughly explain all the benefits.
In short, the idea behind Feng Shui is that you arrange your space in a way that promotes the flow of energy, or ‘qi’, to ensure the home is harmonious.
One of the most important rooms for Feng Shui is the bedroom, with this being the place where we need to feel most relaxed ahead of heading to sleep each night. As we know, mess and clutter can have a negative impact on your quality of sleep, however, so can the overall design and layout of the furniture in your room.
Here are some top tips on how to Feng Shui your bedroom to ensure a peaceful, harmonious environment that will contribute to improving your sleep quality:
- Bed style and positioning are key
According to experts, a solid wood frame1 is best for Feng Shui, for example, our Julian Bowen Chloe Storm King Size Bed would be the perfect start to your Feng Shui journey. We have a whole range of wooden beds that would fit the bill when it comes to making your bedroom Feng Shui friendly.
Image: Windsor 4ft Small Double Oak Wooden Bed, Bed SOS
Another key tip when it comes to the bed, is ensuring that it is in the ‘power position’, meaning that the headboard is against the wall, and you’re able to see the door, without being directly opposite it.
- Keep mirrors out of the bedroom
With the focus on energy, it is thought that having mirrors in the bedroom can disrupt your sleep, due to them reflecting the energy and bouncing it around the room. Although mirrors are used in Feng Shui to brighten up a room, they’re not advised in the bedroom, this is especially the case when you are able to see yourself in the mirror whilst lying in bed, as it creates a false narrative in your mind that there is another being, or an intruder in the room, therefore making it harder to get a restful night’s sleep.
- Keep the furniture minimal
You don’t want to create too much of a busy atmosphere in the bedroom, so keeping the furniture minimal will help the room appear less cluttered and promote a tranquil environment.
With items such as bedside tables, it’s suggested that doubling up is a great way to keep the room symmetrical and less lopsided.
- Stick to neutral colours
Colour is an extremely important element of Feng Shui, as the colour scheme can change the whole mood of a room in an instant. Sticking to neutral colours, such as creams, whites, browns and peaches will create a more relaxed environment without any loudly coloured objects interfering with the energy.
- Personalise your walls
When it comes to wall art and photographs, ensuring that all the pieces hung up make you think positive thoughts is really important. For example, perhaps an image enjoying yourself with your friends, or your favourite place to visit, or even creative pieces utilising uplifting colours and shapes.
Placing your favourite image opposite your bed will ensure that it’s the first thing you think of when you wake up, and the last thing in your mind before you go to bed.