How well we sleep at night has a lot to do with the energy within our home and our body. As we have been through the various planning stages of our home renovations, my husband and I began to pay more specific attention to Feng Shui in the bedroom when we were putting the finishing touches on our bedroom layout and design before our framers started.
Renovating our home (and lets be real all of the homes we have lived in) has been a true journey, one that has been a labour of love without a doubt, but also one that has given us so much satisfaction! To take a solid shell that our 30 yr old home is and literally customize every single inch of the home to US! This home, although the most work, the biggest transformation and our proudest yet!
- Mirrors – I read that mirrors in a bedroom is actually bad feng shui when the mirror faces the bed – which in most bedroom layouts this is the case. Thankfully we designed our master suite with a separate bedroom area and closet dressing/ensuite area. So our mirrors will be within this area and not near our bed. This is a great article of how to use mirrors to create good Feng Shui.
- Under The Bed – We debated about building a solid structure for our bed to sit on, however in reading more its best to actually have it open under your bed so that energy can flow. Its also key to not store anything under the bed either.
- Water – Both my husband and I love the water, the sound, the image, the feel. However in reading about Feng Shui in the bedroom, water is discouraged. For good reason, as water puts out Fire.
- Bed Placement in the Room – One thing I did not enjoy about our old bedroom is that when we were laying in bed our feet were pointing out the doorway. This is bad energy and can affect your sleep. Unfortunately due to the size of our old bedroom we weren’t able to have a sturdy foot board or piece of furniture “This will also deflect and disperse any qi that comes in through the door and protect you in bed. It’s good option.” (Source This article has some good options if your bedroom lay out has your bed facing the doorway). Proper bed placement in a bedroom is in the “commanding position” so the doors are visible but when you walk into the room you do not directly run into the bed.
- Bed Under a Window – One thing we really wanted in our new room is a lot of natural light. We opted to add a transom window over our bed. Knowing, in feng shui this isn’t ideal, I also read that if you do have a window above your bed it is important to have a solid headboard. Ours is made from wood and it is also upholstered so I felt confident in our decision to opt for more light.
I am excited to learn more about Feng Shui, something I have been dabbling in for years now, but was able to truly bring to life in our new space!