Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of reading and interpreting the construction and the forms on an internal space, in order to avoid negative influences.
In other words, it means that, depending on how you place furniture in your home or choose the right colours to decorate it, you could relax more, get a flow of energy and feel better in your body and soul.
According to this art, the positive or negative flows of energy are produced by the relationship between the home and the person who lives in.
If you are new with this discipline it might seem a bit strange to you, but following a few simple rules you can start designing your home in a perfect feng shui mood.
A good idea could be to begin with your bedroom Feng Shui: positive vibes come first of all from relax and good rest, so this is the place where order and tranquility must be the priority.
How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom
The bedroom is a protection area inside the place where you live and if it isn’t well oriented or shows disturbing colours, you can’t certainly have a good sleep.
Here are 23 Feng Shui tips from Malaysia Feng Shui expert you can follow to bring the harmony and good flow you need in your bedroom:
Bedroom Position and Furniture Orientation
1. Bedroom position towards the house entrance, bed position inside the bedroom and bed orientation are 3 aspects dependent on one other and must be analyzed in this order from the biggest one to the smallest.
2. The bed must not be visible from the front door: if the bedroom door and the front door are aligned, you might feel threatened overnight (even if the front door is bolted) and sleep badly.
3. When walking from the front door to the bed you should make at least three right angles: as said ahead, bedroom should not immediately be visible from the door, and the more is nested in the heart of the house, the better you can feel protected.
4. Bedroom should not be very big, otherwise it would lose its function of safeguard and comfort. If it’s very big, it should be divided by partitions walls.
5. There must be enough distance between the bed and the bedroom door and the two must not be aligned, always to guarantee a sense of relax. The bed should instead be positioned diagonally towards the door or, if it’s not possible, be separeted from it by a carpet or something which creates a division.
6. Choose for your bed a square and angled shape: it gives a sense of balance and stability.
7. Make sure that air could easily flow around your bed, by choosing one that have a solid headboard and no under bed storage. You should feel isolated from the wall and the floor and let the energy be in motion.
8. Position the bed in the central part of the room and make sure you have enough space to move around it.
9. The bed must have bedside tables on both sides: if it had just one this would create an imbalance and lack of harmony.
10. Windows are very important because they are a source of natural light and fresh air for the room. However, they should not be in direct contact with the bed, because this would cause a connection with the outside world. Maybe you can inadvertently hear noise and have difficult to sleep well.
11. The bed, therefore, must have a solid wall behind it, not any windows. The wall gives a sense of stability and makes you feel isolated from outside.
12. Avoid mirrors in front of the bed as it would continue to reflect and send back the negative flow over and over again.
13. In the same way, mirrors must not face directly the bedroom door, because they would dissipate the incoming energy.
Materials, Colours and Decorations
14. Opt for a comfortable mattress and for blankets made with natural fabrics such as cotton and linen. In this way, you will be more in contact with nature and feel in harmony with the environment around you.
15. Furniture should be made with natural coloured wood. Avoid instead “polluted” substances such as paints or enamels. At the same time, avoid reflective surfaces or materials cold to the touch.
16. Opt for neutral and soft colours, such as white, beige, brown and green. These tones remind of the essence of nature and give peace.
17. Tv screens should be avoided in front the bed, because they are reflecting surfaces like mirrors.
18. Books are not recommended either: You can take just the book you’re currently reading on your bedside table, but too many create confusion and risk making your bedroom look like a workplace.
19. Put plants outside the bedroom, because they make energy in excess. If you really don’t have any other place to put them, make sure they would be away from your field of view when you’re in bed.
20. Use candles and soft lights: they relax and prepare to a good rest. A good idea is to have table lamps, since they’re more discrete than ceiling lamps and make you feel more at ease.
21. Hang on the walls photos or pictures representing nature or places you love or that inspire you. Put the most energy-giving image just in front of the bed, so that is the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning. Avoid instead images with too elements of graphic, because they’re are disturbing.
22. Don’t leave drawers or wardrobe doors open when not in use: the room will look more tidy. Otherwise, you might feel a sense of confusion.
23. In the same way, get rid of the clothes you don’t use anymore: every disturbing or useless element in your bedroom would create a bad flow of energy and stops you from embrace new positive opportunities.
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