How To Decorate Your Bedroom Using Feng Shui - The Architects Diary

How To Decorate Your Bedroom Using Feng Shui

How To Decorate Your Bedroom Using Feng Shui

The bedroom is one of the most important rooks in the home and is associated with rest, relaxation, and comfort. One needs to be sufficiently rested to perform well during the day.


Main Door:

According to the laws of Feng Shui, If the main door of a home is directly opposite the bedroom door, the occupant of that room will face legal problems. Position a small decoration or a piece of furniture to interrupt the line of passage.


If you have bunk beds in a bedroom they should follow these Feng Shui Rules.
One’s head should not touch the ceiling or this could result in ill health. The top of the mattress on the bottom bunk should also be at least 16 inches off the ground.


Clock Placement :

It is not favourable to keep a clock immediately behind or directly in front of a sleeper. Clocks should be placed on either side of the bed. If you have your clock on the headboard it should be placed on a stand beside the bed or on the floor.


A light bulb directly above the head of the bed will turn the sleeper into a nervous wreck. If hung above the centre of the bed, it will cause stomach disorders. The light should be placed on the side of the bed.


Dressing Table:

The dressing table should not be placed at the foot of a bed as it adversely affects health. Move the dressing table to any other position.


You can draw on the strengths of the elements by choosing a headboard that corresponds to your element as shown in the paragraphs below.


Square or rectangular shaped headboards are for people who represent wood and earth elements. It is also good for professionals, as it encourages stability and offers support.

Oval or wavy-shaped headboards are ideal for people who belong to the element water and also for artists, musicians and designers.

Angular headboards or those with spiked points, these are not recommended for anyone. It relates to the element fire. It prevents people from getting a good night’s sleep.


How to decorate your bedroom using feng shui

Feng Shui Colors for the Bedroom

Don’t overdo the bright colours in your bedroom. Bright colours are alive and moving, so the more bright colours that are used, the harder it will be to stay asleep. This also applies to plants and especially water.


Feng Shui is about balance and harmony in our environments. The bedroom is a very important room (we spend the majority of our day there), so many people naturally ask how to improve their bedroom using colour selection according to Feng Shui.

As we discuss bedroom colours, it is also imperative to recognize the importance of the other rooms in your house. Enhancing your bedroom without enhancing the other beneficial areas of your home does not provide you with the full benefits of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is about balancing the energy in your complete and total environment.

With that said, here are some Feng Shui tips to consider for your bedroom…


Don’t overdo the bright colours in your bedroom.

Bright colours are alive and moving, so the more bright colours that are used, the harder it will be to stay asleep. This also applies to plants and especially water.  Plants and water manifest yang energy and cause the same issues in the bedroom as bright colours.    The colours associated with plants and water are green, black, and blue.  Bright colours to avoid are reds, strong oranges or bright yellows.  Fluorescent colours are out of the question!


Pictures of moving water can also cause problems.

If you’ve got a picture of a waterfall, river, or ocean in your bedroom, it’s a wise idea to move it.  Unfortunately, aquariums in the bedroom can also cause sleeping issues and should be moved.  Although you should avoid red in the bedroom, a little touch of red can spice up your sex life!   (Red is fire, so lit candles count as red.)


Dark colours (shades of brown) should be used in the décor of the bedroom, but not on the walls. 

Painting the bedroom walls a dark colour might help you sleep, but won’t help you feel rejuvenated in the morning.  Darker coloured décor should be used to the point of tilting the room’s ambience yin, without making you feel like you’re party to a funeral.  You don’t have to just use browns, pick darker colours and designs that are relaxing for you.


If your room is already very dark and you can’t make changes to it

you might want to consider changing any “yellow light” producing light bulbs to brighter, whiter bulbs.  Opening the blinds during the day will also dramatically improve the rooms feeling.  If it’s dark at night, balance it with brightness during the day.  (Clearing any room occasionally by opening all the blinds is extremely beneficial.)


In painting the bedroom, using pastel colours is your best bet. 

The best colours to use depend on the compass direction of the room’s location.  To determine the compass direction of your home, draw your house’s outline on a piece of paper, and split the home into 9 equal sections (3 down, 3 across).  Use a compass to find which direction is north, and label each box according to that compass direction (North can be in a corner).  Here are the colour combinations:


–  NE, Center, or SW: Rooms located here should be painted pastel earthy colours, including the light shade of yellow.

–  NW or W: Rooms located here benefit from metal, so use a shade of white.

–  SE or E: The SE and East benefit from the colour green, but you may want to only use these colours if the room will be used as a study. Then a shade of green would be perfect.  Otherwise, use pastel earthy colours including shades of yellow.

White is not helpful here, as it destroys the productive properties of the SE and East.  These directions are associated with wealth.


–  S: The South benefits from red. If you want to use red here, use it sparingly as too much will cause restlessness in bed.  Use shades of white for the walls.

–  N: The north benefits from blue and black (water). Since you can’t use water, try white instead, as white (metal) will help with the benefits of water without using water.
I know this might be a letdown, as some of you reading this were hoping to hear painting a room fluorescent orange would make you an international movie star overnight!  But Feng Shui is about balance and harmony, so using light, pastel colours are your best bet when painting the walls.

There are some other critical Feng Shui tips that you should be aware of, including determining which compass directions will bring you the most luck – and which ones you should avoid at all costs.


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