Feng shui doesn’t just deal with trinkets and furniture placement, it’s about creating a flowing, feel good environment that appeals to all of the senses. Your sleep, health and relationships will all reap the rewards.
Kids love sleeping in corners, but for adults space on either side of the bed is much preferred. Diagonal from the door is ideal, but at the very least, avoid facing your feet out the door (in the coffin position) or you’ll be up and down all night. It’s even worse for kids!
Beds absorb our energy, so if you’ve separated and want to move on, treat yourself to a new mattress and fresh bed linen. And speaking of energy, check that your bed isn’t positioned near a meter box; harmful emfs can extend up to 1.5 metres.
Regularly moving and rearranging your furniture will draw fresh energy into your bedroom. Even if it’s moved back on the same day, you should feel a lift.
Yin vs yang
To encourage relaxation bedrooms should be more yin (soft) than yang (hard). This can be achieved with cushions, throws, curtains or rugs. Lamps and diffused lighting can also soften the energy, along with heating when required.
When practical, arrange items in pairs: rabbits, birds, candles, flowers and hearts are all well suited to bedrooms. Mandarin ducks are also a classic symbol of romance.
Orchids represent fertility and sensuality in feng shui, making them one of the few recommended plants for bedrooms. Depending on your ‘flying stars’ (a more complex school of feng shui), lucky bamboo may also be recommended.
Finally, don’t forget about the power of smell! Ylang ylang’s exotic qualities work as an aphrodisiac for many, while essential oils like Cedarwood, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose and Sandalwood can also increase desire. Sweet dreams!