A good feng shui bedroom is undoubtedly one of the main factors that make a good feng shui house. There are many resources and tips to help you create a good feng shui bedroom out there, but here we’ll explore the positioning of your master bedroom within a good feng shui floor plan.
Unfortunately, way too many houses have been created on a poor feng shui blueprint/floor plan. From a master bedroom over the garage to a master bedroom over the kitchen oven or a bedroom facing the front door—there is a bevy of common mistakes in modern layouts that will disrupt the flow of your home.
As high-quality feng shui energy in the bedroom is crucial for one’s health and well-being, it is important to choose the right location for the main bedroom when designing the floor plan of your house. There are several factors to consider when identifying the best location for a bedroom.
The Layout Within Your Home
Since you want a good energy foundation for your bedroom—peaceful nourishing energy to support deep sleep and healing sexuality – it is best to locate your bedroom above an area with peaceful or balanced activity.
- One of the best placements of a bedroom – in case of a two-level floor plan – is above a quiet reading area, or above the dining/breakfast nook. Some of the worst bedroom locations are above the garage, kitchen oven, main bathroom, or a busy home office.
- The best location is in the back of the house, or behind the centerline of the house. A good bedroom is slightly “hidden” from the main energy traffic and cocooned in a safe, nourishing, and powerful energy. This can be created by many factors, such as the right treatment of the corresponding Bagua area and following other good feng shui bedroom guidelines.
The Layout Within Your Bedroom
- In the layout of the actual bedroom, it is best to avoid a big window directly aligned with the bedroom door as this will lead to loss of energy. It is also important to be mindful of the relationship between doors and windows inside the bedroom.
Because it is bad feng shui to place the bed under the window, or too close to the window, it is imperative to design the placement of windows very carefully. After all, your bed is the main and most important piece of furniture in the bedroom, so be sure you understand the good feng shui bed placement and plan the location of your windows accordingly.
- If there is an en-suite bathroom, be sure the bathroom is located as far as possible from the best positioning of the bed in the bedroom; the same applies to feng shui for walk-in closets.
- Having your bed headboard against the wall of the bathroom (especially near the toilet) or the closet wall is really bad feng shui; sadly, there are so many floor plans designed without any thought or consideration to this common-sense principle.
- It is good to be mindful of the energies close to the bedroom, too. For example, avoid the vicinity of a home office close to the bedroom, as these are two conflicting energies that need to be kept separate. The same principle applies to a bedroom close to or near the laundry room or storage—you will be wise to avoid these neighbors!
- If there is another floor above the floor where your bedroom is located, be sure not to design a bathroom right above the bedroom—sleeping under the toilet or bathtub (energetically speaking) is really bad feng shui. It is also best to avoid a home office above the bedroom.
To conclude, be very mindful of all energy aspects that surround the bedroom placement in your floor plan. Understand the quality of energy your bedroom is located above, next to or under (if applicable), and choose the best placement for this most important room in your home.
Pay attention to the flow of energy and chi inside the bedroom as defined by the location of all doors – bedroom, closet and bathroom doors – as well as windows in order to create the best quality of energy to support your health and well-being.
Here are some Feng Shui “cures,” or adjustments, for common problems in the typical adult bedroom.
Problem: Your bed is in a direct line with the door to the room.
Cure: When your bed is directly across from the door you feel vulnerable because you are easily seen by anyone entering the room. If you can’t move your bed, add a substantial footboard or place a trunk or bench at the foot of the bed for protection.
Problem: A mirror is hung directly across from the bed.
Cure: A mirror in a bedroom can make you restless, especially if you can see yourself in it when you are in bed. Replace all mirrors with fine art, posters, or beautiful wall hangings and fiber art. If you must keep your mirror, cover it before going to sleep.
Problem: Your bed is positioned in a corner, against two walls.
Cure: When a bed for two people is positioned against two walls, one of the partners can feel symbolically “trapped” in the relationship because he or she can’t get out easily. Good Feng Shui principles recommend that you always position a bed for an adult with the head against a wall and ample room to walk around it, even if this means switching to a smaller size bed.
Problem: You can see the toilet from the bed.
Cure: Toilets are associated with waste in Feng Shui, and looking at one from your bed can disrupt restful sleep. Keep the bathroom door closed when you sleep, or position plants to create a foyer in front of the bathroom and screen it off from view.
Problem: You have a work area in your bedroom.
Cure: Reminders of your work responsibilities can keep you awake and have a negative impact on your love life. If you must work in your bedroom, be sure your office area is as far from the bed as possible and use a screen or plants to hide the area. Remember to keep your night tables clear of any work-related reading, and keep your computer away from your bed.
Problem: Your bed is in front of a window or angled in a corner.
Cure: When there is no solid wall behind your bed it is difficult to relax because you don’t feel grounded. If your bed must be in front of a window, add substantial window coverings and close them at bedtime. If the only location for your bed is diagonally in a corner, place plants or a floor screen behind the head of your bed to fill in the empty space and offer some solid protection.
Problem: Your love life needs improvement.
Cure: If your bedroom looks like only one person lives in it, it’s hard to attract or cultivate a relationship. Add a matching pair of night tables to invite a partner into your bed or to represent equality in an existing relationship. Remove stuffed animals, dolls, or other items that represent childhood from the bed to make room for a lover. To rev up your love life, remove all the photos of your children, parents, friends, and pets from your bedroom. After all, you don’t want them “watching,” do you?