Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art often applied to crowded and poorly designed spaces within the home where the feeling of health and happiness is missing. Many people focus on creating a Feng Shui bedroom as it has links to promoting better sleep health and feelings of relaxation.
Feng Shui translates to “wind and water” and is a practice that is used to help people align their energy with their surroundings. When thinking about how best to create a Feng Shui bedroom layout, you should consider the basics of Feng Shui and other elements you can add to the room.
Whilst a lot of bedroom layout ideas can be very functional, ensuring a positive Feng Shui bedroom layout can help to improve the flow of Chi (pure energy) and welcome positive energy into your space. Looking at creating a Feng Shui bedroom layout is a great way to create a relaxing and positive space, especially if you struggle with getting a good night’s sleep or have a cluttered bedroom space. In our latest OHS blog, let’s take a look at the best ways to create a Feng Shui bedroom layout.
When creating a Feng Shui bedroom layout, you need to be clear with the room’s intention. Often, when it comes to the layout of a bedroom, you should consider how you want to feel in the room and what your focus is. This will then help when it comes to creating a Feng Shui bedroom layout. Do you want to promote better sleep? Or perhaps you want to use your bedroom to relax more and read books or do yoga? With Feng Shui bedroom layouts, starting with a clear idea of what you want can help you to support your needs and focus your ideas for a Feng Shui bedroom layout.
One of the first and most important steps to creating a Feng Shui bedroom layout is to consider the position of the bed. As the primary function of the bedroom is to sleep, then this makes the bed the most important piece of furniture within the room. Ensuring a good Feng Shui bedroom layout starts with the bed placement, so you want to place your bed in a “commanding position”, which means placing the bed diagonally from the door, so that you can see it, without being directly in line with it - a positive action when it comes to Feng Shui bedroom layout.
If your bed faces the door, then this places you in a “coffin position”, which is said to leave you vulnerable to negative forces that may enter through the doorway. If you want to feel more relaxed, safe and secure in bed at night, then avoid this positioning for your bed. Looking to update your bed? Browse our NEW collection of OHS beds!
With a Feng Shui bedroom layout, you should consider the importance of symmetry within the room. In interior design, symmetry can help to create a sense of balance and calm - ideal for a relaxing bedroom. It is no surprise that a focus on symmetry is used in creating a calming Feng Shui bedroom layout.
It is believed that having two bedside tables can ensure a positive balance of energy in a Feng Shui bedroom layout and having two identical tables, with rounded edges, can prevent negative energy from forming near the bed which can then help to create a harmonised space.
Another important element in creating a Feng Shui bedroom layout is focusing on natural colours and materials, as well as positioning and layouts of furniture within the room. Look to use natural materials in your bedroom, such as bamboo pillows, linen or cotton bedding and wood furniture and also try to incorporate natural colours including sage and dark greens, whites, oranges, browns and greys. These colours not only help your Feng Shui bedroom layout feel more calm and balanced but can make the space feel much brighter, bigger and closer to nature.
When creating a relaxing and calm Feng Shui bedroom layout, there are many different things to think about, from positioning and symmetry to decor colours and materials used in your bedroom. We hope our latest blog helped you to come up with a clearer idea of your Feng Shui bedroom layout, but if you’re still looking for bedroom or home interior design and decor inspiration, check out our Home Edit blog!