Feng Shui Do's & Don'ts For The Bedroom


Most of us can agree there's a huge component of interior design that's energetic.

You can sense when a space feels good or when something is off.

And you can tell if your environment has a positive effect on how you think and feel or a negative one.

But, what you may be wondering is how you can make tweaks to shift the space in the right direction, or ensure you've done what you can to get a good night's sleep.

While I'm not a feng shui practitioner, there are times when I use feng shui to further enliven and align a space. 

The bedroom is one of the best places in the home to apply a little feng shui because it's used to fulfill some of our deepest needs as human beings.

A well-designed feng shui bedroom has a harmonious flow of nourishing, vibrant and sensual energy. It invites and lures you in. It provides an environment that can excite you or calm you down. And it should feel like a pleasurable place to be.

Use what feel right and leave the rest – here are a few simple, practical feng shui do's and don'ts for the bedroom:


  • Place your bed so you have a view of anyone coming through the door.
  • Symmetry is important. Use matching nightstands and lamps.
  • Add pairs of things. Consider hanging artwork that features two people or objects. Create duets of decorative items like vases, candles or objects d'art. Remember to keep the pairs in close proximity, because ultimately this is what creates “relationship.”
  • If you're in a relationship, add a picture of you and your partner.
  • Allow air and sunlight into the room.
  • Use soft, restful colors in the design to help your eye and nervous system relax.
  • Use as many natural materials that compliment the human body as you can, such as wood, cotton, linen and silk.
  • Add a light fragrance with a candle or diffuser.
  • Have a system to easily play music.
  • Have multiple sources of lighting to create ambiance, such as overhead lighting, task lighting like a pair of table lamps or reading lights and ambient lighting like candles or art lights. 
  • Turn on lamps in the evening to create soft/mood lighting.
  • Add plants and flowers for freshness and a pop of life.
  • Make sure all the objects and details reflect who you are and what you want in a relationship.



  • Place your bed so that it crosses a doorway or has a beam or a sloped ceiling above it.
  • Let the space stay cluttered with clothes, paper, books, etc.
  • Have a work station set up in the bedroom. 
  • Have a shaky headboard or a squeaky bed.
  • What's on the other side of the wall? Avoid a refrigerator, toilet or a strong source of EMF (like a breaker box) on the other side of your headboard.
  • Have a mirror facing you when you're sleeping.
  • Have photos of children, parents, family or single men or women in the bedroom. 
  • Sleep with your feet facing the door.


I hope this post gave you new ideas and inspires a few shifts that elevate the way your bedroom feels even more.



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