3 easy tips for a Feng Shui-approved bedroom

August 31, 2021

Feng Shui is a 3000 year old Eastern practice. The basic idea is that we are affected by everything around us - colors, shapes, materials, furniture, flows and order. Blogger, lecturer, interior design and Feng Shui consultant Jannice Vistrand shares 3 simple tips on how to create Feng Shui in your bedroom. 

Why is it important to consider feng shui when furnishing your bedroom?

According to Feng Shui, the bedroom is the second most important room in the home, after the entryway. And I think it’s a room that interior designers tend to forget. We put more emphasis on showstopper rooms like the kitchen and living room, which friends and guests get to see, and forget the room where we go for rest, relaxation, recovery and love. It’s where we gather strength and energy, and it’s what we need to create a beautiful feeling that invites the relaxation we need when the world feels unsafe and when we’re exposed to constant input.

What does Feng Shui consider the 3 most important things to keep in mind when furnishing your bedroom?

Concealed Storage
The bedroom needs to be calm. The most important thing is to not have any items that demand attention, cause stress or create anxiety. Using concealed storage for items of all sizes makes a big difference for the sense of harmony in a room.

Colours and furnishing
Current research shows how colour and form affect us.Using gentle colour transitions in a cool, neutral palette helps us relax and feel at ease.Avoid active colours like red, orange, and overly warm tones that can cause stress.

How your room is furnished is essential for your sense of security. Placing your bed with a back support – preferably a padded headboard – in the commanding position, with two nightstands on either side of the bed to create the sensation of being guarded, and having a direct view of all doors and windows in the room create a sense of security and can make a big difference for your sleep. Slowing the energy flow, and minimising rushing energy from windows, by placing a rug on the floor and curtains that can be closed in the windows will also create a calm bedroom and this is essential for sleeping well through the night.

Textiles are like clothing for the room. They are inviting and soothe our senses. We want to step onto a soft rug instead of a cold floor. Use a high-quality duvet that’s soft against your skin. Research shows that making your bed makes a big difference to how your day will progress and what you can accomplish. So starting your day by making your bed doesn’t just create a pleasantly inviting room at bedtime; it can actually make a big difference to your entire day.