6 feng shui bedroom tips – create a zen sleeping space

From furniture placement, to materials and more, here are six key feng shui bedroom tips that will have you feeling more zen than ever

Feng shui bedroom
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We all want good vibes right now, and these feng shui bedroom ideas are a brilliant step in the right direction. What with the current climate, and especially as we head into winter – it's vital that your bedroom is your own little sanctuary of positivity. 

In case you're not familiar with the term 'feng shui', it's is all about building positive energy in your surroundings. It's a Chinese concept, that defines specific spatial arrangements that can optimise the flow of Chi (energy) in our space, by reflecting on the basic principles of nature.

So, naturally, there are lots of factors that play into creating good feng shui and, fending off negative energy. So, we've rounded up our favorite five ideas to get you started, no matter what type of bedroom space you have. Achievable, affordable and stylish, of course, this is how to feng shui your bedroom. 

For more practical and beautiful bedroom ideas look no further than our feature.

1. Opt for soft edges

Bedroom idea by Perch and Parrow

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Choosing furniture that has round edges is great feng shui and helps promote a feeling of comfort and safety. Harsh, pointy edges – which feature highly in so many bedside tables and other pieces of furniture that may sit in your bedroom – can promote bad feng shui, so choose more organic lines, softer edges and natural materials where possible also.

To help with your overall bedroom design we have all the advice you need.

2. Keep your bed central

Bedroom with blue Loaf bed and pink Loaf curtains

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The positioning of your bed is a crucial part of feng shui and there are a couple of dos and don'ts to consider. 

You do want your bed to be central to a wall, however, you don't want it to be in line with, or even very close to the door as it's said that your energy will constantly be pulled throughout the night...A little spooky, but, food for thought.

'Place your bed in the centre of the room and not in line with the door. This will centralise the energy of your room and prevent it from escaping.'*

Need the best mattress to perfect your bed's position furthermore? We can help.

3. Choose functional furniture

Bedroom storage ideas

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Promoting good feng shui is all about incorporating things that have meaning and purpose. Ensuring these items are attractive will also help with feng shui so you can get a little creative and still showcase character throughout your decor.

'Functional furniture like a bookcase is great feng shui. The principles teach us that our possessions should have roles so a bookcase will serve a function but also provide an aesthetically pleasing piece of furniture.'*

Whether you've a wardrobe, or chest of drawers working as your bedroom storage, these are functional items so fine to keep in your bedroom, provided that yours are organised à la Marie Kondo as best possible. If you need Marie Kondo folding tips we can help you master the art.

4. Declutter

By extending at the rear, Jo and James Glossop's Cheshire home works equally well for family life and entertaining

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Speaking of functional furniture, simply decluttering your space is a surefire way to bring a more zen feel to your bedroom zone. And, you should be sure to actually declutter and not just shove things under your bed...

'Feng Shui doctrine states that clutter should be minimised as a rule but especially in significant areas of restoration like your bed and your living room. '*

5. Use both natural and artificial light

Ikea bedroom idea

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'Invest in an alternate source of light for your room, a lamp will help make your room feel dynamic and more pleasant to be in at night.'*

We always recommend a combination of lighting for the best scheme anyhow, and this promotes good feng shui also. In addition to lamps and other light sources, natural light plays an important part so try to place your bed where the morning light can naturally wake you up, immersed in positive Chi. 

For more bedroom lighting ideas you can look to our feature.

6. Bring nature in

Bedroom idea using houseplants

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It's clear that house plants are a must for good balance, especially when feng shui is all about creating harmony in your surroundings by better connecting you with nature. Invest in some gorgeous indoor plants and feel the good vibes.

'Plants are hugely important for feng shui, they bring nature into your home and allow a room to breathe. Studies have also shown that the presence of plants can reduce anxiety levels'*

For common house plant care tips and more be sure to take a look at our feature.

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* Quotes thanks to Adams selfstore