Feng Shui Tips - The Master Bedroom

February is the perfect time to take a look at your Master Bedroom.  The Master Bedroom in Feng Shui is one of the most important rooms in your home.  It is the room you spend 1/3 of your time. This room is for sleep and romance.  Anything not related to these two things does not belong in your bedroom.

Leave work out of here.  If you have a desk in your bedroom you may go to sleep thinking about work and wake up having it be the first thing you think about.  This can cause unrestful sleep. This rule applies mostly to adults who are more likely to be stressed about work and not as much to students.

A solid headboard made of wood or fabric to promote stability, strength and support is ideal. Footboards are not recommended if they are higher than the mattress.  They are seen as blocking energy. One exception to this rule is if your feet are pointing toward the door, you would want something to block that energy.

Position your bed against a solid wall opposite the door.  Seeing the door is very important to feel safe and secure which is important for restful sleep.  I remember when my youngest was still in a crib and the crib was in the corner of the room.  He did not sleep through the night and at the time I was just learning about Feng Shui.  I moved his crib to the middle of the room against the wall so he was able to see the door. His sleep improved almost immediately.  Making simple small adjustments really can make a big impact. 

Of course many homes have challenges and your bed may have to be under a window or on the same side of the room as the door.  There are very simple adjustments that can remedy these issues. Just call or email me I can help you with this.

Keep as many electronics out of your bedroom as possible.  In our technological world many of us have TV’s, laptops and smartphones in our bedrooms.  We are always connected and this subconsciously deters from restful sleep (and romance) if you are always in “work mode”. Another reason for this are electromagnetic fields (that is a subject for another newsletter).

Take a look around and notice the artwork you have in your bedroom.  Is it pleasant?  Is it restful? Do you have a recent picture of you and your spouse (if you have one) on a happy occasion?

Clear the clutter from under your bed. The only exception here is space.  If you have no other place to store out of season clothes or extra blankets, etc.  It is acceptable to store them here.  Ideally, though, having nothing under your bed is best.

There are many other adjustments that can be made to your master bedroom.  If you would like more information you can contact me at balancedlivingchi@gmail.com

Sweet dreams.

Linda Goldsher