Recently, I was working on a Feng Shui consultation with a client. As I entered the clients home, I was taken aback. The entry to the home was clean, well-lit with flourishing greenery. As we walked around the home I was entranced by the beauty in each room. The décor was stunning, from the wall and accessory colors, the finely crafted furniture to the gorgeous art. Sculptures, paintings and plants where strategically placed throughout the house. Up to that point the home had great flow, yet the client seemed uneasy and nervous. I had no idea what I would find as we entered the master bedroom.
Everything was revealed the moment we set foot into the master. As I entered I noticed this room was the opposite of the rest of the house. No window coverings, no color, no art and no plants. It was barren. We went from stunning beauty to emptiness. Two walls had large windows and no window coverings, the top of the dresser was empty, the walls, carpet and bed were white, no art or décor to be found anywhere. There was no flow in this room. A part of her life was not in flow and this is where it showed up. There was a dog cushion in one corner of the room which proved to be the missing clue to her situation.
How would you describe your bedroom? A nourishing bedroom has good energy flow and feels comfortable. It is your sanctuary. It is easy to remember your bedroom is for the 3 R’s: rest, relaxation and romance, period. Increase flow and improve well-being with the 3 R’s by implementing the Feng Shui Bedroom Tips here:
Feng Shui Bedroom Tips
Tip #1 – Include beauty in your bedroom. Here are some ideas:
Tip #2 – Tidy up your bedroom. Look around, what is out of place?
Tip #3 – Remove electronics from your bedroom. That includes treadmills, computers, televisions, etc. The goal is to support the 3 R’s – rest, relaxation and romance. Electronics are distractions and stimulate your nervous system, making it harder to relax. Electronics also emit an electromagnetic field (EMF) which has been shown to interfere with sleep and cause health problems.
Tip #4 – Does your bed have a substantial headboard? A solid headboard attached to the bed helps to ground you as you sleep. Wooden headboards are the most stabilizing. It is best to have the headboard touching the wall which is the most supportive position.
Tip #5 – Place your bed in the best position possible. When you are in the bed you should be able to see the door without being in direct alignment with the door. This bed position allows you to fully relax when you sleep and engage in romance. You relax more on a subconscious level when the door is visible from the bed.
Back to the consultation. Do you know which tips were missing in this client’s home? All were missing except tip 2 (tidy up) and tip 3 (no electronics). As the conversation landed on the dog bed, she told me her relationship with her husband was in trouble. She felt like she was in the dog house.
The lack of flow in the most intimate room in our home, our bedroom, reflects the part(s) of our life that are not flowing.
Use these tips to evaluate your bedroom and let me know what actions you plan to take to improve flow in your bedroom.
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Nancy Dadami is a Feng Shui Mentor, Creative Mindset Coach, and Speaker. She teaches open-minded people to live in “the flow”, unlock their potential and align with their Inner Magnificence so they can create magic in the world.
Does where I place my bed in my bedroom have anything to do with my health?
I worked with a client once that had her bed on the same wall as the door and she had trouble sleeping through the night. She tossed and turned all night long. She could not relax enough because she was too close to the door and her body could not fully rest. It was always on alert which caused her to be a light sleeper at best.
The best placement of the bed in a bedroom for good health is:
Here are other bed tips that will ensure good health in body, mind and spirit:
Take a moment to reflect on the health of your mind, body and spirit. Next look at your bed and determine what needs repair, cleaning or moving and make an action plan. Remember your bed is one key to your good health and if you place it right and take care of it, it will take care of you.
Do you know the way you have your space arranged tells a story about you? Your choices of color, artwork, furniture, as well as the design details impact every area of your life i.e. your wealth, health, relationships, career, and your opportunities.
The story reveals what keeps you from having what you want. As a Design Detective I “read” the clues in your space and create a blueprint for you to follow so you can live an extraordinary life.
I am considering painting my bedroom and can’t decide which color would be best. Does Feng Shui have anything to do with colors?
Color is one of the most powerful design elements of a room. Imagine your bedroom walls right now as white and notice how that feels to you. Now imagine the walls to be green and notice how that feels. Try bright yellow and notice how that feels. Color selection does create the mood which affects your personal energy every day. We all have favorite colors and others that we do not like.
Here are 3 things to consider when choosing color for your bedroom:
Take some time to decide what colors are your favorite and what kind of mood you want to create in your bedroom, then begin looking at color choices.