Last updated on September 8th, 2022
The bedroom is one of the most personal and sacred spaces in a house. Hence, using feng shui to create a beautiful, harmonious space is paramount. The bedroom is the perfect place to start this practice, which can then be applied to the rest of your house. However, there is much more to feng shui than just rearranging your furniture.
Following some tips blindly can actually create a more chaotic space, something you definitely want to avoid. To help you further, here are 5 interior decor practices that are a big no-no in feng shui.
Bed Out of Command
A bed out of command can make it difficult to relax and rejuvenate in your bedroom. Avoid practices like putting your bed up against a window, as this can allow negative energy to enter the room and disrupt your sleep. Also, don’t place your bed in line with the door. This puts you on the path of something known as the “death” line, which is believed to be bad luck. Instead, position your bed so you can see the door when lying down, but you’re not sleeping directly in line with the door. Following this simple tip can create a more peaceful and positive atmosphere.
Using a Bed without a Headboard
The headboard is an important element of your bed, according to feng shui. It supports the bed and bolsters connections between you and your partner. Without a headboard, the bed can feel unstable and unanchored. Hence, don’t go for fads; instead, install a classy wooden or upholstered headboard. Also, avoid going for headboards with bars, as it can create a more claustrophobic feeling.
Storing Clutter under the Bed
If your bedroom is cluttered, it can be tempting to try and hide the mess by shoving it all under the bed. Unfortunately, this is a major feng shui no-no. Not only does it create an energetic barrier between you and your partner (or potential partner), but it also attracts dust, pests, and negativity. If you’re serious about correcting the qi or flow of energy in your bedroom, you need to declutter and get rid of anything that’s not absolutely necessary. This includes anything broken or damaged or something that has an emotional significance to you. At most, store materials related to your bed, such as spare pillows, rugs, or linen.
Having a Library in the Bedroom
While it may seem harmless enough, having too many books in your bedroom can disrupt energy flow. Books are often associated with knowledge and learning, so having too many of them in your bedroom can make it feel like you’re constantly being bombarded with new information. This can be overwhelming. If you want to keep books in your bedroom, try limiting yourself to a small handful that you actually enjoy reading. Or, better yet, store them elsewhere in your home so they’re not taking up precious space in your bedroom.
Keeping Dying Plants or Flowers
If you want to create good feng shui in your bedroom, it’s important to avoid keeping dying plants or flowers in the space. This is because they are not a healthy form of qi. Obviously, you don’t want to invite this type of energy into your bedroom. Instead, opt for fresh flowers or plants to bring positive energy into the space and make sure to water them regularly to maintain their vitality. Since it can be a rather tedious task, it’s best not to keep delicate objects like plants or flowers in the bedroom.
If you are currently implementing any of the above practices, changing them will bring immediate change in the vibe and energy of your room. To learn more feng shui tips for other areas of your house, such as the dining room, hall, or bathroom, or to find the right color palette for your kitchen, explore the vast array of home decor blog posts at homebliss.in.