When talking about how to get a good night’s sleep, we’ll readily admit that there are few things we won’t try. From lowering our thermostats to upgrading our mattresses, we’ve spilled a lot of ink on strategies for getting solid shut-eye. But as it turns out, optimizing our bed’s feng shui could be one of the simpler ways to ensure a restful night’s sleep.
Let’s find out some feng shui tips for improving the energy of a bedroom with INOAC.
1. Do choose headboard and bed frame are made of wood
We all know the headboard and bed frame play a significant role in optimizing the feng shui of your bedroom. Use wood to make headboard and frame because as feng shui, the element of wood relates to the symbolic nature of supporting your body and energy when sleeping. The combination of the wooden bed with a Japan mattress will be perfect for every bedroom.
So why shouldn’t we have a metal headboard or bed frame? There are some drawbacks of using the metal materials in your bedroom as they can amplify and distort the earth’s natural magnetic field. Wooden materials are not conductive, they can help reduce radio frequency signals from wireless appliances (your computer, cell phone, and television) from negatively penetrating your personal energy field.
2. Do unplug
Try to get rid of electromagnetic field appliances (TV, electric razor, computer, cellphone, etc.) in your bed altogether. Those EMF appliances have some negative effects on your sleep by increasing interference with your natural circadian rhythm, especially for young children and adolescents.
A quick tip is making a habit to turn off your Wi-Fi before going to sleep to help reduce radio frequency pollution.
3. Do position your bed against a wall
Do arrange your bed against a solid wall, as this psychologically provides a feeling of support and protection.
Lying on a PU foam mattress will helps you feel relax all night long. Try not to place your bed to be directly aligned with the doorway because the energy will flow too quickly. This can feel unsettling, thus disrupting your sleep. You should position your bed so that it has a clear vantage point of the doorway while not being in direct alignment with it.
4. Do decorate in twos
Opting for pairs when choosing bedroom furniture can be especially harmonizing. For example, two nightstands (one on each side of the bed) is for optimal feng shui, or a couple of AEROFLOW iCool. They symbolize balance and equality in feng shui practices. If the layout of your bedroom doesn’t allow equal space for this particular arrangement, one side table will do.
5. Do create positive vibes through décor
When it comes to accessorizing, choose items you love in order to optimize the energy of your bedroom. Such as sleep well pillows, a throw blanket, and a comforter can all help enhance the energy through subtle colors, patterns, and designs.
What you choose would all depend on the overall atmosphere you are aiming to create along with what is already established within that room. Follow your gut and decorate with textiles that bring you joy.
6. Don’t hang a mirror
The home accessory that tops the list of a feng shui bedroom don’t? A mirror. From a feng shui perspective, mirrors are considered to be an activation cure, which promotes Yang energy (movement). Inside the bedroom, the majority of the energy you ideally want to cultivate is Yin (restfulness).
Of course, there are exceptions to the no-mirrors-in-the-bedroom principle. If you want to have a mirror in your bedroom, be sure it’s not facing your bed directly. Instead, allow the mirror to face an outside window, which could be beneficial as it helps to pull more daylight into the room.
7. Don’t position your bed under heavy objects or sharp angles
To ensure a good night’s sleep, be conscious of your bedroom’s ceiling. Do you have a ceiling fan, beams, a skylight, an angled or slanted ceiling design? Any of these could negatively affect your sleep and energy as they relate to Sha energy (which drains a person’s energy).
If your ceiling has any of the aforementioned items, avoid sleeping directly under them, if you can.
8. Don’t Allow Clutter
To bring good vibes to your space, consider purging unwanted items from your bedroom. If you store objects from your past or present that you do not associate with beneficial emotional memories or energetic frequencies, it could negatively influence your aura (energy field), dreams, emotions, and thoughts on a subconscious level.
In addition to keeping your bedroom neat and tidy, you are discerning about what items you bring into the room, as decorative items “play a collaborative role in enhancing your space.”
9. Don’t add water
While water is believed to be conducive to financial success in the Chinese culture, the element has no place in the feng shui bedroom, whether tangibly (a fountain or a fish tank) or figuratively (water-centric artwork and photos).
The reason? The powerful and active Chi energy created by water disrupts the peaceful, serene vibe that feng shui aims to create in the bedroom. And because water extinguishes fire, the element can be bad news for the libido and, ultimately, passion.
However, the color of “water” things are good, such as a Aeroflow mattress with blue tone will bring soothing for you.
10. Don’t choose just any color scheme
According to feng shui best practices, interior colors should be chosen for their relation to Bagua, the energy map of the home. Each “zone” within the home has different energetic needs, and fulfilling those needs promotes harmony between one’s physical, spiritual, and psychological selves.
No time for energy mapping? Earth and skin tones are a safe bet (think ivory, peach, coral, and chocolate) as are soothing, tranquil colors such as soft blues and pale greens.
This article gives you some tips on what you should or shouldn’t do with your bedroom to have a good night sleep. Just some small changes but brings large positive effects. INOAC always expects our companions to restful every night.