A solid wall and headboard make this bed fully supportive — and very good feng shui.
According to Benjamin Franklin, early to bed and early to rise was supposed to make us healthy, wealthy and wise.
And Ben Franklin was right.
He understood the importance of proper rest and being industrious and productive during our daylight hours.
There’s no arguing that a good night’s sleep makes you feel like you can take on the world.
Having enough sleep will make you less prone to disease, more effective in your job, a more pleasant person to be around and in feng shui, more likely to have romance — and wealth.
For the foundation of good health, the bedroom that’s arranged well and optimally for sleep is also the bedroom that is also arranged best for romance and has relationship enhancing qualities.
Perhaps equally important, a bedroom that’s arranged well preserves wealth.
A bedroom that isn’t often sees the occupants’ fortunes drained away, and their health and relationship often declines.
The bed is a critical feng shui consideration because this is where we rest and regenerate for the next day. It’s also where we are the most vulnerable. When we sleep we are helpless and defenseless, and if there are negative energies around us, we are more prone to those negative energies. But when we are comfortable and supported, we rest fully and are more effective and productive in our daytime lives.
Below are more tips about beds and bedrooms that all have good feng shui and will help you sleep better at night and be ready to tackle the day!
Tip No. 1: Place the bed properly in relationship to the door.
The first and most important step in bedroom feng shui is orienting the bed properly in relationship to the door. Look at the bedrooms below.
These beds show typical types of placement, but each has a different impact on the sleeper. Below is an analysis of the impacts on each sleeper.
Bed 1. This has the optimal feng shui placement. Although the bed is on the opposite wall from the door, the bed itself is not in line with the door. Another good placement would be on the wall diagonal to the door, placed in the middle. You can also place the bed on the far left wall and observe great feng shui, too. This is called the “command” position and is the most auspicious, makes you feel the most supported and comfortable when sleeping.
Tip No. 2. Make the bed support the sleeper and the relationship.
Metal beds like this one offer little to no support and can cause headaches.
Beds should support the sleeper(s) and should be comfortable. While beautiful, overly ornate beds may not be good support. Certain bookshelf beds and metal beds can cause headaches and troubles with the head. It’s best not to have metal headboards or metal night stands too close to the head.
Beds should also be placed in the center of the wall and not against one side of the room or into a corner, which is often interpreted as a defensive position. Beds that are in the center or the room or placed beneath a window give little support and should be avoided.
Tip No. 3. Can the bed make you rich?
It could if your head is pointed in your personal wealth direction according to your kua number. However, it’s best to forget about your personal feng shui directions until you have placed the bed correctly. The rule is always to place the bed properly first and then observe personal feng shui.
If you can position the bed on the two walls opposite the door (either opposite or diagonally) and it’s in your wealth direction, it will help you improve your financial status and invite more business and career opportunity to you.
Another way to sleep wealthfully is to place a wealth bowl under the bed. If you have a wealth vase, money, a jewelry box or other kind of precious metals and stones, placing these under the bed will help you to be more in control of your wealth and draw more wealth to you.
Tip No. 4. Observe bedroom feng shui taboos.
Feng shui has other considerations in the bedroom besides placement of the bed. A key consideration is the design. Simple, attractive and non-flowery design is best and most restful. Flowers or plants in the bedroom design will drain a sexual relationship so that it comes to a stand still.
It’s also important that you do not see or hear water while you’re in bed, such as from a toilet leaking or a pool fountain. Mirrors should also be avoided, especially if you can observe yourself in bed. By their nature, mirrors are activators and can be too stimulating for a bedroom to be truly restful.
Tip No. 5. The TV debate.
Many feng shui articles and experts say the TV should be banned from the bedroom. However, this was often because TVs had a rounded glass front that when turned off made them into a mirror and they often reflected the bed. It is the mirror effect that was the major cause of concern versus the television. Today’s flat screen TVs become black and flat when turned off and do not reflect the bed. And on the other hand TV is an YANG element and not good in a YIN environment like bedroom is. Not good for sleep or relations. Keep it in the living room.