Don’t you feel the love in the bedroom these days?
Turns out feng shui can help keep that romance alive by optimizing the energy in your bedroom.
“It’s not just about the physical presentation of the room and the accessories in it,” according to Laura Cerrano, a New York-based feng shui consultant.
as is common in feng shui, he says, “it’s important to have an emotional connection that aligns your intentions with your heart, allowing you to open up and feel the energy of the room.”
shared some proven strategies for improving the energy of a bedroom to bring luck and prosperity to your married life in this Year of the Rat (but especially during the extended circuit breaker!).
get the right bed
To promote feng shui in marriage, you need to make sure you have the right bed. make sure the bed is not pushed into a corner.
The bed should be easily accessible from all directions. this promotes positive energy and balance in the room. this symbolizes creating an equal space for you and your partner.
opt for a wooden headboard (or bed frame)
The headboard and bed frame play an important role in optimizing the feng shui of your bedroom and therefore your relationship.
Choose a solid wood headboard and frame because the element of wood relates to the symbolic nature of supporting your body and energy when sleeping next to your spouse.
always keep the doors closed
No door should be open in the bedroom, especially during the night time, when you and your spouse go to sleep. An open door is a good sign of opportunity, but only when it comes to business.
Not a good sign for your personal life as it invites outside influences.
avoid bodies of water
One of the most important feng shui tips for romance would be to avoid bodies of water in the room. this does not necessarily mean a waterfall.
even a small fountain or even an aquarium would be a bad idea to put inside a bedroom because the water would “dilute” your love.
turn off the television
Having a television or even a radio in the bedroom is a disruptive force and can draw attention away from more important things like marital sex.
There are some feng shui theories that even state that having a television in your room is like an invitation for a third party to enter this relationship.
keep some plants or flowers around
Plants and flowers have always been symbols of love, beauty and life and it would be beneficial for you to have some greenery in the bedroom or even the house.
keep them in the southwest corner as much as you can. remember to care for and remove all dead flowers and leaves as often as possible, as this is an unwanted aspect of feng shui for love.
have two of everything
See also: Feng Shui Living Room Dos & Donts
Feng shui for romance dictates that you have things in pairs in the house. have two of everything, as much as you can.
for example, instead of having one side table, have two side tables. instead of one frame on the wall, hang two. that can help improve your love life.
choose the right colors
The color of your bedroom should also be compatible with feng shui for married couples. go for romantic colors as they will enhance the romantic aspect of the relationship. pink or red are good options.
avoid using black, brown, and green in your room decor.
mirror, mirror not on the wall
From a feng shui perspective, mirrors in the bedroom are a no-no because they possess past energies that have the potential of bringing in a third party to your marriage.
In addition, mirrors are said to be especially charged, which can lead to restless sleep. it’s best to keep your bedroom free of reflections and instead look at each other.
be strategic with artwork
The photos and pictures you choose to bring into the bedroom directly correlates to the energy you bring into your life. Keep busy, street scenes off your walls and instead swap it out for calm, romantic scenes like a couples photo.
It is also advisable to avoid works of art with groups of three, which can bring the idea of a third party into the relationship.
This article was first published in the Singapore Women’s Weekly.