sometimes, guided perhaps by our most creative side, we make the room taking into account only the design and we completely forget that the objective of this is to provide a space that invites tranquility
to avoid uninterrupted nights, bad rests, etc. At dormity we thought it would be interesting to talk to you about feng shui, an ancient system that deals with this issue. read on to discover the correct orientation of your bed and other tips based on feng shui:
what is feng-shui?
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that is based on the distribution and organization of spaces to achieve a harmony that allows its occupants to improve their mood and ultimately their quality of life .
Its literal meaning is “wind and water”, since in its beginnings it was a technique that studied the weather, the stars and the changes in nature itself.
Because it is such an ancient technique, feng shui has many lines and analyzes each of the spaces that may exist in different ways, so it is not easy to cover it completely.
For this reason (and as we said in the first paragraph) we will focus on how we should place our bed to get the best possible rest. do you want to know how? read on.
bed orientation according to feng shui
according to the feng shui philosophy when orienting our bed we must take into account two key points. Firstly, find what may be the ideal position or the position of power, and then which direction to point the bed (north, south, east, west).
The ideal position in which we should place our bed, is in the corner opposite our door. With this, greater control of the room and the door itself is achieved, and it is precisely for this reason that it is also named as a position of power. although as you will see below the most appropriate position is another.
bed in the center of the bedroom
If we all agree on something, it is that our bed should be placed in the center of the bedroom. It is the main and fundamental element in which the rest of the furniture and objects must be complemented.
Taking into account the orientation of our bed, the bed should be placed in the center of the bedroom in order to be accessible from both sides.
other orientations of the bed
Although our bed is placed in the center of the room, depending on its cardinal orientation we will have some benefits or others. Let’s see below what each orientation means.
- north facing bed: health and vital energy
- South-facing bed: strengthens intuition and dreams
- west facing bed: good mechanism against stress
- east facing bed: improves will to live and initiative
If you are one of those who trust these techniques, you should take it into account according to your current needs. As we have highlighted throughout the article, the orientation and placement of the bed is the cornerstone of any feng shui bedroom.
headboard on the bed
Once we have seen how to orient our bed and what options we can use to respect feng shui philosophy as much as possible, we are going to proceed with those most important elements in any bedroom.
We start with the headboard. Although according to the current of the moment, many people prefer not to put a headboard on their bed, this plays a fundamental role. In addition to being able to be used as a decorative accessory, bringing harmony and tranquility to the room, the headboard gives the bed a greater sense of security and protection, allowing us to rest better and improve the quality of sleep.
feng shui bedroom colors
Choosing the right bedroom colors for feng shui is very important, since the rest of the decoration must be related to the colors. if the colors and decoration are not consistent with the rest, it will be the same. the good part is that practically any color can be used. To make things a little easier for you, we leave you a list with some of the most recommended colors:
aspects to avoid according to feng shui
Although we are reaching the end of this article and throughout the reading we have been naming the most outstanding and important aspects, we want to leave you with a summarized list with all those factors that you must keep in mind to respect the feng shui philosophy and make your bedroom the ideal place as a reminder.
- place the bed against the wall
- put a headboard
- avoid putting the bed under a window
- never align the bed with the door
- tries to keep the bed and its accessories organized symmetrically.
- do not overfill under the bed
- use light with warm tones
- avoid putting mirrors in front of your mattress
The orientation of the bed and the use of the headboard as well as the harmony of the rest of the elements are of vital importance, but it will be of no use if the mattress on which we rest does not meet high levels of comfort and quality. If this is your case, the mattresses we manufacture at Dormity are the latest in sleep technology.
bed linen and sheets
To find a restful and quality rest, it is vital to avoid using bedding with strong prints and bright colors. the smooth and soft colors will bring to the bedroom that warmth and tenderness that will make our bed an appetizing place in which to rest.
final feng shui advice for your bedroom
We want to end by recording that feng shui is based on the distribution and organization of spaces to achieve a harmony that allows its occupants to improve their mood and ultimately their quality of life. You must not forget any of the elements that we have mentioned and thus avoid that you can “break” the harmony of your room and at the same time harm your rest. We hope that the article will be useful to you, that you have a quality rest and see you in future publications!