Generally, feng shui is a goal-based system. According to Dato' Joey Yap, what that means is that each different area of the house serves to fulfil a certain purpose, so different requirements and factors are involved depending on the section.
To ensure good feng shui in the bedroom, Yap proposes some general guidelines for the bedroom whose primary purpose is rest and rejuvenation.
- Do have a wide space at the bedroom door and avoid any obstruction
- Do ensure the bedroom gets a good amount of daylight which is beneficial for the room
- Don't position the bed beneath a ceiling beam or an air conditioner
- Don't directly face the bedroom door or toilet door
- Don't have sharp edges from the walls or cabinets pointing towards the bed
- Don't have a mirror pointing towards the bed
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Is there a rule for optimum bed placement?
Many people have a misconception that if they were to place their bed in a particular sector, it could bring them wealth and prosperity. The truth is, even if you align your bed with such energy, you’ll be dreaming about success at best.
What’s more conducive to your overall goal would be to gain a good night’s sleep so you’ll have the energy to do more. The general rule for optimal bed placement would be to align with that goal. Besides that, we would avoid putting the bed directly towards the bedroom door or the toilet door. The bedhead needs to be away from any ceiling beam or air conditioner.
How about the bed itself? Height, material and style? Headboard? Or even mattresses, bedsheets and pillows?
Mostly, these things are irrelevant when it comes to bedroom feng shui. You could have them in any style and material you’d like, which wouldn’t impact the room’s overall energy. What’s important, however, is that you’re comfortable with it. After all, there’s no point in having an impressive-looking bed if it doesn’t give you a good night’s rest.