Bedroom Feng Shui Placement
Read all 7 tips for a good feng shui floor plan:
Tip #1: Front Door & Foyer/Main Entrance
Tip #2: Doors and Windows
Tip #3: Bedroom Location & Design
Tip #4: Kitchen Placement and Design
Tip #5: Staircase Location and Design
Tip #6: Bathrooms, Laundry Room & Closets/Storage
Tip #7: Design of Social Areas
A good feng shui bedroom in undoubtedly one of the main factors that make a good feng shui house. We have many resources and tips to help you create a good feng shui bedroom; here let's explore the positioning of your bedroom within a good feng shui floor plan.
Unfortunately, way too many houses have been created on a poor feng shui blueprint/floor plan. From a master bedroom over the garage to a master bedroom over the kitchen oven or a bedroom facing the front door - I have seen these really bad feng shui scenarios so many times!
As high quality feng shui energy in the bedroom is crucial for one's health and well-being, it is important to choose the right location for the main bedroom when designing the floor plan of your house. There are several factors to consider when identifying the best location for a bedroom.
One of the best placements of a bedroom - in case of a two levels floor plan - is above a quiet reading area, or above the dining/breakfast nook.
Some of the worst bedroom locations are above the garage, kitchen oven, main bathroom or a busy home office.
The best location is in the back of the house, or behind the center line of the house. A good bedroom is slightly "hidden" from the main energy traffic and cocooned in a safe, nourishing and powerful energy.
This can be created by many factors, such as the right treatment of the corresponding bagua area and other good feng shui bedroom guidelines.
In the layout of the actual bedroom it is best to avoid a big window directly aligned with the bedroom door as this will lead to loss of energy. It is also important to be mindful about the relationship of doors and windows inside the bedroom (read the principles in step #2).
Because it is bad feng shui to place the bed under the window, or too close to the window, it is imperative to design the placement of windows very carefully. After all, your bed is the main and most important piece of furniture in the bedroom, so be sure you understand the good feng shui bed placement and plan the location of your windows accordingly.
If there is an en-suite bathroom, be sure the bathroom is located as far as possible from the best positioning of the bed in the bedroom; the same applies to the walk-in closets.
Having your bed headboard against the wall of the bathroom (especially near the toilet) or the closet wall is really bad feng shui; sadly, there are so many floor plans designed without any thought or consideration to this common sense principle.
It is good to be mindful about the energies close to the bedroom, too.
For example, avoid the vicinity of a home office close to the bedroom, as these are two conflicting energies that need to be kept separate. Same principle applies to a bedroom close to or near the laundry room or storage - you will be wise to avoid these neighbours!
If there is another floor above the floor where your bedroom is located, be sure not to design a bathroom right above the bedroom - sleeping under the toilet or bathtub (energetically speaking) is really bad feng shui. It is also best to avoid a home office above the bedroom.
Pay attention to the flow of energy inside the bedroom as defined by the location of all doors - bedroom, closet and bathroom doors - as well as windows in order to create the best quality of energy to support your health and well-being.