Feng Shui and the Importance of Bed Positioning

Feng Shui and the Importance of Bed Positioning

While many of us are familiar with the term feng shui, few of us actually know what it means. It is a set of principles that consider the flow of energy based on the spatial arrangement or orientation. Simply, how you layout your furniture or your space, could determine how the energy flows within your house.


This ancient Chinese idea has become a bit of a joke in western culture, with many understanding it’s to do with interior design in some way, but no one actually follows it seriously. As we do with so many different aspects of other cultures, it’s about time we considered feng shui seriously and see how it could improve our lives.


Where better place to start than the bedroom. We spend more time here than anywhere else as we sleep for about a third of our lives. It’s where we relax, make love and wake up. We wind down and wake up in bed and this is the time when we are channelling most energy. Now that you have a comfy bed and a good mattress you found at a mattress sale UK, it’s time to consider the positioning.


Most of us will have a subconscious set of rolls for where we position our bed that we don’t even realize. You will see that these rules have a very specific purpose and actually work in very direct ways to improve our mind and energy.


Now we have a brief understanding of what feng shui is, let’s look at how it relates to bed positioning and why this is so important to consider.

Relationship to the doors

You may find that you would feel a bit uncomfortable or a bit ‘off’ if your bed was facing away from your door. In feng shui, the commanding position is the principle that the bed should face the door. It doesn’t have to directly face it but you would be sleeping in the general direction. The door should also not open up onto the bed as this could cause you to feel uneasy or even cause headaches. While bed positioning isn’t always completely optional, depending on the size and shape of the room, using mirrors is an option to mimic the best feng shui philosophy.


Against a Solid Wall


This rule is pretty self-explanatory. The headboard of the bed should sit against a solid wall. You will notice this subconsciously when the bed moves or you hit it. It will make you feel safer and more stable in bed, allowing you to sleep better. You should also try your best to not have any windows on that wall as this can make you feel uneasy.


Not on Bathroom Wall


Having the toilet in the room against the wall your bed is on is bad feng shui. While you may not be able to hear the toilet or shower, it affects you subconsciously. Again, using a mirror could erase the bad energy if this is not possible.



If you’re lucky enough to have a decent amount of space in the bedroom you should have space on each side of the bed and this should be as equal as possible. It creates a balanced feng shui and is great for your overall energy. For children, this rule does not necessarily apply as they may need support.


Above the bed

To keep your bed as clear as possible from obstacles you should try and place it in a spot where there is nothing above the bed on the ceiling. Things like beams can negatively affect the feng shui.


After reading this list you may want to learn more about feng shui. While we all have a small understanding of the Chinese idea, most of us won’t have incorporated it into our lives. The bedroom is the best place to start. Use feng shui ideas to create a bedroom environment that produces good energy that you feel comfortable in. Aside from having a big bed and a comfortable mattress you found at a mattress sale UK, feng shui could have the same effect on your sleep and your whole mood. Where you position your bed has the most impact. If possible, put the bed in a commanding position facing doors with space on the sides and free from obstructions.