If your health or relationship is suffering, it might be worth looking at your bedroom layout.
Feng Shui is a system that helps align the energy from your environment with your own. And while a bedroom layout might seem functional, misplaced pieces of furniture can block the flow of energy.
Liz Wiggins, a Feng Shui expert in Sydney, advises Better Homes and Gardens that the bedroom is especially important as it signifies your health and relationship.
“For me, this [the bedroom] is the most important area of any home. It’s no good with wealth coming in if you don’t have your health or someone to share it with,” she said.
Here are Liz’s top tips for applying Feng Shui in the bedroom.
Where should I place my bed?
First things first: the bed.
“Place your bed against a solid wall where you can view your main door,” says Liz.
Importantly, avoid placing mirrors opposite the bed.
"As a couple, if you are arguing, the mirror will enhance it [the arguement]. If you can move your bed to another wall or I did have one client switch her doors around as the mirror is just on the one side!"
Common Feng Shui mistakes people make in the bedroom
Storage under the bed
Liz advises against clutter under the bed. "This is the energy you are absorbing whilst sleeping. If you have storage under the bed, make sure it is clean linen or clothes that are stored.”
"This is basically a really bad health hazard as you are more than likely sleeping in a high magnetic field which can affect your immune system. No matter what you Feng Shui, there is no remedy other than moving the bed."
The colour red
"Don’t use red in your room unless it is recommended by a qualified consultant. It is very yang and can affect your quality of sleep, or ability to actually get to sleep."
"Of course TV and any electrical item are not great and please don’t sleep with your phone under your pillow… it’s really not good for you."
If, after a good clean up and the removal of anything red, things don’t change Liz says a remote consultation could be beneficial to look at the actual energy specific to your home.