How to feng shui your bedroom

How to feng shui your bedroom

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In today’s hectic world, everybody wants to create a bedroom space that’s calming and helps you to relax at the end of a long day. One of the best ways to create a relaxing environment is to follow the rules of feng shui, a Chinese philosophy that applies the concepts of balance in nature and the elements to enhance our lives and spaces.

Follow our feng shui bedroom rules to create a zen space, looking at feng shui bedroom colours, layouts, and principles to follow, which can in turn, help you to get a good night's sleep. We’ll also take a look at how to achieve a feng shui bedroom on a budget if you’re not keen to spend too many of your hard-earned pennies on new pieces for your room.

Feng shui bedroom rules to follow

Here are some guidelines to help you improve the flow and feeling of your feng shui-inspired bedroom:

  1. Commanding position – the commanding position is the space in your room that you want to occupy the most often, as it offers you the most control and the dominant position in the room. This is typically the spot in the room furthest from the door in a diagonal line, where you have a clear view of the door.
  2. Represent yourself – identify areas of your life that require the most attention and represent them in your room – family, career, or wealth, and find ways to make them a focus of your attention before you sleep and when you first wake up.
  3. Use the elements – feng shui rules that you should balance the five elements in your room: wood, fire, earth, water, and metal. Your bedroom is where you rest and rejuvenate, which ties closely to the earth element. This means using earth tones, stones, crystals, and flat shapes.
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Feng shui bedroom layout

Your bed

The layout of your room will be dictated by the position of your bed. Your bed will go into the commanding position, across from the door, but not directly in front of it. 

It's advised that you also get a headboard for your bed, as it represents stability and security. Make sure it’s securely attached to your bed and opt for a solid headboard without gaps and perforations for a feeling of solidity while you sleep.

Your bedroom furniture

This will decide where the rest of your furniture goes, but feng shui rules suggest that you place the rest of your furniture in well-lit areas, and areas where you can easily transition from one task to another.

Have a pair of bedside tables for balance and harmony – it not only practically allows you and your partner (or future partner) to have your own space and storage but identifies you as individuals who choose harmony for your relationship.


Declutter your room to ensure that your energy is in the present and you feel comfortable. Remove old memories that may be painful and remove sharp corners and also boxes from underneath your bed – you should only store soft items under your bed to facilitate the soft and comfortable energy to flow through the bed to you.

It’s also advised to remove any stacks of books from your bedroom to avoid too much stimulation of the brain – this can give you a more restful sleep.

Use mirrors

In feng shui, mirrors in bedrooms are a staple and for many reasons. They can make your home feel brighter and more spacious, and they are an addiitonal piece of decor that doesn't take up a lot of room or attention. You must understand why you want to place a mirror in a particular position and be sure of your intentions. Use them to reflect and double things you want to amplify, such as plants, a comfortable chair, or even the outdoors outside your window.

Use natural materials

Use eco-friendly and natural materials in your bedroom, such as a wool carpet or jute rug. Natural materials like clay and wood create the impression of bringing the outdoors inside, bringing a sense of natural calm and recreating the sensations of being amongst nature, touching trees and the ground.

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Feng shui bedroom colours

As we want to channel the element of earth in our bedrooms for a grounding and restorative energy, choosing earth colours as the base for your room is important. Clay, copper, rust, and beige are all deep and calming colours that can help bring our energy back to the base level.

If you want to channel a little more energy into your bedroom, opt for blues and greens, while pink, red, and peach bring more passion and attraction into your bedroom. This energy can also be channelled into the artwork you choose – if you want to encourage passion and strong relationships, opt for artwork that shows pairs or couples of items or people.

How to create a feng shui bedroom on a budget

To recreate some of the key points of feng shui in your bedroom without breaking the bank, try these top tips:

  • Use laminate flooring with an embossed finish to recreate the look and feel of wooden flooring.
  • Alternatively, use engineered wood or LVT for a soft, smooth sensation on the feet. You can also choose between a variety of designs and colours to create a luxurious floor that provides you with all the benefits of the principles of feng shui.
  • Use floating shelves on either side of your bed instead of bedside tables for a cheaper alternative.
  • Paint your bedroom a neutral colour to introduce more earthy tones into your space and repaint your furniture instead of buying new furniture.
  • Instead of updating your entire flooring, introduce a natural rug. You can create your rug from any of our natural carpets with our carpet whipping service.


Come down to your local Tapi store to explore our range of natural flooring options, or book a consultation with one of our video consultants to chat about how you’d like your flooring to look and feel. Alternatively, find out how to feng shui your living room, with our handy guide.

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Published: 09-09-2022