1. Use Welcoming and Calming Colors
That said, “Pink and red are the colors of romance, and using them in the bedroom can increase the romance in our relationships,” David explains. Just limit these passionate hues to accents around the room — especially on the bed, in the form of sheets, pillows, throws and other linens. If pink and red aren’t your thing, try variations such as burgundy, pomegranate, eggplant and magenta.
2. Position Your Bed With Care
In feng shui, the “commanding position” for the bed is as far away from the bedroom door as possible, but in a spot which still allows you to keep an eye on the room’s entrance. “This gives you a sense of safety and protection while you rest,” says Jayme. The corner of the room diagonally opposite the door is usually best, since it distances you from the door while keeping the bed out of direct alignment with the room’s opening, which is conducive to sleep, relaxation and healthy chi.
Feng Shui-Focused Home
Headboards, especially solid ones made from wood, are considered good feng shui because they provide additional strength and support behind your head. Footboards, on the other hand, are seen as blocking forward progress in life.
Whatever you do, make sure your feet don’t point out the door while in bed. In traditional Chinese culture, this is called the “Death Position” because the deceased are carried out feet first. Practitioners believe sleeping this way can drain your life force. If you can’t avoid it, use a footboard or a substantial trunk or other piece of furniture at the foot of your bed to act as a buffer (this is the one exception to feng shui’s normal “no footboard” rule). Finally, leave enough room around the bed for energy to flow freely, and for each partner to get up with ease.
3. Opt for Curves, Not Corners
Lastly, Barrett says to limit what’s on your nightstand to a lamp, a couple of inspirational books, a picture you love and a plant or fresh flowers, to create a “Zen” nightstand.
4. Clear the Clutter
What’s more, “clutter under the bed has its own energy, which can disturb sleep — especially if it’s work-related clutter,” claims Jayme. The feng shui consultant was once hired by an insomniac dentist, whom she discovered stored her patients’ X-rays under her bed. As soon as the X-rays were moved out, sleep returned, Barrett says.