Image: Paolo De Santis / 123rf

When it comes to Feng Shui, expert Joey Yap maintains that a good bedroom form can enhance our positive energy and act as a conducive environment to boost our health. He says that a bedroom may be lavishly designed with a theme, quality materials and furniture, but if you still find yourself waking up feeling tired and restless, consider implementing Feng Shui.

The practice of Feng Shui takes into account both internal and external environmental factors. For instance, a bedroom can be situated in a positive sector of a home, but if the bed is placed in the wrong position, negative factors will still exist in the external and internal environment and as a result, attract negative implications.

Here are some bedroom Feng Shui insights, from Joey Yap, founder and chief consultant of Joey Yap Consulting Group.

What is bedroom Feng Shui?

The bedroom is one of the three most important sectors, together with the kitchen and the main door. Several health factors are associated with bedroom Feng Shui, and the room’s layout may have different effects. The following are tips from Joey on how to balance bedroom energy, according to Feng Shui.

1. Regular bedroom shape

Square and rectangular shapes are some of the highly preferred choices for the bedroom, as irregular shapes create an imbalanced Qi flow to the whole space. And an imbalanced Qi can lead to emotional instability, disturbed sleep and lethargy.

Image: Paolo De Santis / 123rf

2. Bed against solid wall

The reason for this is simple and clear: sleeping is a Yin activity and thus, it needs a Yin feaure like the wall – solid and immobile – to act as a support to the bed. Placing the bed at a Yang sector, on the other hand, will create an imbalanced Qi flow and this will influence our sleeping behaviour and subsequently our health, too. If the bed is positioned at an angle where its headboard is against a corner, beware as more problems could be expected by the occupants. While they may have achieved their objectives in tapping the favourable direction, they have also at the same time, created Sha Qi that points directly to their head.

3. Don’t place the bed against windows

Windows belong to the Yang features. As such, placing the headboard of the bed against the window can inadvertently create an imbalanced flow of Qi to the entire room. At the same time, strong wind can seep through the window and hit your head as you sleep, causing you sleepless nights and affected health. Things may not be as irrevocable though, as you can solve this problems by using thick curtains and ensure windows are tightly closed when you’re asleep.

4. Avoid feet pointing to the room door

If your feet are pointing towards the room door, the Qi will rush in through the door and crash into your bed directly, causing restless nights. The solution is fairly simple, just move the bed to a position where it is not in direct alignment with the bedroom door.


This story was originally published in Home and Decor. For more stories like this, head to