Published by semut02 at Thursday, October 11th 2018 03:00:56 AM under Bedding
There has been much written about how it is supposedly bad Feng Shui to store items under a bed and an over-emphasized notion that air currents need to pass freely under a bed. I have never been able to correlate anything negative resulting with a client who has stored items under their bed, be it sweater boxes, earthquake supplies or exercise equipment. This is a popular myth that one can ignore. The color bed spread, pillows and sheets that one uses in accordance with Five Element Theory is uniquely reliant on the energies of the room, created at the time the house was built. In other words, there are no generic colors that should be used or not used. Ideal colors for a room are partially based on the orientation of the house and the location of the bedroom within the house. There is no specific height that a bed needs to be. Some people prefer a high one, others a low one. This is subjective and to your liking. Kids often like bunk beds and the low ceiling that the upper bed provides for the lower bed. It is very womb like and protective. While this might feel claustrophobic for an adult, it is okay for kids.
The bedroom is the most important room in a house by Feng Shui criteria, and many articles expound on this topic. But the bed its self, apart from the bedroom, is the subject of much misinformation, so this article will attempt to cover some of the major concerns. The shape of the bed should be a stable square shape as most beds are. In the 1960’s there was a brief trend in having round beds (so Austin Powers!) Round beds are not practical and they do not provide a stable sleeping atmosphere. They make energy swirl, which might be okay for other activities besides sleeping. There is nothing inherently bad about a water bed, popularized also in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Since the water is totally sealed inside the bed, it would not even work as the water element if a room needed water present.
A bed is in fact a very personal space and it is best to not use a bed that was owned by someone else for a long time. In many cultures, a newly married couple will receive a new mattress and some people get a new mattress whenever they move into a new house. Many people instinctually do not want to keep a mattress slept in by a former spouse. There is a feeling by most people that residual energies, if not just memories, linger with the old bed and past relationships. Four poster beds with a canopy cover end up being good remedies for beds under exposed beams. The fabric of the canopy can deflect the downward pressure of a beam. That said, you don’t want a bed that is too large and overbearing for a smallish room. It is not good or bad Feng Shui to have night stands and you can ignore the New Age myth that a single woman needs to have two night stands in order to get into a relationship.