The Biggest Feng Shui Bedroom No-No’s…!

GREAT FENG SHUI!!! image: Jean Randazzo, designer: John Willey, stylist Dana Claudat

Feng Shui Bedroom Rules are daunting if you read the many lists of do’s and don’ts, but only several of those feng shui “rules” apply across the boards to everyone.  Each of you will need a little something special tweaked in your bedroom to make it truly shine for you in a feng shui sense, but eliminating a few less-than-optimal situations can get you on the right path.  I know its a biased thing to do to start a post about feng shui bedroom no-no’s with a picture of a bedroom that I styled as an example of great feng shui, but its very very hard to find an image of a balanced bedroom that meets even basic feng shui requirements.  How exciting that soon your bedroom can be one of the rare few!!!

Here are some of my universal pet-peeve Feng Shui No-No’s:

A bed squashed in a corner unnecessarily creates a lopsided room.  Lopsided rooms affect or prevent relationships symbolically.  Also, a lopsided room suggests only one side of your brain will be stimulated.  That is definitely not what we want in any room, especially not a room where you body restores itself!

Chandeliers over beds create a “poison arrow” like a skewer poking through you while you sleep.  Sounds pretty bad, right? Well, its not great!  If you can centrally hang a chandelier in a non-intrustive, non-over-the-bed place in a bedroom, bravo! Go for it!!!

Super red,orange or other primary colors on the walls are generally too caustic and loud for a bedroom, as they are too YANG (loud) in a YIN (quiet) room.Splashes of fire colors and patterns are fine, but go too crazy and so will your sleep and feeling of peace.

Black or near-black walls and floors in abundance create an overall morbidity.  Severe pointy furniture like the night table edges above in the dark bedroom photo create “poison arrows” like those lovely chandeliers do directly over beds. Any POINTY upbeats or corners that point toward where people will be spending time should be avoided.

Avoid ceiling fans overhead in the bedroom, especially over the bed.  The severe “chopping” and slicing” of energy overhead- no matter how hot it may be in your bedroom- is just plain bad news.

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Don’t situate your bed directly under ceiling beams.  In cases like this, a trick like a canopy can help reduce the weird “room slicing” that the beams manage to do visually and energetically.

And don’t use the space under your bed to store things, especially old junk.  Sleeping atop “stuff” doesn’t let energy flow.  I have never heard of a person feeling better with stuff under their bed as storage.  I have, however,  heard of miraculous better rest and clearer minds when people have cleared out the storage under their beds.

Ok, I’ve been specific but general! Questions, comments…bring’em on! xoxo Dana

Brittany January 14, 2012 at 4:55 am

Hi Dana!

Great advice! What do you recommend for renters? For instance, if the room you live in is so small the only place to fit your bed is in the corner? Or, if the room you rent has a ceiling fan and it goes over the bed because its in the center of the room?


danaclaudat January 14, 2012 at 5:24 am

If your room is super-small, hanging two lights from the ceiling to flank the bed like “nightstands” is one option to create “sides” of the bed. Another, try to create at least enough space for a small table on each side of the bed, arranging the rest of the room around it… If there’s no choice but to be against a wall, make sure that either art (vinyl decals? posters? art?) emphasizes the vertical (i.e., points your attention upward) or paint the ceiling super-high-goss white to give yourself more perceived “space” in a cramped room. If you are renting a place with a bedroom with a ceiling fan in the center, don’t use the fan at night for starters… and if you can (and I did in my place) swap out the ceiling fan for another light fixture if your landlord will ok it. Its not expensive and makes a huge difference in the room!!! I hope any of this helps a little! xoxo Dana

darina January 25, 2012 at 5:58 am


I love your advice!!!
I have 2 big feng shui problems.
When I enter my apartment I see straight out from my balcony door.
Front door (SouthWest) Balcony(NorthEast) Apartment is small and nothing can be placed on it’s way without it being right in the middle of the studio.
My toilet is right in southeast .
I wonder what items of decoration I can use to somehow retain good energy (and money) in the house.
Thank you and Kind regards

danaclaudat January 25, 2012 at 6:32 am

Hi and thank you! I don’t really do “directional” feng shui (north, southeast, etc) but I understand your floor plan. Use lots of wood to decorate and try some blinds or a curtain on your balcony door— these are a great place to start! That’s my two cents without being overly general about your specific space!

Michelle January 28, 2012 at 12:46 am

Hi Dana,

Thanks for the info – I’ve been enjoying some of your blog posts. I read this one and shrieked because here I sit with my ceiling fan on and couldn’t imagine parting with it. Is there absolutely no exception to that rule? Like maybe it doesn’t chop but allow the positive energy to be pushed to me via the fan? (I’m totally envisioning it) because summer time not only do I use the ceiling fan, I also use a box fan and a window unit (with my central air at a reasonable temp) to keep my bedroom cool. Am I totally ruining my feng shui lol?

danaclaudat January 28, 2012 at 1:22 am

Thanks for reading! And I do understand your concern since you adore your ceiling fan. Lets say this: if your life is running perfect, you sleep beautifully and you still run the ceiling fan over your bed… bravo! This is a “general” rule and there is always an exception, and you might be that exception! I would definitely not sleep with it directly over your head. Do make sure to thoroughly clean it and often (they get pretty dirty, because we all forget to clean these things!), and… keep it in great shape overall. If you are having trouble sleeping, etc, I’d turn on the box fan and turn off the ceiling fan. So, if its not broken don’t fix it… but do clean it! Hope this helps! xoxo Dana

Atan March 24, 2012 at 6:37 am

If my Kua is 4 and my bed is situated at the total loss position , there is no way to reposition the bed due to space constrain is there any remedies to it. Experiencing poor health. Please advise. Thank you.

danaclaudat March 26, 2012 at 2:12 am

Hi there! I don;t work with Kua numbers not anything to deal with “total loss”. These notions and this “school” of feng shui is based on a historically powerless, slanderous form of Buddhism and mysticism that is super-superstotious. Make sure your bed is not up against a bathroom wall, or any serious drains, makre sure you have a clear view of the door, get a nice solid headboard, clear the clutter… these are healthy ideas. Indeed, I will post more on this coming soon! Best, Dana

Evie April 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Hi Dana!

The only thing is that I HAVE to have a ceiling fan in my room. I live on the 3rd floor of an apt building and even though I have asked and asked my landlords to fix the door to my porch, there is a huge gap in it (I know that’s also bad feng shui 🙁 ) so in the summertime it can get in the 90s in my bedroom no matter how high I’m running the air conditioner.

Exactly HOW bad is a ceiling fan?

danaclaudat April 6, 2012 at 1:36 am

This is exciting Evie! You are sooooo gonna get the huge gap fixed in the door (if that won’t do it, message me and we will find a DIY way for you to do it cheaply!!!) and you are ultimately going to get a non-ceiling fan if you so choose! HOW bad is a ceiling fan is a tough question to answer. To start with, clean it. Detail it, clean every facet of it. They become filthy. And then try to only run it when you are not in bed! And ultimately, consider a room fan instead of turning it on! xxx Dana

Evie April 8, 2012 at 3:51 am

Yeah, I already keep it clean as much as I can.

Thanks for the information!

Jen May 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Hi Dana,
I have a problem with the positioning of my bed. The only 2 options I have are to either have an air conditioning unit above my head, or to have my feet directly in line with the door (coffin position).
I am uncomfortable with either option.
Can you offer some remedies or advice??


danaclaudat May 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

choose the oppposite side from the air conditioner! . get a shoji screen to prop up at the foot of your bed when sleeping. keep the door closed. 🙂

Eric October 28, 2016 at 1:50 am

Dana i have a room with a door on the inside left corner of the room on the south wall a small west window closer to the south wall and a window facing north and a closet opening to the east in the corner furthest from the south door where would my bed go? I have no headboard yet

danaclaudat October 28, 2016 at 4:25 pm

it goes where you feel best! It’s impossible for me to tell you without a consultation my exact perspective on exactly where, but how you feel is always the best start…!

mike October 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

My room is small so the head of the bed and the foot both touch the wall, there is a beam on top of the wall on the foot end which also has a bathroom on the otherside. The head side is against the kitchen wall, but theres nothing on there atm. On my left is a closet that is attached to the wall and then a door right beside it. Since the room is small you can see my bed right when you enter the room, the door is directly in line with foot of the bed thats against the all, the only way to get to the other side is by going over the bed. On the other side, my left is a window that stretches to both ends. Help please?

Also help for a room with 2 beds, south east wall is bathroom wall A small bump of a beam on top, possibly 2.5 inches wide over a feet in depth. Northeast is a window with a much bigger beam on top, north west is a window With same beam that extends all the way to south west were a closet is attached to the wall. The entrance to the room is right by the bathroom wall and on the other end, next to the window on the north east is entrance to the bathroom. Also asking help for this one 🙁

danaclaudat October 8, 2012 at 5:27 am

Can u message me a pic? Thank you!!!

Jules May 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Hi Dana! I’m so glad I found your site. I’ve recently moved into a small, oddly shaped bedroom which has a short corridor, which opens up on the left to a rectangularly shaped room. The problem: I can either place my bed against one wall or place my bed in the center of the room, but then i have poison arrows from the corridor wall pointing at me. Which should I do?
I cannot see my bedroom door from my bed no matter what, but in this situation, my feet face the window. Is it bad to be in line with the window if my feet are facing it, rather than my head?
Also, I have shelves installed high above my head on the right wall and am worried about poison arrows. Should I take them down? I’m working with a small space and little storage space. If I put stuff in them, what kind of stuff should I put in them?
Thank you and best regards,

danaclaudat May 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm

ok, i am good at deciphering spatial language but not that good 😉 could you message me pix and we can see where your bed can go? I’ll blog you an answer! xoxo

William May 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I know in my Japanese culture it is bad luck to have your bed the same way your grave might be i.e. N/S or vice versa etc. Which is the right position?

danaclaudat May 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm

thats a tricky question to answer. basically, the best positions are typically opposite wall from the door, but without feet facing out the door, or in a position where you can clearly see the door from bed, but that is general. it depends on your floorplan, what is beside your bedroom, etc, etc, but the same wall as your entrance door is generally not the best position for sure.

Hazel June 4, 2012 at 6:42 am

Hello! the thing is I’ve got a beam in my room and I’ve also got an overhead fan. The problem is my room has awkward corners so it makes it that I absolutely have to sleep under the fan OR under the beam. Which one is worse?

danaclaudat June 4, 2012 at 6:46 am

I’d pick the beam and make a cool canopy out of fabulous fabric to both style-up the room and “cover” the beam!

Matthew September 7, 2015 at 4:29 am

place a Dizi flute under the beam or do something to block or smooth out the corners.

Jackie June 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

So I have a tricky bedroom, and not sure where on earth to put my bed. On one wall there are two closet doors, the other wall has a big window, and I could try to cram my bed next to the window (not underneath), and then the last wall is a bathroom. So, right now my bed is on the same wall as the toilet I guess you could say and I’m under a ceiling fan. Any tips? I would really appreciate it! I read from other posts what I should do about the ceiling fan…so I got that! 🙂 The last idea I had was facing my bed diagonally, next to my window but then my feet would be facing the front door of my bedroom.

danaclaudat June 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Ok, now I am trying to visualize this…. My advice is that windows are generally less bad news to sleep in front of than BATHROOMS. And that you can always but a shojui screen at the foor of your bed if ytou sleep if you face bedroom door. Find a comfortable place thinking with these hints. 🙂 Let me know what you come up with! xoxo

Roh July 9, 2012 at 12:35 am

Hi !

So running with a streak of bad luck in my love life..
Ran a quick check on my room : Two sides of my room are just big windows ..
And I have twin beds .. Each squished in the corner next to each window..
I sleep on a bed that doesn’t directly have my feet towards the door
but towards the side of the room where the door is..

Have storage area underneath my bed .. No ceiling fan..
And I’m renting this room .. The beds r fixed so I cannot move them

Feng shui disaster ? Help !!

danaclaudat July 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

Blogging your answer!xoxo Dana

Matthew September 7, 2015 at 4:34 am

There’s two bad things right there. First, you need a bed with two pillows on it. I have the same problem and yes, it is due to the single bed and my room being all white. For a single trying to bring love into his/her life this is an obstruction.

Ramya July 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

Hello , I have a problem in my bedroom I have a solid wood bed and I have a small space I cannot place it in better way. I have ceiling fan on top, placing bed away frm main door wil end up under fan, if I would place bed not exactly under window it nearly mid length of window it has PVC wood effect blinds, I end up my feet pointing ensuite bathroom door and next to bathroom door I have 2 door cupboard, if I have to put in Center I end with not much space and it’s super king bed I cant move or I can’t get rid of anything, we r planning fr a second baby I have a 4 yr old son… And I need some tip to improve my love life and wealth…. My husband is so buzy working hard for new home and very tired when he is back at home after long days….. Plz give some suggestion and tips

danaclaudat July 16, 2012 at 3:45 am

can you send me a few pictures???? i can do a post about my impressions of the room if you want! xoxo Dana

Dee July 22, 2012 at 9:59 am


I have a very small box room, and seeking to get advice. My current single bed is situated on the same wall as my entrance door, so next door to it, and opposite the window. The only other current option I would have would be to place the bed under the window, facing the wall.

I am thinking of placing my bed horizontally, for which I need to get a new and custom sized bed made, due to size of the room!! So then the bed would be next to the window and situated behind a wall and facing the opposite wall.

I’m not sure which side to place my head board? Either the left side which in the direction of the entrance door or on the other side next to the window? In addition I would have issue of the one sided bed. I am thinking of curing this issue with the use of two wall lamps on each side, to give the feeling of two??

danaclaudat July 23, 2012 at 2:35 am

The wall opposite the door is best. And you can put it in front of the window if need be, for sure, just use curtains… But the two light idea is a very good one! 🙂

Dee July 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Thank You!!!

Arlene July 27, 2012 at 6:01 am

Our bedroom has slanted ceilings, wooden beams, and a ceiling fan. There’s a fire place in the middle of the room giving it a rich character. However due to the attic style room, and the position of the fireplace, our bed cannot be in commander position. Instead, our feet face a wall and a window. Our heads are on a wall but right next a balcony/ windows door. There’s a spiral staircase that leads to our bedroom. However there’s no door. The entrance is North facing the West end of the room and our bed is North South. We only have one place to place our bed. The room feels great. I just want to verify the feng shui. Please help. I can send pictures if this helps more.

danaclaudat July 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

If it feels great that is a great start. Send some pics, it could be a great blog post! xxx Dana

Dee July 31, 2012 at 6:46 am

I will be purchasing a new single bed for my box room soon. Should I rule out buying a bed which would have storage under it (sliding door with storage). I know storing items under the bed is a BIG no no. I was thinking of storing my big collection of DVD under the bed? Or should I find an alternative place to store them?

Also with regards to a headboard, I would have the option of a leather or padded type headboard which one would you recommend I go for? The leather headboard is black and the padded option would be a white color. Are there any other tips you would have for the actual bed itself??

Kind Regards

danaclaudat July 31, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Really best to store things someplace else!!! As for the headboards, black is more mysterious and emotional and white the color of both purity and focus. I like upholstered headboards for the added sense of comfort and stability, but its a personal choice/preference!

Jaime Hampton August 1, 2012 at 4:24 am

Hi! This website is fabulous. Forgive me if someone has already asked this, but I have another bedroom question. What if your bedroom has two doors? None of the walls seem suitable for my bed. One wall has a door to the kitchen and a closet, another wall has another entrance and has the toilet on the other side of it, and the other two walls have big windows on them. Would a canopy over my bed help block any of that out? My home was built in 1930 and is pretty interesting as far as the floor plan …

danaclaudat August 1, 2012 at 4:31 am

send pics!!!maybe i can blog some ideas and impressions for you?! and thank you soooooooooooo much!!!

Selina August 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I recently got married and to be practical with space, my husband and I decided to get a bed with storage drawers underneath. I thought it was the best idea in the world before learning about feng shui :/. Our bed has two drawers at the foot of the bed that my husband occupies. What should I do? Should I empty out the drawer space? Help :/

danaclaudat August 2, 2012 at 5:23 am

haha, it is IS a practical idea. but the best thing is to sleep on nothing that is junk storage, for sure. If it were me, I would store only bankets there…. but you have to feel what is right for you. For example, if your work clothes or workout clothes are under the bed, how sexy is that? And how restful is that? Part of the idea of not storing stuff under beds is to let “chi” or life force energy flow all around you as you sleep… I am going to blog this tomorrow, i’m getting this question a ton in different forms! xo Dana

Oli August 7, 2012 at 4:19 am

Hi there,

My daugther’s bedroom is a small square shaped room. How do I balance if the bed is in line with the door? Unfortunately, if I move it away from the door, it would also be against the wall and would in line with the balcony door facing the road. What would be the best solution?

danaclaudat August 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm

can you send me pix. I am not quite sure what your options are! 🙂

Jennifer August 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

hi im searching for an answer for my mums bedroom.
she has her bed up against the window to the outside front yard and feet end to walk in robe and other side is ensuite entrance. but we were hoping to move it to the wall inbetween these two walls, meaning her feet will be facing the door end. we want it this way for space reasons. is there anything to do for better feng shui if she moves her bed this way? Thank you

danaclaudat August 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

can you send me pix? i am trying to visualize but its a little tricky! thank you!!!

Elizabeth August 12, 2012 at 1:06 am

I ran across your blog today while searching for feng shui ideas for decorating my new apartment. I absolutely love your blog!

You mention that nightstands with corners can cause “pointed arrows” but I love square nightstands and add a nice masculine touch, since my boyfriend and I are living together. How can I keep my square/rectangle nightstand without adding corner cushions or draping it with fabric (recommendations provided by the other feng shui sites I’ve looked at)?

danaclaudat August 12, 2012 at 1:51 am

Check where the corners are pointing and be sure they are far enough from the bed to not accidentally (it does happen) impale someone! 🙂

pete August 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hi, what is the cure if bedset is facing the bathroom?

danaclaudat August 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Keep the bathroom door closed! And I would alsO consider putting a screen up at your feet (shoji screen) if the energy is really disruptive while you sleep. And feng shui the bathroom 😉 Xx Dana

Lj January 5, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Hi dana! so glad I found your site! im on a quite small room with a bathroom, just want to know is it a bad feng shui, if my bed is facing my bathroom or my feet directly in line with the door of my bath room, can i put curtain instead of shoji screen? bath room is working properly.. thanks!!!!

danaclaudat January 8, 2014 at 11:20 pm

that’s fine. keep the door of the bathroom shut and a shoji screen is always awesome, too!

Dada February 9, 2015 at 9:51 am

Hi Dana! We’re planning to move to a unit that has stair facing a bathroom door upstairs. Do i need remedy for this? How about bedrooms sharing walls with the bathroom? Also noticed that main door is facing neighbor’s main door across. Am worried that these are all inauspicious. Help please.

Jo September 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

What about a bed either facing the window or with the head under a window? the only other option would be to have my bed face the bathroom, which i know is a no-no.

danaclaudat September 16, 2012 at 5:08 am

a bed facing a bathroom isnt all bad if the door is shut… but bed up against a bathroom wall is bad news. head under or facing a window can work. none of these are inherently bad situations 🙂

V September 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Ugh hard to explain my room but I have a day bed of all things. The door is on the south left of the room. My bed is in front of a window and mostly in the center but still unbalanced and more to the right. If I move my bed more towards the center (if that would even make a difference considering it is a day bed) the big boxy conditioning vent beam that goes all the way from the left south to left north of my room will be pointing even more towards me when I sleep, which it already does but more towards my feet unless I sleep the other way around which would seem worse. Is there any hope for me?

danaclaudat September 18, 2012 at 2:48 am

Can you send me a sketch? I can blog it for you! xx

V September 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Sorry I meant the vent is at the right side of the ceiling, not left.

Ash September 22, 2012 at 6:10 am

The foot of our bed faces the ensuite and directly at the toilet in there. The foot of our daughters cot also directly faces the main toilet. Is this really bad?

danaclaudat September 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Keep the doors closed & sounds fine!

V October 6, 2012 at 3:19 am

Hmm I actually moved my bed more the the middle of the wall after all, technically there isn’t much I could do right now even if I knew what to do… I did the best I could with what I had and my room is a mess again already lol. Oh well thanks anyway 🙂

Joshua Gordon October 15, 2012 at 3:10 am

Hi, I love this site. Do you have any advice about a bedroom that has a bathroom in it, besides keeping the door closed? The bed is not against the wall.
I also have to ask… I don’t have a chandelier, but above my bed is the main light, Do you recommend any cure for that?

danaclaudat October 16, 2012 at 3:12 am

Thank you!!! & you are fine as long as your bathroom is in good working order. Honestly, I don’t have a problem with lights over beds, just with weighty chandeliers sort of ominously swaying over us as we sleep 🙂

Jessica October 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Feng Shui novice here! Is there any instruction on whether or not it’s okay to put a bed at an angle in a corner, or does the headboard have to be flat against a wall? Also one of the walls in my bedroom is pretty much entirely a window. Lots of lovely light comes in, but I have to put my largest mirror directly across the room from it. Is this okay if the bed is between the wall with the dresser and the “window wall”? Also, any particular decoraions you could suggest to hang on bare walls? Thank you 🙂

Jessica October 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

sorry, the large mirror is attached to the dresser

danaclaudat October 29, 2012 at 2:39 am

Hi Jessica! I’m gonna answer the first part in a blog post tomorrow… And then the second. As for decorations, thats totally up to you!!! Think bedroom-friendly. 🙂

danaclaudat October 29, 2012 at 3:54 am
Leigh Ann October 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

We rent and have had our bed face the vanity area of the bathroom. The shower and toilet are to the right of this vanity and can be closed off by a sliding door. We would like to shift the bed so it is against another wall that would have us facing a sliding glass door to the patio. Is that ok? Now the whole bathroom set up would be to the left lower corner of the bed. Do you see any issues?

danaclaudat November 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Sure, absolutely you can face patio doors. Make sure the patio isnt a forgotten-about space, or you will wake up to a view of neglect. Keep that in mind & you are fine! 🙂 xx

Faye October 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Hi Dana, I live in a studio apartment. 420 sq.ft. once the door opens is straight to the balcony facing swimming pool. Questions.

1.Along the hallway where the sink in the centre, I placed the fridge and microwave on each side. I placed wardrobes at the other side of hallway so I can have the space for my room avoiding wardrobe sharp edge..thus making space for bed and study together. Can 1 crystal sphere or lead crystal sphere help? Or I can used as much as I like?

2. Toilet door is at the left side, in the centre to my bed. Can I put a screen to separate the toilet door whilst I can put my laundry basket behind the screen?

3. I have beam just about 2 inch over my head board. Can I put few crystals spheres hanging on the beam? Or anywhere close by will do like side of my glass balcony door? Which is on my right starting half of my bed too.

4. Inside the toilet, I have 2 smalls sharp pointing plants..not cactus. Intend to put more like money plants etc. Is this ok?

5. TV is not directly facing the bed. But a 2 seater couch with coffee table and green bamboo art on the wall facing me with books at the side table. Is this alright too?

Small space..dunno what to do with all confusing directions and segments…dos and dots. Confusing. Please help. Many thanks! Faye

danaclaudat November 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

hi faye! here are my answers 1. not sure what you mean 2. read my posts about bathrooms and bedrooms! 3. i’d canopy the bed— why is a beam so close to your head? 4. plants are great, yes 5. not sure.its hard without images to understand descriptions. keep reading! & I have an amazing DIY Feng Shui book coming soon so you will confidently know if you are “all good” feng shui-wise…Stay tuned! x Dana

Jocelyn March 5, 2014 at 4:29 am

Hi Dana,

Our bedroom door is directly in line with a stairs (stairs going down). How can we cure this? Will crystal chandelier be a good one? TIA!

danaclaudat March 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Art can help stop the attention before the stairway, too!

Brenda October 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

Hi! Is it bad if the master bedroom has a sunroof that is directly over the bed. Thank you.

dee November 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

Hello, our bedroom is in an attic. A friend mentioned that a bed facing the doorway which leads to stairs is “bad” feng shui and that we should try using crystals in the doorway, or another feng shui solution to improve energy. Thank you for letting me know what you think?

danaclaudat November 6, 2012 at 3:23 am

Blogging this one! 🙂

joan November 6, 2012 at 4:07 am

hi dana,
i want to know what is the alternative position for my bedroom i want to get pregnant but it is not happen… i’ll do all procedure that my doctor says.. i think the position of my bed is not good… The position of my bed is in between of two bathroom, my bathroom is in the head and my neighbor’s bathroom is in my foot.(wall to wall). in this wall at the right side is my closet and in the leftside is my window(it is always closed because of the window type aircon and also excretive and heap environment outside). I ATTACHED ALSO THE SAMPLE LAY OUT OF MY HOUSE(renting of room)…pls help me thank you so much….

danaclaudat November 6, 2012 at 5:21 am

This one I can’t answer easily and stand behind my answer without working with you… I would hate to give irresponsible general advice in such a personal matter. But, I will say good luck & don’t give up!!! No matter where your bed is you can make it happen!

Jillian November 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Hi Dana,

I see that in your example of a room with good fengshui, your bed is right in between 2 windows. I’ve read on several other articles online that the bed should not be situated in front of, or beside the door or windows. Will this affect how the chi travels between the windows if the bed is situated right between them? Thank you so much! Your article has been very helpful!

danaclaudat November 9, 2012 at 12:50 am

Hi Jillian, I wish I could shoot ALL of my own photos so I could demonstrate everything withprecision, but I do my best to edit the images that I find. When all is said and done, windows are not half as bad as doors, especially if you are not on the ground floor, as they pose little feeling of threat and I woudn’t recommend keeping windows open at night beside your bed unless its absolutely necessary. I don’t follow certain “rules” that are on the Internet i my poractice because I find them irrelevant for a host of very good reasons, and soince my clients all thrive, I will say that common sense should always prevail over superstition.

Susan November 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I am a few days away from moving into a new living situation where I will be sharing a sweet house with a roommate. The two bathrooms are separated on top level & basement so one of the bedrooms is downstairs – with no windows. I have said I will sleep down there to have private space but just realized how challenging this could be for me- especially since I usually have a hard time sleeping and then waking up in an efficient way is historically hard for me- even when I have windows. There is a drop ceiling with a light fixture and one closet door opposite the bedroom door. Any and all advice is really appreciated and I hope to make this house my home for a long time to come. Thanks in advance for you guidance.
Best ,

danaclaudat November 12, 2012 at 6:02 am

No windows at all? That is challenging! You need lots of upward-facing light, full-spectrum light bulbs, landscape art and bight art on the walls to create cheer…possibly paint it a butter yellow to add more of a sense of sunshine and the ceiling a glossy white… and get a small fan (theres a post on fans on the blog) to have proper ventilation… and perhaps an air purifier of high caliber…
Some ideas to start with! xx Dana

Susan November 12, 2012 at 7:48 am

Thanks- I will start looking for good light bulbs. Did you mean standing lamps for upwards facing light? I am already on the hunt for good art- since it is a drop ceiling I thought about covering the ceiling with tapestries- would that be an okay consideration( maybe sky blue colored?) also, could you send me the link to the fan blog? Appreciate all your guidance.

ravnik November 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I need advice regarding leather beds. I am planning to buy a bed and have so far liked a grey and another black leather bed. I just wanted to know whether according to feng shui this is considered auspicious for a married couple.Thanks in advance.

danaclaudat November 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

If you both LOVE the bed, then its great. Just don’t overwhelm your bedroom with too much black– while its mysterious & sexy, too much is both cold and ominous/gloomy.

Jacqui November 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

My daughter has her bed head sharing a wall with the toilet. I have heard this is not good feng shui – can you please elaborate on this – she is a teenager who won’t listen to mum’s advice! Thanks

danaclaudat November 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Hm, I think this is worthy of a blog post. It comes up a lot lately.

Carlie Newman November 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

Hi I have recently brought a new house and I am trying to arrange my bedroom. After careful consideration I have no choice but to put my bed against a wall but my concern is that my feet will b facing the window. Is there anything I can do so I don’t have bad feng shui ?

danaclaudat November 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

feet facing window isn’t bad 🙂

ravnik November 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

Thanks .Its just a black leather bed so far in the room . I was just concerned about the black colour and the use of leather .

melody November 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Hi Dana,

I’m moving into a studio apartment, and I’m not sure how I should organize since everything will be in one room. I read above that I should try to separate my living and sleep spaces. The room is a tall rectangle (17’lx11’w) where the far 11′ wall is made of windows facing the street. The entrance of the room is in the southwest corner facing the windows. I was thinking of placing the bed headboard against the the 17′ wall to the right (so that it’s not in the doorway) and then having a partition and having the couch against the same wall, but I’m not sure if this is good feng shui?

Do you have any recommendations to how I can style or organize the room?

Appreciate your insight in advance!


danaclaudat November 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Your instinct to keep the bed away from the entrance door is a good one! Definately “style” the room so that its useful to you— design should compliment and direct your life, not make it awkward or make it feel restricted. Use that as a guideline. Also, make sure ytou have god storage, a hamper fpr laundry and declutter as much as possible so that you don’t get overwhlemed in one big room!

melody November 19, 2012 at 7:07 am

Thanks, Dana!

p November 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

Hi! I love your blog! I want to re-arrange my bedroom my only option is to move the bed underneath a window. Help what should I do? Is it really bad feng shui?

danaclaudat November 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

no its fine if there is no better option. great shades & curtains, a well-washed and maintained window, a headboard and you should be just fine.

p November 28, 2012 at 5:17 am

Thank you!!! 🙂

Demeter November 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hi Dana!
Your advice is really great and helpfull! I do face a problem as I’m trying to choose the best position for my bed in my new bedroom.
1st choice: The head of the bed will be positioned on the biggest wall of the room but in that way, the orientation is head at west, feet at east.
2nd choice: The head of the bed will be positioned on the opposite wall and in that way the orientation is head at east, feet at west. But at this position, the bed is between two doors, the door of the entrance to the room and the balcony door.
Could you please help me?
Thank you in advance!

danaclaudat December 6, 2012 at 12:07 am

A big solid wall is a great thing. Just not the same wall as entrance door. And not in line with the entrance door. I don’t deal with feet facing east/west/north/south type stuff- its really not what matters here. I hope this helps! 😉 xx Dana

Ashley November 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Love your site!!! However after doing Feng Shui research I’m all Feng Shui rustrated lol and at my wits end… so your help would be appreciated.

I live in a rented home and our Master Bedroom is not very big however we have a huge King Size bed that is made out of solid oak so we have a huge natural wood headboard… All our furniture fits in the room… we are able to walk around the bed etc… however the dilemma is… my husband can’t sleep and I think I know why… but not sure what to do…

First I’ll give you the size of the room as I think it will help… from the entrance to the opposite wall is 12.25 feet or 147 inches and width of room is 9.58 feet or 115 inches.

Right… this is where I think the problem is…

As soon as you open the door our king size bed is 3.75 feet or 45 inches from the entrance at a 90 degree angle to face opposite the windows as my hubby likes the view… however I believe the energy is rushing in the room and hitting him first that’s why he can’t sleep. Our bed is just under 7 feet long and it 6.33 feet wide. and no he wont get rid of the bed! I wouldn’t want him to because it’s heaven and very comfortable to sleep in!

The only other option we have is to put the bed on the wall opposite the entrance but that wall 1. is a solid wall with the chimney sticking out a bit due to the fires down stairs in the living room….so you’ve got two alcoves on other side and there is a sloped ceiling on that wall the alcoves aren’t very deep only 6 inches and this is where I measured the room from… anyway if we put the bed that way i believe part of the side my husband sleeps on will be in direct line with the entrance… and the entrance to our bedroom is almost in direct line to the entrance of our bathing room. I say almost as you can see a bit into the bathroom from our bedroom the way the bed is now (there is no toilet in there as we have a separate room with the toilet in it) 🙁

So I’m not sure what to do… do I just keep the bed the way it is and hope for the best? Which I really don’t want to do as I hate seeing my husband struggling to sleep… or do I put the bed on the wall opposite the entrance and if so… what so I do about the sloped ceiling? the alcoves that would be behind the head board and my husbands side of the bed which would be slightly in line with the entrance…

unless we put the bed up against the wall opposite the entrance and against the wall that has the window but then I can’t get into bed… however then my husband isn’t in line with the entrance

As the bed currently is….there is no way to put any sort of barrier between the bed and the entrance… however if the bed was on the wall opposite the entrance we could put a small table or dressing table at the end of the bed ( i think)… if that helps… Just so overwhelemed and don’t know what to do…

I have the colours correct in the bedroom and it is clutter free 🙂 just trying to figure out how to help my husband be able to sleep!

Thanks a million in advance!!!

danaclaudat December 6, 2012 at 12:05 am

Thank you! And I’m going to make this really simple for you. Try getting a shoji-like screen and unfolding at the foot of the bed at bedtime. See if that helps. You can find truly gorgeous ones 😉 xx Dana

Ashley November 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Oh I forgot to mention if you stand in the entrance looking into our bedroom and turn around… you will see the landing with the banister and sort of down the stairs… then the stairs start off to the right hand side… the hallway is straight ahead with the toilet room on the left and then walking down the hallway a bit it goes off to the left a bit and there’s the bathing room… i have a feeling the energy from the stairs, being able to see the landing and part of the stairs below as well as the bathing room… is all too much for the way our bed is currently… any thoughts?

Tamara December 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm


I have a problem with bed arrangement in my bedroom. One wall is north direction but is in the north east section of the room which is my total loss direction. The east has a window and street on the other side of the window. The other wall has the door opening and fourth wall is closets and a walk through to the washroom. I am looking for some much appreciated advice as to which wall would be best placement for my head board? I am Kua 4 so that will give you an idea regarding my auspicious directions. Thank you.

Best of Regards

danaclaudat December 5, 2012 at 12:24 am

Ok, just saw your question! I dont do feng shui using directions or Kua numbers as they are based on a form of Buddhism that is heretical and ineffective. THere is no such thing as a “total loss direction” unless you believe the superstition. Place your headbard on a solid wall away from a bathroom and, if possible, off the wall that contains the entrance door. xoxo Dana

Ang December 2, 2012 at 2:46 am

HI Dana. Currently, in my bedroom; Head is at Main Wall between two windows. Door is not shared by this wall; and we are able to see diagonally to it. But I feel all this has to change; b/c we are trying to conceive and found out the Main Outside Wall that our Heads are against is the wall with all the wires from the Electrical Box which is creating Electromagnetic Fields. It’s too close to us. WE want to move our bed to the very opposite direction; which means; our Heads will share our Kitchen wall; we will face windows, which I know is OK; but the bedroom door will open up next to our bed. Ugh! Please help. I can send pics if you can’t picture it. Ha

danaclaudat December 5, 2012 at 12:28 am

OK, I’d avoid moving your bed to the kitchen wall, personally. And I would start by hanging a rug-like tapestry on the wall behind you (maybe something earth toned) and I would definately look into EMF solutions (I use plug-in EMF blockers that I get online) and consider moving before having the baby— all that electrical stuff out in the open is bad for babies especially. or, if you own, see if its possible to put the wires underground, etc) xx Dana

Liz December 3, 2012 at 2:01 am

Hi! I’m renting an apartment and am worried about my bedroom setup. The entrance to the bedroom is on the far northwest side. On both the north and south walls are windows. In the southwest corner is a door to the bathroom. I have a queen bed that is currently situated in the middle of the room, with my feet against the north window. My head is in the middle of the room, i.e., when I wake up I am facing the north window. Any suggestions? Thank you so much for any help!

danaclaudat December 5, 2012 at 12:29 am

Ok, yeah, that’s one I haven’t heard in a while. You need a headboard, or headboard-like something, and sleep with the bed up against a wall! 🙂 xo Dana

Liz December 3, 2012 at 2:02 am

P.S. I don’t have a headboard.

joyshree July 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

Thanks Dana for replying my post. I have sent an email to you of my floor plan and my queries at your yahoo id. Hope it would give you more detailed information.

Tamara December 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Just curious how long until ones post gets approved and responded to? Love to have an answer to my question please. Thanks Tamara

danaclaudat December 5, 2012 at 12:21 am

i am swarmed with questions on email, twitter, facebook, tumblr & here…so I try to get to them as soon as I can. some i can answer and some I can’t without studting you & your home in a consult, so lets see what you asked!

Leah Angel December 10, 2012 at 2:38 am


I am in need of some advice on feng shui. I have a very small bedroom with a king sized bed and cathedral ceilings that slant. I have a sleigh bed with a sheer canopy cover. The bed is in the middle of the room with the headboard up against the wall. On my right side is the closet with 2 sliding doors and the door to the bedroom. On the left is 3 windows and the patio door to a small porch. Directly across from the bed is the dresser with a circular mirror. There is absolutely no other way I could place my bed. From what I have read my feet are near the bedroom door, the patio door and the closet door. I can cover the mirror but I need some help with what else I should do….

danaclaudat December 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm

If you have a sleigh bed with a high footboard as well as headboard you should be fine just as long as you are sleeping well. Good job on the canopy! xx

Yza December 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I am renting a small studio with my husband. It is so small that in one room you have the bed, the living room and the dining room all together. Is it bad if the bed is in between the main room door and the balcony door which has a wall to wall glass. If i keep the balcony door open and put curtains in the balcony area (the balcony has only a small opening which is just like a window without cover) will it be ok. The bed position is the only choice i have if i wanted to put my bed headboard against the wall or else i will have to put the headboard against the balcony glass wall just so my bed will not be in between two doors. Help!

danaclaudat December 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm

The most important things are that you feel secure and sleep well and have the ability to fludly navigate the space without getting stuck anywhere. Curtains are a great idea, too!

Tamara December 16, 2012 at 2:46 am

Thank you Dana, I have decided not to believe such superstitions. Instead my bed is place on a solid wall away from the door. Tamara 🙂

danaclaudat December 16, 2012 at 3:28 am


Tamara December 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Hi again Dana,
I do have one more question since the Kua numbers and auspicious or inauspicious directions are superstitions is it better to follow the energies of one home with the Bagua layout putting the entry used north?

Thanks again and Merry Christmas 🙂 Tamara

danaclaudat December 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

just line up the bottom on the bagua with the wall that contains your entrace door. I’ll try to blog this later!!! xo

Tamara December 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Thank you 🙂

quelly December 24, 2012 at 4:12 am

Hi Dana,

We’re renovating our bedroom within the week. Is it okay in feng shui to put our bed in a position where the headboard is directly below a window-type aircon?

Thank you!

danaclaudat December 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Honestly, this is not a good thing. Think of it from a practical perspective…you’ll have this monster piece of electronic equipment sort of sustpended out a window over head. Not even just from a feng shui perspecive, but from a practical standpoint its… a bit tempestuous! You can do something else. I know there must be a better way! 🙂

quelly December 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I’d have to agree..I just thought there’s a way of minimizing the effects since the position is SW, which is the best for the year of the monkey for 2013. Another alternative position is right under a window. Do you think that is a better place than under an a/c? 🙂

Thanks in advance!

quelly December 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Also, is it okay to put the the headboard against two walls where they form a triangular shape, with shoji screen behind the headboard to act as a second headboard and mimic an actual wall? In this way, the bed will be in between the window-type a/c and a window.

alex tan December 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Hi dana, i have an air conditioning unit installed above my bwd poaitioned above my head…according to feng shui…this is bad right? Any way to solve this?

danaclaudat December 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Move your bed… move the air conditioner… ???! 😉

LuLuBelle December 30, 2012 at 5:41 am

What about brass or iron beds? I love these, but have read they are ‘bad feng shui’ … can they be that bad if they make me smile when I see them? It seems like fabric covered beds are a recipe for dust/dust mites / sneezing / allergies … thank you!

Jennifer Hunt January 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Hi, my bedroom is sunny and in the back of the apartment, however the only solid wall in the room happens to have the bathroom on the other side of it. The entry to the bathroom is not in the bedroom, however, it is from the hall outside. My other walls are taken up by double windows on each one, and a fireplace (with mirror ontop reflecting the leafy window views). It’s not feasable for me to move right now, so I’m wondering if this unique situation is ok. This is the room in the apt that gets the best light and is the quietest as well. I’m away from the path of the door, but also a bit beside the door as it’s on the same piece of solid wall. I’ve angled the bed in the corner before, but I didn’t sleep well like that, and so when I returned it to the solid wall setting, I began to sleep just fine. Thanks for your advice!

danaclaudat January 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Is there either a shower, toilet or sink behind your bed? If so, Id put it in front of one of the windowed walls with some very solid curtains up. xoxo Dana

Jennifer Hunt January 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Thanks! The bathtub is what is directly behind that wall. I thought of putting the bed under the windows, but I fear my head would be cold in winter because they’re a bit drafty. I can’t afford a headboard (gasp!) but perhaps blinds under curtains?

Cheryl Jones January 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Hi Dana. I have been trying to get an answer to this question for quite some time from books, etc.. Our bedroom ceiling is a “tray” ceiling. With bed up against the wall, our heads are just under the lowest point before ceiling transitions up into the large tray. finished & dry walled so not an “exposed” beam per se, however, still a beam (i guess). What do you think, beam or not a beam? Thank you ever so much for your assistance with this question. Your blog is fanstastic!

danaclaudat January 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Hm, I’m not a fan of your heads under the lowest point of the ceiling….Is there anywhere else to move your bed?

danaclaudat January 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

And thank you!!!!

Fil January 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Hi Dana! Below is a diagram of my small bedroom (from wall a-c is 9′ and from b-d is 11′). I recently purchased a queen size bed (80″ x 60″) and I dont know where to position it. If I put it against wall d, there wont be a room for a bed side table on either side. If I put it against wall c, its gonna be under a window and my feet are gonna be facing the door. And the other side of wall b is a kitchen. Preferably I want it against wall b just because it makes the room not that small and coz I have an entertainment unit against wall d. 🙂

Thanks! 🙂

Ps: \/ is a closet! 🙂

___________________ door _
\ (A) |
/ |
| |
| (D) (B)|
| |
| (C) |
|________ window _________|

Fil January 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Hi Dana! Below is a diagram of my small bedroom (from wall a-c is 9′ and from b-d is 11′). I recently purchased a queen size bed (80″ x 60″) and I dont know where to position it. If I put it against wall d, there wont be a room for a bed side table on either side. If I put it against wall c, its gonna be under a window and my feet are gonna be facing the door. And the other side of wall b is a kitchen. Preferably I want it against wall b just because it makes the room not that small and coz I have an entertainment unit against wall d.


Ps: \/ is a closet!

__________________________ door _
\ . . . . . A . . . . . . . |
/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
| D . . . . . . . . . . . B |
| . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
| . . . . . C . . . . . . . |
|__________ window ______________|

danaclaudat January 3, 2013 at 3:06 am

Under window with curtains and dont sleep where feet are out the door. THats my intial impression of this delightful sketch.

Roseanne January 3, 2013 at 6:57 am

Thanks for all the great information. The problem I have is that my bedroom has a sloping roof. To be at the highest end of the sloping roof my bed would then be between 2 door ways – one to my walk in wardrobe and one to my ensuite bathroom. Right now the bed is in the middle of the sloping roof on the same wall as the entrance door. The opposite wall to this is under a window and the only wall left is a sliding door which opens to nothing – we have a balcony fence directly outside the sliding door, there is no stand space whatsoever. Where would be the best place to put our bed please?

—————————–|Bedroom Entrance|—
Bed head is here
-> Entrance to walk in wardrobe

-> Entrance to ensuite bathroom
———-Large Window ————————

danaclaudat January 3, 2013 at 7:00 am

No idea. Totally can’t follow this one! But if you keep reading posts you may find useful bedroom tricks! 🙂 xxx

danaclaudat January 3, 2013 at 7:01 am

i’ll blog about sloping roofs soon if that helps!

Akia January 3, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hi dana, please help i have a small room square room as im living in an apartment type. When u enter my room i have a dresser with mirror and staircase on my left side and 3closet on my right then in front of the door is the window. My bed is under the staircase as i have no choice my head is on the window side. Please help

danaclaudat January 3, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Hard to fully picture this but there has to be a way to not sleep under the starcase! Under a window is better than a staircase! 🙂

Sonia January 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hi I have positioned my bed everywhere but in the garden lol. I have a square room with best bed position = feet not directly facing the door but feet facing south. I can position feet facing north but then would have the door at the side of my head. Some say dont hang chandeliers in the room but some say to hang a crystal above the bed !! I am about to buy wardrobes and bedside tables but would like to find the best position for the bed. I have no plants, fish or mirrors. Since I moved here I havnt slept well. Can you advise ? Many thanks.

danaclaudat January 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Don’t worry about what compass direction your feet face. Think more about your abilit to see the door directly, and perfarably being on the wall opposite the door or thereabouts without your feet pointing straight out. Your bedroom might not be the reason your dont sleep well. Plumbing, bedroom placement in the house, electrical wiring, your home feng shui in general could also factor in, so don’t get too crazy just about the bed, but try being simple 🙂 My diy feng shui book is coming VERY soon so stay tuned and you can tackle this holistically 🙂

Sonia January 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Hi thank you – there is a radiator on the wall at the side of my bed but electrics are not near the bed. The bedroom is situated in the centre of the flat.

gabriela dias January 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Hey there! I had my bed facing a very low and large window for a year but we always wake up feeling exhausted. Moving it against the en-suite wall and facing the door didn’t work either, and the other wall is just closets. I’ll send you a picture by mail, but what is your advice?

danaclaudat January 4, 2013 at 1:36 am

I emailed u a question~!

John January 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

Hi Dana 🙂 I have a bathroom inside the bedroom ( there is a joining 2 step staircase leading up into the walk in closet/bathroom area). I’m concerned that the bathroom floor is elevated about 2 feet higher than the rest of the room. Is this bad Feng Shui? If ever, what can I do to remedy it? Thanks and good mojo your way! 😀

danaclaudat January 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm

hm. just keep the door closed to the bathroom, the plumbing perfect & keep the closet immaculate and perhaps put a mirror on the bathroom door- though I’m not sure b/c I can;t see it all… but you should be just fine!

John January 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Got it 😀 Thanks Dana!!

Akia January 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hi dana, thanks for ur reply. Is there any other way or remedy if my bed is placed under staircase to avoid bad vibes? If i moved my bed in the middle my feet will be facing the door and my head will be on the side of the window. And there will be no space for me to walk. Thanks

danaclaudat January 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Move your bed! 🙂

Davey January 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

H Dana. , i live in a very small apartment where my work is near.. my bedroom is small so i decided to just buy a foam instead of a bed to maximize spaces. , so u would imagine that i practically sleeping on the floor (with the foam).. is it okay in feng shui. ? if putting a bed is a good feng shui, how can i do this with my small room.. if i put a bed here there will be no more space.. pls help thanks u and more power. ,

danaclaudat January 7, 2013 at 2:11 am

can you get a fold-out sofa bed or a really solid, ergenomic fouton? Its really not good for your body to just sleep on foam.

Jau January 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

What if a master’s bedroom is over a garage? I have read that it is also a bad idea to situate a bedroom over a garage. What feng shui cures can you suggest other than making the masters bedroom in earth shades to preserve the energy within it despite “instability” issues that comes with having a bedroom over a garage? Looking forward to hear from you.


danaclaudat January 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I’ll blog this for you!!! xoxo

alie October 30, 2013 at 7:03 am

hello 🙂 im looking forward to this! Send me the link, please. Thanks a bunch. xo

Fil January 9, 2013 at 7:23 am

Hi Dana! Thanks for the reply. I was measuring my room again and i realized that putting my bed against wall c wont give me enough room right in front of the bed. Right now the option I think I have is putting it against wall b but the other side of that wall is a kitchen (not the sink side). Would a bed with a head board help?

thanks! 🙂
_______________________________ door _
|……………………………..(A)………………………………………….| kitchen
|(D)……………………………………………………………………(B)| stove
|____________ window _______________|________ sink________

danaclaudat January 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

you shoud have a headboard anyway! why won’t wall D work? Or… is that where it is now? Sorry I can’t track myself in answering questions… i answer hundreds a week! 🙂

Linda January 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Hi Dana! My bed is a king size with solid head board. My concerned is that, is it alright that my bed is place under a wall mount type aircondition unit? What I did, I place the bed 1 foot away from the wall which I do not know if this is ok. And from my left side is a balcony glass door which I put curtains and not using the door for I got another glass balcony door to used. And at my right side from my bed, is a high position small glass window from my old squire size aircon unit taken away and which I made it into a window. Another concerned is that my bedroom position under a garage. Please do advice me if this is alright or not. Thank you very much.

danaclaudat January 16, 2013 at 4:27 am

Id take it out from the airconditioner wall. If you are under a garage, you might want to create a canopy over your bed from the ceiling… (I’ll try to blog something soon on this) or you can even do something creative to cver the ceiling with an extra layer of soft, like a cool acoustic foam. Probably not necessary though.

Mel January 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Hi Dana! Just wanted to ask about poison arrows. You said that the first photo has good feng shui but it has rectangular bedside tables. Don’t those produce poison arrows? I have rectangular bedside tables too and now want to change them due to poison arrows. Am I being too OC?

danaclaudat January 16, 2013 at 4:24 am

It really, for me, has to do with how you approach a space and whether or not the corners will interfere with life. Geberally I don’t love “pointed” nightstands, but if they are far from a bed/not interfereing with anyone’s entry, exit or sleep its a case-by-case situation.

Dolores January 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Hi Dana,
I am designing an addition to my house and want to put a fireplace in my bedroom;however, I can’t seem to find any information on the internet with regard to where in the room I should or should not place it. I would love to place it across from my bed if that is not some big no-no. Please advise. Thank you.

danaclaudat January 18, 2013 at 1:18 am

I woudn;t put a fireplace in the bedroom UNLESS its a giant bedroom if given the choce. Breathing in dust from it (kindling, etc) and all the active ire (very much an activity element) is tough unless its a GIANT room and there is plenty of space t ocreate a sittingarea in front of it and then hanve your bed on the other side of the room… 🙂

Dolores January 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Very dissapointing to hear since I have always wanted a bedroom with a fireplace, but since I have never had one I guess I can live without it at this point. (definitely not big enough from your description) ha. Thank you

Laura Fisk January 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Hi Dana,
I am trying to set up my bedroom so that it has proper feng shui. I have run into a few problems that I don’t know how to fix. My bedroom is a box. On the North end is a large closet. It pretty much runs the length of the room except for a little bit of wall on either side. On the west side is a large window. The south wall has the entrance to my bedroom (the entrance is in the right corner) and on the other side of the south wall is the bathroom. The east wall then connects with the entrance. Where is the best place for my bed?

danaclaudat January 21, 2013 at 6:50 pm

probably the window wall best for you- not the bathroom wall for sure 😉

Laura Fisk January 22, 2013 at 6:50 am

Thanks! That is actually where I ended up putting it and it seems to be working great.

Cristy January 19, 2013 at 5:10 am

Hey, I really think your advice is quite useful. I do feel that I cont sleep as well as I think I could because I have storage under my bed and a ceiling fan.

I have only one question.
I have a full size bed that I want to put against my wall under my window, away from all the corners(in the middle), and not sticking out so I can put a coffee table over a large rug.
How do I make it work? Do you think it will like nice, before I make a purchase?

danaclaudat January 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm

i prefer headboards to be against walls, so… “sticking out” as you say…otherwise you will feel smushed against the wall, floating in the middle of the wall…

rithy yann January 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm

i have a queen size mattress but the box spring that came with the mattress is a split box (2) is that bad luck when looking for a mate?

danaclaudat January 28, 2013 at 12:33 am

time to get a box spring cover or put a fitted sheet over it! xxx

Jennifer Hunt January 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hi there, I have tried putting my bed under windows as you suggested rather than on the solid wall which is beside the door with the bathroom on the other side of that wall. It’s the only solid wall in the room, and it faces windows with a great view. I’ve moved my bed all around the room, but I only feel solid and secure when I have it against the solid wall by the door. I’m not in the path of the door, am up against a solid, clean wall, and have a great view…the long term goal is to move to a new apt with better feng shui, but that could take a year to save the money. For now, I have hung a gorgeous multi-colour crystals above my bed to help protect the energy there– do you think this will prevent my energy from being depleted as a temporary solution? Thanks for your advice!

Savana February 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I have question about beds and doors i recently moved into a house with a smallish bedroom that has the closet poping out creating a small hallway from my bedroom door which where i positioned my bed makes it hard to see the door. opposite the door is a large window that doesn’t open because when they were installing the glass they only set the sliding half in the frame and then glued the other pane beside the part that slides and now the window doesn’t open at all (an i wont go into the long list of how inconvienent that is). i read some where that it is good to have the bed in a east/west postition because that is the direction of the sun and can bring success. which is convienent in this room because the only walls that are open to furniture are the east, west and north (where the window is). my door is in the bottom right cornor of the room. I read on here in the comments that the bed should have easy view to the door, but because of the closet i can not see the door from the left side of the room, but i read somewhere else that you should not have your bed in direct line with the door in any position, because the door brings in the flow of energy and being in that cross fire will prevent rest and relaxation. My bed is in the middle of the room. i am wondering on what side of the room my bed should be on. either the middle left or middle right. Also what should i do about my window? it has some pretty good blinds already installed but should i buy curtains or something? Also mirrors freak me out. are there any alternatives? Thanks for reading – Savana

danaclaudat February 4, 2013 at 6:53 am

Hi! First off I don’t deal with east/west/noth/south, for many reasons, the primary of which is that its superstitous and ineffectual! So, that is not a thing for me. But, what is curious is that i cant really understand your bedroom configuration. can you email me a pic & maybe I can blog it? thank you!!! xx

smylz February 5, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Hi Dana,
Below is the diagram of my bedroom: my bedroom is very small,i tried to put the bed which my feet pointing to the door of veranda but at the end it doesnt have enough space to open the door so i changed it now which my feet is pointing to the entrance door
——door going to veranda—————l
l ]—————————[ l
l l
l entrance door
l ]————————–[ l

danaclaudat February 8, 2013 at 12:48 am

well… i can’t really tell from the diagram… but if your feet point the doorway, perhaps get a footboard on your bed, or put up a shoji screen at night…& keep the bedroom door closed 🙂

Michael February 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

My wife and I are building a new home and have 10′ ceilings in the Master Bd. We are looking to have a trey ceiling and would like to know how far out to extend the trey toward the center of the room. Are the trey ceilings considered poison lines or arrows? What do you recommend when designing a room where trey ceilings are to be built using Fengs Shui guide lines. Thanks! Mike

danaclaudat February 12, 2013 at 3:21 am

answered on the other post 😉 xx

Michael February 7, 2013 at 11:33 pm

My wife and I are building a new home and have 10′ ceilings in the Master Bd. We are looking to have a trey ceiling and would like to know how far out to extend the trey toward the center of the room. Are the trey ceilings considered poison lines or arrows? What do you recommend when designing a room where trey ceilings are to be built using Fengs Shui guide lines. Thanks! Mike

danaclaudat February 12, 2013 at 3:21 am

Tray ceilings (elevated ceilings) are not poison arrows… just dont raise them super high on a steep gradient so the celing becomes pitched lik a V. I love them. This is a great idea- spacious and open!!!

Jags February 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm

My D.O.B. is 10th Nov 1989 and KUA number is 4. My bedroom which is located in south has a big window on southeast wall and a small window in southwest. Which colour is the best for curtains ? I was thinking of using purple or black or burgundy curtains but I am confused because of my KUA number (wood element) and south bedroom (fire element). Should I place my bed in south or southwest ? South wall has an overhead beam and blocks access to the bed from one side. Southwest direction is inauspicious for KUA 4 people. I cannot use a canopy curtain and I cannot place my bed in other directions.

danaclaudat February 12, 2013 at 3:19 am

Hi there! I don’t word with KUA numbers. Its actually an antiquated frm of Tibetan Buddhist mysticism and its not really relevant even in Buddhism so in feng shui its even less relevant. I’m not sure why anyone works with this stuff anymore— its kinda like black magic. That said, there are no auspicious directions either. Your bedroom should be super comfortable and you should be able to sleep well against a preferably solid wall. I would avoid walls adjunct to bathrooms. And I would not use black curtains in a bedroom for the mere fact that they can be morbid, unless very ezquisitely balanced….! So, no need to be confused! 😉 xx Dana

kim February 12, 2013 at 5:47 am

My son is 21..he has been in and out of trouble…..low self esteem……how should i clean and decorate his room ??

danaclaudat February 16, 2013 at 5:52 am

I saw this and have been thinking about it. Can you engage him in the process of doing it with you?It would be great if he filled his room with lots of stuff that he felt very connected to… does he have hobbies, interests, passions, collections?

S February 18, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I have a pretty small square bedroom. When you walk in, the wall directly opposite from the door has a window centered on it. And the wall to the left of the door has my closet/closet doors. I have a queen size bed in my room and if i place it diagonally from the door it gets squished in the corner, still under the window. I wanted to try and place it horizontally diagonal across the door, but if i do this you can see the edge of my bed if you were looking into my room and half of the bed would also be placed directly across from half of my closet door. Are all doors bad? Thoughts?

danaclaudat February 21, 2013 at 4:44 am

There’s no problem facing closet doors! 🙂 And no doors are bad unless they knock into you or are blocked or smack into one another 🙂

Yvonne Quinn February 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Hi Dana

I rent a very small unit of which I’m attached to another persons unit by bedroom wall… The problem is the head of my bed is against the main bedroom wall and behind that is the other persons bathroom, even tho it’s separate places I feel it’s still bad luck…even tho the toilet is behind my bedroom wall its against another wall!!… If I move my bed to the opposite wall im facing out into the hallway and straight into my bathroom/toilet plus i feel upside down with it!!…The 3rd wall has a Hugh window from ceiling to floor and withdt wise also!!.. The fourth wall is to small iv tried it but feel it’s to small and I’m uncomfortable in that position.

Can you please advise.

Thank you Yvonne.

danaclaudat February 21, 2013 at 4:43 am

id try the wall that faces the hallway. keep your bathroom door & hallway door shut. see if you can make that work! 🙂

Kiki Ruti February 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I have this annoyingly square room that has window facing the door, so when you walk into the room you see straight outside. And I can’t figure out where to put my bed. Any tips?

danaclaudat February 25, 2013 at 4:50 am

hm. annoying squares tell me you like charisma as opposed to “safe & almost boring” … Best general walls for a bed are across from entrance door- but not so feet are out the door- and/or on the left wall. Get cuertains for your window???

aminah March 1, 2013 at 4:06 am

I rent a room with my friend with size about 3.7 x 4 m. It contain two large wardrobe and two single bed, with some little cabinet. My room also have the door straight oppose with the window (I heard this is a bad feng shui).

I can’t figure where the best place I put things, I also want to add a little table to do some homework with my laptop. I usually use my laptop in my bed (I guess it bad, isn’t it?)

I hope you can give some advice. Nice site, keep sharing! 🙂

danaclaudat March 2, 2013 at 4:34 am

Eh, I wouldnt worry about the bed and the window if you have curtains/blinds/etc. Try to take the laptop out of bed. You can get a table to do your homework…put a good light on it so you can work well. And shut it all down before bed 🙂

jindagi March 1, 2013 at 6:12 am

hey i have bedroom facing east and it would be great if u suggested me some good images or some good art work right above the bed facing east….the room belongs to my parents.. thank u awaiting for your reply…:)

danaclaudat March 2, 2013 at 4:32 am

I don’t do feng shui that has anything to do with beds facing east! Not my kind of feng shui. In the art section of the blog there are loads of art suggestions for every room to get started 🙂

Yakke March 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Hi, the information you provided was clear and easy to understand. I do note that an attached open balcony to the bedroom also poses some concerns for the wealth and career of the occupant – especially a balcony that’s slightly lower than the bedroom floor level. What would you advise on a situation as such?

danaclaudat March 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Its a case by case personal issue and a sunken balcony does not have to do anything to anyones wealth & career! So, starting there, I’d need to see the rest of the room and talk to the person and go from there 🙂

vicky March 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Hi…i juz rearrange my bed at southwest direction…but on my left i m facing bathroom window n direct toilet…actually i m having problem in my marriage life

danaclaudat March 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

i don’t do compass directions (they don’t really matter) but keep your bathroom door shut 🙂

kassandra March 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Help! My boyfriend and I are both Kua 4. We just bought a new house, and the only direction we can sleep is N/NW (total loss/theft/devastation). I’m stressing out a little and hoping you could provide some tips? We have zero storage under bed and no exposed beams over head (the ceiling fan will be changed out shortly). We have a head and footboard. .can’t think of what else I can provide to help you help me. we have been sleeping north for over a year prior to this.

danaclaudat March 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

hi! i ont do kua numbers or directions- both are superstitious and have no actual power in this age at all. If you read the linage of Buddhism, it was even heretical then. So my advice to you is to relax & enjoy your home!!!v

farida March 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Your recommendations seems very exciting. My daughter is very depress in her bedroom, so much that she prefers to sleep in the living room, what should I do. The bedroom is small and is on the western side and is always dark.

danaclaudat March 24, 2013 at 12:23 am

new full spectrum lighting in her room!? those bulbs are easy to find in the grocery store. warm full spectrum light. maybe paint it a fresh color – something light but vibrant, maybe even a pink or a light sage green, but something she selects and loves?!

Ru March 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Love your comments and clarity. I am soon moving to my new apartment, and trying to decide bed placement. I will email you pics once I take those. Till then, I have general questions– Seems like often in feng shui, it’s between choosing worst, worse, bad, and better scenarios. So far, I have gathered:

1. It’s worst to have your bed positioned such that your feet are alligned with the door.
2. Never have ceiling fan in the bedroom.

Is it worse having feet alligned with window, or alligned with bathroom door? What is the reasoning behind that?


danaclaudat March 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Feet aligned with window or bathroom door, not a big deal, typically. Keep bathroom doors closed as a practice and its a good thing to have curtains in a bedroom to create more of an enclosed space while you sleep. Otherwise, its fine! Congrats on your new place! & I’m glad you are digging it! xoxo

Candice April 1, 2013 at 3:13 am

Hello. I am semi-interested in Feng Shui and am designing my own tiny house. It will be built on an 18’X8′ utility trailer. The center of the house will be a small kitchen area with a convection oven, dishwasher, and fridge. To the right will be my study with floor to ceiling book shelves with hole for windows. To the left on the ground level will be my bathroom with a shower, sink, washer/dryer combo, and toilet. Above the bathroom will be my bedroom. Unfortunately, with the way everytthing else is mapped out, my bed will be directly over the toilet and up against a corner. The corner however, will be a wrap around window (it’s a pirate ship theme, so think Captain’s Quarters)
Any advice you could give me concerning decore and what not would be greatly apreciated!

danaclaudat April 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Hi Candice! I am semi-interested in feng shui too, and 100% interested in our experience on space on every level. How awesome that you are designing a house! I would try to see if you could move your kitchen out of dead-center if possible, though if you leave it there, make it earthy and make sure the plumbing is impeccable. Same for the bathroom. I’d love to give you specific decor advice for the whole home, but unfortunately its beyond the scope of my question-answering. I’d need a lot more information and it would be a consultation, which I am always happy to do! Also, I have a DIY feng shui book coming very soon to help you personalize the space, decor, placement, elements, everything! xoxo Dana

Tatiana April 2, 2013 at 8:41 am

Hi Dana, thanks so much for the all the great info. We are in a small room with our baby, the only way to really work it means that his head/feet will be facing out the door and straight into the toilet. The cot has two solid wood head and foot boards, will this help? Would you recommend a shoji screen as well? Thanks in advance and appreciate your time!

danaclaudat April 3, 2013 at 1:17 am

A screen is always good, though they are flimsy at times and i would not feel comfortable with it in falling-range on your baby. Bathroom door closed…and the head and foot boards should be fine. xxx

ellen April 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I usually only try out your delicious smoothie recipes but after being stuck in a sleeping//energy rut I moved my bed away from the wall and cleared all the storage out from under it. WOW. I’m sleeping better, my energy/mood/creativity has all improved!!
thank you so much!

danaclaudat April 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm

OMG thats awesome!!! Such a super message to kick off a beautiful weekend! Sweet dreams and thank you!!! xoxo Dana

Susan April 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Hi Dana!
Wished I had come across your website earlier. I recently renovated my house. As we have very high ceilings in our bedrooms, I have constructed an attic level for my wardrobe in the master bedroom. A spiral staircase on the right of my room door leads to it. As for my eldest son’s attic, we have a retractable ladder instead.
I now understand that spiral staircases are no no in houses and offices.
Please advise how I can remedy it. Thanks.

danaclaudat April 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Hm. You out your closets in an attic above your bedroom? Very cool. I am not sure what to tell you to do, specifically. I can say that this isn’t the worst thing in the world, it just sounds like its in the relationship area. Far right? Do you notice anything negative about it or did you just read that it was bad? If its not bothering you, I wouldn’t worry too much!

Susan April 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Hi Dana! Thanks for your reply. The spiral staircase is just a few steps towards right upon entering the room. Nothing negative yet but I have read reviews that spiral staircases resembles corkscrews piercing through us. Therefore causing health problems and creating bad flow of qi. Just got worried with 10 out of 10 negative reviews. Would like to take measures before anything happens. Hope you had a great weekend!

Alison Hansen April 12, 2013 at 3:23 am

We are closing on our new house in 2 weeks, but there are a couple of feng shui no no’s I am concerned about. First and more importantly there is a beam right down the middle of the master bedroom. If we put out bed one way it will divide our bed, if we turn it the other way it will cross our legs/feet. There are windows on two walls, and doors on the other two. So there is only 2 ways our bed could go. I would have the beam removed however it is load bearing. I would be happy to send pictures, I just don’t see an area to do that. What can I do to fix this?

Second, as you walk in our front door, there is no foyer, and the stairway is about 3 feet away from the door. The stairs lead down. How can this be fixed?

I really appreciate your help, Our marriage has already been a little rocky so I’m really worried about this beam! Please help! THANK YOU!!!!

Annie April 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Hi Dana! I have two concerns regarding the positioning of my bed. The only possible way to position my bed is under a window and on top of that, my bed will be under a ceiling fan too. Since my room is small, the ceiling fan fits exactly in the middle and anywhere else in the room will have my bed crowded to one side instead. This leaves me with the option of positioning my bed under a window and the ceiling fan. Is there a cure I can encounter this with or reduce its effect on my well being? Also, what is a good area to position a desk in the bedroom? You advice will be appreciated!

Archie April 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Here is my bedroom layout:
Bedroom is mostly in Rectangle shape but has 5 walls shape with the bedroom door in angled position to one of the small walls.. As soon as I enter into my bedroom,
1. the opposite wall has a big window.
2. Wall to my left has closet door
3. Wall to my right is kind of small and won’t fir my king bed
4. Wall next to the wall on right hand side is where I have mt Bed positioned right now. But unfortunately, other side of this wall is my master bathroom with toilet on this side of the wall and a sink next to it for master bathroom and toilet, sink and shower for guest bathroom. Basically, this wall has 2 bathrooms located on the otherside (one is master bath and the other is guest bath).

My questions for you are:
1. What is the best possible location to position my bed?
2. If I can leave the bed as is against the wall with bathrooms on the other side, any remedies I can apply?

I actually wanted to send you the picture/floor plan but not sure how I can upload it.

Your response is greatly appreciated.


danaclaudat April 25, 2013 at 12:24 am this might help you a lot. Sorry I cant give such specific advice without knowing you and your space well in the setting of a consultation. I would avoid bathroom walls as much as possible, and you need a spectacular headboard for starters if you wish to attempt it! xxoo Dana

L April 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Is it bad that I have the foot of my bed towards the closet doors? Not the entrance door, but the closet. Is that the same as the coffin position?


danaclaudat April 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Nope, that’s fine!

Ms A May 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I believe I have a feng shui problem with my master bedroom and unsure how to fix it. I have a 3 story town home, with all of the bedrooms on the third floor. The main floor is the kitchen, living and dining room and screened in patio all in one large space. As you walk to the third flight the master is the first bedroom you encounter, therefore it is an interior bedroom. Whats strange is the builders placed a space in the wall that overlooks the kitchen, living etc. Above that is a single glass pane window that leads to the outside,but it doesn’t open. Any suggestions? TY in advance.
Oh, The only good thing about the room is that I do not have any beams, ceiling fans and the bed can be placed without being under the windows or inline with the door.

danaclaudat May 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Wow, that’s interesting…. I’d blackout that glass window, curtains, contact paper, etc.

danaclaudat May 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

oh, and add art that functions as a window foryou- landscape, etc…:)

Reena May 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Hello,please help!

Just moved house and my little boys room is a funny one. A rectangle room, as you walk in the door swings to the left and there is a wall to the right. Opposite the door wall is a window. To the left are two doors, one closet and one large storage space. My sons bed is currently facing foot to door on the right wall which I hear is a no no.

He has a drawer in between bed and door and as its a cot bed which has the end on it. Would you say a bed in between the two doors against the left wall, under the window or where it is now is the better option? Also soon this will change to my babies room with a cot. Where to put is the question??

Thank you!!

danaclaudat May 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I wish I could tell you specifically. But yes, move from where it is if feet are out the door! 🙂

somi May 9, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Hi Dana
I just found your website. I love your posts. they are easy to apply. I saw in one of your post that the lest-side of the bedroom-entrance is not a good place for bed. this is plan of my bedroom. can you please tell me where is the best place for my bed?

|-door ——–|
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |
| this side is window |

somi May 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm

my last plane is vague 🙂 it’s here . | means wall

|–door ——closet—-|
| this side is window |

danaclaudat May 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm

🙂 probably in front of the window but not sure! there are so many personal factors involved in these decisions!

somi May 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

🙂 you mean beside the window and headboard on the left-side of the entrance door?
and probably put a side table between bed and window. right?

somi May 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm

By the way I’m a married woman 🙂 I doubt if you mean to put the headboard in front of Window? isn’t it bad in Feng shui?

sandra May 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Hi Dana. I just moved into a new apartment and I just purchased a storage bed and dresser. I have so much extra space in the room and I don’t what to do with it. I have a million things going thru my head in terms of pictures, mirrors, tables, painting, lamps etc. The kick is that there’s a door that leads to the patio in my room so my bed is against the wall (one of the no no’s) but I couldn’t help that. Any ideas on what I can do?

danaclaudat May 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I”m not quite sure of your bedroom set-up, but if you bed has to be up against the wall, its not the end of the world… but you may be able to do “caddycorner” (there’s a post on the blog about bed in a corner in feng shui 101 that explains). This might be a good solution for you!

Serenity May 16, 2013 at 9:50 am

Hi there,
We just moved into an apartment complex in Kathmandu. In a month we moved in, we experienced bad situations. I found out that our main door is facing straight to the lift (we are on the second floor), our bedroom is right above the indoor swimming pool and the foyer is dark. I know something is wrong. Please help me with feng shui remedies. I m new in this town and do not know where to go see a feng shui master.

danaclaudat June 28, 2013 at 4:14 am

rugs? that might help…!

Steve May 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Hello Dana,

What are the rules of moving the head of the households bed? My wife is Chinese and she says that it is bad luck to move the bed of the household even to clean under it. She says the bed can only be put back at a certain date and time that must be calculated by a Feng Shui Master. I see a lot of information about positioning the bed on the internet, but nothing on moving a bed.

Thank you

danaclaudat May 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm

You can move your bed! Don’t believe the superstitious hype!!! 🙂

Kira June 2, 2013 at 5:09 am

Hi there, I have a few issues with my health and have been sleeping with my head towards a wall that has a power box, i have bad immunity and headaches and fatigue.
If I move it to another wall its in front of a window, the other is the wall with the door so i feel like someone is sneaking up behined me. What is best to do?
Also, how is best to situate siblings in bed arrangements as I have them side by side with window in the middle, and one with legs facing out door. They are always squabbling.

danaclaudat June 28, 2013 at 4:11 am

in front of a window. & i would put kids facing the same direction in bed in their room!

Kira July 5, 2013 at 9:39 am

I really think I should change bed rooms all together, my room is in the relationships section atm. i have been worried to put my children there thinking that they might rule the roost but maybe it will help. Then I can place their beds away from the elec box although they would not be facing the same direction then.
I really like light and I dont like the idea of having my head directed out of a window, espessially in a front room!
Argh! This is SO frustrating!

Dolan June 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hi Dana!
I have been troubled with the positioning if my furniture, especially my bed, for years. Because my room has only one electric socket and i need my table, guitar amplifier and bed near it. Now after researching i have found a not bad position for my furniture, except my bookshelves. Some say books are like poison arrows too. Is that true? Should i not face my books to my bed?

danaclaudat June 10, 2013 at 11:57 pm

do the books have sharp threatening corners? i think that “book” stuff is ludicrous, personally. That said, do you live in a studio?

Dolan June 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

And also in my 4 walled room, i have one wall fully used by window, which means i have a super long window and they are facing the door. This gives me the headache, i did not place my bed anywhere near the door, i have ample space on my sides, but it is parallel to the window. I have no other choice so is this okay?

danaclaudat June 10, 2013 at 11:58 pm

ahh, i see this… i am not sure what you mean. but you can have a wall with windows beside your bed, with space between!

Rachel June 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Hi Dana,

I discovered your website recently and am really enjoying it! It’s a great mix of pretty things to look at and empowering thoughts, and I really appreciate your brand of feng shui that’s not based on doom and gloom superstition. Now, I know you have answered a zillion questions about beds and bedrooms but I wanted to ask just how bad it really is to have clothes or bedlinens stored neatly under the bed. Does it make a difference if the drawers under the bed are empty? Or is the only “good feng shui” solution involve having a bed with nothing underneath it? And does a tapestry above the bed do anything to make up for the lack of a headboard? (I seem to be breaking all of the rules–no headboard, coffin position, drawers under the bed, except for having the bed against the bathroom wall, but the only thing I can really deal with now is organizing the things under the bed.)
Thank you!

danaclaudat June 10, 2013 at 12:32 am

Hi Rachel… You CAN get away with a nice sturdy tapestry as a headboard! Its not ideal but you can do it. Yes, leave the drawers empty. There are reasons why the bed should have nothing under it… and some of it is energetic… the circulation beneath you as you sleep. Remember, we are electrical beings and need to properly recharge! If you are sleeping OK with the linens under you, thats OK, but keep an eye on when & how you can move them to a new place. Keep your door closed if you are in the “coffin” position to start… and if you want to feng shui your whole place & dig deeper, you can grab a copy of my e book (ots a consultation in a book) and it will guide you through many things very simply! Thank you sooo much for your amazing compliments! xx Dana

Rachel June 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Thanks so much for the reply, Dana! I have a LOT of stuff under the bed and am desperately trying to find a way/loophole to salvage some of that storage space. Do you think that filling the drawers only half full so that the energy could circulate and/or only using some of the drawers would make a difference? I do get the point that the best thing is to have nothing under the bed–as I said, just trying to salvage some of the space and also understand a bit more about the ins and outs of applying these principles. I’ll definitely have a look at your e-book–thanks!

Julie June 11, 2013 at 12:07 am

I am moving into a smaller room, and have these options for my bed placement… Against the bathroom wall (only the back of the tub would possibly be near the bed), under a window, feet in line with the door, or with one side of the bed against a wall (feet in line with window). What do you think would be best? I don’t have a solid head/footboard yet, but I will be getting one.
Thanks so much!

danaclaudat June 13, 2013 at 11:33 pm

i would aboud the bathroom and against he wall, and make adjustments with feet facing door…!

mary mancuso June 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm


Quick Question I am moving into a new room in my house the room has 2 windows and 1 bare wall. the door to the bedroom opens up and touches the bare wall the other wall across from the bare wall has a window and the wall across from the door has a window how do I use Feng Shui if I am putting the bed under the window ( Windows are in the center of the wall and across not all the way to the flood or the ceiling

danaclaudat June 28, 2013 at 4:14 am

you can put a bed in front of windows is there is no other way. make sure you have curtains!

Sally June 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Dear Dana,

I read everywhere how important it is to have access from both side to the bed. But in my case it’s impossible. Not because of the space, but because I have a single bed that has a raised wooden frame that only allows access from the front side (imagine it like a sofa). What can I do to correct or balance this feng shui wise? (biseds getting a new bed) 🙂 And also the bed has a built in storage drawer, where I keep the duvet and bed sheets.
Thank you!

danaclaudat June 28, 2013 at 4:09 am

So, it’s a day bed. Thats ok! But, make sure its made well (sheets, pillows, etc) and well positioned in the room. I woud move the linens elsewhere! 🙂

Patricia Hayden June 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm

so I have a med size bedroom. Open the door and theres a small hallway. The right is a small walk in closet. Then soon after the room opens to a square on the left is a bathroom. the door slices right through the middle of the room. Also the main door and hallway slice through the middle of the room. on the right are two spaced windows. I have my bed squished into a corner beside a window facing towards the door but not in front of it. should I place it facing the bathroom in between the windows. not a good angle for the power angle. do I leave it in the corner but place it diagonal. do I place it on the wall behind the closet facing away from the door, parallel. Help I feel like I cannot win.

danaclaudat July 1, 2013 at 4:45 am

Can you put it caddy corner facing the door? If so you can put an upward facing light and plants behind the bed 🙂

Leah June 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

Hi, I have a radiator directly behind my bed where my head is. I don’t have it switched on but its the only position for the bed. It means when I sit up in bed I am leaning against the radiator. Opposite the bed by my feet is an old fireplace that has been filled in. Is this Okay should I add anything in to counter anything?

danaclaudat June 28, 2013 at 4:01 am

i’m not concerned about a filled in fireplace, but is it possible to have the radiator removed? Or at least keep it off 🙂 And a really solid, thick headboard would be excellent.

Kashi June 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Hi, I am married; we’re both suffering exhaustion, lethargy, lackluster romance, chronic messy-house, anxiety & poor attention.
1) any one specific piece of advice for that, in addition to clean the house?
2)I thought to move the bedroom. For large king bed with slatted headboard, here’s two options:

Moderate size, approx 12×13
From doorway,
OPPOSITE WALL has smallish double window, overlooking our own backyard with barking dog.
Command position halfway in front of window, but could be centered
LEFT WALL has smaller standard window in center, overlooking neighbors windows, bed still partially overlaps, barking dog slightly quieter
RIGHT WALL has closet double doors
ENTRANCE WALL door in line with staircase of 8 steps down
Above garage never used for vehicles but FULL of clutter that wont be fixed in next six months plus a cat box

Tiny size, approx 10×10
From doorway,
OPPOSITE WALL has smallish double windows overlooking neighbor’s windows, barking dog slightly quieter
Command position fully centered in front of window, only one inch of bed in alignment with entrance door.
LEFT WALL has two separate closets
RIGHT WALL solid wall but too close and parallel to doorway
ENTRANCE WALL room for bed but doorway here
Above laundry room, cluttered but not as bad as garage and fixable

We are currently in the larger room with the bed on the entrance wall, feet towards the window. There is a nightstand between the door and the bed and a nightstand on the other side. The smaller room is a craft studio. I thought to switch and make the larger room the studio, to give us a fresh start and have less floor space to maintain.
I also thought a larger studio would stimulate more creativity/productivity and have better closet storage for craft studio.


danaclaudat July 1, 2013 at 4:41 am

Ok here’s what I can say very generally (and thank you for the question!) Check out Kim Anami’s website. It may help you on another level with the relationship issues. As for the bed: command position. And fresh starts require freshness, so consider making a big declutter your priority 🙂
Xoxo Dana

Clare June 27, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Hi Dana

Just stumbled across your site and I love it, you are very giving with your information and time, thank you. I have a number of questions but i’ll keep it short and sweet for now and play around with the furniture for a bit and come back again later if necessary. As a single mum I need to share a room with my 4 year old daughter so there are two beds to consider. What would be the best option between having the beds reflected in closet mirrors with the bottom of my daughter’s bed being just where you enter the room (but not butted up against the wall with the door in) or having my bed in the coffin position and the bottom half of the beds still reflected in the mirrors but not our heads. In both cases we need to have the beds pushed together to allow maximum space. Thank you

danaclaudat June 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Thank you for the lovely message Clare! Don’t worry about reflecting the bed in mirrors right now, just get both beds comfortable stationed in the room, not in coffin position if it can be avoided (it usually can!) and you can cover up your medroom mirrors, maybe with a curtain rod installed over the closet draped with inexpensive transparent fabric, so you can still use the mirrors but they aren’t in your face? xxoo

Clare June 29, 2013 at 4:05 am

Thank you Dana, I would rather have the beds where they are rather than moving to avoid mirrors and I;ll sort some covering of some sort. Is there an issue about my little girl being so close to the door opening (bed head is on wall to the right as you enter the room, not on the same wall as door opening, but the foot of her bed is right at the door opening). Many thanks again for your help

Spade June 29, 2013 at 9:39 am

“Sleeping atop “stuff” doesn’t let energy flow.” Haha, what BS. Tell that to science.

danaclaudat July 1, 2013 at 4:37 am

Science hasn’t studied that yet. But people would dismiss many other scientifically proven facts like views of landscapes in hospitals helping people to heal and a zillion others. I’m with you on science, I share and appt lots of the latest research across the boards. What I can say: try it. You’ll know your experience if you do. It may be for you, may not. But without cosmic suggestion it helps soooo many people. xoxo Dana

Kira July 5, 2013 at 10:17 am


Fiona June 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Hi, I was reading you’re article and I’m having a problem with the position of my bed. I had a chandelier in my room that I cannot change but my room is only big enough for my bed to be in one of two positions. Either directly under the chandelier with space on each side or, up against the wall that is made up of large windows. I’m always going to be under a chandelier or against a wall. What should I do?

aarti July 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Hi, I ‘m having problem related to split boxes of double bed and split mattress of double bed. its imposible for me to change bed and mattress, so I kindly request to advice to cure bad effects of my problem, I have heard that spilt mattress an split bed makes difference in marriage/relationship and its proved this in my life I need urgent help plzzz help me by advising curing tips for my problem. And my dear friends I request all of you if anyone having tips and cures related to my problem plz contact me at thanx

danaclaudat July 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

emailed you!

aarti July 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

thanx dana

seem July 8, 2013 at 5:47 am

Hi, I am moving into a new apartment and my problem is the placing of the bed.

As soon as you enter the bedroom the front wall has windows the right wall is the bathroom wall (attached bathroom) and the entry of the bathroom is from the right side as you enter the room.

No the question is where can I place my bed? I cannot place it right next to the left wall as it will be right in front as I enter the room, right wall is the bathroom wall, front wall has windows and the wall opposite the widows is the way to the bathroom.

Pls. help, itz urgent.

danaclaudat July 13, 2013 at 7:13 am

it sounds like window wall is your best bet?!

Kate August 17, 2013 at 12:33 am

Hi Dana, I have similar problem as mentioned by Seem. My problem is my window wall is a full length with slight curve on both sides. I only have the option to put on the left wall where the headboard is facing bedroom entrance door when I turn my sleeping position to the right. The right side of wall is not good since it is a bathroom behind and the toilet door is on the same side. What do I do?

danaclaudat August 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

The easiest answer to be general and yet as helpful as possible is to choose a position that feels the best and build your stable room from that viewpoint 🙂

aarti July 8, 2013 at 8:34 am

my mom gaved me a baby boy toy 2 years ago on my birthday as gift where to keep it and my husband gave a red big teddy on this valentine, where to keep them we don’t have children yet and don’t have kids room…….

joyshree July 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Hi dana i posted a question but it never got posted…dont know why and how to search my posts on your website. We share the same bed and bedroom with our three yrs old boy..the bedroom is located in the creativity child area of the bagua map. How do we fengshui keeping in mind both our marital needs and our son’s creativity.

danaclaudat July 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Hi joy! first of all,your question may have landed in a spam filter. If so, I am sorry. Without spam filters there would be ten thousand bizarre posts a week from spammers on the blog. Now, as for your question: I really have zero experience of a three year old boy sharing a room with parents. I would really need to know much more to advise you specifically, a bit beyond the realm of basic question-answering. You may want to look through feng shui 101 on the blog to see if there are bedroom posts that can help you with basic feng shui tips to start…. Best, Dana

joyshree July 10, 2013 at 8:18 am

Thanks Dana!

atinuke July 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I hope you will be able to help me. Two bedrooms with a common bathroom in the middle was join together by demolishing the passage leading to the two, leaving a room like W shape with the bathroom still in the middle. I will appreciate tips on how to arrange furnitures in this room. Atinuke. Nigeria

danaclaudat July 8, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I’ve never seen that before… its theoretically still two rooms, no? A bit hard to advise this in a general sense, but it sounds like it should be set up as two separate rooms…

atinuke July 9, 2013 at 5:37 am

Thank you so much. Do I set it up with two beds ,one at each side or do I set one as sitting area? Which one will be better? Do I use curtain to separate the sitting are? Please I need your advice. Thank you

joyshree July 10, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Hi Dana! Please tell me which would be the best position for the bed. From the room door (bottom right corner) the opposite wall has a medium size window…in the center of this wall is a vertical beam about three inch. On the left side from the room door…is a wall with a door to closet room at far left side corner and this closet door is adjacent to a bathroom cum toilet door. This bath toilet is an extension from the main floor plan . CLoset is in love area and bedroom area… Please help fengshui my place!

Jane H. July 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Is it okay to place a headboard between 2 windows (headboard isn’t under the windows, but between them)? As my daughter lies in her bed, a closet door would be on the left wall, and a solid wall on the right. The entry door is on the opposite wall of the bed, not directly across, but diagonal. Thank you!!

danaclaudat August 2, 2013 at 12:42 am

yes, that should be fine.

mareline July 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Hi I have a tiny hallway leading into my room on the left east side about 3feet long then my bed is positioned on the right east side, not facing the door. I have two tall nightstands on each side but my bed faces my sliding glass door. there is a bathroom on the north and a closet on the south. what can i do? I know this is pretty bad we never get good sleep. restroom
bedroom door | —
bed | | sliding glass door
i tried to make a little floor plan just in case. Please help

danaclaudat August 2, 2013 at 12:42 am

ok, I’m not sure I understand the floorplan. feel free to send pics and maybe its a blog post…:) .

avig July 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Hi, Dana! We have our bed facing mirrors and a window behind the headboard. There really is no other wall for the bed. We also have two doors into the room. One from the bathroom and one from the hallway. Any suggestions for the window behind the bed? Is best bet to cover the mirrors? Thanks.

danaclaudat August 2, 2013 at 12:41 am

Bathroom door ALWAYS closed and not used as an entrance to the room… and as for the mirrors, they aren’t ALWAYS bad, it just depends where they are and what you see…

beth July 18, 2013 at 8:33 am

Hi Dana,

I have a bedroom with large, sliding glass windows that face west at the far end and they take up nearly the whole wall with the exception of about 2 feet of wall on either side in even proportion, from the SW corner and close to half of the entire SW wall is huge, double sliding glassed mirrored closet“ then there is about 3 feet of wall and then a double door that takes up the rest of the sw wall. I am a west group person and my bed is a California king sized bed. I understand that I need to remove my filing cabinet, computer and tv from the room ( bummer) and also clean out all things stored under my bed ( no biggie) BUT I just have zero idea how to place this bed? As a west group should my head point east or west? Also, with the shape of my bedroom my bed would have to be on an angle to achieve either of these angles with success. Is it more important that my bed back up against a solid wall? In which case, the headboard would be against the nw wall, but I guess I would need to put it facing that small 4 foot ish area of wall that is just in between the door and the mirrors– but then where I sleep on the left side of the bed would kind of still be facing the opening of the middle of my double doors, almost. ( which I’ve read both are bad, but is one worse than the other? ) In the end , I feel like my bed will just be sitting in the middle of my room looking and feeling kind of out of place with all kinds of space on either side of the bed. I feel like I like the idea of the bed at an angle, but not sure if it should be angled looking out the NW sliding glass doors, with the bedroom door opening right onto my bed, or better at an angle with the window behind me because then the mirrors are still to my right , although the bed isn’t facing directly AT the mirrors. Do I really need to remove my TV from the room? What about my couch, chair and faux fireplace? Please help? Have not had a BF in years and want to attract my man into my life ASAP. What is the split bed? I have a double pillow top mattress with a box spring. UGH. Please help!!! LOL. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Thanks so much!

danaclaudat August 2, 2013 at 12:40 am

Ok, this one needs pictures. too many words to conceptualize the space well for me- i’m visual 🙂

Leonie July 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

Hi Dana. My bedhead is against a wall which supports a fuse box on the outside. There is absolutely no way I can re-arrange the room and would like to know if there is anything I introduce to the bedhead, for instance, to counteract the fuse box energy. Thankyou.

danaclaudat August 2, 2013 at 12:39 am

you can look into EMF paint that counteracts the electronic energy. You can also cover it with a thick tapestry so that it’s still accessible but there is a barrier between you & it.

Pollyculous July 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Hi Dana, we are moving into a new apartment next month. The master’s bedroom layout is quite tricky and placing the bed seems difficult. The door is located on tbe right corner of the room. The right wall has a built in closet. The wall opposite the door wall is made up of glass wall which has a door and a window. The left side wall of the room has the bathroom door and another door going to a balcony. I am totally confused whether this will really work as a master’s bedroom. The only way I can place the bed is up against the solid wall which is the same wall as the door but it will be facing the glass wall that has a window and door. 🙁

danaclaudat August 2, 2013 at 12:37 am

Hm, this is a tricky one indeed. I can’t give you an easy answer but the solid wall might be bast… I just can’t really tell. Caddycorner might be an option for you!!!

Kristen October 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Just found your cool site! So we are looking at a place today that seems to have great Feng shui except for in the master. 🙁 The entrance is on the NE corner. Bed placement options:
-low wall (4 ft high) on E side in front of closet “hallway” (so back would be to front door) but faces ocean view
– cramped next to fireplace on s wall
– against bathrom tub wall on N side (toilet isn’t in that part of bathroom) but wouldn’t really be able to see door from bed
– against a windowed door to balcony (if we put up a tapestry to block the door would this work or is that too fragile? and do we want the ocean behind us?)

Should we not bother or is it workable? Bummer that the rest of the place is so awesome !! Thanks 🙂

Magi July 29, 2013 at 5:48 am


I stumbled on your page looking for bedroom Feng Shui tips … awesome work and great page.
Just wanted to give a suggestion to improvise it further. Please add a search box to your page. It will be easier for your followers to dig up info. 🙂

Also, I’m sure you have answered it like a gazillion times but just could not find that blog so I’m asking you again . . .What if one can’t dispose off the bed with storage cabinets? How does one improve the feng shui of bed in this case?
Look forward to your reply
Bright Wishes and Love

danaclaudat July 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Hi Magi, There’s no search feature for a reason right now, but my developers know that reason and we’ll see when the next iteration of the site happens 🙂 As for storage under the bed, if all else fails, just watch what you put under there… you don’t want to sleep on problems, junk, electronics, none of it….xoxo Dana

Magi July 31, 2013 at 6:45 am

Thanks a lot for answering. 😀
Best Wishes

Pollyculous August 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Thanks a lot for the response Dana! Yes, seems like the solid wall will be the best option. We’re also
Planning to put a chest drawer by balcony door where our feet will be pointing just to block that door.

Deborah V August 4, 2013 at 7:30 am

I have a problem with my bedroom. I have two entrance doors in my bedroom. the bedroom is rectangular and there is a door on each wall facing each other. In between the two doors is a double door closet and opposite to that is a window and next to that is a bathroom. I have the bed placed on one wall with one entrance door which faces the wall with the bathroom door and one entrance door. I know this sounds confusing. I have never seen a bedroom with two entrance doors. One entrance door comes out into the dining room and the other door comes out to the hallway with the other two bedrooms and guest bathroom. I feel that I have no privacy even with both doors closed. Please help!

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 7:17 am

Can you permanently lock one door and use one entrance. I think this is the best solution! 😉 It may sound simple, but it eliminates a lot of confusion….!

Farrah August 6, 2013 at 4:26 am

It is so nice of you to answer all these questions! We are remodeling due to a flood. We can to build out shelving on both sides of our bed. There will also be a kind of “beam” connecting the shelving across the top near the ceiling, this will also allow lights for reading. What do you think of this design? We will also have a fabric headboard. Thank you!

danaclaudat August 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Can the “beam” not be too deep from the wall- in other words, can it not be a thick ledge hanging directly overhead? If it must be, try to adjust your bed a bit so it’s not “right overhead” 🙂 As for the shelves, since they will be custom, avoid sharp edges! xoxo

Luvleen August 7, 2013 at 5:54 am

Hi Dana, really really need your help, please! We are moving in our new house soon, haven’t bought furniture yet. The master bedroom, is quite tricky to arrange . The door is on the bottom right corner and the window is on the top left side corner. We got another window on the bottom left facing outside, but we can’t use it as it has the ladder going to the loft. Its comes to a rectangular shape room and it’s quite small. I was thinking of having the bed in the left corner in front of the window facing the ladder and wardrobe facing the door giving more space to move around, or should it be the bed facing the wardrobe(wardrobe still facing the door). The bed can’t be facing the door right even if we are going to close it before going to bed? Chest drawer is going to be next to the door on the left side. What can you suggest please? Thanks xoxo :).

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 7:15 am

This is a tough one to give you specific advice for!!! I wish I could! There are so many factors involved in making these choices. You likely have your furniture by now (apologies for the late response!) but my DIY guide may be the best thing for you to get the basics in eight weeks and make all the adjustments that are right for you, personally.
I hope you love your new home!!! xoxo

Anna August 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I am buying a bigger bed and it no longer fits into the nook near my window. I have to choose between the bedroom door wall, a wall with a sloped ceiling or the wall between the bedroom door and the window which also has an old radiator on it. My last wall has a closet door in the middle and I cannot use it.
The sloped ceiling wall is also the one closest to the street, opposite of the bedroom door.
I really don’t know where it would be best to place it.

Also, is it ok to replace the closet door with fabric curtains?

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 7:13 am

I am thinking you picked sloped ceiling. You may want to canopy the bed creatively to make the slope less oppressive. Thats helpful often! xoxo

Rhonna Lozano August 19, 2013 at 8:35 am

Hi Dana. I’m so grateful to finally found your very interactive and Informative blogsite about feng shui. I’ve been reading feng shui articles but this is the first time I saw I blogsite like yours and I have read all the questions and all your answers are very helpful for me. However I hope you would give me an advice on my dilemma. Id like to follow your 1c pattern on this article as you said it is strongest when the head of the bed is against 2 walls. Does it matter if I position my bed as illustrated on 1C pattern then on the right side wall is our bedroom window and A/C while our closet will be seating against the left side wall.And would you mind if i send you some pictures of our home so you could help me particularly on what to do to improve our financial status. Ive been tryin to understand feng shui but it will give me peace of mind that ill di the right thin if you would be able to give me advice. I cant afford to pay feng shui experts to check our home so im desperately hope you can give me an advice;) God Bless your spirit.. 😉

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 7:08 am

Rhonna, I am not sure what you mean by 1C pattern, unfortunately. If you explan, I will see if I can help! xoxo

Rajal August 20, 2013 at 8:17 am

Hi dana,

I brought a crystal which covers whole house and save from negativity. I want to hang it in my bad room. can you please tell me where should i hang this crystal.

danaclaudat August 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm

i don’t work with crystals like that and so i can’t help, I am sorry. This is more on why I don’t deal with such “cures” :

RCandra August 20, 2013 at 8:46 am

HI Dana

We have a ceiling fan above our bed and perhaps that’s why we’ve been having challenges with fertility. We may not be able to remove it but can we stop using it maybe? Will that help. Like we can switch on the AC instead of the fan when we’re sleeping and then during the day we can turn it on. What do you reckon. I also have mirrored wardrobes that are facing the bed.

danaclaudat October 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I would leave it off while you are in bed. And try adding more Earth element to your room, for a start 🙂 xoxo

Susan August 24, 2013 at 12:31 am

Our bed’s headboard is against the wall where the other side is a hallway and a small portion in the corner is a water closet (toilet), we live in a 100 yr old home. This is the only wall that fits our bed. Is there anything we can do? Mirror over the bed? We have no other mirrors in our bedroom. Hanks and I appreciate your help!

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 7:06 am

If it is not affecting your sleep or your health, you are totally fine! 🙂

cristina August 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm

is there a way to counteract having things under the bed like a cure or a charm? there’s no other place for the stuff I have under it as my room is really cramped….

danaclaudat August 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm

sadly, no. no charms. do your best to clear space, get rid of things and create more storage…!

Susan August 25, 2013 at 1:56 am

We have a 100 yr old home and the only place our bed can be placed in our master bedroom is the wall that has a hallway and a water closet (small room for toilet) on the other side. There is no other way we can configure this bedroom. Any suggestions? Mirror over our bed? I appreciate your input! Many thanks!

danaclaudat August 29, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Is the plumbing right up behind your head? Its not ideal, but a very sturdy headboard is a start… and perhaps a mirror depending on how that bathroom is set up…

Susan October 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Hi Dana,
No, the plumbing is not behind our heads. We have a very sturdy iron bed with headboard.

It is a long/narrow toilet closet. Toilet/plumbing is at far/narrow end closet. Our headboard is along the other side of one of the long walls.

Still thinking a mirror?
Many thanks!

socall January 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm

my bedroom headboard is behind a bathroom but the plumbing in on the other side of the wall. any issues?

danaclaudat January 13, 2014 at 5:41 pm

if you sleep well and life is good that’s not devastating at all! 🙂

kandace September 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Hi I am trying to do my sons room. He is sharing a room with my nephew they are only four months apart so they have similar likes and dislikes, i am running into a problem when it comes to positioning the beds… they are b0th squished into the corners of the room with a comfortable space between the beds, and one of the beds is directly infront of the door what can I hang above the door or what do you suggest.

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

I suggest keeping the door closed when sleeping and possibly adding a little bench or the like in front of the bed to create more of a footboard to that bed.

Imane September 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Hi! Thank you for all ur advice. It really helps. Xxxx

I have a question please: my bedroom is big but I have loads of stuff that I actually don’t know where to put them anymore! 2*solid oak chest of 6 draws and 2 brown long 2 doors wardroabs. + the bed.

The problem is I HATE MY ROOM. I reay mean it. I don’t like the way it looks at all. Because I got married and moved to my husbands parents house I have no choice but to live in it.

Anyway! I want to make look nicer. So I want to change the decor. The only way I can do it is to put the black leather bed between the 2 brown wood wardroabs and the bed head will be against the heating.
Please tell me what do u think??!

Many thanks xxxxxxx

danaclaudat October 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm

You can also perhaps hang some art, change the bedding to something sexier and more inviting, add some aromatherapy… there are other ways to “light up” your room besides moving a bed in front of a heater 🙂 xxoo

phine September 13, 2013 at 2:03 am

Hi, your blog so helpfull. can you pls. help me about my room?.. my room is like a box when you enter you can see the window.. where should i put my bed?

danaclaudat October 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Hard to say, but if you check the bedroom posts in Feng Shui 101 tab on the blog you may get ideas : )

Michelle September 14, 2013 at 4:06 am

Hi Dana,
Just discovered your blog recently and I love it. Every time I do a search for some feng shui challenge I’m working on, I’m led back here. Anyway, thanks for this post. I’m a renter and there is a ceiling fan over the foot of my bed. Even before I read this, I didn’t like having it there–I never use it (don’t like the buzzing noise), and since it has four blades, I always felt like there was a big “X” over my head–like I’m either a target or a mistake! After reading this, a solution came to me–I unscrewed the blades and removed them for storage (also a great opportunity to dust a little), then put the screws back in their holes so that they don’t get lost.

I have another bedroom feng shui question. I really love the position of my bed (bed centered in the middle of its wall with plenty of room on both sides, clear views of nature out of my two windows), but I can’t see the bedroom door, which is to the left, in a recessed foyer area. If I put the bed where I can see the door, then I’d be looking at the bathroom directly across the hall, and would only be able to see out one window. Also, there’s a subway/train track right outside the bedroom, so the current bed position is also furthest from the train noises. If I’m happy with my current bed placement do I really need to be able to see the door? Is there another solution besides moving my bed? I feel the same way about my view as the other poster named Michelle feels about her ceiling fan!

danaclaudat October 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

You can do something fun like tie a little jingle bell on the door on the inside. In this way, you’d have the same “alert” should someone come in, which is the actual feng shui reason behind why you want to “see” the door to the bedroom 🙂 Hope that helps!!! xoxo

Michelle October 12, 2013 at 1:43 am

Thanks, Dana, that does help–I’ll try it!

Michelle September 17, 2013 at 2:15 am

Hi Dana,
Love your blog! I’m a renter and there is a ceiling fan in my bedroom. My solution was to unscrew the blades and put them in storage. (I left the screws in the holes so that I don’t lose them.)

I have a question–how important is it to be able to see the bedroom door? I love where my bed is now because it has plenty of room on both sides and I can see out of both windows, which have great views of trees. My bedroom door is directly across the hall from the bathroom door. If I moved my bed against one of the other two walls, it would be directly under a window and my view would be of a closet or the bathroom. I should also mention there’s a train that goes by under one of the windows, so currently my bed is in the quietest spot, with the most room and the best view.


Michelle September 17, 2013 at 3:34 am

(sorry about the double post–i didn’t think the first one went through!)

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 7:04 am

Thank you Michelle!!!
And if you like yor bed where it is…. don’t move it. Quiet is excellent. If its not broken, dont fix it 🙂 xoxoxo

cecile October 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Oh lord..cannot live without thet fan over the bed. It is a necessity in the hot summer in florida. all the other kudos!!

Kristen October 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

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Just found your cool site! So we are looking at a place today that seems to have great Feng shui except for in the master. The entrance is on the NE corner. Bed placement options:
-low wall (4 ft high) on E side in front of closet “hallway” (so back would be to front door) but faces ocean view
– cramped next to fireplace on s wall
– against bathrom tub wall on N side (toilet isn’t in that part of bathroom) but wouldn’t really be able to see door from bed
– against a windowed door to balcony (if we put up a tapestry to block the door would this work or is that too fragile? and do we want the ocean behind us?)

Should we not bother or is it workable? Bummer that the rest of the place is so awesome !! Thanks 🙂

danaclaudat October 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Here’s the thing: you have to feel it is workable. You have to feel that it’s good. I can’t tell you with confidence what works you in this context….but I can encourage you to look at your hesitation and imagine yourself sleeping in these positions and ask yourself “Is this right?” That’s the first step… If it’s right, you can work from there to make it feng shui friendly! 🙂 And… welcome to the blog!!! xoxoxo

Kristen October 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. That’s helpful advice. 🙂

Jennifer Rose October 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

Hi! I live in a pretty small apartment (we have a kitchen, an office for my husband’s work, and a bedroom that leads to the bathroom- no living area at all) and I loved it when we moved in because it has very high ceilings and lots of windows (big, tall windows that are deeply set so our cats can use them as window seats for gazing) and nice wood floors. It’s part of an old Victorian house that was chopped into apartments. Anyway, we’ve been here for four years now and I am starting to feel really uncomfortable here- not unsafe or anything, I just feel very stuck and I feel like there’s some negative energy stuck here. We keep trying to declutter but the only options are to add more furniture- but then the furniture starts to feel like clutter.
I started doing some feng shui research to try to figure out what I can do to make it better… and i really loved your article and site.
I have a few small questions… when you say that a bed shouldn’t be on the same wall as a the entrance, do you mean the entrance to the house or the entrance to the bedroom? Or bed is on a big, massively thick wall but at the very end there is the door to the bedroom. Because of windows and bathroom doors, we can’t move the bed to another wall.
Second, is it terrible to not have a living room? We basically do all of our relaxing in the bedroom or my husband may sometimes watch movies in his office. We have no couch, no cozy chairs, no tv (that part I don’t mind so much, but it would be nice to cuddle and watch a movie together sometimes instead of separately on our computers). I don’t know how to fix that issue other than to move… and I guess that’s what I’m trying to figure out, if we’ve just outgrown this space and need to move on.
Third, is furniture itself considered clutter if there is too much of it? I’m trying to keep clutter to a minimum but there’s nothing left to throw out/give away so my husband just keeps adding pieces of furniture for storage. Is that ok?
Fourth, I’d love it if you could end an argument we keep having- my husband wants to put a giant wardrobe in front of a window (it would completely block the window) and I feel like blocking the beautiful morning light (the sun rises on that side of the house) would have to be a negative. I can’t imagine that blocking a window is a good thing- other than with curtains/blinds. Is it bad? Oh, we are on the ground floor, if that is relevant.
Anyway, I know this is an old post, but I loved it so I wanted to ask my question here. I’d love to hear your thoughts as I am so fed up with feeling so stifled in my own home. I feel like it may be leading to my husband and I having so many little petty arguments. BTW, I LOVE the bedroom in your example picture… that’s like my dream bedroom… it looks so relaxed and relaxing. 🙂 Thanks for your time!

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 7:03 am

Jennifer! Thank you for all the questions! First of all yes, you can have too much furtniture. And storing things if you can is a grat solution.
Blocking windows with giant furniture, not a great idea. They are the eyes of your home. Dont want to block them. As for your bed, not that great to have it up against the wall that contains the entrance door to the room, if possible to avoid. I’m so glad you decided to shake things up. If you want some overall DIY feng shui guidance, you might find the e-guide to feng shui helpful:
Good luck getting un-stuck! xoxo Dana

Mikey October 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm

hi there
need some advice with my room
as you enter the door is in the bottom left corner in the top left corner is the boiler cupboard and next to that is the chimney wall i have a central west facing window but other than that the room is clear where is the best place ot put my bed?
my rooms 10ftx11ft
also the south wall backs to next door the east wall backs onto the other bedroom and the north wall backs partially onto the bathroom for the house

danaclaudat November 28, 2013 at 6:59 am

Ah, I can’t really tell you the “best” place for you offhand, unfortunately, but I will say that up against a bathroom or a chimney is not ideal. From there, the rest should be easier for you! xoxo

Michelle Murugan November 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm

These are all great cures! I have a concern about my bedroom and kids bedroom.

Michelle November 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Master bedroom has a bunk bed and queen size bed (on the floor), one nightstand (husband side) long mirror hanging on closet door (should I cover at night or remove).
Can’t get rid of the bunk bed (white iron).
Beds are both in good sleeping directions for husband and I.
Kids room shared boy/girl, two double beds side by side – what to put one child east – one child wet – (sleeping directions).

Help! I want to achieve good feung shui!
Thank you,

danaclaudat November 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Hm, I am not really sure what to say based on what you sent but I would try to get your bed off the floor and would aim for two nightstands if possible! 🙂

Regina November 6, 2013 at 6:20 am

Appreciate if you help, bedhead facing north, east (window) and west entrance door and is a small room. I have no choice I have to place my bed facing north. Nothing not good to face north, is there any way to help.

Thank you.

danaclaudat November 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Feng shui my way: It does not matter if your bed faces north, south east or west! It does matter how it is situated in the room and how secure you feel while sleeping 🙂 So, feel secure and you have got it right!

primrose November 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm

thanks for the advice because my daughter shes 11 she wanted to have her head so it turns to face the door and i wanted it to be safe for her hopefully she will sleep well


primrose November 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm

i really hope i can make a good feng shui for my daughter if theres any more advice for me i would fully apreciate it.

thanks for all your help

coco December 2, 2013 at 3:14 am

Hi Dana, I would like to hear from you, the layout of the bedroom is in such that my bed is in between 2 doors (bedroom door and bathroom door). Any advise as to this ?

look forward to you reply.

Many thanks 🙂

danaclaudat December 2, 2013 at 6:07 am

Are there other walls where it can go? your options dictate the best solution. If there are other walls, I’d likely pick them first. If not, you need to see how this is affecting you and if it is affecting your life/ sleep negatively, the chanbes you ‘ll make will flow accordingly! 🙂

YM December 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Hi Dana,
I live in a rental apartment and I have no choice but to have the air conditioning unit above my head when I sleep. There really isn’t any other placement as there is a whole wall of built-in wardrobes on the other side of the wall.
Is there any fengshui cure for the Aircon unit above bed?
Also, is there any fengshui cure for a bed with horizontal slats?


danaclaudat December 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Can you not sleep directly beneath it? And as for horizontal slats, a box spring should create a solid platform for a mattress. xoxo Dana

mayra December 5, 2013 at 6:22 am

Hello. Can you please advise me on how to set up bedroom feng shui for love. my love and I will be in a room that has 3 door plus bathroom door and two opposite windows.

danaclaudat December 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

thats a very personal question, and impossible for me to answer specifically for you without knowing you and the space intimately. I would say that you need to feel stable and secure, as well as having a heightened sense of the sensuous in textures. I hope thatys a good guiding idea to kick things off!!!

Amy December 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Hello, can you advise on good feng shui. I just moved into an apartment and my bedroom has windows on two opposite walls and a built-in wardrobe on other wall. The only blank wall is next to the door and at the moment I have the head of my bed against this wall. What accessories can I add for a good flow of energy? Thanks.

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danaclaudat December 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm

It really depends on you and your particular needs and space. Id get nightstands to create separation between you and the entrance door. Otherwise, its highly individualized. xoxo Dana

Jess December 7, 2013 at 12:02 am


The room I am going to rent has two entrances facing each other. The north entrance goes in the kitchen and the south goes into the hall. The closet is the same wall as the north and in the corner, then the back wall has two large windows. I have the wall inbetween the doors without anything obstructing it. I am unsure as to where to put my bed and possibly add a desk/coffee table. Not to mention if I should use a divider to screen off entrances.

danaclaudat December 9, 2013 at 11:45 pm

so hard to tell from this where to put what, but i would select one entrance to use as a starting point! xoxo Dana

Dahlia B. December 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Dear Dana, a few days ago I went to a tarot reading where the gentleman told me my room needs cleaning up…so I started researching and came across your lovely and informative site. I hope you can help me since my situation Isn’t so simple. I live on a cruise ship in a small room with no windows, bed by the wall in a cove, with a bunk bed on top (most of the time…sometimes I get a room with single bed but then it faces the door like coffin position). I have really bad love life and I need help. I also move ships every 30 days so my living spaces are unstable too. However, I’m not giving up on falling in love and am ready for a relationship which should be the ultimate one :o) but, what can I do??? Thank you for your advice!

danaclaudat December 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I’m not really sure about the love situation as it correlates with your travelling job- do you have an “on- land” home between trips? Can you add things to the ship’s room? It seems that it would be very difficult to maintain a relationship unless it were with someone on your ship?

Bronwen January 3, 2014 at 1:42 am

Hi Dana, I’ve been trying to figure this out for a long time. When you walk in to our bedroom there are sloping ceilings on both sides that come down to the top of our headboard. There is a double window facing you as you come in the door and the bathroom door is on the right. Our bed is on the left but feet are facing wall beside the bathroom door not the door itself.
If the bed was in front of the window the feet would be facing out the door and the headboard would block a lot of the windows.
What to do?!
ps. I have a hanging lamp over the bed, not a chandelier but a large white oval paper lantern with a round incandescent bulb in it. It actually makes the bed area feel more cozy and soft.
Great site!

danaclaudat January 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Experiment with a creative canopy? Thats what I see when I try to visualize the room. The paper lantern should be no problem, and keep your bathroom door shut 🙂 Thank you!!! xx

Tanushree January 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Hi Dana – my bedroom is rather small – my bed is against a wall and there is the bedroom door to the right of the bed. Right next to the bed, I have placed a small chest of drawers with a full length of mirror. There is also a built in closet against the right hand wall, adjacent to the door. On the left side of the bed, I have placed a small dresser and then there are these tall French windows made of glass that make up the ‘wall’ to the bed’s left side.

I am confused how to improve this – some of my research indicates it’s not good chi if you sleep with your back facing the door, but my only option is to move the bed to the opposite wall with my feet pointing towards the door. Also, should I completely move out the mirror? Please help! Thank you 🙂

danaclaudat February 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I wouldn’t change anything unless it is affecting your sleep/wellbeing… and its not always the end of the world to face the door. I hope those two bits help. Its really hard to say “turn the bed” or not as I don’t know enough about you and your home to say that confidently! xxx

Tanushree February 12, 2014 at 7:21 am

Thank you! 🙂

gina January 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Hi, I enjoyed this blog. I have a question regarding your first picture. I love that headboard and have been searching for a good feng Shui one. Can you tell me where that bedframe is from? Thanks, Gina

danaclaudat January 7, 2014 at 9:50 pm

I wish I knew Gina! Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t! But a solid wood or upholstered headboard is a good feng shui start!

Sinead January 12, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Hi Dana,

Hoping you can help me. I suffer with insomnia and as a result am looking my passion for life. Is there any things i can address to help me sleep better and to restore m personal energy? my bedroom only has one wall suitable for the bed and it faces a door. i also have a mirror over my bed would this be the problem?
thank you, Sinead

danaclaudat January 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I would try taking down the mirror, sleeping with the door closed and shutting down all electronics – phone and internet and tv too) and bright lights two hours before bed if possible. and if you search through sensory goodness tab, there are tons of natural sleep holistic remedies and much more. I hope some of that helps! xxx

Chien January 15, 2014 at 11:19 am

Hi there, I was wondering what would happen if you bed is exactly placed under a ceiling as in the picture:

It has like a false drop-down ceiling and down lights. Is that alright, or would that false drop-down ceiling be like a beam above your head?



danaclaudat January 15, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Its not too severe. I can’t see how it would be a huge issue!

joseph January 18, 2014 at 4:41 pm

i just want to ask if it is okay if my closets inside the room are facing each other..thank you.

danaclaudat January 20, 2014 at 4:12 am

Sure. As long as they dont have mirrors facing each other…

Erin January 19, 2014 at 4:31 am

Hi Dana. I was looking into bedroom feng shui and stumbled onto your site. Maybe you can help me. My bedroom seems to be a feng shui disaster. It is 12 x 12. If I am in the middle the door is in the left corner. The bathroom door is on the left wall behind me in the corner. I have 2 windows on the back wall in the center of the wall. On the right wall is 2 closets with mirrored doors. Right now I have my bed in front of the windows. What should I do??? Does anyone have any ideas?

danaclaudat February 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Erin, I don’t really understand your floor plan as its described. But there is no such thing as a feng shui disaster unless your walls are falling apart and the structure is full of poison, so relax! It actually seems to be fine. Do you have huge problems sleeping?

marianne Rutledge January 26, 2014 at 10:44 am

My bed room is bad,after reading all of these post-need help.
There only one way the bed will go.I am facing the bathroom door-which I keep close at night and the double door closets -right of the bed is the door-left of my bed there a window -The bed has post and large headboard and high off the floor-I could take the bed frame down-but the bed is the same. I can see the door, when I am in the bed-I do have a ceiling fan-it not over my head-more at my feet and I will kept it clean-someday I need the cool fan to sleep-I will add another night stand and lamp-I live in a log cabin-can’t paint the walls-so what can I use on the walls.


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I hope this helps

danaclaudat January 28, 2014 at 3:59 am

the bed and everything sounds fine. You can always add art to the walls, no?
Otherwise, doesnt seem to be a bad situation at all!

Jess January 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

Dear Dana,

I am so glad I came across your site and I’m hoping you can help me. My bed is against the wall so one side is inaccessible (and I’ve always wondered if that’s the cause of failing relationships!). Is there any way to balance this? Or should I pull it out a little so that it isn’t against the wall (but it’ll still look squeezed) because my room door is close to it and it’ll be narrow to walk in and out. Any tips? I really hate how it is right now! Thanks 😀

danaclaudat January 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm

send a picture. i’d like to blog this one if you’ll let me 🙂 xoxo

Jess February 1, 2014 at 6:36 am

Of course! I’ll send it to you right away 🙂

marianne Rutledge January 29, 2014 at 1:06 am

Thanks Dana- I am so glad my room is ok- I have worried about the bed- thank you

Erin January 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Hi Dana –

I have been checking out your blog and I love it! Maybe you can help me. I am trying to fix my energy issues. My bedroom seems to have quite a few issues.

When I stand at the door looking in, the room is set up as follows:
* On the left wall, there are 2 sets of closets with mirrored doors
* On the back wall there are 2 windows (in front of which the bed sits)
* On the right wall is the bathroom door and a dresser with a mirror
* The rear wall has dressers

Do you have any advice on how to correct some of the issues here? I look forward to hearing back. Thanks so much!

danaclaudat January 31, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I would start by removing the mirror from the dresser if they face other mirrors. Bathroom door closed. Curtains. There are tons of options. & You may want to move the bed to a solid wall if that makes sense to do….!

Judy February 10, 2014 at 12:47 am

is it bad to have a table corner facing bed?

danaclaudat February 10, 2014 at 2:20 am

it really depends on how close it is, how sharp it is, and how well you are sleeping 🙂

Lyza February 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Hi~ i’ve been looking through a lot of feng shui sites and i still don’t know what to do, i hope you can help me.
I’m moving to a small studio apartment next week and i’m not sure where to place my bed.
Here’s a visual: a door and a window at the north, there is a stationary window at the east, a kitchen sink in the south and a bathroom at the south west part of the room.
I have three choices – put the window under the north window (but that is considered bad, right? Since it is the same as the door?) , put in under the east window (is it bad that ur feet is near the door?) or out in thr middle between the sink and the east window (but it would be awkward to face thr bathroon door and be near the kitchen sink)

What’s the best option? Thank you so much! :))

danaclaudat February 13, 2014 at 4:04 am

Away from the sink and the door! 🙂 You’ll feel it when you have a good position, and it seems the window wall might be best…? Hard to say 100% for sure, but you will know when its in the right place. And there is flow. Good luck with your move!!!

Le February 26, 2014 at 10:43 am

Hey there!
My room is pretty small (going clockwise), walking into the door, on that same wall as the door is a closet/drawers on the left (southern wall), the wall next to that is the large window (western wall), wall next to that is a brick wall with a built in old air conditioner (northern wall) and lastly the wall next to that (also next to the wall with the door) is another closet (eastern wall). Note the closets are not movable.
I used to place my bed head facing the brick wall for years but decided to change things a bit so I positioned the bed head facing the window. Although I have a bed head that is wooden and not solid (looks like bars), I was told that this is not a good feng shui position as it faces the front street. What do you recommend or should I move it back to the old position? Thanks!

danaclaudat February 27, 2014 at 11:53 pm

there’s no problem facing the street! i just can’t follow what the space looks like. i will say, if you liked where your bed was, don’t move it 🙂

Cynthia March 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

I was wondering I have a postcard / picture bulletin board wall, full of places I’ve been family etc… Is that bad fung shui?

Cynthia March 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

My picture wall is behind my bed, it covers the entire wall. Is a lot of stuff like collage style.

danaclaudat March 16, 2014 at 5:57 am

that sounds really cool. can you send a pic?!

mary March 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

My daughters bedroom is going to be about 12 x 13 with 9 foot ceilings. Looking at the restoration hardware baby&child, Manor court crystal 6 arm chandelier aged pewter. Will this chandelier work in this room or is it too big? The dimensions are 21 1/2 diameter by 22 High. I am wondering how high up i can hang it at it still look OK. Didn’t know if there is a rule of chain that should hang down, etc. Thanks for any thoughts you have on this.

danaclaudat March 19, 2014 at 11:56 pm

my biggest peeve is hanging chandeliers- particularly heavy metal ones- over the space where anyone is sleeping. If this doesn’t hang over a bed, it is professionally installed and not hanging very low, but low enough to feel like it is a part of the room if the ceilings are high… then it is ok by me.

michelle March 19, 2014 at 3:18 am

Hey there!
I have a really tiny bedroom and im having a hard time placing my bed.
Upon opening the door, the wall to my left is my long closet with a tall mirror on the side the wall right in front of me has a window and the wall to my right is next to the restroom. I have no space to center my bed i only have two corners to choose from. One, horizontally under the window and next to the bathroom or vertically in front of the mirror next to the bathroom and right next to the door. Its literally that small. What option is better? Since i only have two.

danaclaudat March 19, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Not the one next to the bedroom. You will have to feel out the placement, it is a bit difficult to see this one in words… but not next to the bedroom! xx Dana

Mim March 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

My bedroom is an L shape and My bedroom door is on the west followed by a hallway with mirrored built in wardrobes on the right. When you look straight there is ceiling to floor windows along the opposite to the door. My kua number is 9 and current.y my head is positioned to the northwest which is meant to be very bad for me, so to put the bed in the east /southeast direction I would be between the door and windows which Iv read isn’t too good? What is a good solution?

danaclaudat March 21, 2014 at 8:20 pm

I don’t practice this type of feng shui & here is why:

Mim March 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Also the ensuing toilet door opens to the right of my bed

danaclaudat March 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm

So, I would suggest you position your bed based on feeling stable in the room. 🙂

anna espesor March 23, 2014 at 1:34 am

Hi Dana,
My bedroom is located in the wealth corner of the bagua map. Is it bad feng shui to hang a picture of a water feature (surfer riding a wave) right next to my bed?

danaclaudat March 23, 2014 at 1:37 am

no it isn’t because it is water… but too many solo people in a bedroom is not the bestest symbolism for love if you are looking for it 🙂 xoxo

Rachael March 24, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Dana, I am having a really hard time organizing my room. I have all the faux pas’ of Feng Shui possible for my room and I am hoping you can help me reorganize my room.

My bed used to be positioned at Y where I was directly under a fan and the foot of the bed was directly across from two doors, one of which is the main and I am not able to fit a headboard as it would be too close to the closet door to even open much less to walk by to get to the left side of the room (north side).
____W_____ (A) ____W____
| ^^^^ /| closet
| Y |
| (C) x |
W (B)| W- window
|_________| /|_ _|
closet |/ |_______| (D)
A. Is a part of the chimney that protrudes out from the wall about 5 inches.
B. Is where my dresser is that has a mirror on top, so it is not optimal since it is directly across from the bed. (Should I remove the mirror on top)
C. Is now where I am trying to place my bed but it is directly under a window which is also not good as you know.
D. Is where the vents were installed so it is another protruding out angle of my room.
x. Is a ceiling fan that wobbles.
Y. Is where my bed was as of last week but as I said earlier. I am trying to get a bed setup (headboard and footboard) and not just a bed on a frame.

Any suggestions as to get this room to flow at it optimal point?

Rachael March 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm

____W_____ (A) ____W____
|————– ^^^^———–/| closet
| —————–Y ————-|
| (C) ————-x ————–|
W—————————- (B)| W- window
|_________| /|_ ————-_|
————closet |/ |_______| (D)

It shifted all my spaces to the left so I tried this way. Sorry if this is just more confusing. Haha trying to be creative here.

Rachael March 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm

____W_____ (A) ____W___
|————– —-^^^^———–-/| closet
| —————–Y ——————–|
| (C) ————-x ————–—–|
W—————————- ——(B)| W- window
|_________| /|_ ————–_|
————closet |/ |_______| (D)

Rachael March 24, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Well that didn’t work. My room is more or less a rectangle. When you walk in the door, the side to the closet is flush with the bedroom door. The door to that closet is a step further into the room on the left. The fireplace part the protrudes out is centered directly across from the two doors (the closet and entry). There is no window on the left, that was just me distinguishing what window meant. If you want me to draw it out and email. I can do so.

Rachael March 25, 2014 at 6:01 pm

No window on the right where I show w-window; there is a window on the left.

danaclaudat March 26, 2014 at 1:13 am

This is a bit out of the scope of what I can answer via comments; it takes a professional consult for me to answer with certainty. Advice: you just need to grasp some basics and see how things feel when you lay them out. You will feel if it is flowing or not! The blog is full of tips, and also, the diy step-by-step guide can help you immensely to know all you need to know to get the flow going 🙂 xoxoxo

T March 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Hi, im stuck between either having my bed directly in line with a second door or directly in line with a closet door. Either doors will not be used or will always remain closed and possibly blocked off somehow. What are your thoughts?

danaclaudat March 30, 2014 at 3:29 am

closet door 🙂 but make sure the bed is in a place that makes you feel supported!

Jen March 30, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Hi! I have a really small room and the only options are either have my bed in the left corner against the wall or in the middle of the room but have the door at the foot of my bed. Which is a better option? Thanks!

danaclaudat March 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm

What feels better to you? I can say that if you are in front of the door, a footboard + keeping door closed will help…

Lisa April 11, 2014 at 3:24 am

Hi Dana – I will be moving into a two-bedroom, three bath apartment and have a choice of several different units, some with the bedrooms on the NW and NE corners of the building and others with the bedrooms on the SW and SE corners. Is one of these floor plans better than the other for energy flow? I plan to settle into the western bedroom (with the water view) and my son will be in the eastern bedroom as he is a much happier morning person when he wakes up with the sun coming in his windows.

There are four units per building – two up, two down (we’ll be downstairs) and the shared wall is the living/dining rooms of the units. The two en suite bathrooms back each other with closets in the bathrooms and there is a guest bath in the corner of the great room around a wall from the kitchen. All of the units have an eastern exposure at the front and a canal at the rear or west side. There is a front porch and a back porch, a small back yard, a sidewalk with wrought iron lamp posts, wooden docks with sailboat slips and then the canal in the back (west).

Thanks for any opinion you could give as to which floor plan would be the healthiest for us, or any other insight about the arrangement of the elements of these apartments.

danaclaudat April 11, 2014 at 4:38 pm

emailed you! 🙂

darrel kan May 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

What if when I open my bedroom door and outside is the bathroom and toilet? Is that okay? I personally think that’s no fine but I need your advice. Thank you.. hope to hear from you soon… can u email ne the answer?

danaclaudat June 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Keep bathroom door shut and you can also tack a ligtweight full length mirror on that door to make it even more structurally great!

teresa May 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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Hi Dana,
I’m moving to a new house. Here is the master bedroom layout. The top 2 Ds are 2 closet doors. The bottom 2 Ds is entrance (left) and bathroom (right). Where should I place the bed?

Thank you.

danaclaudat June 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Probably along the solid wall facing the entrance door 🙂

John May 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Dear Dana,

Thank you for your site and making the world a more harmonious place!

My question concerns feng shui, aesthetics and creativity. I’ve found the best placement of my bed in the small bedroom of my NYC apartment, but unfortunately there are only about two feet between the foot of my bed and the wall. This would be fine, except for the fact that when I wake up or do reading or writing in bed, I’m staring at a big, tall, blank wall, which is kind of claustrophobic.

It’s common to see people hang pictures above their bed, but do you have any ideas on what I could put in front of my bed to give a sense that the room expands, flows forward? I’ve heard that mirrors leaning at the foot of the bed are a bad idea and I can easily see why (I have no interest in seeing myself reading!). Thank you for any suggestions!

John May 31, 2014 at 4:00 am
Z.G. June 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

My boyfriend and I have had so many relationship problems yet we want to hold on to each other…its been 4 years. I am beginning to feel that ‘something’ or ‘someone’ wants me out of the home desperately OR I have horribly feng shui in the room. Someone said to me that since my bed is a king cal sized bed it usually has twin beds underneath and so I should use a black sheet to cover the ‘division’ it makes…also there is a large x shaped iron made design on top of our wooden bed. There are 4 pillars, one on each corner of the bed and at the top there is an iron shape X. (I can send a picture if need be) Is this not helping? I swear something is giving me the creeps in that house or I don’t know what’s going on. I just feel something wrong with the energy in that house…..(its a fairly new home) but I’m mostly concerned with the bedroom. Its positioning is fine. (according to the feng shui rules) Thank you! *We have a 3 1/2 year old….and we do have so many more hopes and dreams for our little family..

danaclaudat June 26, 2014 at 8:07 pm

hi!!! don’t freak out… get simple.
clear out the clutter in your house.
simplify your bedroom
get a mattress cover that encapsulates both twin beds.
simplify your relationship.
and you will be fine! 🙂

Andy June 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm


Is it ok if i place my bed vertically under a vertical false ceiling which runs from one wall to the other wall, ie parallel with the false ceiling? I am thinking part of my bed may be “cut” by the false ceiling.


danaclaudat June 26, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Its really about how it makes you feel 🙂

LilyEve June 24, 2014 at 3:01 am

Dear Dana,

I’m redoing my bedroom and am feeling overwhelmed because there is SO MUCH to fix. I thought I’d make a list for you of all the problems in my room, and maybe you can tell me which seem to you to be the most egregious according to your knowledge of Feng Shui, and which seem like I can work with creatively.

– My twin bed is squished against the wall. My room is l-shaped; it’s a rectangle with a little nook carved out, and my bed is nestled in the nook, which was very cozy when I was younger. It really is the only logical place in the room for a bed – one other wall is the wall right by the door, and the two other walls both have windows in the middle; so this is the “solid wall space” for the bed. But the nook is narrow so the bed is only open on one side. Again, didn’t used to bother me, but it’s been terribly constrained and stress-inducing recently.
– The colors and patterns in the room – bright and busy and horrible. Seems like the first thing to fix, but if I just change the color/sheets/patterns without fixing these laying and furniture problems (next bullet) I don’t know if I will really feel all that much calmer in my room.
– The furniture is just way too big. Back in the day, my parents spent a fortune on it. I’d like to get rid of it but they feel that it is really nice, and, well, expensive. The desk is huge with lots of shelves which makes it feel like too much “stuff”, and I have this built-in bookcase thing for my headboard, which is also “stuff.” How can I work with this furniture and still feel at peace in the room?? If I got a full-sized bed, I’d move it to one of the walls with the windows and get a heavy headboard or something, and move the desk into the nook, and dispose of the current shelf-headboard. But, would going through the hassle to get the new bed really help anything, because I’d still have that massive desk in there, just ruining the feel of things?

It seems like everything I’ve got in this scenario goes against what I know will bring me the greatest calm and comfort in my bedroom, but ideally I would like to keep as much of what I already have as possible… except that here I can’t see how! Oh, and the whole reason I’m redoing it to begin with is because I feel noticeably stressed!

danaclaudat June 26, 2014 at 4:12 pm

i’d get rid of some furniture to create space and calm down the patterns to start 🙂

M June 27, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Dear Dana,

What can we do for a bed under a window when there are no other placement options? One wall is closets, the other wall has doors leading outside and the third wall is the entrance to a bathroom.

We are having blinds put in that are a faux wood and sturdy, we do have a wood headboard that’s higher.

Thanks so much.

danaclaudat June 27, 2014 at 10:52 pm

that sounds great!!!

Angela June 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Hello! Thank you for all of your responses and help!

I recently heard it is bad to put a Buddha in your bedroom as it can prevent you from meeting a partner. I have a Buddha head art piece made of a substance kind of like a hard clay. Is it bad to hang this on the wall in the area where my bed is at the foot of the bed?

Also, I have a studio apartment that has an entrance from the main sitting area going into where I have placed my bed. I would like to hang curtains to separate it a bit. Is it best the curtains match those hanging on the window on the opposing wall, or can they be a different color? Is it okay to have red curtains in the living area?

Thank you so much for your time!


danaclaudat June 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

I think that is a wild superstition. What matters is how ytou feel about it!
As for red curtains, be aware that this is a color that will completely dominate the space at it may be a bit too powerful if that makes sense?

🙂 xooxo

gabi June 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Hi dana,
I love your website. i havealways been interested infeng shui.
My familly is now moving to a new house. I would love to redesign my room. My question is, are bunk bed accepltable to have is a room, or that also makes a bad flow of energy.
Thank you 🙂

danaclaudat June 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Its tough to have a bunk bed. Not good for the person below. Lots of pressure on them. Can you see what I am saying? Much better to have a standard bed, even if it is small. & Thank you for the lovely compliment 🙂 xoxoxo

Beb July 26, 2014 at 9:35 am

Hi Dana,
I’d like to reorganize my kids room. I want them to share a bed since they are still young. Is that alright or should I get trundle beds?
Also, when positioning my kids bed, it’s diagonally across the door but the head of the bed is perpendicular to the street. Does that have a negative effect? Also, part of the bed will be reaching the window.
Thank you so much,

danaclaudat July 28, 2014 at 4:43 am

I think bed sharing is just fine. And to help with the under the window, make sure you have sold curtains or shades/blinds on the window! 🙂 No other bad things I hear here! xoxo

Seli July 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Hello Dana,

My husband and I are working on renewing our marriage vows. I thought to feng shui our bedroom, we figureed out that both our Shui Kua numbers are 6, but I am not sure what any of this really means or how best to do this, can you help? 🙂

To move the bed in our bedroom to a command position, my options are:

1. To move the bed to the east wall, have on the left side a corner window (2 windows, one on each wall), and have the bathroom door on the right side of the bed.

Option 2 – is to put the bed on the south side of the room, have the corner windows on the right, nothing to the left (both entry door and bathroom doors are on north wall). We live in a nice community but our house is on the only street through the neighborhood and it tends to be busy. Our bed board would be up against the wall that is the barrier to the traffic (lots of trees in from yard).

Which option and/or remedies might you recommend?

Thank you,


danaclaudat July 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm

This is not the kind of feng shui I do, Seli… and this is why…

That said you can find lots of feng shui tips for love and for bedrooms on the blog :)And congrats!!!!!

Karen Gonzales August 14, 2014 at 3:27 am

Hi Dana!

I really appreciate how you are very accommodating in dispensing advice. Thank God for people like you. We are moving into a small house where, upstairs, the door to the master’s bedroom is directly facing the door to the kids’ bedroom in perfect alignment. What to do? Thank you in advance for your invaluable advice. I a appreciate it so much. — Karen

danaclaudat August 14, 2014 at 4:17 pm

keep both doors closed, add bright art to the hallways and you are halfway there!

Jamia January 21, 2015 at 3:15 am

ok, I have a question…is it good or bad to have a picture of a map in your bedroom?…like a map of the state in which you live, for example.

danaclaudat January 21, 2015 at 6:22 pm

its not terrible…! just make sure there’s enough love-focused stuff in the room, too!

Sanjay January 21, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Hi Dana,

my bedroom door faces north and it is in the southeast corner. Is it lucky for me.

danaclaudat January 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm
Mia January 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm

excellent advice about how not to arrange things in bedroom. 🙂

I have a small bedroom with a small window, but the curtains and blinds never slip on the window, and the walls are bright yellow color that I had as much light. Furniture and other things are in colors of white, cream and lighter brown.

I have still some details that are dear to me and with all of the above is a great feeling to be in my small and nice place. 🙂

nesha February 2, 2015 at 7:29 am

my bedroom is relatively small, with white walls and rown stripes on cealing. The door s on south.

Jessica February 10, 2015 at 3:06 am

Hi Dana,

I’m in the process of buying a new bed. I’m just wondering if you can give me a few pointers for the type of beds that can give good feng shui? Is high gloss material bed okay? Does the bed head has to be high or short?

And what would you suggest for those who only have room for 1 bedside table?

Thanks in advance =)

danaclaudat February 10, 2015 at 5:39 am

a queen bed is best, and a solid headboard or any kind. don’t get an ultra-high bed (a bit precarious) but most bed heights are fine! high gloss is no problem 🙂 as for one nightstand, symbolically put something on the other side of the bed… even a floor lamp. 🙂

Jessica February 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Hi Dana,

I’m in a dilema. The wall that my bed head is against is shared with the bathroom. The bathroom is next door with a separate entrance.

It will be difficult to change the position of the bed given that one of the other walls is a large window while the other wall is the door.

What would you recommend? Is it bad having your bed head against a wall that is shared with the bathroom even if they are separate rooms (ie. not connected)?

[ bathroom door*

Room [—————–]
window – XBedX ]
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Viv February 24, 2015 at 2:59 am

Hi Dana, I’m so glad i found this blog. I’m going though a crisis right now. We recently moved in to an one bedroom apartment next door to a community laundry room. Our bedroom share the wall with the laundry room ( 12 machines total) the entry only door to tge room faces the shared wall. Our only two options are to have the bed againts the shared wall or in the other side, cwithvthe shared wall with the living room. We tried this before and quite not worked, as it seams more natural to have the bed againts the shared wall. But quite honest, we are having real problems not only with the noise during the business hours when its open, but at night to sleep. i simply cant sleep! how bad is to sleep against such machines and what can be done to. minimize the problem? Any advice is highly appreciated! Thank you!

danaclaudat February 26, 2015 at 7:50 am

i would do the other wall and put a big mirror (yes, a big mirror) on the laundry room wall if it is stable and doesn’t shake and can hold the mirror! Also, my new guide to DIY feng shui just came out & it might be perfect to guide you through the rest of your home-shui! xoxo Dana

GYPSY March 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Help! Do to a recent divorce im sharing a room w/ my 8 yr old son. Shockingly im still saine… for now. The room i rent is incredibly small and almost completely square. One side is completely taken up by the entrance and a mirrored closet that juts out about 3 ft. Directly across from that wall is a large window and in the very center is a ceiling fan. Am i just completely outta luck?

danaclaudat March 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

no you aren’t out of luck… just take this space and make the most of it. try to keep it sparkling clean and keep things organized and keep the energy high !!! don;t worry about feng shui rules in this case moreso focus on how it feels 🙂

Jel March 20, 2015 at 8:03 am

Hi Dana,

I am a little confused about the solution to my bathroom door and bedroom door facing each other. my bathroom door and toilet seat is directly in front of my bedroom door and i can see my bathroom door every time i open my bedroom door to go out. So what is the best solution, to put a full size long mirror outside the bathroom door or to put a shoji screen in between both the closed doors. please advice. in case of mirror, it will reflect the closed bedroom door. shoji screen will be a bit inconvenient. but whichever is best …. please let me know

danaclaudat March 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm

you can put really bright art beside the bathroom door (or on it) and keep the door closed and that should do it!

Sana March 29, 2015 at 9:11 am

Hi Dana,

Love your website! I have a question, my room is very tiny 10X 10 my two options are to place my bed on the same wall as the toilet. Or place my bed in front of window. Right now, I have my bed placed on the same wall as the bathroom but the room just doesnt feel right. I have my dresser diagonal to the bed, and a book shelf adjacent to it. If I place my bed in front of the window it will block the pathway to the closet. Not sure how much of a no no that is.

Looking forward to hearing from you. So confused about this dilemma!

danaclaudat March 30, 2015 at 4:49 pm

you have to play round and see what feels right… there are ways to remedy any “wrong” positions as long as you can navigate the room. i wish i could be more specific but its a tricky thing to do in this manner so try out various ways and see what feels right and go from there to do remedies for anything “off” in the position 🙂

Natasha March 31, 2015 at 1:11 am

Hi I have a foyer where my front door faces my dining hutch which is all mirror inside facing my front door I am afraid there is no where else to place the hutch what do you advise??


danaclaudat March 31, 2015 at 4:37 am

thats not a bad thing. fill the hutch with things you’d like to magnify and “double.”

Joanne April 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm

HI Dana!- In my money corner I have a closet on the side of a bed-bed faces room door (currently a guest bedroom-soon future office) and on the other side of the bed is a window. Im thinking about changing the closet door to a mirrored door to brighten up the area and have a mirror for my guests- not sure if this is a good idea for my financial health.

danaclaudat July 1, 2015 at 2:51 am

mirrors are very complex to answer for you with clarity and certainty. i can tell you that mirrored closets in bedrooms are what i most often cover up in homes, if that is helpful?! 🙂

Melanie May 1, 2015 at 12:34 am

Hi my friend wants to know, she has a small house and several kids w one on the way, she has no room for the baby so he will be sharing her room the mum is single so just her and the baby tho she hopes to find love one day, Is it bad to share her room or have a cot in there? Any fs cures for all that? Cheers

danaclaudat May 5, 2015 at 7:18 pm

it isn’t a bad thing at all. she needs to take care of her baby first and keep her life strong so that the right things come 🙂

Heather-Anne May 14, 2015 at 6:23 am

I am so enjoying learning from you. I am green to Feng Shui and its overwhelming what information is out there! I can really relate to the way you present it as an exciting and fun way to learn how we can enhance our lives so thank you. Now what can you advise about placement of an ensuite next to the Master bedroom. We are planning a house build and are totally confused about how to place it. Right now the bedroom is fine (against a solid external wall free of pipes and wires ) but the ensuite and walk in robe are next door to the bedroom in the plan divided by a wall and a couple of doors at this stage but we are wondering about having no doors from the bedroom into the ensuite/walk in robe and instead put a door around the corner from where the bed is placed. So its a solid wall in the bedroom area… Any feedback is greatly appreciated thanks. Cheers

danaclaudat May 24, 2015 at 11:27 pm

That’s a great idea to put a door around the corner… you’ll still have an entrance to the room, and that acts like a “door” for the purposes of your experience of your space, but it makes the room more private and more of a nest.
I’m so psyched & honored to have you here exploring!!!
If you are feng shui’ing your home, you may love the e-guide to walk you through the feng shui of your whole home:
And please, always ask questions 😉 xoxoxo Dana

tanya May 25, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Hi there, wow love your site and knowledge, thank you. Fantastic! Still lots to read through. I’m new to this and getting a bit overwhelmed by it all. I rent my house which is split over 3 levels, but not evenly (!) So there are missing lots of missing areas, and protruding bits, but it’s mostly love/romance area missing and I’m suffering in that area of my life! I would really appreciate any advice about split level, oddly shaped houses! My bedroom is also above my neighbours kitchen and bathroom so I’m going to place a mirror under the bed to deflect back at them. Hope that makes sense, really in need here and would appreciate any advice you have the time to give. Kind regards, Tanya 🙂

danaclaudat May 27, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Thank you! and as fpr the missing bagua, it just gets consumed by the neighboring areas. You may do great to download the e-guide and go through it step by step so you don’t fret and feel confident in your feng shui-ing 🙂 xxoxoxo

Kim May 31, 2015 at 5:54 pm

I have a question on bed placement. I think the master is set up well. In our guest room here is how the room is laid out. Walk in the doorway- 1) The wall straight ahead has a window that faces our backyard. 2) Left wall has a double sliding door closet 3) Right wall has the master bedrooms bathroom on the opposite side 4) Last wall is the same wall that the doorway is on upon entry. Right now the head of the bed/pillows are flush up against wall #3 against the master bath. What I am trying to figure out is that every other wall option has an issue. Going against #2 is a window and #4 is the same wall as the doorway. Going against #2 doesn’t make sense since the bed would block the closet and you wouldn’t be able to access it. What is the best wall to work from and create some Feng Shui fixes? My thought is staying on the current wall or moving it to wall #4. Probably not as critical as the master bed, but I’d still like to get it synced up. BTW- Bought your mind body green feng shui videos!

danaclaudat July 1, 2015 at 2:45 am

Hi Kim! Did you find the answer in the MBG course? If you can’t, you can message me there and we can figure it out- I honestyle cant deciper verbal language of space and pictures of floorplans so while I appreciate all this its very hard to conceptualize for me. if you’d like to message me from the course portal after watching the bedroom stuff I can work with you maube exchanging images if that is needed for you to feel good 🙂

maktina June 10, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Hi Dana, thank you for your articles and the beauty and peace you contribute through your work! I am having a guest bedroom that the slopped wall is on the right side of the bed. Most of the bed is on the only given wall and part of it has the slopped ceiling over. Can I wallpaper the slopped part? Any other magic?
The end of bed also is facing a french door that opens to a balcony. The house is in the country and the nature and view is lovely! Yet I know it is bad feng shui news!
I will appreciate your any thoughts.

danaclaudat June 16, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Whatever you can do to soften the feeling of the slope will help you out. Because I’m not there with you I can’t be that specific but the idea is to make the angle softer. 🙂 xoxo

Mahasen June 14, 2015 at 11:09 am


can you tell me of a cure for a bathroom located to the right side of the entrance of the apartment please? I learned that this location can create loss of wealth.


danaclaudat June 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

I don;t know what you learned but its not true.

Mahasen June 14, 2015 at 11:11 am

Are you sure it’s OK?

Vanessa June 17, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Hi Dana,

We have moved to an old French house and the only place for the bed is under a disused boarded up chimney! The bed fits into the gap that would have been the hearth and the chimney juts out about 6 feet above it. Since moving here I sleep badly and feel drugged in the morning. Is this maybe due to the situation of the bed and would it be possible to balance this with Feng Shui as we have nowhere else the bed can be placed! Thanks!

danaclaudat July 1, 2015 at 2:35 am

there must be another place in the whole house. perhaps you can reimagine your layout?

Darline June 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Hi Dana,

Thank you for all this wonderful information! I have a dilemma! I live in A loft style apartment and my bedroom has a weird layout. My two options are facing the bedroom door which also faces straight out to the stairs and a large loft Window. So the bedroom door is in line with the stairs and a large loft window. Or facing the bathroom door and closer door but the bed would pretty much be touching the bedroom door on one side. help? I also have a beam cutting me in half length wise with the first option. if I move the bed to the second option the beam would be cutting by my legs. Thanks so much for your advice!

danaclaudat July 1, 2015 at 2:32 am

i’d do something on the ceiling with fabric like a canopy and put the bed where it feels most stable 🙂

Maria June 26, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Hi Dana,

I enjoy your website and advise the most! Thank you!

Iwillbemoving I told a studio apartment. What’s the best advise you can offer?


danaclaudat July 1, 2015 at 2:21 am

be simple, no clutter, try to keep less with you. studios are great as long as you have less.

Dana Jon July 9, 2015 at 4:25 am

Hello Dana,
I love your blog. Please, let me know your opinion on having in the entry hall (right-hand-side wall when entering the apartment) a nice wall hanging/art representing two girls reading under a tree. Is this good? I suppose that that is the Helpful Persons area and I have two family members (my mother and my aunt) who were the best to me. Please, advise. Thank you.

danaclaudat July 14, 2015 at 3:21 am

that sounds lovely!!!!!

Rita July 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm

We have our bed currently up against the wall of a large window that has blinds for window coverings.The bed does not have a headboard.The window trim starts about 6 inches above the bed.Our door is on the wall to the right of the bed furthest from our bed so we can see the entrance at an angle.Should we have a headboard on our bed?

danaclaudat August 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm

headboards are always a good thing!

kayla August 13, 2015 at 5:01 am

Hi Dana-

I have great relief that this post is still so popular since posting in 2012! Cheers to you on that! I have a question regarding the feng shui of my bedroom. My plan thus far is in the link above- (the black bar near the dresser is a window with small a/c unit below it; the opening in the wall on the left side is the entry door; and the closet is seen at bottom of floor plan) Any corrections you make? Thanks in advance!

nathan September 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Hi Dana, first thanks a lot for your help in advance, I have a ceramic floor and I would like to cover this with a do it your self wood flooring? Will this be a good decision in term of fengshui for my bedroom

danaclaudat September 10, 2015 at 4:06 pm

sure, if you’re up for it. You can also add a rug 🙂

Matthew September 7, 2015 at 4:21 am

Your bed can always be at a juxtaposition to the bedroom door if you can get it there (move it over slightly). I only use Kua number to give me a general map of my good directions. For example, I’m a male 5 which means that most of my best directions are westerlies (NW, W, SW) and NE.

A.M September 7, 2015 at 11:56 am

Hi Dana … Stumbled upon your article while looking for fengshui solutions. Great article. But im facing some financial and maritial problems since we moved to a new apartment. My bed is placed against our bathroom wall and the sink and toilet are placed on the other side if the wall. Also we have a chandelier placed in the centre of our bedoom which comes above our feet while sleeping.Secondly we have two entrances to our house and we use both of them. Pls advice.

Brooke Barnett September 12, 2015 at 3:34 pm

My name is Brooke and I am 13 years old, I share a room with my younger sister Brianna and we have bunk beds but when the bunk beds are on top of eachother it makes the room look small so we want to talks them down but there is no way to put them because we would be blocking the vent. What should we do ??

danaclaudat November 12, 2015 at 3:34 pm

if there’s no room, it may need to stay this way… as your parents if you have options and maybe they can work wit you to find a safe alternative!

Clare October 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Hi Dana,

I have a problem with re-structuring my room at the moment. It use a small room in my parents house. The room has a single bed, wardrobes and a very big (tall) dresser that I think is too big for the room but I use it for my stuff. It can ‘t be put anywhere else. In this room re-structure I’m trying to put the bed in the commanding position but the presence of the dresser is making it impossible not to be overwhelmed by poison arrows or the dresser blocks light, energy or a throughway. I can send some pics of what I’m trying to do but its really confusing me as how to position the furniture I have! I understand about the balance on either side of my bed and would have to invest in 2 bedside tables to achieve this, but the issue really is with the space and the big dresser without having to squash my bed in the far corner of the room! Hope you can help 🙂

danaclaudat November 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm

youll have to play around with his one, its way to specific for me to solve in email but follow how you feel!!!

Marilou Osorio October 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Hi Dana! I was so happy reading your blogs about good and bad feng shui for small rooms. I have a small rectangular room, when you go inside you can see right away the small window fronting you, the only space is when you turn right. Since its small, im planning to put a hanging cabinets on the end wall and put a bed under it which will be in horizontal position against the wall where the hanging cabinets are and the head of the bed is inline with the window wall. Can you please advise me it this okay? Thank you in advance.

danaclaudat November 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

I don’t like to hang anything overhead of a bed it at all possible!

Mona October 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Hi Dana, very confused as to where to place the bed. Plz help. I m a single woman with not much luck in my love or finances. There are two entrances one from outside the house (north east) and one opening inside (northwest) and one bathroom door (southwest) and half wall sized windows (south) in my bed room. An AC unit fixed on the east wall and a ceiling fan at the centre. I recently changed the paint to yellow on east and west walls and peach red on north and south wall. Also changed my bed position from east wall to the west wall adjacent to bathroom door and the inside house door just on my left. Did the changes to increase my luck but it seems more attacking and draining. Plz help.

danaclaudat November 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm
tracy October 24, 2015 at 4:35 pm

how can i arrange in my small bedroom these furnitures: 2 beds, 2 bedside table, 3 closets and a dresser with mirror. the door is at lower right part, opens across left part of the room. windows at almost facing the door (at upper right part of the room). please help..ive been trying to arrange but it seems i cant follow the rules whenever i move the furnitures.. thanks in advance..

danaclaudat November 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm

there are no rules, just best practices. do the best you can with what you have!

Trace November 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Just wondering if an inversion table is considered a piece of exercise equipment. I recently acquired one and have it in my bedroom to hang upside down as my own kooky “meditation” practice.

danaclaudat November 12, 2015 at 3:25 pm

well its for meditation so i dont know that its exercise equipment…

razel miro November 3, 2015 at 12:49 pm

I live in a studio type house that is super small. I’ve no chance but to improvised my space so I will fit. Unfortunately, I can only put my bed next to the wall and my feet is facing the window. At night I tried to put some thick curtains on the window and I used thick blue curtains in between my improvised room and my living room. I used to put pink curtain in between but I felt restless and I cant sleep well. When I used the blue curtain, I feel bit better. I put a metal chimes on the curtains that separates my bedroom and living room. I don’t know if I am doing right. Please help.

danaclaudat November 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm

what makes you feel better is likely the “right” for you, so trust that. no fear stuff. it doesn’t help, and nothing is one-size-fits-all!

Mei Hua December 28, 2015 at 7:17 am

Hi Dana. I rented a room in shop-house. I am stuck, I don’t know how to start feng shui my room because I do everything inside the room include cooking, washing dishes, having meal, sleep and etc. Its only in one room.

danaclaudat August 5, 2016 at 4:21 am

keep it clear of clutter and organized and do things that make you happy and = feng shui!!!

Aperez December 29, 2015 at 5:37 am

Ceiling Fan is over left-bottom portion of bed, room is too small to move bed without a small portion of it being under the fan, foot of bed faces closet door, bed sheets are black, desk corner points to bed, wall on the right of bed has entrance door on the corner furthest away from bed, left wall has window with black curtains, and only headboard of bed touches the wall. What can I do, I’m pretty new at this?

Aperez December 29, 2015 at 5:40 am

Oh and I have a small mirror on my bed headboard that only reflects my colognes

Aperez December 29, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Ceiling fan is over right-bottom portion of bed (while I’m facing foot of bed), room is too small to move bed without a small portion of it being under ceiling fan, foot of bed faces closet door, bed sheets are black, desk corner points to bed, wall on the left side of the bed has entrance door on the furthest corner away from bed (while I’m facing towards foot of bed), wall on right side of bed has window with black curtains, only headboard of bed touches wall, I have a small mirror on my bed headboard that only reflects my colognes, and I have a storage of side drawers under my bed with clothes. I have too many clothes to fit in my closet. (Room is small). What can I do??? I’m pretty new at this.

danaclaudat August 5, 2016 at 4:32 am

Declutter clothes you don’t need and the rest is ok except I’d trade in the pure black sheets for something more earth toned.

Robin January 3, 2016 at 10:56 pm

Would you recommend access to the bed from only one side of the feng shui is decent in the other important ways?

(I.e., the room is so small that in order to fit the head of the bed against a solid wall, the foot of the bed touches the other wall).

In this case, there would be night stands and room
balance on both sides and it faces my most lucky direction, but you could only get to one side of the bed by crawling over it from the other side.

It’s not perfect for a couple of reasons: 1) it blocks one of three closet doors, and 2) the door opens directly to the left side of the bed from an adjacent wall, but I figure I could get a screen to fix that.

My main question/concern is: does not being able to walk around the foot of the bed (poor energy flow??) negate any positive benefits of having the head against a solid wall and having balance and night stands on both sides? (Btw, in case it matters, the constricted foot of the bed would be at a windowsill; not sure if that’s a pro for energy flow or a con for a different reason).

The other option is putting the bed directly under a different window, in the Japanese taboo direction (I know you don’t believe in that and to be honest neither do I, but I do live in Japan and they believe it so if I ever want to share my bed with another person I’m thinking I should comply; one girl already mentioned it as soon as she saw my bedroom).

What do you think?

danaclaudat August 5, 2016 at 4:45 am

Very interesting.I don’t love the idea of crawling across the bed, and while I do understand the Japanese cultural traditions (I visit yearly) I put a premium on flowing energy (i.e.: no constrictions) vs. any tradition. How do you feel with your bed right now? I’m so sorry this comment got lost in my filters but feel free to update me!!! xoxoxo

Emz January 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Hi Dana,
I have a bedroom that enters through sliding door and there is no window in the bedroom.
If I place my bed in the centre my feet will be pointing toward the door. If I place the bed on the other side of the wall, the air vent is I the way and it will be lopsided. Do you have any suggestion please? Thanks!!

danaclaudat January 25, 2016 at 5:13 am

Um I’m not sure what you mean by lopsided but it sounds like a possible better option if you feel good with it.

Layla January 9, 2016 at 8:10 am

Hello, I do have a question about bed placement, see, my bedroom has an odd layout because it’s an old building but my bedroom has the door in the centre of the wall, only 3 walls and a centre window on the left wall of the door and a ceiling fan in the centre of the ceiling, where can I put my bed, do you have any suggestions?

danaclaudat January 25, 2016 at 5:03 am

In oddly configured rooms you really have to do what feels right first. you can always fine tune. 🙂

Kassandra February 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

In the situation where you can only have your bed when you sleep in an inauspicious direction or under a window, what is best? Thank you!

Anjana February 24, 2016 at 9:39 am

Hi Dana,
I am moving into a small bedroom where the bed is facing a sort of triangle wall as the left and right side walls are cut. The left wall has a window and the right wall has the bathroom. The entrance is on the same wall where bed is placed.
Let me know if this is a good placement as per fend shui.Also how can I place rest of the furniture to make this place look symmetric .

danaclaudat August 5, 2016 at 4:11 am

it’s a bit hard to tell but avoid the bathroom wall for the headboard of the bed! 🙂

Maria March 4, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Hi Dana,
I am buying a house where the staircase which is far on the side of the entrance, leads to my bedroom upstairs. Another words the door of my bedroom, looks directly to the staircase. I was planning to move the door to the other side of the wall, but I was wondering if there was another suggestion.
Also, as you enter the room you will see the bed and the two nightstands, which is perfect and balanced, but the wall of the headboard will be the shorter side of a vault. It doesn’t look crammed, but it is the shorter wall. There is an architectural left side triangle window on the top of the side wall and the the shorter side of it is on the headboard side.
Any thoughts?
Thank you for your generosity and help!

danaclaudat August 5, 2016 at 4:08 am

It’s a bit hard to tell if there’s another thing to do in regard to the stairway, and for the bedroom, perhaps a canopied bed or canopied ceiling?

Kare April 5, 2016 at 7:06 am

Hi Dana,
i went through your blogs interesting . I’m having bit problems in my love life would consider my bedroom to be changed a bit. Please help I stay in a rented room and its quite small I enter the space through the bedroom door and right next to it is the window and next to it is the washroom and next to it is the wardrobe all in the same line and opposite i have walls by no choice i had to place my bed sticking to wall as opposite to the entrance door

Ekan April 24, 2016 at 10:07 pm

I have a very tiny bedroom. Almost 8′ x 8′.
The bed is located on top of tall L-shaped storage against the two exterior walls (requires two-step footstool to access bed). Both exterior walls have windows and have splendid views.
Problem 1. There is storage built in under the bed. No energy flow.
Problem 2. The twin size bed is against the wall and is built in.
Tearing out and adding a full size bed would require:
Problem 1. Window over head
Problem 2. Feet towards door.
Problem 3. Very tight quarters but doable.
Which situation is better Feng Shui?

danaclaudat July 18, 2016 at 4:38 am

id probably declutter the storage and make things as stable as possible in the room to keep the room restorative.

carolina reyes May 4, 2016 at 2:17 am

Hi Dana!
very interesting post and very surprised too that you have respond to every single question people have asked! Bravo for you!!!
I have another one “sorry”
we just build a new home and I have in every room a wall paper behind every bed, for the 3 kids and for our bed.
our wall paper is a beautiful brick wall, we love it but now that is up I am concern if this is not going to affect our relationship as is an old looking wall with patches of concrete and some bricks and steel is like an old picture of a wall in an old factory, can you pictured? is not a clean and new brick wall.
do I have to change it? this is the wall directly behind our bed in fact is our bedhead.
thanks for your time

danaclaudat May 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm

you don’t have to change anything except to examine the idea that you love the wall but somehow think it doesn’t fit the picture of what it “should” look like. if anything, that might be the discord you feel? xoxoxo Dana

Ivy May 19, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Hi, I truly enjoy your site and very thankful that you take time to help everyone here.

My bedroom is facing all the poison arrows: sharp edges of beam, wall sharp edges, cupboard side edge and a square BEDSIDE table. What should I PUT ON MY BED or hang or do to protect my bed from all harmful poison arrows while keeping the current arrangement? My room has limited space. Thanks!!

danaclaudat July 18, 2016 at 4:33 am

I’d probably (?) can’t tell for sure but canopy the bed and just keep the nightstands spaced a bit from the bed. 🙂

Itzel June 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Hello Dana, thank you for reading my msg… I sleep in a tiny bedroom and I’ll do my best to explain haha the distribution, picture yourself standing in the bedroom door,
the bedroom door is located in the middle of the room opposite the window (the door and the window both are in the middle of those walls) to your right is the closet that occupies that entire wall. to your left is my bed (occupies that corner) and the headboard is in the wall that divide the bathroom and my bedroom. about a feet or two from the bed there is an small closet that is by the window. as you see there is no space for nothing.. I do not have nightstands becouse of the space and I am buying today 2 wall lamps, if I move my bed to the meadle of the room facing the closet, my feet will be in the meadle of the entrance and if I move my bed to the window wall close to 1/3 of my bed will be under with window. ohh I just remember that I have organizers under my bed becouse of the space. Please, Please… help me!!! and that is only my bedroom
Thank you again!

danaclaudat August 5, 2016 at 3:55 am

Great idea on the lamps; keep the room clutter free, and under the window isn’t bad for the bed as long as there are curtains! xoxo

Kuki June 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm

I have two entrances in my small L-shapedbedroom & a wash basin as well. I know u must be wondering why (long story).
Its not possible for me to remove one entrance or d basin, but can u please suggest how can i really hide it & is it alright if i block one door with my bed?
I was planning to plant some climbers in the basin but there’s no in/direct sunlight entering the room as well.
Please suggest aome options. P.S: i would love a DIY project 😉

danaclaudat July 18, 2016 at 4:27 am

if you completely lock the door you can get creative with things… without being there consulting you I can’t give you a project per say, but i wouldn’t do plants in a bedroom if given a choice. I’d scan pinterest and see if you can find some similar spaces- I’ve not seen that situation often 🙂

Simran July 17, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Hi Dana,

This is very tricky for me husband and I have just moved into an rented apt, so in our bedroom.. I can either put our headboard on the north wall, or on the waters wall which has no,walls but tall glass windows that opens in to our balcony or the south wall which has a hallway bathroom on the other side..also has an entrance door but at a distance ..please help

danaclaudat July 18, 2016 at 4:21 am

i don;t deal with directional feng shui, or waters walls, so I’m not your person to answer this query unfortunately!

Nik July 20, 2016 at 1:24 am

Hi. Thank you for the easy going article. I have a problem in my small apartment. Every wall in my bedroom has a door including the bathroom, opening to living room, and opening to my backyard. I can’t decide if my bed perpendicular to the door opening to the living and backyard with my body being between 2 closets and feet facing bathroom is better than my bed facing the living room door with my body between the back door and a window. Advice would be appreciated!

danaclaudat August 5, 2016 at 3:52 am

it realy depends on what feels best to you in this case… likely facing the back door is best but it’s a space situation that really needs to be felt out. be intuitive since the space has these considerations – always best NOT on a bathroom wall 🙂

Kie December 11, 2016 at 9:41 am

Hi Dana! Good day! I love reading books, leaflet or anything about feng shui, but i do not know how to apply it especially in positioning. Can you teach me how? Sorry for my grammar! My no1 problem is our stair facing downstairs to master bedroom door. I put a divider but my financial problems not lessen. Pls teach me what will i do! Thank you

danaclaudat December 13, 2016 at 3:59 am
danaclaudat February 10, 2015 at 5:39 am

dont worry about inauspicious. keep all bathroom doors closed and don’t put a bed on a wall that contains a bathroom. 🙂

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