In your bedroom, you want to eliminate as much bad juju as possible. While you can get away with less-than-awesome things happening in some other parts of your home, your bedroom is the room of rejuvenation and it requires nothing less than total awesomeness! The good news: every space can be improved. And most every space can be improved relatively easily!
A reader reached out with three options in mind to fix a poison arrow in his bedroom that was keeping him from sleeping well. What is a poison arrow? Sharp points, edges or other energetic “points” that impede the energy of a space. Sharp corners are a big culprit. Lets see what we can do here!
I’m not sure that moving your bed would be a good option, since that seems to move you closer to the bathroom, or, if you move “toward” the door you will be enhancing imbalance in the space. The bed should be as symmetrical as possible on a wall in an irregularly shaped (though very attractive) bedroom like yours.
Right now, your bed seems well “seated” on the wall.
But here’s what I would do to “cure” the arrow, as well as other instantly noticeable imbalances.
1. The carpet goes under your bed, and oriented to fit squarely under it, so that you are grounded in the space.
2. Another lamp will help you feel more balanced, on the other nightstand.
3. Exercise equipment out of the corner
4. Swap the painting on the wall beside you to the wall where the two landscapes are. I’d put a big mirror on that wall in place of the landscape painting to throw energy away from the bathroom and double the power of the abstract sunset colored landscape it will face. Now… skip this if it feels wrong to you since I am generalizing based on what I see and don’t know what else you are aiming to create in your life, but I would probably do this!
And now, for the arrow!
5. “Place a 3 foot rod diagonally from the poison arrow to the wall aside from it, then hang a decorative piece of fabric that hides this area” is an awesome idea! I’d stick with a piece of fabric very close to your wall color and with a bit of substance to it (IE: not see-through).
6. In terms of better sleep, I’d also pull those shades down a bit so that you are not completely exposed to the outdoors with all those windows when you sleep. The big windows are gorgeous, but that are like “eyes” of your house…and no one sleeps well with all eyes on them 😉
7. Without overwhelming your room, you might want to find a way to add a vertical behind your bed (perhaps a really large neutral tapestry, to tie in the fabric you are adding to the wall… or a handira?)
Good luck! Oh, yes, and if you want to paint, I’d stay away from greens and browns as your whole room is an abundance of wood and earth. A barely blue silvery shade might be refreshing and calming. I rarely recommend this, but I think it could be immensely balancing if you like the tone and its not too cloying or dingy.
While this is basic feng shui advice, can you see how some small shifts will renovate an entire bedroom?
Sit tight… you will all be able to do this feng shui re-design for yourselves VERY soon! My DIY feng shui e-book, Feng Shui 101, is DONE and once its back from editing you will all be armed with the tools you need to customize any and every space…and infuse your home with your own brand of magic!