December 18, 2014 · 10:14 am
This A-frame beam may be pleasant to look at but my feng shui hunch is it’s not a great placement for a bed. Traditionally, feng shui practice tells us that the beam is pushing a heavy weight and that energy can be felt if you are sensitive to it. You may experience it as headaches, restlessness, bad dreams, and uncomfortable sleeping positions.Solutions to counteracting beam energy:
*Relocate the bed so it’s not under the beam.
*Try a canopy bed with a white fabric between you and the beam.
*Paint the beam white. White symbolizes metal, metal cuts wood and negative energy will be diffused.
*Place a traditional Chinese feng shui firecracker under the beam. Perhaps you can make it look like an art sculpture to disguise its appearance. Much easier to paint the beam!
October 6, 2012 · 4:17 am
Just for fun shui, here are some beds with attitude that I discovered in google this week. The hamburger bed is perfect for Ronald McDonald, don’t you think?
May 15, 2012 · 7:50 am
Photograph courtesy of Furnishism.com
What’s wrong with this picture? The headboard of the bed is along the same wall as the entryway to the left. That means this bed is definitely NOT in The Command Position to see who comes into the room while you’re resting and vulnerable in bed. Why is that important? Subliminal message is that you won’t feel safe because you are at a disadvantage. The obvious cure is to find The Command Position and place your bed there. If it’s impossible due to the architecture of the space, the second best cure would be to have a mirror strategically placed on the opposite wall so you can see the entry way from the bed. Design-wise that might mean a mirrored closet door, a standing mirror, etc. Feng Shui By Fishgirl likes that the bedroom in the picture above (from Furnishism.com)has balanced lighting and nice bedding. However it only has one side table (not a good balance for optimum feng shui), the sheer curtains and the satiny bedding seem to not be able to hold their own against the heavy leather furniture, there are no shades on the windows for light or privacy.
May 3, 2012 · 7:01 am
Photo from Open Spaces Feng Shui
People are most interested in the feng shui of their bedrooms. I’m not surprised since we spend a third of our lives in there! Let’s analyze the bedroom shown above that I got from the Open Spaces feng shui website:
GOOD FENG SHUI:
*The canopy of draped fabric is a good feng shui solution that neutralizes the sloped ceiling. This is also a great solution for too-high-ceilings, creating a cozier sleeping space for you. However, see below for negatives about this particular canopy.
*Pretty, soft colors and expensive bedding are feng shui enhancers. That being said, the sheets could be improved (see below).
NEEDS FENG SHUI IMPROVEMENT:
*There’s only one bedside table and lamp. There should be one on either side of the bed for optimum feng shui balance.
*The canopy has a split down the center of it. It’s better feng shui if the fabric used was all of one piece, symbolizing unity for the couple sleeping here.This canopy could easily be corrected by sewing the two panels together.
*The bed seems to be pushed into the corner/wall. There would be more ch’i circulating if you had the second bedside table and that would act as a spacer between bed and wall.
*The circular metal wall art to the right of the bed is hung too high.Make sure it’s at eye level for best viewing and perfect feng shui.
*Too much yang energy created by square shapes. Bed is square and its posts are also squared, the bedside table is a square, the lampshade is a square. More circular yin energy is needed for balance.
*The bedding color is white and it’s linen. White symbolizes metal and unlike in Western countries, white is the color donned at funerals. The sybolism of sleeping between white linen sheets is akin to a burial shroud. If you are a single person looking for love, avoid this type of bedding. Instead, go for shades of peach, pink, red or a print using these colors on white to break up the white.
For the record, Feng Shui By Fishgirl believes that king sized beds get a bum rap and are misunderstood by feng shui newbies. It is true that queen sized beds are recommended as a feng shui cure for those couples needing more romance in their lives as it brings a couple closer together due to the smaller sleeping space provided. It’s also true that many king sized beds are atop twin boxsprings with a divider down the center–a feng shui no-no that can be cured easily with a device like this one. But the real reason feng shui practitioners did not recommend king sized beds is because it used to be that a king sized bed was as big as you could get, thus you already had achieved the best and there was no room left to expand. That was a problem for attracting wealth opportunity from the universe. If you had a king sized bed you were proclaiming to the universe that you already had attained all the wealth you needed. We now have even bigger sized beds: the California King and even custom mattresses. A regular king sized bed is fine (and provides a better nights’ sleep! Always good feng shui) unless you are a singleton looking to find a mate. Upgrade after you find yours!
Filed under Dreaming, Family & Health, Feng Shui, Feng Shui Home, Interior Design, Love & Relationship, Qi, Wealth & Finances
Tagged as bedroom feng shui, bedroom makeover, bedside tables, Feng Shui By Fishgirl, king sized beds and feng shui
I often get asked if placing your bed on a diagonal slant in your bedroom space is permissable feng shui. Yep, it is! Here’s a yummy example. I also like the curvy lines of this bed, the circular chandelier for yin energy, and of course the pooches on the bed. The ceiling *might* be a bit too high for a comfy night’s rest (solution would have been to use a canopy bed to bring the “ceiling” closer in for a snug feeling) and I don’t see any window coverings. Keep trying!
October 29, 2011 · 5:14 pm
The most expensive bed in the world was designed by Janjaap Rijssenaars and costs $1.6 Million. What makes it so special? It floats midair with a magnetic support system! See and read more about this unique design at WeTheUrban. From a feng shui standpoint I love the clean lines, clutter free look under the bed, and innovative creativity. However, I’m not sure how the magnets would impact my qi energy and I doubt there will be any studies on the effects since so few people will be able to acquire this furniture. Do YOU like it?
Filed under ART, Creativity & Future Projects, Design, Feng Shui, Fun
Tagged as bedroom feng shui, Feng Shui By Fishgirl, floating bed, janjaap rijssenaars, million dollar magnet bed, unique beds, wetheurban.com
August 29, 2011 · 3:54 pm
I was recently interviewed by author/blogger Corine Ganz about the nature of feng shui on her blog Hidden in France. During the interview Corine coaxed me to reveal my 5 Top Feng Shui Tips for Romance so do be sure to go read the entire post here. And see if you can find one “feng shui no-no” in Corine’s bedroom above–be sure to post your comments. Thanks, Corine for making my day brighter!
Filed under Celebrities, Creativity & Future Projects, Design, Feng Shui, Feng Shui Home, Fun, Interior Design, Love & Relationship
Tagged as 5 top feng shui tips for romance, bedroom feng shui, corine ganz, Feng Shui By Fishgirl, french way vs feng shui, hidden in france, Katy Allgeyer, what is feng shui
December 16, 2010 · 1:33 pm
Photo courtesy Marie Claire magazine.
Here where Feng Shui By Fishgirl is headquartered, it’s freezing rain and very overcast today. So I’m looking for inspiration and color. Creativity can take my breath away. When I see something beautiful that also happens to enhance feng shui, I get a really happy feeling inside. This photo does that for me today. I might change my mind tomorrow, but today this is it. I know, I know, I’m always advocating headboards for good feng shui, right? That still holds true. But this painted wall takes the place of a headboard because
* It’s designed to lift your gaze –and the ch’i energy–upward which balances the bed and gives a headboard effect.
* It’s got an incredibly lovely scene of auspicious apple blossoms and birds and the sun—all great ch’i enhancers.
*The colors are lovely and especially so if this bedroom is located in the Love & Relationship area.
*There are two matching lamps bedside (always good in feng shui terms).
*The overhead light is covered with a round (yin!) paper lantern…very soft and a good solution to the feng shui problem of hardware over the bed.
Now to give credit where credit is due: I found this pic at Hidden in France and Corine found it at Marie Claire Maison and they found it was an actual chic new hotel you can stay at in Belgium.
Filed under Design, Feng Shui, Feng Shui Home, Interior Design, Travel
Tagged as bedroom feng shui, color and creativity in your home, colors for love area, Feng Shui By Fishgirl, headboards, hidden in france, marie claire maison, painted headboards
May 3, 2010 · 10:34 pm
Photo Credit: Roger Davies for Elle Decor
This is what some of my blogger friends call a “drool worthy room”. Elle Decor has the entire makeover of the barn this bedroom is situated in if you click here. I love the bed and the whitewashed bare barn but I always look with feng shui eyes. So let’s improve the feng shui here with some Feng Shui By Fishgirl touches:
1) Beam me up, Scottie! There are not only beams from the ceiling, but also cross beams from the twig bed. An easy fix is to tie a white linen or cotton “crumb-catcher” canopy to the bed. You can find a sheer fabric so you still have a light airy feel to it. White equals metal in feng shui terms and metal cuts the impact of the wooden beams. That disperses the energy so you don’t feel oppressive weight bearing down on you while you’re trying to get a good night’s rest in that gorgeous twig bed!
2) Balanced Side Tables…unless this is a guest room where one won’t be staying long, the feng shui would be better served by two matching nightstands and/ or two matching lamps. If it’s the master bedroom, the idea is to have equal balance so that no partner has dominance over the other. Unless you’re into that kind of thing of course, but that’s a different blog altogether!
3) Poison Arrows…the uncovered windows are in alignment (directly across from each other) and this causes a “poison arrow” of too-fast-moving ch’i. Again, a filmy cloth barrier would do the trick and still let the light and openness into the room. It doesn’t need to be a curtain. It could be a shade or shoji screen or even a bead curtain. Use your creativity!
Be sure to check out Elle Decor for the rest of this cool barn house. What would you do differently? Or, what do you love about it?
Filed under Architecture, Feng Shui, Interior Design, Uncategorized
Tagged as bedroom feng shui, elle decor, Feng Shui, feng shui and windows, feng shui by fishgirl makeover, poison arrows, solution for beams over bed, wood beams