3 ways to improve your Feng Shui if you have nowhere else to put your bed than under or by a window.
The Chinese believe that beds should always be set up against a solid wall, as this means “the back of a mountain” that gives you strong support and protection. Positioning the bed under or by a window negates this and invites sneaky and betrayal. It leads to all sorts of problems at work, school, and relationships in life. The best solution in this case would be to change the room or move the bed to a more suitable place in the room.
But what if the circumstances make it impossible to move the bed anywhere else?
Maybe you have an irregularly shaped room, or the room is sized so that the only space for the bed is under or next to a window. The wonderful thing about Feng Shui is that once you know what the problems are, you can be creative about making the right changes necessary to minimize the negative effects.
INSTALL A HEADBOARD
But not just any headboard. A good headboard in Feng Shui has to mimic the mountain support that you lack. Choose one that is simple, strong, and solid. Any kind of “see-through” hole in the headboard, whether by design or otherwise, renders this healing ineffective. So avoid those with bars or slats, as well as those with overly ornate designs. Bookcases or headboards with storage compartments should also be avoided for the same reason.
COVER THE WINDOW
Another way to get around this problem is to use heavy drapes, drapes, or blinds to hide the window. If you have more than one window, you can keep the window above the bed closed permanently. Otherwise, closing the curtains should help to create the visual appearance of a “wall” and enable you to sleep more safely. It also has the effects of facilitating the flow of chi and allowing you to sleep more peacefully.
USE SCREEN DIVIDER
Use a screen divider to separate the window area to divert the flow of chi from where you sleep. With bright light coming in through the window during the day, you can convert this room into a reading corner or workplace. It is best to choose neutral, muted tones for the screen divider to keep the room ambience calm and nourishing.
Of course, there are other factors to consider when it comes to achieving excellent feng shui in the bedroom, but if you’ve been trying to get a good night’s sleep and your bed happens to be under or by a window, these tips are one good place to start!