3 Bad Feng Shui Bedroom Layouts

Understand what makes a bad feng shui bedroom layout (and be sure to avoid it in your own bedroom!)

Now that you know the best feng shui bedroom layouts, let’s look into the worst ones. As with everything not-so-good, there is an almost infinite variation of bad feng shui bedroom layouts.

For example, one can have a bed under the window and aligned with the door.  Or, even a bed under the window that is also between the door and another window.




I will show you 3 worst feng shui bedroom layouts and explain why they are considered to be bad feng shui, as well as offer possible ways to remedy the bad feng shui in these bedroom layouts.

Note that our diagrams are very basic, and the reason for this is simple: the main feature that creates a good feng shui bedroom layout is the positioning of the bed.

The best positioning of the bed is defined by the placement of doors and windows in your specific bedroom, and there can be quite a few variations of their placement in any given space.

Hopefully, once you understand the basics of what makes a good and a bad feng shui bedroom layout, you will be able to apply this knowledge to any bedroom.

Let’s start with:

1. A Bed Under the Window

This is the worst feng shui bedroom layout – with the bed positioned right under the window.

bed under window

Now, of course, I know that in some cases this can look very beautiful, even romantic (if the design is done well and there is a good view from the window).

I have seen many beautiful bedrooms in glossy design magazines that are so very attractive while still having the bed under the window.

However, no matter how pretty the design, what I am looking at is the quality of feng shui energy. In the case of a bed under the window, the energy in and around the bed is very weak.

Feng shui-wise, on a more complex level, people who sleep in a bed under the window are prone to feelings of sadness/weakness and can experience lack of support in life.

Note that this will not apply to you if you just sleep in a bedroom with this layout for a couple days, or when traveling for a while. The feng shui energy effect sets in when this is your own bedroom, meaning the bedroom where you sleep most nights.

Are there good feng shui solutions for a bed under the window? The best solution is to move the bed.

If this is absolutely not possible, then a strong, tall headboard is a must, as well as very good window covering that can be closed at night, creating a more secure backing for the bed.

2. Bed in Line with the Door

This feng shui bedroom layout is very bad, too, and could easily compete for #1 spot in out list of worst feng shui bedroom layouts.

Bed Line Door

In classical Chinese feng shui this bedroom layout is called having a coffin bed. Scary labels aside, know that this bedroom layout has a very harsh quality of energy pointing right at the bed, in addition to the energy of the bed itself being leaked out the door.

I know these words might sound very strange to you, but trust me, energy wise this is a very unsupportive and weak bed placement, thus a bad feng shui bedroom layout.

Any good feng shui solutions for this layout? Again, best to move the bed.

If you cannot move the bed, then having a footboard, as well as placing a visually acceptable and energetically strong piece of furniture in between the bed and the door is a must.

Examples include a bench with pillows or throw blankets on top, a small shelf, an upholstered chair, etc. Use your creativity in creating a sense of strength around the bed.

You have to energetically protect the bed if this is the only possible layout in your bedroom.

3. Bed Between the Door and the Window

A bed between the door and the window creates a bad feng shui bedroom layout because the bed is in a direct line of energy, thus very weak and exposed.

bed door window




Whenever there is a door and a window aligned (or a door to door or window to window alignment); there is also a strong and direct flow or energy.

The closer these two are located, the stronger the flow. I do not mean the usual draft that is also an undesirable feature in this bedroom layout. I mean a harsh, direct flow of energy (Chi) that is constantly disturbing the bed.

If you are sensitive to energy, stand between the door and the window for a while and experience how the quality of energy in this spot feels different from, let’s say, a protected area in the corner of a room.

Feng shui-wise, you always want to place the bed in the strongest and most protected area of the room; having a bed placed in between the door and the window is placing it in a very weak spot.

You might ask yourself: “Does all this bedroom stuff really matter? Why?” And I will tell you: “Oh, yes, this matters a whole lot!”

That is, if you want to enjoy vibrant health, a happy disposition and harmonious, balanced relationships in your life.

You spend 6-8 hours every night in your bed, be mindful about helping your body do its best repair and rejuvenation work by creating the best possible feng shui energy in your bedroom.

It’s not so much to ask for all the good work your body is doing for you all the time!

Continue Reading: What Makes A Good Feng Shui Bedroom

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Rodika Tchi is the feng shui expert for About.com (FengShui.About.com) and consultant (in person and long distance) with TchiConsulting.com. She lives in Vancouver, BC Canada and consults internationally.