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How to Feng Shui your Bedroom in Relation to your Health, Career, & Relationships Through Kua Number

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

As an interior designer, it is very important to know your client’s desires when it comes to designing their home and living space. Through this article, I will list some basic guidelines to feng shui your bedroom.

What is a Kua number?

Kua numbers are known as the Eight Mansions or Eight Houses of Feng Shui and also called Pa-kua Lo-shu. It is very important to know your Kua number to identify your auspicious and inauspicious directions in order to place the furniture in your bedroom or other living spaces.

Step 1: Calculate your Kua number

There are a few different ways to calculate your Kua number. This is the simplest way I have found. This method comes from famous feng shui expert Anjie Cho.

Take your birth year, then add all 4 digits together as separate numbers. Take the sum, and add those digits together once again, until you get a single-digit number. Then, for females, add 5 to that single number, and if you end up with a multiple digit number once again add the two digits. For males, take the number you got from your birth year, and deduct it from 11.

For example:

You were born in 1989. 1+9+8+9=27, 2+7=9

For female, 5+9=14, 1+4=5

5 is her Kua number

For male,11-9=2

2 is his Kua number

Step 2: Once you have your number, find your auspicious/inauspicious directions in this table:

Figure 1: Too, L. (1999). 4. In The illustrated encyclopedia of Feng Shui: The complete guide to the art and practice of Feng Shui (p. 73). Shaftesbury, England: Element.

Step 3: Use Feng Shui to design your bedroom

Here are 12 tips:

1. Make your bedroom door visible from your headboard.

Position your bed diagonally from your bedroom door (as opposed to directly opposite). If you can afford a king/queen size bed and mattress, that would be preferable. If not, try to place your bed in the middle of the room, headboard against the wall, never facing a window.

  • Example 1: in figure 2, the second floor, bedroom doors are visible from the beds, and headboards are placed against the wall. Bedroom windows are along the side of the bedrooms.

  • Example 2: in figure 2, the third floor, the headboard of the bed in the master bedroom is against the wall, and the bed is placed diagonally from the bedroom door.

Figure 2: Townhouse interior design (

2. Avoid placing mirrors opposite to the bed, above the bed, across the bedroom door, or on both sides of the bed where the reflections can be seen when you sleep.

It can create an illusion when you’re tired and cause sleep disruptions. Mirrors generate strong yang energy and should be out of sight when you’re in bed. They can be placed on the inside of the closet door, or against the same wall that the headboard is placed against.

3. Keep things balanced if possible.

Place items in twos to improve your love life. For example: place a bedside table on either side of your bed or 2 bedside tables on both sides symmetrically. If you can’t balance it out because of your bedroom size, you can play around with color and artwork to achieve a symmetrical space.

4. When you sit down to study or work in your bedroom, place the chair and desk toward your auspicious direction.

Avoid facing directly towards the bedroom door.

5. Avoid having a beam or ceiling fan above your bed.

6. Avoid having electronics in your bedroom.

If you have a TV, avoid placing it opposite to the bed. Electronics create unnatural lights and emit electromagnetic fields. Although it might feel natural to watch TV when you’re lying down, in feng shui it has the same effect as a mirror. Try to turn off all electronic devices when you go to sleep.

7. Reduce the clutter in your space and keep things as simple you can.

“Less is more”. Psychologically, clutter blocks the flow of chi, and you will feel that space is distracting and less relaxing.

8. Use essential oils with a diffuser, air refresher, and/or incense.

They are all auspicious scents that can make you feel relaxed and calm.

9. Keep the chi flows under your bed.

Don’t store anything under your bed to allow air to come under. It also reduces the chance of mold building up from humidity.

10. Always use a neutral color scheme in your bedroom.

Avoid primary colors like red, purple, black, and white...The rule of thumb is choosing skin tones or muted shades you'd find in nature.

11. Avoid having plants or any paintings that have water elements in your bedroom.

Water and plants are taboo in your bedroom? Surely not everywhere feng shui as they represent growth and power, thus they may affect your relaxing vibe.

12. Don’t hang heavy objects above your bed.

For instance, paintings or large photographs.

We hope this article gave you a better idea of how Feng Shui can be implemented in your design! If you have any questions or would like to see to book a FREE consultation with us to get your dream home, let us know!

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Writer: Phan Tran

Interior Designer

May 26,2020

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