Bedroom Feng Shui: Five Tips For A Perfect Headboard

Want to instantly improve the Feng Shui of your bedroom?

Add a headboard to your bed.

Like the Mountain it resembles, a good headboard provides you with a sense of security and support.

A good headboard also empowers you, strengthening you in the Command position and creating a safer haven if you have no choice but to place your bed out of the Command location.

Padded headboards with good Feng Shui.


You’ll reap greater Chi energy benefits with a good headboard, too.

But for best Feng Shui results, you can’t use just any headboard.




A headboard with good Feng Shui has a few essential characteristics:

It’s made of solid wood, or it’s padded.

  • Wood has a natural warmth and “give” to it, while padded headboards are super-comfortable and inviting to the touch, adding some sexy sensuality to your bedroom.

It’s solid.

  • A solid headboard gives you a sheltered place where positive Chi can cradle and nourish you all through the night. Bars, slats and openwork are no-no’s because they allow Chi energy to flow right over you and quickly through the open headboard.

It’s attached to the bed.

  • An attached headboard makes you feel secure when you lean up against it.

It’s in proportion with the rest of the bed.

  • Headboards that are either too high or too low feel unnatural and will not cradle you as you sleep.

It has a soft silhouette.

  • No sharp edges or corners, please!

A headboard provides a feeling of sweet sanctuary like few other things can do.

For much, much more about creating good Chi energy in your bedroom, check out my new ebook Feng Shui In The Bedroom: Your Path To Love, Romance & Intimacy.

(Headboard photos courtesy of

9 Responses to Bedroom Feng Shui: Five Tips For A Perfect Headboard

  1. Sam says:

    What about a headboard with builtin shelves and a reading lamp? If it’s a no-no, is there a way I can fix it without replacing?

    • Ann says:

      Sam — thanks for a great question, which will apply to a lot of people. You’ve inspired me to write a followup blog post about it next week but here’s the short answer: make sure the shelves are clutter-free, and move the lamp as far from your head when you sleep as possible.

  2. Guest says:

    Hello Ann, Thanks for your wonderfully simply yet informative website. How can I cure the bad feng shui of having an iron headboard of open design (something that I am not fond of, but can not replace)?

    • Ann says:

      Hello there, Thanks for your kind words :), I really appreciate them!

      The goal with your headboard is to create the security of The Mountain behind you when you’re in bed. To that end I would suggest hanging a padded textile of some kind over it: a beautiful textured throw, for example. Alternatively you could disguise the headboard with large pillows during the day and to lean on when you’re relaxing in bed.

      And then replacing the headboard as soon as you are able!

  3. Thanks for those tips. Sometimes we cannot sleep due to the bad position of our bed. It is really good to apply feng shui in your rooms since it really helps in designing and positioning of your bed.

  4. AnnFengShui says:

    Kim, yes, you are very much correct. I would be happy to speak to you about all this whenever you are able to do so.

  5. jf1960 says:

    I have an open headboard. I need advice how to bring good with open headboard. Is there a cure or remedy?

    • AnnFengShui says:

      I’ve received this question several times recently and will be posting an article about it shortly. Thank you for asking.

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