There’s a raging controversy in some blog forums about what Feng Shui has to say about plants in the bedroom (I didn’t realize how heated such a topic could become!).
So, a few points that I hope will calm the waters and bring reason to the table 😉
Feng Shui generally frowns upon plants in a bedroom because they so frequently “take over” the room.
Here’s a great example:
The aggressive growth of the fern pushes against Feng Shui’s goal of creating a serene space where you can relax and sleep. You should never feel intimidated by your belongings!
The same goes for an excessive number of plants, which can easily turn into a form of clutter, symbolically filling space that might better serve you if it were open and free.
- Some say plants can actually be dangerous because they take up oxygen during the night. I have yet to be convinced by the science on this score.
But don’t forget one of Feng Shui’s lesser-known tenets: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It.
If you have plants in your bedroom and life feels great — you sleep well at night, your relationships are happy and healthy, etc. — there’s no reason to remove your plants from a Feng Shui standpoint!
But if you feel that better Feng Shui might help, remove the plants and see what happens.
I’ve seen it make a positive difference many times, and it just might do the same for you.
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