I’ve received many questions recently about the Feng Shui of metal headboards with open bars.
What makes these headboards problematic from a Feng Shui perspective?
The right headboard is essential in Feng Shui because it properly guides and contains precious Chi energy as you sleep.
A headboard with “good” Feng Shui is solid, padded or made of wood, and has a powerful, protective mountain shape.
But an open Metal headboard violates all these criteria:
- The Metal material is unwelcoming and cold to the touch.
- Limbs and material can easily become trapped between the bars, possibly resulting in injury to you or someone you love.
- Most importantly, open bars allow Chi energy to flow right over and away from you as you sleep, the very opposite of the cradling effect of good Feng Shui.
With an open headboard behind you, you’re prevented from receiving the nourishment of healthy Chi throughout the night, just when you’re at your most vulnerable.
If you have a barred or open-work headboard you can still create good Feng Shui to protect yourself while you sleep.
Get the benefits of healthy Chi during the night with one of the following adjustments:
- Create a slipcover for your headboard — padded if possible! – to create the soft, cradling effect of a solid headboard.
- Use large pillows to create the same effect, with no sewing involved. This option is slightly less preferable because you are more likely to toss these extra pillows to the floor when you sleep, thus exposing yourself to the open-work again.
Feng Shui is all about finding ways to make adjustments for challenges like this. What’s your Feng Shui question?
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