Question of the Month: What is the Best Art for the Bedroom?

What is the Best Art to Hang in the Bedroom?

Magalie R., Los Angeles, CA

This is a follow-up from the last question of the month, in which Magalie asked if it was good feng shui to have a painting of water in the bedroom. That question led her to ask this one, "What is the best art to hang in the bedroom?"

There are many times that I go into a single person’s bedroom and see art of single people, or the person's pet. While this is totally fine, usually the single person is looking to meet a partner. In feng shui we would say that by having images of single people you are giving the universe the message that you want to be alone. Now sometimes I see a lot of photos of the pet(s) as well. This may indicate that the single person has no room for a partner as the pet has filled up that spot.

If you want a partner (or already have one), feng shui encourages you to have things in pairs. So images in pairs whether it be people, or two things that are similar but not necessarily identical, this gives the universe the message that you’re ready to have a partnership that’s balanced and equal with another person. I'm not just talking about image of couples, but perhaps two similar pieces of art in similar frames.

In addition, the bedroom is a place of rest and relaxation. Any artwork that is tranquil and nurturing in color and subject matter is ideal, especially if you have trouble sleeping. Pale, muted or dark blues, greens, pinks and purples in art can create a restful mood in a bedroom. If you want to bring in a little more spice and passion, add red artwork to bring in some fire energy.

If there is a particular piece of art you are looking to add to your bedroom, please feel free to submit it for the next question of the month!

by Anjie Cho


Note: I have many questions in my “question of the month” queue, so I will be answering a few questions per month until I’m caught up! 

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