Sounds Ominous but Not to Worry, the ‘Coffin Position’ Refers to the Placement of Your Bed According to Feng Shui
Having a 25+ year background in real estate, I’ve seen and heard various decorating and house design rules that matter to people.
I’m not a Feng Shui expert by any means; however, I’ve had the privilege of listening to people over the years express the importance of it to them. Of course, thanks to Google, we’re able to research every term and belief out there! A terrific way to have the hours sucked out of our life (but sometimes that’s a bit too much fun)
What is the Coffin Position in Bed Placement?
If your bed is directly aligned with your bedroom door, then your bed is in the ‘coffin position.’ It means your feet at the end of the bed point to the door in your bedroom. That linear design symbolizes your energy being lost, drained, weakened or pulled from the room while you sleep. Yikes!
Don’t panic, belief has everything to do with the results we achieve in life, and if you believe in the importance of Feng Shui, then the position of your bed will consciously or even subconsciously, matter.
[Click to Tweet] – Now, I have to check to see if my bed is in the coffin position! #wheresmybed #yikes
If This Matters to Me, Where Should I Position My Bed?
Well, the Feng Shui experts say that you should place your bed so that your feet aren’t directly pointing at the door when you’re lying in your bed. Even moving it slightly over can position your feet so that they’re not directly lined up with the door. You’ll have to take a look at your room and decide how you achieve that.
Of course, the term ‘coffin position’ (yuk) had me look at the bedrooms in our home, and quite coincidentally, not one of the beds in our house have the beds situated so that the end of the bed lines up directly with the door.
Whew! I’ve placed the beds according to what’s best for each room; it looks like we accidentally followed the rules of Feng Shui.
What Will Happen to Me If I Violate this Feng Shui Rule?
The common sense part of you may be screaming, ‘absolutely nothing‘! But then again, maybe you avoid walking under ladders, won’t step on a crack cause you’ll break your mother’s back, or have all the mirrors carried into your home carefully so none break!
To each his own on this one.
If you’re a firm believer in Feng Shui and other ‘good luck bad luck symbols,’ then this will matter to you. If you’re not, then, of course, you’ll get a good laugh.
What’s most important to you is what matters. Decorate according to your personal preference, and if that includes placing your bed so that it’s not in the coffin position, then I say, go for it.
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