Is Your Bed in the Coffin Position?

Sounds Ominous but Not to Worry, the ‘Coffin Position’ Refers to the Placement of Your Bed in Your Bedroom 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, and of course, thanks to Google we’re able to research every term and belief out there …. a terrific way to have hours of the day sucked out of our life (but sometimes that’s a bit too much fun as well!)

What is the Coffin Position in Bed Placement?

If your bed is directly aligned with the door in your bedroom, then your bed is said to be in the ‘coffin position’. Essentially, it means your feet at the end of the bed point to the door in your bedroom, and that symbolizes your energy being lost, drained, weakened or pulled from the room while you sleep. Yikes!

Buy hey, don’t panic …. belief has everything to do with the results we’re achieving in life, and if you believe in the importance of Feng Shui, then I suppose 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 laying in your bed. That translates to moving it away from where your door directly points.

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 home have the beds situated so that the end of the bed lines up directly with the door.

Whew! Actually, I’ve placed the beds according to what’s best for each room; 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 strong 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 own 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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  1. Cynthia says:

    I have to admit, I’m not much into caring about any superstition. I don’t walk under ladders simply because there usually isn’t room to do so. I am careful with mirrors because I’m not keen on cutting my feet or cleaning up glass and I don’t walk looking down (sorry Mom!). So, I guess I don’t mind that my bed is in the coffin position, but I have to say, I’m not to crazy about the term. I did learn something today, feng shui!

    • funkthishouse says:

      Lol Cynthia, your mom is probably relieved – and yah, the term alone is a reason not to do it, but then again, if the room is small and that’s the only option … well life goes on

  2. Sam Monaco says:

    Wow I had to go look, my bed is offset to the door opening, I guess I’m safe. Thanks for this very interesting piece, as it’s something I’ve never heard of before. So it’s true you learn something new every day!!

    • funkthishouse says:

      Sam, lol, I bet a lot of people will run to their rooms and check – funny I never liked the bed to line up with the door anyway, go figure

  3. Whew what a relief. I have to be able to see the door when I am bed so I never have my feet pointing toward the door.

  4. paustinelf says:

    Never heard the term ‘coffin position’ before. What an odd name. My bedrooms all have doors that are offset from center, so none of my beds are in this position…lol. One learns something new every day. 🙂

    • funkthishouse says:

      Oh you’re safe then, lol – I think they give it the term coffin position because a coffin is pulled by the feet of the thing – something like that I remember reading

  5. I’d never heard of this. My bed doesn’t line up with the entrance to my bedroom from the hall, but the bed’s foot does point toward the entrance to the master bath that adjoins the bedroom. I choose to believe that doesn’t count.

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