6 Elements of Closet Feng Shui

You may have considered using feng shui to rearrange furniture in your living room or dining room, but have you considered feng shui for your bedroom closet? Put simply, feng shui is a way of...

You may have considered using feng shui to rearrange furniture in your living room or dining room, but have you considered feng shui for your bedroom closet?

Put simply, feng shui is a way of arranging buildings, objects, and even space to achieve harmony and balance so that the changes bring peace and prosperity. This process comes from ancient Chinese art and can be used virtually anywhere.

Incorporating harmony, balance, peace, and prosperity in your reach-in closet or walk-in closet can transform how you approach each day. So let’s dive into closet feng shui in 6 approachable steps.

1. Closet Placement

Closet placement in feng shui bedroom design is extremely important. Ideally, it’s located within the north, northeast, or northwest area of the room. These directions are connected to the element of water and will encourage personal growth and development. If your closet or wardrobe can’t be moved, another consideration is to adjust the placement of your bed. The principles of feng shui say that having your wardrobe or closet to the left of your bed will keep your family thriving and prosperous.

Depending on your room’s layout, your bed may inevitably face the closet. If this is the case, don’t fret. Having your bed facing the closet won’t negatively impact your room’s feng shui, as long as the closet doors don’t hit the bed when opened, and the space inside isn’t cluttered.

Wardrobe custom built with cabinet glass doors and drawers in dark brown wood grain finish created by California Closets Wardrobe custom built with cabinet glass doors and drawers in dark brown wood grain finish created by California Closets

2. Free of Clutter and Complication

No matter how much rearranging you do, peace and harmony certainly won’t come into your space if it’s filled with clutter. Thoughtfully organizing the items within your closet will help avoid any negative impact your closet could have on your room’s balance.

After decluttering, review each item in your closet. Ensure you have enough shelves, hanging rails, and drawers to accommodate everything in a way that helps you stay organized. California Closets design consultants are experts at this step, taking inventory of their clients’ clothing - down to the last sock - to ensure the design they create provides a place for everything.

But if you find your closet is feeling less ordered than you’d like, keep your closet or wardrobe doors closed so that the flow of energy to your bedroom isn’t disrupted.

3. Mirror Placement

The use of mirrors is an important element to consider when designing your closet with feng shui in mind. Ensure any mirrors are installed within your closet or on the back of closet doors facing into your closet. This is because mirrors can bounce energy around and can cause sleep problems if they are facing your bed, which is why mirror placement in a feng shui bedroom closet is such a key aspect of a closet.

Custom reach-in closet showing clothes ordered by color and category with LED lighting feature created by California Closets Custom reach-in closet showing clothes ordered by color and category with LED lighting feature created by California Closets

4. Lighting Design

In feng shui, lighting is actually the strongest manifestation of energy for a space, and a strong lighting balance will ensure optimal closet feng shui. Ambient lighting, including natural light and accent lighting, will ultimately set the mood for your space. From shelf lighting for smaller cubby-like spaces to motion-sensor drawer or door lighting, there are so many ways to integrate lighting into your closet design for feng shui that also helps with its functionality.

Many of California Closets’ lighting options are also available in different tones, such as warm, cool, or tunable white. These options allow you to customize the feeling that light brings to your closet — whether you’d like it to feel more calming or more active.

5. Shoe Organization

Yes, feng shui for shoes is equally important! In fact, storing your shoes neatly and in pairs can create a feeling of stability and ensure your space feels grounded — two qualities that are wonderful to have when looking into or walking into your closet.

California Closets shoe rack options are varied and can be designed to fit your shoe collection. For example, adjustable shoe shelves can help accommodate different heights of shoes (such as boots and flats), and closed shoe shelves are another option if you prefer your shoes to be protected by a door. Custom lighting for shoe racks is also very popular to create ultimate accessibility when browsing your shoe collection.

Dark wood finish walk-in closet with open shelves, clothes hanging poles and center island created by California Closets Dark wood finish walk-in closet with open shelves, clothes hanging poles and center island created by California Closets

6. Clothing Organized by Color

The order of your clothing can also impact the feng shui of your closet. For a harmonious and balanced space, sort your clothing by color and then hang it from lightest to darkest. This can be done with your clothing as a whole, or you can separate your clothing by type and then organize each clothing type this way. Harmony achieved.

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