I live in a studio that is less than 300 square feet.

by Alexa
(Tacoma, WA)

How do I handle feng shui in such a small place. Positioning my bed is either in line with the mirror, the main door, or the bathroom door. There is no way I can move my electronics 5 feet away from my bed. I would really love to get a daybed, but I suppose for a single woman who is looking for a romantic relationship, this is a no-no?


Hi Alexa,

An efficiency apartment comes with its fair share of challenges, but it isn't hopeless. Here is what I recommend:

  • Make sure that your bed is in the power position. You can "protect yourself" by hanging a crystal from the ceiling by the front door to barricade yourself. Also, make sure to keep the bathroom door closed at all times. As for the mirror, can you position it so that you can't see your reflection while lying in bed? If not, you might want to drape some fabric over the mirror at night-not very glamorous but it will do the job.

  • If you can, make sure that your main seating areas (like a small kitchen table or desk) are facing the front door so that you will feel strong and secure at all times.

  • Because your space is small, it is especially important to keep things in their place. You may even want to opt for more compact and efficient furniture. Get some studio apartment tips here.

  • As you know, electronic equipment emits electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation—a harmful pollutant—which is why you don't want to sleep near them. There are many ways to counteract EMF pollution-some much more woo-woo than others. You might want to look into a crystal salt lamp
    , essential oils (I use lavender), or the popular Essential Guardian Whiffer to neutralize EMFs.

  • Finally, you are correct about the daybed. Why not get a futon instead? Then you'll have both seating (for day) and a double bed (for sleeping).

I hope this helps!

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