With Valentine’s Day mere days away, thoughts of romance are in the air. As home designers, we frequently have requests for the master bedroom to be able to accommodate a king-sized bed. When vacationing in a steamy climate, few things are more welcome but what about here at home?

I recently came across an article by Ann Bingley Gallops which she wrote after hearing from several clients concerned about the state of their love lives: the feeling of a sense of disconnect from their romantic partner and the hope that Feng Shui could help.

Room for three?

Ann shares:

What do you think these couples have in common?

They all sleep in king-sized beds.

King beds present Feng Shui difficulties firstly because they are usually supported by two box springs, literally dividing the couple in bed.

But even if it’s supported by a single box spring or platform, the sheer vastness of a king-sized bed creates less-than-ideal Feng Shui, leading to the question:

Are ALL king beds “bad Feng Shui”?

Unfortunately, the answer is Yes.

The advantage of having so much space to stretch out in can eventually turn into the danger of losing touch with each other.

I’ve seen it happen time and again.

If you share a king-sized bed with a partner, it’s important that you bring your intention into bed with you so your relationship doesn’t suffer.

Another option? Some couples I’ve worked with have elected to replace their king bed with a queen, guaranteeing that they’ll be in closer contact with one another.

If you are interested in learning more about the discipline of Feng Shui, Ann Bingley Gallops is a regular writer on her blog site Open Spaces Feng Shui.