You’ve found the perfect home—it’s in your dream neighborhood, it’s within your price range and it comes with a dishwasher that actually works—but the bedroom is a little small. It doesn’t seem like a big issue, but come move-in day, you’re faced with the inevitable conundrum: Where the heck do I put my bed?! You’ve heard it’s bad Feng Shui to put a bed in front of a window, but is it “asked for the Kaia Gerber and got a mom bob” bad? Or “rogue meteor strikes your parked car and totals it” bad?
To get some answers, we turned to a range of books on Feng Shui, as well as San Diego–based designer Darcy Kempton, of Simply Stunning Spaces. She’s worked on homes of all sizes and styles (including some for HGTV’s Flip or Flop), so she’s well versed in coming up with smart fixes for design challenges. As it turns out, it's totally doable—as long as you know the right way to go about it.