Everybody needs a sense of support and connection coming from the rooms they call their own. In case kids this is particularly important. A child’s room should be laid out so that it generates a sense of support both within the context of the family and as an individual. Here are several simple tips you may want to keep in mind.
- Kids room should be in the South Eastern sector of your home or in the North Eastern sector.
- It is considered favorable if a child’s bedroom is rectangular in shape, with natural light and good ventilation, and in close proximity to the parent’s bedroom.
- If the room is naturally dark, then a wind-chime should be hung outside the window, or if this is not possible, just within the window.
- Feng Shui tradition states that a view of a garden, shrubbery and healthy plants is vital.A touch of greenery on the windowsill will create the necessary chi in kids room.
- Keep removing the outgrown clothes and toys from your children’s room on a regular basis. Encourage your child to select something from the outgrown lot and donate it to charity. This will serve to make your child responsible.
- Keep your child’s artwork or drawing table in the right center corner of the room, when standing at the room’s door.This will activate your child’s creativity and artistic skills.
- Light green should be a prominent color in a child’s bedroom because this relates to the Element Wood and suggests the sprouting growth of young plants.
- Soft, organic furnishing should be included – woolen carpets, wood paneling or wallpaper are all associated with the Element Wood and growth.
- As you walk in the bedroom door, the corner to your left is the knowledge area. Place books, laptops and other knowledge related materials in the near left corner of the room, when standing at the door. This will help enhance the child’s knowledge and improve his/her performance in studies.
- If the child is a boy then he will be yang in nature, therefore the addition of yin blues and cool colors will add balance to his character. The opposite is true of girls who are basically yin, some warm yang tones will encourage self-confidence.
- The rules for the placement of the child’s bed are as for the main bedroom. It should not face the door or window, but should have a wall at its head and along one side.
- Don’t place the bed on a wall that has a bathroom on the other side. This can cause health problems.
- Choose a bed that has a solid headboard to help your child feel secure and it’s best to have the bed positioned so that the child can see the door when lying down.
Bunk beds are not advised because the top bunk exerts energetic pressure on the child in the bottom bunk, while the child on top may feel ungrounded.
- A child should not see stairs from their bed because stairs drain energy.
- Add a healthy plant or fish tank to generate positive energy in the room. Watering the plant and feeding the fish teaches your child about nature and responsibility.
- Pets should not be allowed to sleep in the child’s room. In case the option is not viable, keep the pets bed neat, clean and make sure it does not add to clutter.
- Look at what your child sees every day when they fall asleep and wake up. A happy family photo visible from the child’s bed helps.
A Few More Do’s and Don’ts
- To improve your child’s sleep and study habits, remove the TV from the bedroom and make sure computers and other electronic items are turned off at night.
- Don’t store anything under the bed. Feng shui practitioners believe this can cause restless sleep.
- Try not to store anything near the ceiling. Children can feel overwhelmed by what looms overhead.
- To keep chi moving in the room, hang a mobile or wind chimes anywhere but over your child’s bed.