SOS childrens room – Feng Shui in the living spaces of our children
Does it ever feel like putting order and Feng Shui into children’s rooms is impossible? Let’s talk about how it works…
Every child has their favorite toys, clothes, armchairs and colors …
Start by working with your child to find out what they are loving most right now. Then the many other things in the room can be taken out for a while. That does not mean you have to throw everything away or sell it. Arrange the items that are currently not needed in a storage closet or basement, because when the children rediscover their old toys, then the joy is usually even greater than when they get a new toy. The less stuff you have sitting around the child’s room – the easier it’ll be to put order to what’s there.
The same applies to clothes. Too small, too big, broken… Sort everything out and remove the things that don’t get worn anymore. This will make room in their closets and drawers and the daily selection of clothes will be smoother when there are fewer options to discuss.
Sleep child sleep…
Choosing a place to sleep is one of the most important decisions you need to make when setting up a child’s room. If your child has a tendency to sneak into your bed every night, I recommend you take a closer look at their sleeping place. The exception to this rule are children who simply go to bed with mum and dad to cuddle.
Here are the most essential Feng Shui rules for the bed position:
- There should not be a mirror across from the bed.
- The child should not sleep with his feet in the direction of the door.
- There should be a solid wall behind the bed, no window please.
- Also, the bed should not be between the door and the window. This arrangement leads to qi passage, which can cause restless sleep. A remedy for this problem can be rock crystals, wind chimes or mobiles above the bed.
- The Qi should be able to flow freely under the bed, it should accumulate no dust and no waste. The distance of 20 to 30 cm between floor and mattress should be respected, also to protect the child against electromagnetic radiation.
- The bed should not be against the wall of the kitchen or bathroom when the water and drain pipes are in the wall. The cool yin energy of the water can cause restless sleep.
- The bed should not be under the roof beams that run across it. Too much Qi turbulence that cuts downwards can lead to sleep disturbances.
Schoolwork and the desk
By the time your child starts school, they need a desk. Most children still intuitively feel what is right for them. If they only ever want to do their homework in the kitchen or elsewhere, check the position of the desk, change it if necessary, and watch what happens.
It is important that the child sits with his back to the wall and their view into the room and the door. If the child has the door behind their back, they will be more restless, because they can’t see what’s going on in the rest of the room.
A writing place with the facing the wall should also be avoided if possible because the wall acts as a board in front of the head. This is demotivating and boring. If there is no other way, then hang a beautiful poster to create a vision for your child. Beautiful views inspire imagination and motivation.
The right color choice
There are no general guidelines for color selection. Here many factors are included in the color choice. Basically, bright pastel shades are very suitable for the design of the child’s room. For pastel shades, several colors may be used simultaneously. For example, nuances such as yellow, apricot, pink, soft green and bright blue, and creamy white may be recommended. However, if the room becomes too colorful, it can also be too restless. Even children’s wallpapers with many colorful motifs or characters from the fairytale world have a slightly negative effect. Dark shades such as, e.g. black, gray or brown are not suitable colors for a child’s room. They are depressing, sad and are not very conducive to the development of the child.
Please do not forget: Respect the wishes of your children and include them in the color and furnishing selection. The child should feel comfortable and secure in their own room.
But enough writing, get to the rooms and enjoy the changes.
Have fun with the implementation!