If it is true what they say about Feng Shui, that it can positively affect your mood, sleep and overall energy levels, then it is clear that there is no place in your home that deserves a Feng Shui makeover than your children’s room. This, however, may not be so simple, seeing as how your use of various elements will be restricted (fire and water are a definite no-no in a children’s room) and you will often have to compromise between functionality and energy flow. Still, even with this in mind, here are six simple Feng Shui tips for your children’s room.
1. The location of the bed
Even though elements of various rooms may vary, every single kid’s room has a bed. Now, it is a common practice to place the bed opposite the door, however, this is not always in agreement with various Feng Shui principles. Instead, you should rotate the bed just a bit and place it diagonally opposite to the door. This is a perfect compromise between a spot that guarantees a great flow of energy necessary for a restful sleep and the assurance that your kid will get from being in command of their room.
2. Wood over metal
Another thing to look out for are the materials that you are about to use in the room. While plastic and metal are more frugal than the wood, you should insist on the latter element as often as you can (or at least as often as your budget allows it). Although this may sound odd, the inclusion of the natural material inside of their room, combined with bright colors that open up space, you will diminish the chance of your child developing issues with claustrophobia.
3. De-clutter the room
One of the less known Feng Shui principles is the fact that overcrowding a room with items is a bad practice. In this regard, minimalism fits perfectly in the perspective of Feng Shui, seeing as how it boosts the flow of chi through the room. Also keep in mind that kids tend to be curious, active and almost unstoppable, which is why you need to free as much room as you can for them to use as an improvised playground. All those excess items need to go elsewhere or to leave your home forever. All those that are caught in between should go to the self storage unit until you can figure out what to do with them.
4. Choosing appropriate artwork
When it comes to accessorizing, most people suggest wealth colors and luxurious items like crystals and miniature fountains. Needless to say, none of these items are particularly well suited for kids’ room. Instead, you might want to find an appropriate artwork to make up for this shortcoming. Most Feng Shui images depict scenes of lush nature and water, which might fit just perfectly. It might also be a great idea to further personalize the space by asking your child for an opinion in regard to the choice of artwork. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they should pick on their own. Simply offer them a couple of choices and use whatever they choose.
5. Mirror as the safest option
One of the reasons why mirrors are so popular in the Feng Shui culture is because they both illuminate the room and boost the self-confidence of inhabitants. Luckily, there are so many great ideas for nursery room mirrors out there for you to choose from. Keep in mind, however, that they should be out of the reach of your kid, at least for the time being.
6. Careful with plants
While adding plants to your kids’ room might seem as a compelling and, of course, Feng Shui idea, there are several things you need to know about them beforehand. You see, not all plants are safe to have around children. Even some of the most popular pot plants like philodendron and lily fall under this category.
At the end of the day, while making a Feng Shui environment is important, you always need to keep your both eyes open when decorating your kids’ room. This means doing your fair share of research and double-guessing every decision that you make. Needless to say, this is what life of a parent is all about – making all the right choices while bearing the potential consequences in mind.