Feng Shui in Your Children’s Bedroom
Before getting a prescription for Ritalin, try some of the following Feng Shui techniques in their bedroom to have a happy and healthy child.
Pay close attention to the colors you choose in your child’s bedroom.
According to Feng Shui, colors in a child’s room should be freeing yet provide feelings of safety.
Use earthy, natural colors such as warm yellows, terracotta, light salmon or soft greens.
It’s very popular today to use wall decorations, but please make sure you avoid bold and strong colors such as fire engine red, strong yellow or royal blue.
Any combination of these colors can make kids restless and make it difficult to get a good night of sleep.
Furthermore, be careful about placing too many car, train, or plane decorations in the room.
Naturally, your boys can’t stop and sit down when surrounded by moving things day and night.
Avoid wall or other decorations with secret arrows, especially in the baby’s room.
If you have a castle or other wall decorations already in place, try to cut and round off any sharp edges.
Do not choose images of aggressive or sneaky animals, no matter how cute they look – Tiger and Pooh are good examples.
Try to select something peaceful, with nice round shapes and pleasant colors.
Whatever happened to sleeping lambs or gentle bunnies? Your child will reflect what the images around him project.
Don’t place the bed or the crib under the window or directly in line with the door.
Just like with your bed, you don’t want it to be in line with the door.
Your first choice would be to have the baby’s or kid’s head up against a solid wall (no windows or doors on that same wall where the headboard is).
Second best would be a wall with a window in it (not right under the window).
Your third choice would be on the same wall as the door.
Mirrors & Shelves
Just like the adult’s room, keep the mirrors away from the room, as this will keep the child awake or restless.
If you can’t remove it, then make sure your child can’t see him or herself in the mirror while going in or out of the bed or while laying in the bed.
Don’t put up too many wall shelves in the bedroom, as they create poison arrows that can point to the child’s bed.
Simplicity is Key
The Golden Rule here is to keep things simple.
You don’t want it too busy in your child’s room because you don’t want them staying up too late, having nightmares, or so charged up that they can’t sit still for 5 minutes.
Have fun making that baby or kid’s room just right!
For more information, read about the Creativity & Children section of the Bagua.
Fertility Feng Shui is a very complex and important topic.
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