Planning and setting up a Feng Shui children’s room is a great challenge, since areas have to be created in a confined space for different requirements: playing, learning, sleeping. Our 6 top tips will help you to design a children’s room according to Feng Shui.
Quiet zone in a Feng Shui children’s room
Planning and furnishing a children’s room is a challenge even for experienced Feng Shui consultants. On the one hand, quiet zones for sleeping and learning must be created, on the other hand, children’s rooms should also have an activity zone, where the little ones can play and let off steam. In order to harmoniously reconcile the completely different room requirements, complex feng shui methods are required. But don’t be afraid! Even if you are not a proven Feng Shui expert, you can do a lot right when planning your children’s room. You just need to follow a few basic principles:
1. The three zones: play, learn, sleep
It is optimal if the children’s room offers enough space so that an active zone to play, a semi-active zone for learning and a rest zone for sleeping can be set up.
For the division into zones, no complicated furniture-moving action is required. In most cases, a different color design of the walls in the corresponding areas is sufficient. In Feng Shui, sleep is associated with Yin-Chi (darkness, calm, silence). Playing is an activity that is mainly associated with yang chi (brightness, activity, volume).
Not like that! Feng Shui in the children’s room does not mean furniture backing (Photo: Paul Meidinger)
The zone for learning should not have too much yin (rest) or too much yang (activity). A good mix of the two is ideal: a calm and concentrated atmosphere on the one hand with creativity-stimulating "activity sprinkling" on the other hand, which can be achieved, for example, with plenty of daylight and friendly, lighter colors. Here you can find more information about the color design of rooms according to Feng Shui.
2. The position and orientation of the bed
The bed should be aligned so that the headboard is against a solid wall and points in a direction that is favorable for the respective child. The foot end should not point directly to a door. This is symbolic of illness and death ("carry someone out of the room with your feet first"). To find out which is the optimal lying position for your child, the Kua number method is particularly suitable.
3. The desk position
Many parents like to place the desk directly in front of a window so that enough light falls on the work surface from the front. According to Feng Shui, this approach is not necessarily optimal. It is better if the child sits with his back against a wall and has the entire room in view from this position.
The reason for this is our natural need for protection. With our backs to the wall we are rather immune to surprises. We feel safer. Depending on the western or eastern group affiliation, the child should also look in one of the most favorable directions (see Kua number calculation).
4. Corners and edges
Pointed corners and edges do not generally need to be avoided, but it is advisable if these "points" do not point directly at the bed or desk. Pointed edges are subconsciously perceived as threatening, which wastes energy unnecessarily. It is therefore optimal if furniture and furnishings are positioned in such a way that they do not disturb the sleeping or learning position.
5th keep order
Every child’s room should have enough storage space. Large boxes are ideal for storing toys quickly and easily. It is best to dispose of broken toys immediately, just as toys that are no longer used should be sorted out regularly. The same applies to old clothes. Cupboards and drawers should also always be closed, as this creates a clear and structured atmosphere. If that Our clearing tips will help you further.
Not like that! A certain basic order is the be-all and end-all in the children’s room (Photo: Matt Grommes)
6. The child’s intuition
This note is actually the most important one: When it comes to furnishing, children usually know intuitively what is good for them. You should definitely let your child have a say in the design of the children’s room. The principles mentioned above should not be viewed dogmatically and enforced against the will of the child.
Planning Feng Shui children’s room & set up: 6 top tips – You can find out what you can optimize in addition to the points mentioned in the children’s room in our "Feng Shui children’s room online test".
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