Feng Shui For Kid’s Rooms

Lately I have been interested in the art of Feng Shui. This is the fine art of furniture placement and according to Asian lore it can help affect the health of your children.

Your children can benefit from Feng Shui as well. There are no special Feng Shui workshops for this type of thing, so here are some Feng Shui secrets for keeping them happy, healthy and in a state of general, overall positivity.

More than any other rooms in the home the children's bedrooms and playrooms need to be clean, safe, secure, well-lit and well-organized. This brings in the good chi. Don't let any dirt lurk in corners or under the bed as it is not good for the child's health or psychological state. Also when organizing stay away from sharp pointy metal mesh storage units as they bring harsh and forbidding energy into the room.

In the children's playroom or bedroom try to only have furniture that is rounded at the corners. Round tables are best. Fortunately a lot of children's furniture is already sold this way so finding it is not the issue. The reason this is good Feng Shui is because hard corners and edges symbolize Shar Chi which is 'sharp, cutting energy.' For the same reason you should remeove all sharp, cutting objects like scissor or carts with pointy edges to keep your children feeling secure.

If you want your children to do well in school consider hanging wind chimes near their desk. Metal wind chimes help clear bad energy Make sure too that the desk is made of wood or plastic and not glass as this symbolizes harmful shar chi for children as well. The main thing about feng shui living is that it should never encourage the harsh bad energy known as 'poison arrows.'

The worst color to paint a child's room is white because it is a color that symbolizes death in Asian countries. It is also not that practical as it gets dirty easy. The best colors for a child's room are reds, greens, blues and yellow. Orange is also recommended as it is a very happy color.

To make sure that your child always feels safe and guided by your presence even if you are not there then be sure to place a picture of yourself near the door, by the child's bed or on the East wall. Placing pictures of other family members such as Grandpa and Grandma on the East Wall is also a good idea.

If your child is a baby consider getting them a rotating glass lamp or one of those Fisher Price Aquariums that rotates different colored light on the wall. This is recommended because the Feng Shui superstition is that whirling or rotating lights can keep bad spirits away and also dispel negative chi in a room. Yet another purpose of this is to keep the child entertained and mesmerized so that he or she can fall asleep. You don't need a number of feng shui consultations to tell you why this works so well. In fact the Fisher Price Aquarium is such an excellent creator of positive Chi many adults have wished they could have one for their own room!

Good Feng Shui For Children

Lately I have really been into Feng Shui. I decided to study up on how this ancient art of object arrangement can affect your children. 

Creativity and children live together in the same part of your home (according to feng shui) because they share the same energies. This is an area that you will enhance to ensure yourself of many descendants as well as make sure that you will always take time out to “smell the flowers” and enjoy life’s recreational pursuits. To enhance this area you should make sure that you have lots of  metal picture frames that are used to feature photographs of your children. If your Creativity and Children sector is in your kitchen then make a point of displaying metal molds and utensils on your wall.  A display of metal cookie cutters shaped like animals is a nice touch. 

The color white equals the element of metal in feng shui. To enhance this area paint it white.  If this area is in your bathroom, augment it with white fixtures and white towels.  White dishes in the kitchen can help accomplish the same purpose. Look for furniture and everyday accessories that are round in shape such as throw rugs, coffee tables and stools.

Moving objects such as a round metal clock or a rotating fountain can also augment the energy in this sector.  If you do install an aquarium or fountain make sure it is shiny and new looking and that the water is always kept clean. Hoy is closely related to creativity and also the spirit of playing children.

The western sector or western wall of your home is the best place to put any kind of entertainment unit, the television, displays of art as well as store games, stuffed animals dolls and any kind of juvenilia. It is also the best area to store or feature items that are related to hobbies or crafts such as painting easels and sewing machines. S

ymbols of Fire and Real Fire are not favorable to children in Feng Shui. As the Eastern sectors of your house are isruled by the metal element this is not the place to put candles, a fireplace or a stove. This is because according to the Cycle of Destruction, fire destroys metal (and thus your creativity and fertility.) If you do find that your hearth or stove is placed against the Western Wall of your home then you can remedy the situation by placing a mirror above the mantelpiece or near the stove. Mirrors symbolize water in feng shui so the metaphor would be “putting out fire with the water.”  

Lately too I have been toying with many of the new room sprays that are on the market. Orange scents are supposed to enhance creativity and joy, especially when combined with vanilla.  Spraying your child's room with lavender can also help enhance peace. Lavender is also an age old remedy for getting your child to go to sleep.