Friday, June 10, 2011

Feng Shui Decorating Tips for Children’s Bedroom

Decorating tips for childrens bedroom , using simple feng shui tips you can decorate your childs  bedroom considering the element theory and feng shui guidelines to help attract good health, peace,  harmony, education luck, and good luck into your childrens lives.
Feng shui is a science of placement of furniture. When all the five elements, that is fire, earth, water, metal and wind are balanced then there is peace, progress and harmony in the environment. Many parents feel that they have to give the best environment to their children. And what better way to achieve this than by balancing the children’s furniture in their bedroom according to feng shui.
The first rule of thumb with small children or new born children is to consider their age and their requirements before choosing any furniture. Let us consider the colour of walls in the room. Very young babies can have colourful rooms, except for yellow which is though to bring about excitement and makes babies irritable and prone to crying. Red and orange which are bright colours also need not be in very high proportions as we want our babies to be relax and have precious sleep during sleeping hours, which these colours do not promote as they are known to increase activity and excitement. 
Boys rooms can be in blue or green whereas girls room can be in pink, peach or other pastel shades. Decorate the children’s bedroom with colourful pictures, toys and other sound decorations or wind chimes. Take care to avoid sharp objects, very heavy toys and furniture having sharp corners.
For bigger children keep their play area clean and organised, I know this is next to impossible for the little ones but it is better to clear away the clutter in few days so that they do not accidently trip or fall over the toys displayed for playing. One can use cool and light colours for the walls and add highlights of bright and fresh colours as accessories. 
Keep in mind the nature of your child, if they like to play more physical games then keep the space clear for running and jumping, whereas if your little kid is a studious type keep more of story books and other interesting toys for them in their bedroom. You can display paintings of happy animals, birds and flowers to make the room attractive. One can also display children’s own drawings and paintings in their bedroom to give them feelings of importance and belonging to their bedroom.
Another rule in feng shui is to avoid any furniture, object or toy that has sharp edges. These emit negative arrows and are always harmful for your child. Over head beams must be taken care of in children’s bedroom as they may get hurt while playing. 
Try to keep some floor space clear for them to play freely as when their bedroom is congested there will be no place for positive chi to enter the room and your child may end up with boredom and always look dull with lack of energy. Once in a while clear their room and give a thorough cleaning to all the floor and furniture to keep pests and germs away. Carpets and rugs need to be vacuum cleaned regularly to avoid dust mites.
Balancing the five elements is the thumb rule of feng shui. Even in children’s bedroom, try to use furniture and objects of decor keeping this in mind. Arrange the study table near the left side of the window and take care to see that the children’s bedroom gets fresh air and sunlight for some hours of the day. One can keep plants near the window, keeping in mind to protect your toddler from making a meal of the soil!. Their wardrobe can be arranged in a place where they can have access independently. This will encourage them to learn the quality of selection, and choosing clothes daily will help them to learn the habit of independence. Avoid fire in the room even if you wish to activate the area for fame and recognition in your child’s bedroom. One can hang pictures of red colour things or paintings or red flowers to activate this area with positive energy.
Many times we select colours and furniture that goes with the home decor and our likes. Here we are at a loss since the age of child is different and our likes and choices would not necessarily be that of your young one. Hence many parents complain of children being bored, tired, dull and irritable. they cannot focus on studies and have no true friends. 
Keep the rules of feng shui in mind and these simple tips will show you a vast difference in your little one. Colour according to their nature, furniture which is comfortable for them, toys which they like and clothes which they are comfortable in will make your children feel an important part of the family and give them the feeling of ownership of their room. Hang small metal wind chimes in the North West corner to promote friendship luck. Place a globe of earth in the north east section of their room to promote education luck. In very simple terms make the children’s bedroom comfortable for them. Give them a positive enriching environment which caters to all their senses and then see how your little flower blooms into a healthy and well adjusted individual.

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