First, let’s start with the definition of Feng Shui and why it even matters.
According to our old friend Webster,
is “a Chinese geomantic practice in which a structure or site is chosen or configured so as to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it.”
But what does that really mean?
In layman’s terms, the art of feng shui is the arranging of your belongings and furniture to bring you the most calm, clear, and inviting space. Which is what we are all looking for right? We all want our homes to be inviting, free and clear of excess clutter, and calming so we can actually take some time to relax.
This idea can be applied to all areas of your home, including your kids’ bedrooms and even their play spaces.
Here are 5 ways you can improve the feng shui in your kids’ rooms.
REMOVE THE CLUTTER.
When you look around and see clutter everywhere, this can cause too much visual stimulation. It can also bring a sense of overwhelm and anxiety to everyone who must work around the clutter. A great habit to work on with your children is to put away toys and projects that they have been playing with and working on. Donate toys they are no longer playing with and make sure all their things have a home to go back to. A clutter-free bedroom can promote a calm and healthy sleep which is crucial for growth, rest, and recovery.
PURIFY THE AIR.
Air and oxygen are important to our overall health and well-being. An easy way to clean and purify the air is to open windows to create some airflow. Replacing the old air trapped inside your house with fresh air. To take it a step further, you can even add an air purifier to trap pollutants and allergens.
REMOVE EXCESS ELECTRICAL DEVICES IN THEIR BEDROOM.
Keep your child’s bedroom as electric and magnetic field (EMF) free as possible. Televisions, computers, and phones are some examples of items you can remove. According to some scientists, exposure to EMFs can disrupt natural sleep cycles and even cause insomnia. Creating a space with no digital distractions will not be easy but the more that we can limit exposure when we aren’t using those electronics, the better.
POSITION THE BED IN THE “COMMAND” POSITION.
This tip is not only for kids’ rooms but also applicable to anyone’s bedroom. This position provides the best view of the door and the room, putting your child in ‘command’ of their surroundings. Ideal placement of the bed is away from the line of the door, positioned diagonally, and furthest away from the door. This helps them feel more secure since they can always be aware of who is coming into the room.
OPT FOR KID-SIZED FURNITURE.
This is a great way to bring the good energy a little bit lower to the ground, where they are. If you place furniture that is too tall for kids, it can feel overwhelming. Finding furniture that is rounded and their size provides both a safety measure and a symbol of softness.
Our buddy chair is a great way to bring this comforting element to your kids’ room. Not only is it made with quality craftsmanship, but it also has rounded corners! It is the perfect size for your little and something they can call all their own.
This month’s featured chair is our Pacific Glacier Buddy Chair.
Color: Gray with white highlights
Material: wood frame, foam, polyester blend
Overall dimensions: 26”x 20”x 22.5” (L x W x H)
Weight capacity: 150lbs
Suitable for children: 2+ years old
Hopefully these 5 tips will help you when you are looking to incorporate some feng shui into your kids’ room or any other room in your home.
May this bring peace and calm to your home!