Children are the blessing of a home and here we share some very simple guidelines, based on Feng Shui, so they feel more happy and secure in our home. Childhood is a state of mind. Although the ideas of Feng Shui for children are designed mainly for the boys’ room, are also for anyone who dares to leave some preconceptions and enjoy the simple things. The basic point to be taken into account is that kids need to move into a space that encourages and makes them feel safe.
Kids love to jump on the bed
All parents (and anyone who remembers his childhood) know that kids love to jump on the bed and especially be dropped on it. As the bed provides more space and more secure, often ends up being chosen for the stunts. When choosing a bed or design a room for the kids is necessary to take into account this fact as well known: beds robust and not too narrow, rounded children and adults will feel more comfortable and happy.
The kids love having a place to scribble and drawings hang
According to feng shui, the heart of a house is situated where the family gathers each day to share a few moments. May be located in the kitchen, the dining room or in a living room or play-room. All family members should be represented in this space and children generally do it through pictures or things they have done.
You must therefore reserved for them a place where they can express themselves without interference. A cork bulletin board or a section of the refrigerator (if the venue is the kitchen) serve this purpose perfectly. The presence of these elements contributes to the identification of children with the space and a strengthening of family ties.
Contact with nature
The modern city dweller spends on average less than one hour a day outdoors. Our urban environment gradually separates us from contact with nature, we need to keep our balance. Children need more because of this contact also love it. No matter how small the space under the house, the presence of plants, animals or a small bowl, are generating valuable experience for children. Involve them in the care of pets or plants contributes to the development of an ecological sound.
Child Safety decoration
Employs healthy and natural materials in the nursery. Avoid crowded, synthetic paints and varnishes; Prefer solid wood with natural finish (wax or linseed oil), natural fibers and water-based paints. Ventilate the room daily children to avoid the accumulation of harmful gases.
The position of the windows
An old rule of feng shui says that large windows in the house make unruly children. Children are easily distracted. Monitors the position of the place where they study: they should not be sitting in front of a large window or from behind a door. Curtains and mirrors help to correct these negative conditions.
Study Place for children
Ideally, the study site is separated from the place of play and rest. If this is not possible, we must ensure a virtual separation can be achieved, for example, using a different color to the corner of work: a blue sky can be perfect to give calm and concentration. There is evidence that children increase their performance in an environment with a variety of colors. Avoid neutral colors (white, black, gray) and brown. You must have enough space to store everything that has to do with studies after completing the task.
Ideally, the nursery look to the east, the direction of the Wood element and growth and which receives abundant natural light. If not, we can use a bright yellow object (why not a nice sun) to compensate for this situation.
It is desirable that the nursery has at least two artificial light sources: a general light more or less intense (avoid dichroic and fluorescent tubes) and soft lighting for evening hours. Veladores or wall sconces with pink lamps are excellent for creating a soothing environment to prepare children for sleep.
TV and children
In ancient China there was, of course, no TV and therefore there are no rules of feng shui to place the TV: we create them. The TV, to generate light and movement is a very Yang and inevitably creates an atmosphere around it Yin. Parents know this: the TV keeps the kids quiet (at least for a while) and provides a moment of calm. But the TV (also the computer and other electronic games like Game Boy and so on.) Tends to become a tyrant and to master the space where you are.
It is hard to resist the temptation to turn a TV off when the light: therefore it is important to find a way to hide the TV screen when not in use. We tend to forget what lies out of sight.