5 Easy Ways to Feng Shui Your Kid’s Bedroom
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Bedrooms are one of the most important areas of a home from a feng shui perspective. Your bedroom represents you, and any changes you make here can have a big impact. This is also true for a child’s bedroom. Additionally, a child’s bedroom is their own space in the home that they can retreat to, so it’s a good idea to make sure it’s set up in the best possible way. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to designing kids’ bedrooms with feng shui, we wanted to share a few general guidelines that can help you set up your child’s room in a way that will nurture and support them.
The Best Feng Shui Position for a Child’s Bed and Bedroom
If you’ve been reading our blog or listening to our podcast for a while, you know how important it is to have the bed in the commanding position. When your child’s bed is in command, they should be able to see the main entrance to the room while they are lying or sitting up in bed. This can help to relieve anxiety and improve sleep, and give them more of a sense of agency and control. If you can’t put the bed in command, you can also place a mirror that reflects the entrance to the room so that your child can see the reflection of the door from their bed.
You can also look at the commanding position on a broader scale, and consider where the bedrooms are in relation to the rest of the home. Typically, the family members whose bedrooms are the furthest back in the home are most in command of the home and the family, and have the most control over their environment. When a child’s room is in the back of the home and a parent’s room is in front of the midline, that can mean that the child is more in control of what’s happening in the home than the parent. Bedrooms that are very close to the front of the home represent having one foot in and one foot out of the space, so they’re best reserved for guest rooms or older children who are about to leave the nest.
If you notice that your child’s bedroom isn’t in the best feng shui location in your home, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to rearrange your whole living space. However, it is something to think about. You can also work with a consultant to learn about ways that you can adjust this.
When we talk about kids’ rooms, we also tend to get questions about bunk beds. If you do have two kids sharing a room with bunk beds, make sure that both children can sit up comfortably in bed, so that they don’t feel like the ceiling or bunk above is pressing down towards them. You may also want to uplighting, fairy lights, or light colors to uplift the qi in this area.
The Best Colors for a Child’s Bedroom
Since every child is different, there is no one color we would always recommend. If your child needs more support, we’d recommend working with a consultant to learn more in depth about what colors might be best for them based on their nine star ki and their elemental energy.
In general, we would advise staying away from very bright or primary colors in bedrooms. Kids already tend to have a lot of energy, and their bedrooms should be places where they can wind down and rest. It’s also important to involve your kids in decisions about the colors in their spaces. When deciding which colors to include, you may want to try picking a few shades that you would be happy with, and then letting your child choose between your pre-selected options.
Keep in mind that not all colors need to go on the walls. Instead of repainting your child’s room, you can always incorporate color through bedding, pillows, accessories, or artwork. You can even have your kids create their own art to display in their rooms, which can be a great way to incorporate some of their favorite colors that might be too bright for a whole wall.
Create a Dedicated Study Area
If your child is older, it’s important that they have a dedicated study area to focus on their schoolwork. Like the bed, their desk should be in command, meaning that they can see the entrance to the room while they are sitting at their desk. If it’s not possible to put the desk in the commanding position, you can add a mirror that allows them to see a reflection of the door while they’re sitting at their desk. Being in command allows your child to see anything that might be coming towards them, and it can help them feel more relaxed and in control.
Choose Supportive Lighting
You’ll also want to make sure that the lighting in your child’s room is conducive to rest and sleep. This may mean installing blackout blinds, or finding another way to make the room very dark at night. Overhead lighting can be quite harsh, so you may also want to add a desk or floor lamp to create a more nurturing, comforting ambiance. It’s a good idea to stick to warmer lights in the bedroom rather than cooler ones, since blue light is more energizing and can interfere with your child’s ability to wind down at night.
Involve Your Children in the Process
Last but not least, don’t let feng shui rules make your kids feel powerless. This is their room, after all, so it’s important to let them make some of the decisions. We can’t take over another person’s feng shui and change their energy. You can invite them to participate in your feng shui explorations, but if they aren’t interested, respect that.
It’s also okay if your child makes some changes to their room that you know are “bad” feng shui. It’s possible that they’ve actually created a situation that is serving them in some way. We’d also recommend working with a qualified practitioner who can offer different feng shui solutions that are more likely to resonate with a child or a teenager.
Remember that not everything in your child’s room needs to be “fixed” — instead, think of this process as a way to create small, supportive shifts. Even one change can help your child feel more confident and give them more room to grow.