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Designing the perfect children’s bedroom can be a lot of fun. You can come up with a lot of different and fun creative ideas of how the room should be decorated as far as color, furniture or a theme. The possibilities are endless when you combine with another person’s imagination and in the midst of everything, you can arrange the perfect placement for a room. Here’s your guide to bedroom feng-shui with children.

Open spaces

Children tend to acquire a lot of different items overtime whether they are Birthday or Christmas gifts or other play things for the room. Maybe even a desk or dresser at some point. Make sure the room is organized in such a way that there is still sufficient space for someone to walk around because open spaces can help to clear the mind and not be so overwhelmed by everything else that is going on in life.

A bedroom should be a relaxing room for anyone. If there are a lot of toys and other items that take up space, put them in a child’s playroom or the living room instead.

Organize accordingly

Organize a child’s room with closets, dressers, and other furniture to ensure that there is plenty of space for someone to move around the room. Again, by ensuring that there is enough space for someone to walk around, this also ensures plenty of room to be creative and use the floor space to work on projects, artwork, play games, and more.

Toys & Stuffed Animals

If your child has a lot of stuffed animals that they wish to keep in their room, consider purchasing a toy hammock or something similar such as a hamper that can be placed in corner and out of the way. Even if you try to keep their room the least messy as possible, you should try to keep most (if not all) of their toys in just their room or in a playroom that has been set up for them.

By having toys scattered around the house, it soon becomes their own space instead of a shared space for the entire home.

Fresh air

Kid's bedroom with huge window.

Fresh air should be kept in mind along with open spaces. You can purchase an air purifier, but a more natural method is to include a plant in the child’s room and windows with protective screens that an adult can open to allow fresh air to enter the room. If you are designing the bedroom for a young child, consider a hanging plant over a potted plant so that they are unable to dig it up or pull off any of the leaves.

It would defeat the purpose of a relaxing atmosphere if a child is able to easily make a mess this way.

Calming scents

If a child is feeling restless some calming scents such as lavender and lemon, green apple, coconut, or peppermint in the form of a room spray can help them relax. Try to make homemade and scented play dough with essential oil to play with in the room in place of normal play dough.

Refreshing colors

A wood colored kid bedroom.

There are five different feng-shui elements that can be represented with different colors:

  • Fire-southern, southwest, and northwest part of room
  • Earth-northeast, southeast, and center of the room
  • Metal-west and northwest
  • Water-north, east, and southeast
  • Wood-east, southeast, south

As you can imagine, the colors of the different sides of the room should be matched accordingly with the color of the elements:

  • Fire (energy)-red, orange, pink, yellow, and even purple
  • Earth (stability)-light yellow, beige, light shades of brown and green
  • Metal (clarity)-Grey and white
  • Water (calm)-Blue and black
  • Wood (reflection)-brown and green

The room shouldn’t be covered in color, just a few key accents from painting the ceiling a different color than the walls to the selection of the wood on the furniture or the color of the carpet. Even using artwork such as paintings or drawings can add something extra to room if it includes different elements. Bright colors certainly grab attention but a lighter or pastel shade may be best for creating a relaxing atmosphere.

Arrangement of the room

Pay close attention to the location of the bed when designing a room according to feng-shui. The best position for a bed is to have the headboard against a wall and if space permits, the ability to walk around it on both sides. Avoid putting the bed in a corner, directly under a window or align it with a door.

When it comes to deciding who will sleep in what bedroom, some consultants suggest that you might want to try placing a boy in an east or north bedroom and a girl in a west or south bedroom, but allow them to make a decision as well or even change the arrangement of the room everyone in a while. The specific arrangement of a room helps to create structure, but allow your child to use their creativity to use the space as they wish as far as where to place furniture, storage, and their bed.

What does the child want?

You may have your own vision of what the room will look like, but keep in mind that you won’t be the one occupying that room. Listen to the child about what they want to design the perfect children’s bedroom such as a color or theme whether it’s sports, action heroes, princess, or nature as a couple of examples. If they are involved in sports or music, incorporate that into the room with different paintings, posters, or images in some way.

Work along with them to pick out a palette they enjoy. The best colors for a bedroom tend to be pastels and light colors, but if they like bright colors from neon yellow to electric orange, you can still use them to highlight areas of the room such as highlight corner edges or border a door with their favorite color or a fun design.

Hopefully these different tips will help you and a child decide how to design and arrange their bedroom to make the most out of it. As the child grows, they might want to try a new look for their room or arrange it in a different way, making the feng shui process much more interesting for everyone.