Would you like to help your child get a better night’s sleep?
Would you like to help them get better grades, have better health, and even enjoy their room more?
Using feng shui for your kid’s bedroom can help in all of those areas!
Let’s discuss the best feng shui tips for your child’s room!
Feng Shui And Your Child’s Bedroom
In feng shui, your bedroom is one of the most important areas of your home.
Because your bedroom is your intimate, personal space and where you go to rest every day, it’s directly related to your health and well-being.
Your bedroom is supposed to be a safe place where you can relax and recharge from the stress of daily life.
And in feng shui, it’s even recommended that your bedroom ONLY be used for resting, relaxing, and privacy with your romantic partner.
You aren’t even supposed to have a tv or work area in your bedroom!
But when it comes to feng shui for your child’s bedroom, creating a room that’s ONLY used for resting and relaxing isn’t usually practical.
Most children’s rooms have to be used to contain everything they own!
How are you supposed to create a relaxing bedroom that’s filled with homework, electronics, toys, puzzles, and games?
In this case, it can be more helpful to think of your child’s room as you would a studio apartment.
Their bedroom is their space.
In fact, it’s often the only space in the home that is solely theirs.
Their bedroom should be filled with things they love and cherish and be set up in a way that creates harmony – regardless of whether it’s “perfect feng shui.”
With that in mind, here’s how to feng shui your kid’s bedroom in a way that sets them up for success!
Feng Shui Tips for a Kid’s Bedroom
Declutter, Clean, and Organize
Decluttering and organizing are always the first steps to good feng shui, and that includes the feng shui of your child’s room.
Decluttering, cleaning, and organizing refresh the energy of a room and help create more flow.
Go through your child’s bedroom every few months and reorganize, sort, and declutter.
- Broken items or items in disrepair. Broken items lead to “broken” energy, and can create chaos and frustration in all areas of your child’s life.
- Items that are no longer used, useful, or loved.
- Trash, old food, smelly items, or other things that should be thrown out or cleaned.
- Items or clothing they’ve outgrown.
- Items for interests or hobbies they are no longer interested in.
- Items or decor that are a “mismatch” for where they are in that phase of life (if they no longer love them.) Try to keep things in their room that are age appropriate, as this will reflect how they feel about themselves in their life.
Your Child’s Bed
For optimal feng shui, your child’s bed should have a solid headboard.
Wood furniture is also best because it represents solid, stable, and grounded energy.
Bedding should be soft and comfortable, with cozy layers that can be added and removed with the seasons.
The bed position should be:
- In the command position. This means they can see the door when laying in bed, and the head of the bed is not on the same wall as the door.
- Across from the door, but not directly in front of the door.
- On a solid wall, if possible.
If the bed has to be directly in front of the door, you can place a piece of furniture at the foot of the bed, or make sure there’s a footboard on the bed to soften the energy.
If the bed has to be under a window, make sure it has a good headboard and/or curtains that can be drawn behind the bed while sleeping.
Consider Closed Storage
Because a lot of items in your child’s room will carry active energy, like toys or electronics, it can be helpful to have a lot of closed storage in the room.
Being able to put things away at night can help contain the energy so it doesn’t disrupt your child’s sleep.
Of course, closed storage can also mean “out of sight, out of mind” so don’t forget to go through the storage cabinets when cleaning and decluttering.
Choose Restful Colors
Colors should be restful, and not too bright or vibrant.
Vibrant colors like neon colors or even saturated primary colors carry a lot of energy.
Instead, think of neutrals (grays, beiges, earth tones) and pastels (light pink, lavender, sky blue, etc.)
This will create a more calm environment and balance the active energy of the rest of your child’s belongings.
Decor and Artwork
Ideally, for good feng shui in a kid’s room, the decor should be more restful and age-appropriate.
Of course, your child’s room should also reflect their personality and be something they love!
So if your child is really into superheroes (which have lots of bright colors, active energy, and are often pointing, jumping, or shooting at things 🙂) that is perfectly okay to have in their room, even if it might feel too energizing.
Try to keep electronics contained in a cabinet or piece of furniture that’s closed up at night so that they don’t disrupt sleep.
Lighting should be layered and/or dimmable, with overhead lights and lamps that can be turned on or off depending on the activity.
What Is Pointing At The Bed?
Sharp corners or objects that “point” directly at the bed are called poison arrows in feng shui.
Poison arrows can cause sleep disturbances, frustrated energy, and even arguments and a sense of unease in the room.
Look for what’s directly pointing at the bed (including images in posters or wall decals) and move it or cover it so it’s not directly pointing at the bed.
The study area should be organized and well-lit.
Ideally, you should be able to put study items and books away at night, but keeping the area organized can help reduce the active energy.
If your child is stressed about school, it can also be helpful to create a study area in a different place in the home so they can have a peaceful area to rest and retreat to at the end of the day. See this post for more info: Feng Shui for a Study Room – Layout, Colors, Lighting, & More!
Family Photos, Awards, Achievements
Displaying family photos, awards your child has won, or achievements they’ve received can boost self-esteem and well-being.
Make sure to update them often so they stay current!
Feng Shui for Kids Sharing A Room
If your children share a room, try to give them each a separate area that belongs only to them.
Even if that area is just their bed, it can help your child feel more safe and more secure if they have something that’s only theirs.
Feng Shui for Bunk Beds or Loft Beds
Bunk beds aren’t necessarily “good feng shui,” because the top bed is high off ground and can lead to your child feeling ungrounded and unsafe at night.
Plus the bottom bunk can feel cramped or make your child feel like “something is hanging over their head” or weighing them down.
You can fix this by making sure the beds are against a solid wall.
You can also place small lights or even Christmas lights under the top bunk to create more separation and uplifted energy for the bottom bunk.
Feng Shui Tips for an Older Child’s or Teenager’s Room
In feng shui, everything in your home counts, and that includes your teenager’s room!
When you first learn about feng shui, it can actually cause panic because you can’t really control other people.
In fact, you can’t use feng shui for another person either!
If your teenager or older child asks for help decorating or using feng shui in their room, that’s one thing.
But if you find out that your teenager’s bedroom is in your home’s wealth area, you can’t just barge in there and throw everything out and then demand they keep it clean.
So what do you do?
Yes, everything in your home reflects and affects what goes on in your life.
BUT, the good news is that the feng shui of your teenager’s bedroom is NOT going to ruin the feng shui of the rest of your home.
Your child’s space is their space, so it affects their energy.
And yes, you might look at your child’s bedroom and be horrified by it, that doesn’t need to have any influence on the rest of your home.
Instead, think of your kid’s bedroom as a completely separate area.
Pretend it doesn’t exist if you have to.😉
Use feng shui in the rest of your home and don’t worry about whether or not their room has “good feng shui.”
Control the controllable!
Basic feng shui rules like cleaning, decluttering, and organization can be easy ways to boost the good feng shui in your teenager’s bedroom (with their help!), without changing decor or violating their space.
But if their room isn’t clean 24/7, or the dirty laundry is piling up in their closet, don’t worry.
It’s more important to focus on the main areas of your home and not worry about theirs.
Clean up your side of the street first!
Now that you know how to feng shui a kid’s room, you might also want to know:
- give your bedroom a makeover with these DIY feng shui bedroom tips!
- Feng Shui for a Study Room – Layout, Colors, Lighting, & More!
- feng shui decluttering tips (9 easy tips for creating a high vibe home)