Feng Shui for Your Child’s Bedroom

Did you know that practicing the ancient art of Feng Shui in your child’s room can encourage happiness and fulfillment throughout each aspect of her life? Intentionally setting up the room according to Feng Shui principles can also provide a calming escape from the chaos of the world around them.

Here are simple Feng Shui bedroom ideas that you can easily incorporate into your child’s space.

DIY Feng Shui for your child's room. Good energy flow is essential in childhood, because it can have such a positive effect on a child’s first steps to a happy and successful life path.

The places you spend the most time have a profound effect on your life outlook. Encouraging good Feng Shui (pronounced fung-schway) in your home helps create a positive life trajectory with meaningful, purposeful adjustments to the space that lead to a nurturing sense of flow, comfort and ease.

Ultimately, Feng Shui helps your child more easily face life’s challenges and achieve his most cherished goals.

A child’s environment is no exception; in fact, Feng Shui is essential in childhood, because it can have such a positive effect on a child’s first steps to a happy and successful life path.

Feng Shui Bedroom Ideas

Because your child spends so much time in their bedroom, Feng Shui recommends making adjustments here first. Dedicating your child’s bedroom to quiet play, sleeping, and dreaming will help him develop and grow into his full potential.

Here’s how to create and encourage positive Chi using Feng Shui bedroom techniques in your child’s room.

Reduce the Clutter

It’s hard to sleep or concentrate when you’re surrounded by toys or the books are haphazardly falling out of the bookshelf.

An organized room is essential for good Feng Shui in your child’s room. Plus, your children are able to be more creative and flex their imaginations when given fewer toy choices.

Consider Feng Shui Kids Bed Placement

For the best night’s sleep and sense of control, the bed should be placed in the Commanding Position. This placement puts the sleeper in the greatest visual command of the room. Facing the doorway but not in direct line of it is best.

Ideally don’t place a child’s bed under a window, as it can reduce feelings of security.

For young children especially, it is beneficial to have one side of the bed against a wall for a sense of security and protection. So if you’re looking for where to place a toddler bed in their room, choose a wall position where your little one can see the door.

This is not the case for older children and adults, who need ample space on both sides of the bed.

If your child needs help falling asleep at night, a great way to bring positive energy is to read this guided meditation for sleep to them.

Choose Calming Paint Colors

Avoid bold colors or busy wallpaper. These can lead to overstimulation and can impede falling asleep peacefully. Keeping the use of primary colors and aggressive patterns to a minimum will help create positive Feng Shui in your child’s room.

Limit images of violence like animals fighting or TV or video game characters in battle. If they love a particular Star Wars character, choose an image of the character in a peaceful position.

Soft blues and greens encourage growth while creating a serene atmosphere.

Keep Electronics to a Minimum

Gadgets have made their way into every part of life and can be especially invasive in a child’s bedroom. The negative effects of overexposure to electronics range from anxiety and stress to illness and nerve damage. If this is the case you may need some strategies to help regulate your child’s nervous system.

A television creates Yang energy in a room that needs to be Yin.

The hard surface echoes light and noise and sharp corners reduce the soft feeling in the room. If you choose to allow them in the room, TV’s, computers, or gaming consoles should be kept at least 36 inches away from your child’s head and feet during sleep, as these are the main channels through which energy enters our bodies.

Studies show that EMF exposure while sleeping limits the production of melatonin and disrupts the circadian rhythm.

Create A Chi-Filled Study Area

Just as your child will sleep best in a room that’s dedicated to resting, a study space of their own with a good-sized desk, bookshelves, writing materials and so on will encourage them to focus on her schoolwork when it’s time.

Other ways to bring good Feng Shui to the study area include:

  • Achievement certificates, best located on the back wall of the room where they can be easily seen and appreciated.
  • A bulletin board or memo board for posting recent artwork and other fun souvenirs of an active life.
  • A small mirror on the wall above the desk that reflects activity behind your child. They will focus more on work rather than wondering what’s happening behind their back.

For best results, reduce stress and anxiety by placing your child’s study and active play areas away from the bedroom if at all possible. If his desk and study area must be located in his bedroom, use your best organizing skills to create a space that can be truly shut down at night when it’s time for rest.

Eliminate “Poison Arrows” 

Last but not least, be aware of “poison arrows.”  In Feng Shui poison arrows refer to sharp corners that point at your child from a near distance, creating a sense of pressure and stress. Poison arrows can interfere with everything from sleeping well to developing good study habits.

For example, is there a nightstand that points sharp corners toward your child’s head as they sleep? If so, either replace the nightstand with one with rounded edges, or cover the nightstand with a piece of cloth to blunt the effect of the arrows.

Optional – Include a mirror

While generally not advised in an adult’s bedroom, a mirror can help foster good self-esteem in kids. A generously sized mirror should reflect at least the upper half of the body in its wholeness: no cracked, fractured or antiqued glass that could create a less-than-positive impression.

As you can see, every item in your child’s environment has a powerful effect. Taking the time now to create a supportive space by using Feng Shui in your child’s room can help them well balanced so they can go about the process of growing and learning.

More on Raising a Mindful Child

If you enjoy these Feng Shui for kids tips, you’ll appreciate the following advice on raising mindful, conscious kids:

Why Your Child Might Benefit from a Montessori Floor Bed
Somatic Exercises for Kids
50+ Free Guided Meditation Scripts for Kids
Mindfulness Exercises to Help Kids Sleep
Want Happier, Calmer Kids? Simplify Their World

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  1. Hi thank u for your tips. My 8 year old daughter is afraid to sleep alone. Im trying to find what colors suit her bedroom best. Born on 14 july 2014…think its the horse n wood. Appreciate your help

  2. Thank You very much for these amazing guidances. We just finished building our home and I love your post about the children’s bedroom.

    1. Ann Bingley Gallops says:

      You are most welcome. I wish you and your family the best in your new home.

  3. Jan Benner says:

    Should A crystal chandelier be a good feng shui choice in a child’s room? My granddaughter has one and the light is extremely bright. She wakes up in the middle of the night, turns on the light and plays. I feel it is too much energy for her? She is 4 years old.

    1. Ann Bingley Gallops says:

      It does sound like this might be an overload of energy for a child’s room; crystal chandeliers are much better placed in the more public /social areas of the home.

  4. Hello.
    I live in a two rooms flat. There is one bedroom. I have a small daughter. I am divorced. How can i place our beds? The room is on the east.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Ann Bingley Gallops says:

      This type of situation would require more detail and perhaps a Feng Shui consultation. I hope you have been able to find a good solution to your situation in the meanwhile.

  5. Should you cover your child’s mirror at night time?

    1. Ann Bingley Gallops says:

      It would be a good idea as mirrors stimulate energy in a space, even during the nighttime.

  6. Hi, I need help in positioning my son’s desk in his bedroom. I can either make him face the wall with back to the door, or face the door with his back to the wall. Neither is ideal but it is the best we can do with the space. Thank you very much for your help.

    1. Ann Bingley Gallops says:

      Hello Bea,
      From what you describe it sounds as though it would be best to choose the second option, where your son faces the door with his back to the wall.

      If he sleeps soundly in that position then you will know you have made the best choice.

      Thank you for your comment. You can also read more about Feng Shui for Children on my website, http://openspacesfengshui.com/feng-shui-tips

      Here’s to good Chi,

  7. Hello, this is a very nice and calm website I ever seen. I wowould like to know how much do you charge for a apartment makeover with feng shui. I have only two bedrooms . Plz let me know.

    1. Ann Bingley Gallops says:

      Thank you for the nice compliment; I don’t know why it’s taken so long for me to see your comment but I hope you have been able to find the Feng Shui guidance you were seeking 🙂