Feng shui children's room

The child's room, at the same time a place of rest, play and study, is often a real puzzle to build. A challenge that comes from feng shui, a Chinese ancestral art of space management.

Catherine Maillard

After banks, offices, salons, feng shui invites itself in children's rooms. His promise? Promote an optimal circulation of the chi (framed opposite) to bring to this space balance and harmony, thanks to a particular arrangement of the furniture and the objects. "Instead of sticking to the storage, model dear to the adults, this science Millénaire calls for an environment that takes into account three essential dimensions of the child's life: creativity, schooling and sleep, "says Nathalie Mérigout, a specialist in feng shui. The following principles are therefore intended to promote each dimension of this space, located, according to Chinese tradition, in the western sector of the house, that of "youth".

Stimulating creativity

According to the law of tao, the child naturally brings joy and a sense of creativity, sources of great energy. The Chinese are very attentive because they know that developing these two qualities will positively affect the whole house and encourage family projects. To stimulate them, it is desirable to delimit a space that the child will be free to leave in a slight disorder - to differentiate of course from a real bazaar. A large carpet or the niche formed by a mezzanine are very good. Games, stimulants of his imagination, must be accessible, so down. Storing them in height induces a notion of effort and slows down its spontaneity.

A misbehaving chi can interfere with a child's vitality, his joy of life and his desire to play. Without being alarmed when this happens, think of activating "the breath of the dragon" and re-establishing the flow. "All that is needed is for the child to be able to reorganize his space himself and make microchanges", suggests Nathalie Mérigout. One or more storage cubic or on wheels, easy to move as he sees fit, should out of his inertia. Shapes also play a role. Of a "metal" nature, creativity is linked to ovoid forms, imbued with amusement. Anything round (poufs or egg-shaped lights) will compete.

Helping her to focus

Often, her bedroom is also used as an office. Faced with the challenge of keeping a child seated while demanding that he move, Feng Shui recommends tracking down any disruptive flow. "Avoid placing his desk between the door and the window, where the chi is too fast" , advocates Nathalie Mérigout. Ideally, putting him back on the wall will give him a better seat.Even if the stool seems more suitable, prefer a seat with a high backrest.

Feng Shui points to other factors of agitation like the place where one's gaze. This may seem trivial, however, make sure that the door fits well in its viewing angle. Otherwise, the possibility of being surprised can make him anxious and push him to fidget. Essential ally for good academic results, the area "education and knowledge" located north-east of the room, requires all your attention. "Activate" can enable the child to develop better learning skills. Place the library with encyclopedias and other educational materials to encourage it.

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