Feng Shui for children’s room

Author: Наталья Журавель

1For today interior fit-out of children’s rooms is not a problem at all. There is a vast choice of state-of-the-art materials of diverse textures and colors, fantastic variety of furniture, interior components, sports equipment and toys…

However having filled the room even with the most expensive furniture according to sketches of the most professional designer you cannot be sure that your child will feel comfortable. The point is that the children’s room is a little world of a child where all things should contribute to the happy childhood and harmonious development. What is the way to ensure favorable climate in the children’s room? In this case Feng Shui, as a science of space harmonization and practical knowledge system, becomes very helpful.

Why do you need Feng Shui to make children’s room more comfortable?



Feng Shui is a practical way to make the best use of the space. Concerning the children’s room the most important is to create atmosphere where a child could feel convenient and safe. For this purpose we should correct unfavorable energies and enhance the benefits of favorable energies

In simple terms it means to reduce or neutralize negative influence and maximally to enhance positive one. This will certainly favor strong health of a child, academic successes, creative development, and relationship with parents and peers.

According to Feng Shui principles you should equip the children’s room as a child’s own territory since the moment when he acquires personal protection (it could be defined proceeding from the individual energetic BaZi chart of a child – the article «HOW CAN CHILD’S BAZI CHART ASSIST PARENTS?»). Before this age a child’s room should be adjacent to parents’ room as far as a child is still under adults’ protection and auspicious Feng Shui has a direct impact on the child.

How to select a room for a child?




Following simple and quite feasible you are able to transform your child’s room. Let’s start from the layout. If you have choice it’s desirable to locate the children’s room closer to the entrance door to a house. Orientation of the entrance door to the room should coincide with the auspicious direction of a child (see. Gua table).

Bathroom and toilet facilities should not be above the children’s room. It’ advisable to have the right shape of the children’s room – square or rectangular. Feng Shui recommends dividing children’s room in two parts: more active yang part – for study, games, creative work, and tranquil yin part – for leisure and sleeping. Yang part should have good illumination in bright colours, and yin part – in more quiet and warm colours.

If there a family has a few children and there is an opportunity to allot a room to each child it’s desirable to share the space, as follows:

  • West room – for younger daughter;
  • North-East room – for younger son;
  • North room – for elder son;
  • South room – for elder daughter.

Beneficial energies






It should not be forgotten that every person is unique and, therefore we should apply Feng Shui individually. Hence it’s important to determine favourable directions and location of basic sectors – place for child’s sleeping, worktable, creative work, games as well as for taking meals (see Gua table).

Gua table






EAST GROUP 1990, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 South, North, East, South-East South-West, West, North-West, North-east
WEST GROUP 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2005, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 South-West, West, North-West, North-East South, North, East, South-East
NOTE: Pursuant to the table according to Chinese calendar every new year starts from February 4. If your child was born at the beginning of the year before February 4 his/her year of birth is shown in the table as the previous one. For example, if a child’s date of birth is January 1, 2001 then you should choose 2000 in the table.

Let’s choose furniture and interior design


At first sight Feng Shui practice is simple and logical. Few will argue that children’s room should be spacious as much as possible and free from unnecessary items. It should not be encumbered with furniture, especially the high one. Otherwise your little child will feel himself depressed and constrained.

Every parent most probably knows that the furniture should be selected taking into consideration the age of the child and not “to grow into”. For safety reasons, and not just energetic safety, you should avoid sharp edges of furniture and open shelves. Place all things requires to your child at the height which is accessible to the child in order that he/she would be able to do his/her job without the help of adults.

Place the head of the bed near the wall. If the head of the bed is near the window then at night you should cover the window with thick curtains that will make a child to feel safe. It is a bad practice to use the space under the bedroom to store unnecessary things as in this case we leave no space for the flow of Qi energy. Chose the bedclothes of bright positive colors that will bring your child many sweet dreams.

Healthy sleep with Feng Shui




There are a lot of Feng Shui methods and techniques to arrange space for healthy sleep of your child. Bellow you could find a list of some of them which are affordable for parents. However if you already have any problems with the child’s sleep and simple recommendations does not work then, for sure, you should consult Feng Shui expert.

So, your child’s recreational zone has the following taboo:

  • Double-deck or metal bed;
  • beams, wardrobes, shelves and any other structures suspending over the bed;
  • location of the bed: on the axes door-window, door-door or just opposite to the door, near the wall with adjacent toilet facilities, under sloped ceiling;
  • needless items and piles of belongings under the bed;
  • electrical appliances (or you should switch them of for the night);
  • abundance of home plants;
  • mirrors where a sleeping child is reflected;
  • sharp edges directed to a sleeping child;
  • aquarium, pictures of water, ceiling of blue color;
  • you should be very careful when using aromatic candles and sticks.

Development and creativity

Children by their nature are creative personalities and parents’ goal is to help a child to unleash his/her potential. You should approach the space of the children’s room with due responsibility as a child’s development and unleashing creative development depends on it.

Writing desk should be situated in the direction which is auspicious for your child (see. Gua table), however in such a way that the wall stay behind the sitting child and in front he/she could see people entering the room. A chair should be comfortable and high-backed. Don’t place the desk directly opposite to the entrance door or on the line door-window. When you select color pallet, please, remember that in children’s room it should be diverse – don’t limit yourself by shades of one color or temperate colors like in adults’ rooms.

Feng Shui is simple and complicated at the same time. In some cases you are able to improve your child’s Feng Shui by yourself; however there are also some problems that could be efficiently solved just with the assistance of Feng Shui expert.

Natalya Zhuravel