Feng Shui Your Nursery Room in Six Easy Steps
The art of feng shui is important to many parents and they seek to apply this ancient Chinese tradition in order to create a peaceful and harmonious nursery room for their child. In this article we take a look at six things you can do to create a balanced sleeping space for your baby that promotes tranquility and serenity.
SIX WAYS TO FENG SHUI A NURSERY ROOM
As you create your baby’s nursery you need to remember that this is an important place that represents a new beginning for your child and your family. As such, the room should be fresh and new and, if necessary, you should redecorate it so that the paint is fresh and there are no damaged walls or flooring. Bring one item from another part of your apartment or home into the nursery to create a harmony between old and new and to represent the fact that you are welcoming baby into your home.
Thoroughly check the nursery room for magnetic fields. You can do this by hiring an electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) meter from an electrical store of by consulting with a feng shui expert. According to Chinese beliefs, excessive EMFs can cause ill health and sleeping problems.
When decorating baby’s nursery room, try and select colors that are calming and soothing and avoid busy and bright wallpapers and paints.
Although you may be tempted to fill the space with toys, teddy bears and books, it is very important that the nursery room is kept as clutter free as possible as, according to the rules of feng shui this allows natural chi, or energy, to flow freely throughout the room. Purchase baskets and storage cabinets to store baby’s toys and books and don’t be tempted to store items under the cot.
If possible, allow as much natural light into the nursery as you can so that negative ions, which are important for health and well being, can flow into the room. The best possible location for baby’s nursery is eastern facing as this represents new beginnings and positive energy forces.
Avoid positioning baby’s cot directly facing a door or entranceway as rushing chi can interfere with baby’s natural sleeping patterns and cause erratic sleeping behaviour. Try and position the crib so that it is in view of the door but is not directly aligned with the entrance.
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