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How to Arrange a Feng Shui Room for Children?

We arrange our room to make it a space adapted to our needs according to the time of day. A reassuring nest for the night and energizing the day. Interview with Céline Speranza, advisor and trainer in feng shui.

What is the point of making a bedroom in the Montessori and feng shui spirit rather than a classic one?

Céline Speranza  : These two approaches keep only the essential elements in the room, but classic rooms are often cluttered and the child finds his way around more difficultly. Here, a place is assigned to each function, the child concentrates better. The furniture is also adapted to his size to promote his autonomy. Finally, these two approaches allow the energy to circulate better in the room, and to feel good there.

Anyone can design a feng shui bedroom?

CS  : A feng shui diagnosis   requires complex knowledge, is based on advanced calculations taking into account the energy quality of the house and that of its inhabitants to assign the best room to each one. You can consult a specialist for help. But everyone can already apply the main lines by observing the room to be furnished to bring the best colors, shapes and dimensions through furniture and decorative accessories…

How to arrange a child’s room while respecting the ba-ba of feng shui and the Montessori approach?

CS  : We attribute a function to each space so that it is clear for the child. A place to play, one to sleep, another to draw or work. For the baby, we can provide a space for changing and another to breastfeed or give him the bottle.

What choice for his bedding?

CS  : We favor a bed without bars, with good visibility of its surroundings. When he starts to walk, one can opt for a floor bed or a little raised with a frame or a headboard. We place the head of the bed against a wall so that he feels safe there. We always provide a headboard. It is never placed under a window or in front of a door, because the energy circulates there a lot. And we don’t store anything under the bed, we let the energy flow.

What about other furniture?

CS  : We choose furniture with rounded shapes, soft, and small in size; shelves at the height of the child so that he can take his own toys and store his belongings. We secure the places with corners, socket covers. Mirrors give off a lot of energy. One can be placed in an awakening area of ​​the bedroom. It is also recommended by  Montessori pedagogy  to discover your body. On the other hand, we never put it in front of the bed because it can disturb sleep. Same remark for mobiles with pointed shapes hung above the baby: to be avoided. Finally, we prefer lighting from bottom to top, less overwhelming than the reverse.

And what about colors?

CS  : The colorful rugs, painted walls and the like serve to delineate the spaces. Bright colors stimulate creativity and are ideal for the office or the game part. We opt for soft shades like pastels for the bed part.

How to arrange your play area?

CS  : You can put a carpet, a mirror, a board to doodle on… We make sure that he puts his toys away in play bins (we can put pictures on them to sort them out), it’s a guarantee of serenity. The toys are rotated so that the child can see them better and can choose their activities more easily. We avoid changing the furniture so that the little one takes possession of it.

And for his workspace?

CS  : The classic mistake is to put the desk against the wall. Better to have the wall at your back and look at the room to have control over it. If it’s complicated, we put a calm landscape poster in front or, on the contrary, in bright colors. It improves the ability to think and plan for the long term.

What do feng shui and the Montessori approach have in common?

The Montessori approach consists of setting up an environment adapted to the child so that he can evolve in supervised freedom. He must be able to explore in a safe space. And it is in the same spirit as feng shui, for which the environment acts on us and vice versa.

“A radical change following feng shui advice!”

“From her first visit, the feng shui consultant raised a problem: the bed in the mezzanine configuration. She asked me if my son didn’t have a problem taking his place at school, with his friends, with me. But it was. For feng shui, it is good for the bed to be close to the ground for several reasons, including that of the situation observed at the time: inking. In other words, my son did not exist, since he had no place in the house! Céline therefore proposed to install a  bed   on the floor, oriented according to a calculation considering the date of birth of my son. Incredible, the change has been radical. »

Katia,  mother of Erwan, 8 years old.

“His room has been furnished with respect for Montessori pedagogy”

“When Arthur was born, I became interested in Montessori pedagogy to respect the rhythm of the child and develop his environment. We created different spaces in his bedroom for sleeping, storing his clothes, playing… and put a bed on the floor. With this approach, we observe more the needs of the child because if he is not sleepy, he can get up. We accompany him so that he identifies his needs, we don’t just put him back to bed, and that enhances our role as parents. The layout also makes it more independent. »