I remember when I found out I was pregnant. One of the first things I did was go to what is now my daughter's room. It was completely empty. At that moment, a lot of decoration ideas for this place went through my head. I wanted it to be something unique, special and a corner that would give my daughter a calm atmosphere. At that time, in my life the philosophy of feng shui crossed and I discovered how feng shui could help babies and children sleep better, so I got down to work to put into practice all the tips that I want to share with you today.
The ancient geomantic practice was developed more than 3,000 years ago in China and reveals how to balance the energies of the home to ensure the health and happiness of those who live there based on colors and spatial arrangements. Feng shui (pronounced "fung shway") literally means 'wind' and 'water' and In Chinese culture these elements are associated with good health and prosperity. As a result, having good feng shui has meant feeling at peace in your home.
And when it comes to the nursery, that means a place that will promote strong growth and optimal sleep for the little one. How does it really work and how can you incorporate this philosophy by moving furniture or choosing paint colors? Here are five elements to consider when creating a calm feng shui environment in your baby's room: color, décor, lighting, crib placement, and order / clutter.
1. The color
The shades chosen for this corner are an important factor, as mood, emotion and energy are often affected by color. Soothing color combinations like green and blue, white and beige, or pink and yellow encourage sleep, while bright colors like red or orange are considered active and can keep your baby awake. .
Pale pinks and light blues have been used in the past to denote gender. Thank goodness this old fashion idea is disappearing. What's interesting is that pale pink can make us feel more passive, and blue can encourage communication. Hence, many parents say that their daughters are sweet and calm, while their sons - the one in the blue room - are active and talkative. Yellow is associated with memory and good feelings, and this could be a happy child who learns the language quickly. And finally, green is for health and growth, a good choice for a premature baby.
2. The decoration
Since feng shui relies on natural elements, it is important to choose natural woods and materials (cotton, silk, linen, and bamboo) rather than plastic when purchasing furniture, toys, and various decorations. And we are going to follow this same rule for bedding and the rest of the objects that will be present in the child's room.
To speak of lighting in terms of feng shui is to speak of naturalness. Practitioners of this philosophy suggest using natural light whenever possible. However, when it's time to go to bed, darken the room. Why? Remember, there was no light in the uterus. Your newborn is more used to the dark than the light, but rest assured that this will change as he grows.
4. Placing the crib
One of the most important things is the specific place chosen to put the crib, that will be key to achieving your goal: that the little one sleeps all or most of the night! That is why the number one rule is not to place the crib next to any tall and heavy furniture or hang anything from it (you know the typical mobile toys). In addition, you must avoid at all costs placing the crib in the center of the room. Baby will be most comfortable sleeping next to a solid wall on at least one side of the crib, although if you can place the crib in the corner (then it will have two walls on its sides), that's even better.
5. Everything under control
Who likes to have everything thrown on the floor? To nobody! This thought is just as valid for the baby's room, especially if we want them to grow up in an environment full of peace and harmony. Clutter prevents the best things in our lives from developing, because it limits our thinking and can be emotionally burdensome. Therefore, to prevent this from happening, we must keep the toys stored in their basket and / or closet instead of leaving them lying around the house and, above all, in the child's room.
Follow these tips and then we can tell you that about ... happy dreams!
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