Using principles of feng shui to create a nurturing, supportive room for your baby involves more than just decorating the space nicely. It is about expressing your unconditional love, care and adoration for your baby as well as the reassurance of support throughout the life you will be sharing together. Good feng shui energy in the nursery will soothe, nourish and even strengthen your baby's energy, filling her with inspiration, excitement and wonder.
Create a harmony of soft feng shui colors in the nursery. Look beyond the traditional pink or blue and choose the colors you really like — colors that will comfort and soothe both you and the baby. Pair harmonious colors, such as white and beige or green and blue. Avoid overly bright colors, which are stimulating and better suited to playrooms, and avoid too much contrast, such as with a dominant black-and-white theme.
Provide several sources of light in the nursery to be used at different times of day and night. This will contribute to a balanced feng shui energy. Soft, natural-fabric curtains are ideal for filtering harsh direct sunlight while letting in its glow. Try to maintain balanced light levels at all times of the day.
Keep your baby's bed away from the door, and minimize EMF levels by limiting the number of electrical appliances that are close to the crib. (EMF stands for electromagnetic field, a field of energy created by the flow of electricity through wiring and electrical devices. High EMF levels may contribute to some diseases and autoimmune disorders, so it is best to limit them as much as possible.) The general feng shui guidelines for an adult bed also apply for a baby's bed. Avoid placing the crib too close to the door or directly in line with it. Ideally, position the crib with the head against a solid wall so the bed's length is perpendicular to the wall. Do not place the crib in the middle of the room with no support, or under a window.
Use natural materials whenever possible for the baby's bedding and the nursery curtains, flooring, rugs, furniture and toys. Choose wood over plastic. Other good choices for natural materials include cotton, silk, linen and bamboo.
Images and Decor
Design motifs and images depicting nature are ideal for a baby's room. Choose animal motifs carefully, and avoid images of aggressive, ferocious or predatory animals — even when they are cute or cartoony versions. Also, avoid designs with sharp points. Furniture and other decor in the room should have few or no sharp edges and corners; where corners or points are unavoidable, direct them away from the crib.
Trust Your Senses
When it comes to a good feng shui nursery, be guided by your senses. Think of the nursery as a special retreat for relaxation and bonding with your little one, and let it delight all five senses. Treat your baby's sense of smell with respect. Open windows daily for good ventilation. If desired, add the scent of gentle essential oils, such as chamomile, rose, vanilla or lavender. We are all sensitive to the energy around us, and this is most true of babies who feel everything. Good feng shui always feels good; trust your body's responses to the decisions you make about your baby's room.