When planning your baby's nursery, there are so many decisions to make, from what crib to buy to whether or not you should put a Diaper Genie on your registry (you should). Another thing you may want to consider is how to create a calm feng shui atmosphere in baby's nursery. The ancient geomantic practice was developed over 3,000 years ago in China, and reveals how to balance the energies of your home to assure health and happiness for those that live there based on colors and spatial arrangements. Feng shui (pronounced "fung shway") literally means "wind" and "water" when translated, and in Chinese culture, these elements are associated with good health and prosperity. As a result, having good feng shui has come to mean feeling at peace in your home. And when it comes to baby's nursery, that means a bedroom that will promote strong growth and optimal sleep for your little one.
But how does it actually work, and how can you incorporate this philosophy by moving furniture around or choosing paint colors? In an interview with Romper, Donna Stellhorn, a Feng Shui expert, astrologer and best-selling author, offers her expertise on the subject. Here are five items to consider when creating a peaceful feng shui atmosphere in your baby's nursery: color, decor, lighting, crib placement and clutter.