FAQ’s on decorating a kids room

To keep you with your kids’ shifting tastes can be a tiring and daunting task, not to mention expensive. Right from your baby’s first nursery to your teenager’s bedroom, decorating it is tricky to get that right look. Here is what our expert has to say:

Which colours should I choose for my 5 year old son’s room?

When it comes to painting a room, it is advisable to choose neutral colours. The reason for this is simple: you can add bright artwork against a subtle back ground.

My kid wants her favourite cartoon painted on the wall. Please suggest what to do?

A kid likes and dislikes change very often. My son was little when I did his room with is favourite Spiderman and not even a year has passed that he has started to ask for a change. Ben 10 has replaced Spiderman. So, now you get what I want to say.
It is always better to have your kid’s favourite cartoon on easily changeable accents such as bedding or wall art. Also, you could go for removable wall papers.

How do I keep my kids toys tidy and also ensure that they are within his reach?

You may use go for stylish play bins with and without wheels, plastic crates or you could even use low shelves for keeping your kid’s toys.

What kind of furniture should I go for my 4 year daughter’s room?

You may go for furniture that doubles up as storage space. This would help you keep your kid’s room uncluttered and at the same time would help you store his/her goodies properly. You may buy a bed that has drawers on the base or benches that have storage space. However, you need to make sure that all the storage places are at a height that your child can reach.

Source: MagicBricks.com Bureau

Vastu – Colour your home correctly

vastuCan you feel the slight nip in the air early morning and the cool breeze during late evenings. Its welcome winters and goodbye to summers and also time to redress your home according to winter colours.

Colours have a powerful influence on the human mind. Their use is inexpensive and easy. They can make or break the energy. Depending on their use, they make you warm, friendly, calm or irritable. You should choose a colour scheme that appeals to you and which encourages optimism and positivity in life.

When decorating the interiors of your home one should balance colours.

Delicate hues and tones should be balanced to create a soothing haven in your bedroom which is a place of rest and sleep. The colour scheme should produce a calming effect. Don’t forget to place your bed towards the south or east wall and avoid keeping the dressing table in front of it.

Colours should be bolder in the living room which is a place for entertaining guests. One could use bold prints, warm colours and large objects, which would stand out, and yet not go overboard or make the place look gaudy. The idea is to make the room warm and inviting. Palms and money plants or aquarium and water fountain along the north wall would add to the vibrancy of the living room.

A baby’s room should have bright colours, as that is what a baby sees and responds to. A baby cannot differentiate one pale pastel from the other. One could decorate the child’s room in bright pinks, yellows, greens or blues. However too many gizmos in the room is highly avoidable as this will take away the tranquility and make the child feel restless as he grows. For the school going kid, the study should face east. All books should be neatly tucked inside drawers rather than the study table burdened with the load of books above the kid’s head literally.

A small room should be decorated in light soft colours to create an illusion of space. Large rooms can have warm colours. Homes in plains or hot areas should be also be painted and decorated in light colours as this keeps the house cool. Warm colours attract heat; therefore, houses in hills can use lots of red.

It is ideal to paint the ceiling pale blue rendering a feeling of space. Any room getting lots of sunlight should be painted in cool tones of green and blue. A room which is cold and receives little sun, should have warm tones of yellow, orange, red etc.

The colours for principal direction along solar axis depict the rising sun (yellow) and setting sun (blue), where as along the magnetic axis reflects the energies of peace (green) and action (red). The cardinal direction are a derivative there of.

Also while redressing your homes in the onset of winters, please remove all water coolers (to be used during next summer) so that they allow natural light /vital prana into the house.

Source: Magicbricks Bureau


Studies have shown that good health and Vaastu are closely-related. Following some basic guidelines will promote well-being and prosperity

Our cosmos is made up of five basic elements, that is the Earth, Sky, Water, Fire and the Air. Any imbalance in these elements brings about a discomfort outside and within the human body. We may not feel this immediately but the change in the systems of the body makes us realise that something is wrong. Some people try to bring equality or Firebalance by objective means like meditation, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Kundalini Awakening etc. This helps to accelerate the movement of energy and brings about results.

By following the principles of Vaastu laid down by the ancient Indian scholars, we try to do away with negative energy and mental agony, and achieve mental peace. By implementing Vaastu remedies, numerous health problems have been mitigated from the lives of people around the globe, since human energy is affected by many things including lighting, colours, plants, the placement of furniture, and very much by the shape and size of a building and the materials used for construction.

People working on building based on Vaastu principles find that their thoughts are clear and creative, make better decisions, feel happier and healthier. They feel more alert and refreshed throughout the day, and experience less stress finding greater peace of mind. They have improved communication at all levels, have enhanced problem solving abilities, improve their working performance, financial abilities and prospects. Vaastu provides a set of principles for the general layout, furniture placement and interior decor of the built environment including landscaping, gardens, car parks, storage facilities etc. These principles produce a balancing and harmonising affect on the environment and its inhabitants.

Studies have shown that good health and Vaastu are closely-related. It is an established fact that the Earth has a magnetic field. Some of the radiation from the Earth is beneficial, while some are hazardous. The ancient science of Vaastu is based on realistic energy effects, be it solar, magnetic, radiation or sound energy in the cosmos. If we adopt the principles of Vaastu in our residence and work place, these immense energies of the Almighty God will begin to support us.