Have you heard of Feng Shui and its benefits? Feng Shui means wind and water and these 2 energies are the essentials of life and good health.
In Feng Shui, the bathroom is considered to have the lowest flow of energy, compared to other rooms of the house.
As Feng Shui is associated with water doesn’t it make sense that the bathroom, where water flows consistently, be one of the most important places in our home?
Your bathroom is your personal sanctuary, making it a central point in the house. It’s tied to your prosperity, which means even if you are not thinking about money, things like water leaks and dripping pipes will only breed bad energy in your home.
Feng Shui in the bathroom makes a lot of sense. The room is small and dark, often noisy with running water. But when you apply some common Feng Shui principles, you’ll create an environment that nourishes your body, mind and spirit.
Here are some tips on how to add Feng Shui to your bathroom:
- Mirrors are important. A simple yet effective tool for enhancing Feng Shui, the bathroom mirror helps indicate that negative chi energy is leaving and positive chi energy is entering. The basic premise of Feng Shui philosophy is all about how positive chi energy moves in and out of your home. Feng Shui in the bathroom should take into account the toilet and sink. The mirror you hang on the wall should not reflect the toilet. Even the mirror you hang on the wall should not reflect the toilet.
- Use different colours. Health and wealth are two of the eight Feng Shui elements. Water is the element that represents health and good fortune, so keeping your bathroom blue, green or yellow will guarantee good health and prosperity.
- Keep the toilet lid closed. Toilets are the biggest pipe in a home and chi represents the vital force that embodies and nourishes humanity, so you want to keep the lid closed so it doesn’t suck all the chi out of your life.
- Regular cleaning. In Feng Shui, a dirty space is considered a block to the flow of the positive chi.
- Bringing plants into the bathroom. Purification and renewal are the main themes in Feng Shui and the best way to do this in your bathroom is by including some plants.
We use this element in Feng Shui in a bathroom to balance the chi energy. You need to avoid over-brightness and low-suspended light.
- Balance the water with wood and Earth elements. These two elements work to regulate the water imbalance. Wood draws the chi energy upwards and the earth element slows the outflow of the chi energy.
- Very important to keep bad odours, mould and mildew away as these don’t favour Feng Shui.