Feng Shui: An ancient Chinese system of laws considered to govern spacial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. Feng shui can get pretty specific, and at times a little confusing. Don’t be too concerned with making sure you’re following every principal to a tee. Instead, borrow core ideas to establish a comfortable space. Utilize these beginners tips to create the proper flow of energy in your bathroom and create a serene, in-home spa.
Keep It Clean
This step couldn’t be more obvious, but don’t forget the importance of maintaining a clutter-free environment. Keep any source of air, such as windows and vents clean as well. This ensures fresh air and new energy supply. Don’t let unpleasant smells ruin your bathroom’s chi. Improve the aroma by keeping surfaces free of mildew and using quality essential oils as air freshener. Create your own blends to help you wind down, wake up, or set a romantic mood.
Keep It Closed
This goes for toilet lid, shower curtain, and the bathroom door itself. Don’t let the good energy escape!
Circular shapes are a constant form of energy. They are said to promote wealth as well as connect us to the planets. Add round shapes to your bathroom by way of mirrors, handles, and sink basins, and anything else you can think of!
Hide The Toilet
If the lid is left open, toilets are thought to have the ability to flush away prosperity from your life. Keep the lid closed and don’t let the toilet be the first thing you see upon entering the bathroom.
Strategically place mirrors to reflect light and open the space. Be careful as to not reflect things such as the toilet, drains, sharp edges, or anything else containing negative energies. It’s also not encouraged to place a mirror opposite the entrance of the bathroom, as this will just suck energy right back out of the room.
Enhance Your View Of Nature
Use curtains to soften edges of windowsills and create an even more inviting view onto nature. If you don’t have a window in your bathroom, hang pictures of pleasant scenery with decorative frames to give the impression of nature.
Use The Elements
Feng Shui is all about balance. Offset the strong water element in your bathroom by adding earth elements. This can be achieved through the color of your walls, or even through bathroom accessories like towels and floor matts. Wood and/or metal will beautifully offset water elements as well. Another way to keep your bathroom grounded is to add crystals. Crystals are one of the most favorable sources of positive energy, and have recently made a come back in home decor. Be mindful about which kind of crystal you’re adding, each kind retains different properties.
There are different elements and techniques you should use according to which direction your bathroom faces and which area of the home your bathroom lies in. If you want to dive further into the ideals of Feng Shui, do a bit of research and see how to bring about the correct energy according to the specifics of your bathroom.
How have you used Feng Shui in your bathroom? We want to know!