5 Simple Ways to Feng Shui your Bathroom
Recently, we shared ten low-cost ways to improve your bathroom, well now we’re going to talk about Feng Shui.
Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex concept that takes years of understanding and can never be fully mastered. The literal translation of Feng Shui is ‘wind water’. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health and fortune. The theories of Yin and Yan as well as the five Feng Shui elements are just some of the basic aspects that are involved in Feng Shui. Feng Shui, in its simplest form, is about balancing the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for the people inhabiting it.
If you want to Feng Shui your bathroom we’ve got a few ideas that might interest you. Below are some cost-effective, and easy to implement, Feng Shui techniques that our expert bathroom designers recommend to improve the look and feel of your bathroom.
Keep the Positive Energies in
Traditionally, the bathroom was seen as a negative room as the positive energies are lost through plugs and the toilet. However, you can still Feng Shui it to nurture positive energy. By leaving the toilet seat down and plugging your drains you are reducing the amount of energy that can escape in your bathroom. You could also hang a mirror on the outside of your door. This reflects most positive energy back to flow around the rest of your home.
Create A Positive Ambience
Your bathroom should have a positive and calm ambience. This is because it’s where you prepare for the start of your day and unwind at the end of it. It’s important to surround yourself in positive energy during these key times in the day. Simply installing a dimmer switch or having soothing music playing can help. Another effective way to create a positive ambience is using scents. Many bathrooms have an air freshener to neutralise any bad smells. However, using scented candles or having a herb plant in your bathroom (these also possess healing qualities) can do this much more effectively.
Balance all 5 Feng Shui Elements
It’s important to make sure all five elements are represented in each room of your house, including your bathroom. One easy way to do this is through the use of photos. Black squared frames represent both water and earth, having a white mat symbolises metal, and having a plant and fire in the photo includes wood and fire. Equally, you could include the colours white, black, green, red and yellow in your room, to include all elements.
Change the Colours of your Bathroom
Changing the colour scheme of your bathroom is an easy and cost effective way of opening up your bathroom (but be sure to use moisture-resistant paint). The best colours for your Feng Shui bathroom are; green, yellow, blue, silver sage and lavender. However, because of the heavy presence of water in your bathroom, you may wish to use colours that represent wood to balance it out. The best colours to do this are light blues and greens.
Freshen up your bathroom
A very easy way to Feng Shui your bathroom is to de-clutter and organise it. By removing unnecessary things, the energy of your home can flow more freely. An important aspect of this is ensuring your basin tops are clean and tidy. You should only display items that are pleasing to look at.
Feng Shui is increasing in popularity across the UK and is becoming increasingly more common practice for interior designers across the world. We hope you find these simple tips to Feng Shui your bathroom useful and that you see a noticeable change in your bathroom, and your life, as a result. Comment and share any of your own Feng Shui tips.
KNB are a fitted bathrooms and kitchens specialist local to Nottingham. We treat each customer project uniquely to provide a truly bespoke service tailored to your needs and requirements. If you’re interested in getting a new bathroom, we can arrange for a bathroom design specialist to visit you in your own home for a free design and quotation.