INSIDE: Use these feng shui bathroom tips to make simple changes in your home so that you can enjoy more positive energy in your life. You'll be so thankful you did!
Bathrooms are a place where we start and finish our day. And its design, whether we consciously acknowledge it or not, can play a big role in setting the tone for the day to come.
Research published by Research Gate has shown that simply being in a nicely decorated space can have a positive effect on our wellbeing and mental health.
A feng shui bathroom is much more than a place of routine. It's a pleasing space, aesthetically elevated thanks to the smart use of design and decor.
If this is your goal, here's everything you need to know about creating one for yourself...
Benefits of Using Feng Shui in a Bathroom
In Feng shui, the bathroom resonates with the water element. It represents a place where we rinse the body and cleanse ourselves from bad energy.
It's also a place where we eliminate anything that doesn’t serve us, including waste and toxins, and because of this, bathrooms are not considered to be the most auspicious places in home.
Although these areas accumulate a lot of unwanted energy, the truth is, we can do a lot to turn a bathroom into a sanctuary.
Because water represents the flow of energy, the bathroom becomes a place where positive energy and luck can get "washed down the drain."
Using feng shui principles can help prevent this and tone down the foul energy stored in the bathroom. With the right use of the five elements, we can create a harmonious, peaceful environment.
This ancient practice helps restore balance, turning the bathroom into a more relaxing space. When it becomes aesthetically appealing, we are able to enjoy every step of the hygiene routine.
Once we start enjoying our time in this area, we will directly raise the vibration of the space, and stop positive energy from leaking away. When feng shui rules are used properly, a bathroom can even become a place that helps heal bad energy in the home.
Feng Shui Bathroom Colors for Creating a Balance of Elements
What makes the bathroom so unique is the predominance of one feng shui element, which is water.
In order to create a harmonious environment, it is important to tone down the intensity of it, and we can do so by choosing the right colors. The color of tiles, wallpaper, towels, fixtures, and bathroom furniture can play a big role in making it more tranquil.
Colors To Stay Away From in the Bathroom
As blue shades and black represent the water, these are the colors that can create even more energy drainage.
This will "drown" positive energy, accumulate negative energy, and drain our vitality, particularly if the bathroom is facing north, which amplifies water even further.
If your bathroom is already predominant in these colors, what you can do is add red carpets or decorations to counteract the predominant water colors.
Red and orange represent fire elements, which is in contradiction to water. However, this shouldn’t be overdone, especially in South-facing bathrooms, as too much fire can create a conflict of energies.
Fire is purifying and has the power to energize us, which is why it is welcome in the bathroom, where energy is heavy.
Colors To Use in the Bathroom
All of that being said, the best way to raise the vibration of your feng shui bathroom is to add more wood, earth and metal elements.
Since the bathroom is considered a dirty area where we come in to get rid of impurities, metallic colors, such a grey or white are a perfect choice.
These colors represent purity and clarity, and inspire a sense of lightness and calmness.
Metallic, bronze and gold details, which also belong to the metal element are also believed to bring in more positive chi into the bathroom.
The earth element is connected to the colors beige, light brown, and sandy shades. In contrast to fire, water feeds the earth and makes it more fertile. It corresponds well with the wood element, which represents brown and green.
These are considered to be auspicious colors, as the earth element helps ground the energy but also provides necessary nourishment. This makes the bathroom less draining and more relaxing of a space.
The same applies for wood. Wood colors are green and brown, and they represent vitality, health, and growth. Incorporating this element by choosing these shades for the bathroom will help create a little spa in your own home.
These are colors that, in combination with wood and water, can not only cure the space, but make it a more healing one as well.
Wooden bathroom furniture, ceramics, and marble elements are a great way to bring more positive chi into the space, and it will help attract abundance and prosperity, even in the bathroom.
Useful Feng Shui Bathroom Tips
We can make small but effective adjustments in the bathroom to create good feng shui energy in the home. Here are some tips to help you do that...
Keep it Clean
Because this specific area is associated with waste, it is incredibly important to keep it spotless.
Bad energy and dirt gets easily accumulated in the bathroom, but elevating cleanliness in this space prevents energy stagnation and drainage.
In addition to cleanliness, keep everything organized and remove unused bottles and cosmetic products will do the same, improving the overall feeling in this area.
Keep it Minimal
The more decorative items and pieces of furniture we have, the higher the likelihood of creating bad chi. By choosing minimalism for the bathroom, we are allowing a free flow of energy.
To allow good vibes to enter the space, we can remove all unnecessary items, such as extra towels, baskets, and pieces of furniture that don’t contribute to the overall aesthetic.
Keep the Toilet Seat Down
In feng shui, toilets have a very bad reputation, as this is the main drain in the home and a fertile ground for bacteria.
To minimize its negative effect, it is wise to keep the toilet lid down all the time. This will act as an obstruction that can act as a cure for the bathroom.
Having a toilet lid down when it’s not in use will prevent the accumulation of foul energy in the space, which will make a bathroom a much lighter space.
Use Feng Shui Bathroom Plants
Plants have a reviving and grounding effect, but they also stimulate growth and support energy circulation in the bathroom. They are in sync with the water element, attracting good health and luck, which is much needed.
Some of the best feng shui bathroom plants include:
- Peace Lily
- Lucky Bamboo
- Boston Fern
- Ficus Tree
- Palm Tree
Mirrors Should Not Reflect the Toilet
Mirrors amplify whatever they reflect, and when what they reflect is a toilet, that means they are increasing all of the negative chi stored there.
To avoid making the energy heavier, place the mirror directly across from a nice view, such as beautifully clean tiles or a healthy plant. This will boost the positive vibration and act as medicine for the space.
Additionally, just like the rest of the bathroom, mirrors should be spotless, as this will prevent image distortion.
Keep Bathroom Doors Closed
Since the bathroom isn’t the most auspicious spot in a home, keeping bathroom doors shut will limit an energetic exchange between the bathroom and the other key areas in the home (the kitchen and the bedroom).
This way, accumulated vibrations and energy drainage won’t mess with the rest of the home, and positive energy won’t be lost.
Sunlight & Fresh Air Are Important
The lighter the bathroom, the better. Natural light has a purifying effect and so does fresh air.
While doors connect areas of the home, windows connect our home with the external world. Keeping windows open will allow the bad energy to leave and the fresh, positive vibes to come in.
For bathrooms with no windows, installing a ventilation system can help draw away negativity.
Make Everything Functional
Broken sinks, squeaky cabinet doors, bad plumbing, and broken tiles can prevent the free flow of energy and make the vibration of a bathroom even heavier.
Repairing, replacing, or removing broken and nonfunctional items will help eliminate foul energy, and instead, create more space for harmony of the five feng shui elements.
Candles are a great addition to help balance the chi in a feng shui bathroom. Fire purifies and creates a balance of energies. Candles, especially quality, scented ones, can bring more joy and love into this area of the home and revive a dull space.
The color of the candles matters. Choosing white, grey, beige, green, or lively pastel colors can help alleviate weakness in the bathroom and make it more pleasing.
Use Crystals as a Feng Shui Bathroom Cure
Healing crystals are an important part of feng shui bathroom decor, and they are also cures for bad chi.
Crystals are cleansing, and have the power to absorb any vibration that doesn’t serve us. This makes them very potent for raising the vibration and warding off negative energy in the bathroom.
Here are some that are particularly useful in a feng shui bathroom...
Green Jade is a calming gemstone known for its ability to eliminate negative energy and improve health. It has a soothing effect on the nervous system, and it invites loving energy into the bathroom.
Howlite is a great choice for a feng shui bathroom as it helps restore harmony and calm unsettled minds and the energy in the space. It also has a relaxing effect on the body, helping us recharge and enjoy every minute of our hygiene rituals.
Although it is a black stone, Black Onyx can help balance the water element in the bathroom. It works to remove negative emotions and low vibrations from the space, helping us release stress and worry.
Black Onyx is a grounding stone that will help us feel more centered and peaceful. It's also helpful for dealing with cosmetic issues, improving our skincare and hair routine.
Rose Quartz is a loving stone that promotes harmony and banishes anything that disrupts our peace. It helps strengthen the positive chi in the room and encourages a healthy flow of energy, preventing stagnation.
Clear Quartz is a cleansing stone, and it is most potent when kept next to a sink. Its vibration improves the energy in the room and serves as a purifier. Having it as a part of our decor helps vibrations and emotions stored in the bathroom to become lighter, making us feel refreshed.
With these feng shui bathroom tips, you can stop flushing away good vibes and release more bad energy from your home. It's amazing what a couple quick changes can do for your environment and your well-being.
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