Traditionally the bathroom is a difficult room to give the Feng Shui treatment to as energy or chi, like water, is thought to drain out of the room. Another barrier for making the bathroom a place of positive energy is the fact that they were traditionally quite horrible places! However, now our bathroom is not a place to be avoided, we relax in the bath and spend our mornings getting ready in them therefore it is important for them to carry good chi. The most important thing is to have a bathroom that your proud of – browse the stock at Ideal Outlet to find your perfect bathroom. Here are more tips on getting bathroom with good chi.
Be aware of your corners
There are various rules attached to rooms in certain corners of your home. Anything metal should not be placed in north, north-west or west bathrooms. Some of the points below will also be dependent of points of the compass.
Balance the 5 elements
The elements of fire, earth, water, wood and metal should be balanced in all your rooms. This requires consideration of colours, materials and shapes and ensuring that each element is represented equally.
Keep the door open
Unless your bathroom is near the kitchen, you can see the toilet from a bed or the room is directly opposite the front door, we should try to enjoy our inspirational bathroom as much as possible by leaving the door open. Of course, you might want to close it if you are using the facilities.
Get Plants in the Bathroom
Plants in the north side of your bathroom are said to counteract the bad water energy there. The low lit, warm and humid conditions are beneficial to a number of house plants such as orchids.
You will most likely need a mirror in your bathroom but it is important you choose its position carefully. Mirrors should not reflect a door, other mirror or bed. And remember that as they double anything they reflect, be careful not to reflect areas which are cluttered, untidy or dirty.
Crystals, thought of as a catch-all remedy for bad chi in the home, create balance. Hang a crystal 9 inches from the ceiling in the centre of the room to keep energy flowing upwards.
Essential oils play a part in creating the right ambience in your bathroom. Aromatherapy baths will emit soothing scents and adding essential oils into the paint you use for the walls to counteract any unpleasant smells in the room
Get the Colours Right
Again there are a few rules to follow here to encourage good chi including a black or red bath mat to represent fire to counteract fire and pale colours promote good energy.
Keep clutter at a minimum
This is an important Feng Shui rule for any small room as clutter will make the space feel overwhelming. Try and minimise items which are out on view to ones which you especially enjoy, such as nice soaps and plants.
Did you follow the rules of Feng Shui when you decorated your house or is it something that’s complete nonsense to you?