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How to Introduce Feng Shui to Your Bathroom

Follow these feng shui bathroom tips

Design-wise, bathrooms have always been a tough nut to crack. Small space, limiting pipe layout, lack of natural light… And yet, people are able to make small design wonders even in the smallest and the most confining bathroom out there. This situation can be applied to Feng Shui as well. Sure, bathrooms present a lot of Feng Shui challenges. But, with clever thinking, this dim room that drains away luck can become a place of purification. Let’s take a look at few tips that should help you along the way.

Introduce feng shui to your bathroom
Follow these feng shui tips and you can turn your bathroom
into an oasis of purification.

Don’t Hang Family Photos

Water has a very profound place in Feng Shui (the very term literally translates as “wind-water”). According to the Book of Burial by Guo Pu, “Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water”. Unfortunately, one of the bathroom’s main purposes is flushing water down the drain. If you want to keep this waste contained, keep the images relating to you, your family and your friends out of the bathroom. Otherwise, you will just flush the energy along with the water.

Let there be light in your bathroom
Combine the natural and artificial light for a purifying effect in your bathroom

Put Mirror on the Bathroom Door

Since it’s very apparent that bathrooms have a lot of problems containing qi, additional measures need to be taken to keep this beneficial energy inside the house. One of the easiest ways to that is by putting a mirror on the bathroom door. A full-length mirror on the door will make the room disappear. Qi will simply bounce back into the room. Keep in mind, though – mirror doubles everything it sees. Make sure your mirror doesn’t reflect dirt, sharp angles, or clutter.

Let the sun in
No matter what bathroom design you like, you should always allow
for the natural light to come in.

Use the Right Colors

Painting a room is one of the easiest ways to change how that room appears. Fortunately, the choice of colors also has a great influence on Feng Shui. Greens and blues proved to be particularly beneficial. Green represents life, growth and new beginnings. Blue represents water which cleanses and purifies space. Another very beneficial color is white, which is a symbol of cleanness and purity. However, although these colors are a safe bet, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to consult the bagua map before making the final decision.

Feature wall in bathroom
Feature walls always make for an interesting focal point, even in the bathroom.

Be Mindful of the Cardinal Directions

Cardinal directions play a huge role in Feng Shui. Although your bathroom may be more confined than the rest of the rooms, there’s no reason not to use some of the Feng Shui principles here.

  • Place a crystal geode in the South – If your bathroom, by any chance, features a South-oriented window, hang a crystal that will create a beautiful play of light and block the bad fire energy. 
  • Use a windchime in the Southeast and Northeast – The sound of metal will keep the bad earth energy under control. 
  • Use plants in the North – Lush plants will freshen the air, lift your spirit, and suppress the bad water energy. 
  • Place a still water urn in West or Northwest – Water weakens metal. In this case, it will wear off the bad metal energy and protect heaven luck. 
  • Use candles in the East or Southeast – Their fire energy will fight the bad wood energy. 
Even small bathrooms can look great
Some simple solutions, without any clutter, can make even small spaces
look appealing.

Fight Clutter

Clutter stunts your energy. If you allow it to pile up, all the previous steps will be in vain. Be sure to cut it at the root. Leaking pipes and other malfunctions can quickly destroy the energy balance you worked so hard to achieve. Any reliable 24 hour plumber from Melbourne, Sydney (if you live in Australia), or any other town you may live in will be able to immediately solve the problem. Feng Shui doesn’t only need to be created. Good Feng Shui needs to be maintained and protected.

We hope that these few tips will help you to improve Feng Shui of your bathroom. Your house deserves to be an oasis of purification and renewal. Why would you leave any blind spots?

All above images courtesy of Pixabay

Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys writing about home and family, pets and gardening.

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