Bathrooms seem problematic from a Feng Shui standpoint, don’t they?
Things called “bathrooms” didn’t exist when Feng Shui originated in ancient China.
People washed themselves in public spaces and generally had outhouses in their backyards, so keeping oneself clean inside and out was not something that ever happened within the interior of a home.
So bathrooms ended up in the “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” category, thought about as little as possible. They had no specific Feng Shui advice attached to them and no recommended home on the Feng Shui Bagua Map.
The bathroom has no such easy correlation in Feng Shui.
Fortunately, times have changed and you can take personal cleanliness under your control. Bathrooms are now regarded as almost sacred spaces, where you can to cleanse yourself in a luxurious, spa-like environment.
The key to good bathroom Feng Shui is Balance. Here are my tips for making sure your bathroom feels harmonious and inviting.
- Bathrooms are all about water, which flows downward through multiple bathroom drains. Counteract this draining movement with the Wood element (as outlined in my previous Bathroom Feng Shui article).
- Water — cold, dark and mysterious — has a tendency to make bathrooms “overly Yin.” Create a bathroom that truly restores you by making sure it feels strong and clean.
- Assertive Yang elements like healthy growing plants, good (flattering!) lighting, warm colors and sensual linens all bring balance into a bathroom and make it an inviting, harmonious space.
If it sounds like I’m describing a spa-like bathroom, you’re right. Feeling good inside and out is exactly what good Feng Shui is all about.
Use these tips to create a bathroom you love going into, and make yourself feel special every time you’re in there.
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