What does Feng Shui mean?
Feng shui is about enhancing the flow and movement of energy that travels through a space. It’s a traditional Chinese practice that focuses on the power of a room’s architecture and layout to influence wellbeing.
The method recognises if there’s good or bad energy in your room and looks at ways to boost the flow of good energy or deduct negative energy. From the layout of your furniture, the colours in your room, to your accessories, there are lots you can do to boost your feng shui.
How will it benefit you?
Feng shui is said to boost good fortune, from money to mentality, to help you live a prosperous life. It’s about helping you perfect the work-life balance by being kinder to yourself and ensuring a relaxing environment.
And what better way to start than in your haven of morning me-time, the bathroom. Transforming your bathroom to a feng shui retreat doesn’t mean redecoration. There are easy steps to updating your space that can give you a calming release on life and give you the vigor to let go of any negative energy.
How do I Feng Shui my bathroom?
Try adding plants
Plants aren’t just aesthetically pleasing décor accessories; they can also enhance your body and mind. They keep the air clean by consuming any toxins, which can have some surprising benefits on your health. Plants can reduce stress levels, help you sleep better and reduce levels of fatigue.
What plants have the best health benefits?
Peace Lily – this low maintenance plant is great for keeping your air clean by absorbing the compounds in the air. A peace lily doesn’t need a lot of sunlight to thrive, so it’s the ideal addition to your bathroom.
Lavender – full of essential oils, Lavender is also known for its power as a stress and anxiety reliever. Add a lavender plant to your window sill, or prop in a spot that gets the most sunlight, to maximise the wonderful benefits.
The right colour in your home doesn’t just impact your aesthetic; there are also psychological benefits too. Colours can influence your mood more so than you might think.
Colours can inspire creativity, soothe the mind or instigate anger. You might not always notice how or when the energy of colour affects you, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
For a bathroom transfixed with feng shui serenity, look to warm, soothing colours like soft hues of blue and yellow. These colours are synonymous with water, peace and cheer, and are likely to trigger similar emotions in you.
Keep it clean
It can sometimes feel like a tiresome chore but keeping your bathroom clean can have lasting positive impacts on you and your family. Making time to spring clean your bathroom can sweep your space and your mind with cleanliness to nourish your energy levels.
You can start by getting rid of any bathroom products that you haven’t used in over 6 months. Declutter your space; move products off the window sill and into organised drawers. It might not feel like a momentous change, yet once you begin, you’ll be welcomed with fresh feng shui energy.
Upgrade your light
Lighting can often be overlooked as an influence on your mood. The right choice of lighting can influence your mood and energy levels, so it’s important to get it right.
The best way to tackle this is to create more opportunity for natural light to enter your bathroom. Look to expand your windows or swap your blinds for frosted glass.
We know this option isn’t always so readily available, so instead why not see if you can switch to have a dimmer on your bathroom lighting. This will give you the flexibility to create the perfect relaxing ambience and adjust according to your mood or the time of day.
Accessorise to create the perfect ambience
Why not look to accessories to encourage optimum relaxation in your bathroom and powerful good energy?
Incorporate soothing elements like candles, a sumptuous rug and any creative pictures or art frames to keep your space open and your mind happy. They’re the perfect addition to ease your mind when bathing and will help to attract positive feng shui for renewed happiness and healthy energy.
Adopting this traditional Chinese practice in your bathroom doesn’t have to be hard. Trying our straightforward tips could encourage rejuvenated energy that could influence success in other aspects of your life too. So, what are you waiting for?