How To Feng Shui Your Bathroom

Feng shui is the idea that if you optimize the flow of energy in your home, you can create balance and harmony between your residence and the environment. Tackling each room differently with the same principles can really elevate a home. While some rooms just need a simple decluttering day or some re-arranging of furniture, a bathroom is something else, as it is all about purification and renewal, according to Homedit. Whether you are renovating an existing bathroom or building a new one, getting a feng shui bathroom can be tricky.

Since the point is to create balance and positivity, strategic décor and color can easily create that spa-like environment of calmness and cleanliness. We've got some tips to help you set up the ultimate feng shui bathroom to get that good energy flowing. Here are some good ideas to keep in mind as you look at your bathroom a bit differently to achieve this design style.

Focus on the water element

There are basic elements in feng shui, including wood, water, fire, earth, and metal. Water is the main component of a bathroom, so you have sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets to consider when decorating according to this style. As per Extra Space Storage, water is great for flushing away bad energy and can help achieve good chi. The problem is that in a bathroom, where there is a lot of running water and drains, you risk flushing away both the good and bad energy.

According to The Spruce, one way to curb that is by conserving water. Not only does it help the environment, but it also reduces the amount of water usage for feng shui. Other ideas include closing the toilet seat when not in use which helps in keeping the good energy from going down the drain. One more thing to do to keep a good chi is to have plants in the bathroom. As Greatist says, plants can absorb the extra water in the bathroom, which helps with balance. They can also purify the air and add greenery to the room. Pick a low-maintenance plant that likes moisture, like a spider plant or orchid.

Décor and light

Pay close attention to mirrors in the bathroom, as they are crucial to good energy. According to Kitchen & Bath, mirrors should not be across the entrance or facing the toilet. Facing the toilet can increase the negative energy in the room, which is never a good idea. Instead, open the windows and curtains and let the sunshine come in. Good, open lighting is always appreciated in feng shui. Colors should be bright and light, with white being preferred, along with pale blues and neutral shades.

Lastly, pay attention to clutter and keep the room clean and organized. Towels on the floor, papers scattered, and bathroom items in a pile in the bathroom are not ideal. Instead, declutter the space so that energy flow is easy and harmonious. We hope these tips help you when designing a bathroom using feng shui. With a little patience and strategic placement (and without clutter), you'll have that spa-like oasis in no time.