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Bathrooms are often quickly brushed off as “negative” areas where there is not much we can do. Or they get overlooked for not being as resourceful or significant as other rooms. The location of wet areas is vital for understanding certain conditions in the household. Often, because of the nature of their purpose in our homes, individual assessments reveal that many things affecting the quality of life in a home stem from wet areas.
If you are unsure about where to begin experimenting with Feng Shui in your home, bathrooms are a fantastic place to start. Overall, bathrooms and laundries are considered inauspicious areas as they tend to store too much “bad” energy. However, we can turn this around at any moment, we just need to understand what is bad energy in the bathroom, minimize its flow, and increase the flow of good energy.
In Feng Shui, water symbolizes money and prosperity, and in wet areas of our homes, “money” is escaping down the drains. Since these are areas where we maintain our hygiene and do our daily cleansing, we release old and wasted energy, which adds to the unfavourable character of these areas. Therefore, anything that is leaking or is broken needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
Keep it closed
Bring in Positive Chi
Add lush plants on the windows and in the corners of the bathroom to stabilize the energy flow and bring in more Yang Energy. Plants are active elements that improve the quality of air in the room and absorb excess water. The higher humidity levels in wet areas helps plenty of plants thrive, and there are many plant options for natural-light-filled bathrooms as well as for darker, windowless ones.
Bamboo is one of those, easy maintenance plants, that thrives in humid areas, and it does not depend on the amount of light. Moreover, bamboo in Feng Shui symbolises endurance and longevity, and activates our stuck wealth sectors. Bamboo has a slender, delicate appearance; however, it is one of the strongest materials in the world. Lucky Bamboo is a particularly good choice if your bathroom is in the East or Southeast Sector, as it will help to activate abundance in this area.
Keep it Clean and Tidy
Clean, airy, and a well-lit bathroom space is essential to support and increase positive Chi. The untidy bathroom will intensify and enhance the negative influence of this room. Keeping it closed, in the manner of out of sight and out mind, is not enough. To transform the effect of the wet areas, they need to be kept meticulously tidy and neat, with sparkling mirrors, floors, and windows. The less cramped and busy the bathroom space is, the easier it will be to keep it neat and to allow an easy energy flow.
Furthermore, we need to associate positive feelings and associations with this space by transforming it into a simple yet delightful spa-like ambiance, for our enjoyment and relaxation.