There’s an often-overlooked room where, if you’re not careful, good energy (chi) can drain out of your home.
From the color of your walls to your tiny trash can, you could be unwittingly throwing off your balance in this space. Here are six major ways you’re screwing up your bathroom feng shui.
Leaving Your Toilet Lid Open
Open toilet lids don’t just cause unmitigated grossness. They’re also the biggest drain of positive energy in the home, so be sure to close the lid.
Double Vanities With Two Mirrors
Imagine having a conversation with your partner while brushing your teeth. It’s easier to engage with him or her if the mirror is one solid piece above the sinks. But two distinct mirrors leaves a gap and that leads to bad vibes in the feng shui world.
Two separate mirrors creates a separation between partners, but a single one keeps you connected and communicating.
In fact, any type of faceted or multipiece mirror can affect feng shui.
And, if possible, don’t hang the mirror so that it faces the toilet: “In this position, it will magnify the low vibrations or lower energy in the room.
Keeping The Bathroom Door Open
Chances are good that you close the bathroom door behind you when you finish your business. But this doesn’t just help conceal whatever went down on the porcelain throne; closing the door can also contribute to good feng shui.
Why? Well, first, it’s important to know that bathrooms inherently contain good energy. In the feng shui world, water equates to wealth. And because water is so frequently flowing in bathrooms, that makes this a hot spot for Chi.
But an open bathroom door is similar to an open toilet lid, it gives good chi the opportunity to escape.
There’s a second reason: Many feng shui practitioners say you should never be able to see inside the bathroom from other parts of the house.
Bathrooms that can be seen when you enter the home can lead to digestive issues or having to use the facilities every time you arrive home, or when the toilet can be seen from the bed this drains health.
Exposed Garbage Pails
Garbage also has lower vibrations, so it needs to be covered lest the vibrations seep into adjacent rooms.
You want to make the bathroom space as beautiful as possible and having covered trash assists with this.
No lid for the can? You can always stash it under the sink. But if there’s no room in this spot, place the pail in a corner that’s not immediately visible when you enter the room.
Using Dark Colors
Muddy colors aren’t joyful—and brown is downright depressing. Instead, strive to keep your bathroom tile, paint, and accessories on the lighter, brighter side like white because it’s clean and pure.
Green and blue can also be good from a feng shui perspective, they represent the wood element, which is supported by the water element in this space.
Too Much (Unorganized) Stuff
On the feng shui scale, clutter exists on the same low frequency as garbage so having a big mess can end up blocking good energy.
Clear the counters, corral makeup and toiletries in pretty baskets, and stash everything else under the sink behind closed doors or a pleated piece of fabric, skirted sinks are making a comeback.
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