Bathrooms can be a difficult room in Feng Shui. Since they have a lot of water and drains, they can represent diminished energy in an area or multiple areas of your life that correspond to the Feng Shui Bagua (a tool used by Feng Shui practitioners with nine boxes that correspond to life’s main concerns that align to a building – see diagram below). For instance, if you determine that your bathroom is in the wealth area of your home, you will probably experience issues with having wealth and abundance in your life.
So, if you are looking to renovate your bathroom you may wonder how you can make this space as beneficial as possible, perhaps even make an enhancement in that life area. If this possible? Why, yes, it is!
Essentially, the way to do it is to incorporate the element that is dominant in that life area of the Bagua and be sure that this element is dominant in the space. A great way to do this in Feng Shui is the use of tile. In my recent bathroom renovation (nearly complete!) I was amazed to see the variety of tile available. See below for great ideas on incorporating the Feng Shui elements into your space.
Wealth/Abundance or Family – If your bathroom is located in the back left corner or along the left middle wall of your home, the Wealth and Family areas, respectively. This area is represented by the Wood Element. You want to be sure that essence of Wood dominates the space. Because this tile has a great wood look and basket weave design, it would be a great addition to your room.
Fame – If your bathroom is located at the back center of your home, it’s in the Fame area. This area is represented by Fire. Fire is red, which may not be everyone’s first choice for tile. However, you can incorporate the triangular shapes, that are also a Fire characteristic, shown in this tile.
Partnership, Health, Knowledge – If your bathroom is located in any of these areas, shown on the diagonal on the Bagua, the Earth Element dominates. It is especially important to be sure that a bathroom located in the middle of the home (Health) is dominated by the Earth Element, as this can affect the health of the occupants of the home. This tile is a great example of how you can incorporate Earth. The material, of course, if earth-based, as well as the shape (horizontal shapes) and color (earth tones).
Creativity, Helpful People – These two areas are located on the right side of your home (creativity is right middle wall of the home, while Helpful People is the front right of the home). The Metal Element dominates. Incorporating tile with metallic hues are a hit!
Career – And finally, the front center of your home represents the Career area and Water is the predominant element. The colors of water and flowing lines are contribute to the Watery feel of this tile. In addition, it is made of glass, which also represents Water.
These examples are a but a few that are available to help make your bathroom a wonderful Feng Shui enhancement to your home! Check out the variations and have fun. Be creative! These tile photos are courtesy of www.homeportfolio.com.
I would love to hear your questions about Feng Shui bathrooms. Just comment on this post. Enjoy!
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Maureen K. Calamia is a Feng Shui Consultant and Teacher and is the author of ‘Luminous Spaces’, her FREE monthly ezine filled with great Feng Shui and Green Lifestyle tips and articles inspiring and empowering you to live and work in harmonious spaces. Visit http://www.luminous-spaces.com to learn more.