In the feng shui practice of controlling and balancing energy flow, bathrooms do have a somewhat bad reputation, it's true. The marital bedroom, on the other hand, is a space where we want positive sensual energy, and some people worry that a bedroom in which the bathroom is integrated into the space will somehow be contaminated by the less-than-ideal energy of the bathroom. In small apartments and some bedroom suites, it's not uncommon to find a bathtub, vanity sink, or even a toilet within the confines of bedroom space.
All the more important, then, to pay diligent attention to how to keep the bathroom energy fresh, bright, and clean in order to keep the bedroom full of proper loving, romantic energy.
Tips for Feng Shui in the Bathroom
The first and most important piece of advice: be sure you create (and maintain!) the highest energy possible in your bathroom. This means having a bathroom that is:
- Full of good quality air
- Full of nourishing energy
This may sound very simple, but it is easy to overlook these simple basics in search for magical feng shui bathroom cures that will fix everything.
Second, since you know that your bathroom is located in the love and marriage feng shui area, you have to focus on strengthening its signature element, which is the earth element. Both fire and earth element colors are good for the love area, so you might consider, for example, painting the walls in a luscious red color (fire element) or a warm, earthy color (earth element.)
In addition to strengthening the energy of the earth element in this bagua area, focus on expressing and strengthening the specific energy needed here. In the case of a bathroom in the love and marriage area, you need to emphasize the energy of love, of course. So you might, for example, include a beautiful painting of two lovers in your space, or have an accent composition featuring two tall candles surrounded by rose quartz crystals.
Or feature any other images or items that nourish your heart with the feeling of love
Be mindful about limiting the metal, wood and water elements in a love and marriage space that includes a bathroom. And, of course, do not display art that contains single individuals or lonely themes in a love and marriage area!
Despite what you might fear, it is not necessarily "bad feng shui" to have a bathroom in the bedroom love and marriage area of your home. But it does take constant effort to keep it in good shape so that the feng shui energy stays fresh there. If you pay no attention to the energy of your bathroom, then eventually the energy accumulated there may reflect in the quality of your love life.