Feng Shui is about paying attention to how objects, people and the world interact with one another, and striving to achieve balance in our surroundings so they can help us achieve our goals. Every room in your home can benefit from Feng Shui, especially the kitchen. Here are a few of the key principles for Feng Shui decorating and how they can be applied in the kitchen to attract health and prosperity.
In no other room can the disruption of flow be felt as strongly as in the kitchen. In Feng Shui you should try to avoid putting fire and water too close to one another, so the sink should not be next to the stove. A wet island can be a good workaround for this rule. If you don’t have a kitchen remodel on the horizon, small changes like moving appliances and furniture can also be beneficial.
Colour and Light
Plenty of natural light is of course ideal, but even if you don’t have large windows or skylights light can be created using the right fixtures, and by reflecting existing light with brightly coloured walls. Choose a colour that also reflects what you want the room to accomplish; green for feasting, yellow for social gatherings, blue for eating less and weight-loss.
The kitchen can be a room of chaos with frequent activity taking place and many people coming and going, but it can also be a place of tranquility. By keeping surfaces clean and clear and reducing clutter to a minimum a feeling of calm can be achieved. Knives are especially harmful to the Feng Shui of the room so make sure to store those out of sight, along with garbage, compost and reclycling receptacles.
Rounded shapes such as pots and pans, round containers and plant pots can provide good feng shui in a room full of angular shaped appliances, cupboards and countertops. The kitchen table can also be round to offset the angularity in the rest of the room.
A clean and clutter free kitchen can be uplifting, but don’t forget to add a few objects that please your senses as well. A bowl of apples, an herb garden in the window, or hanging plants have positive life force energy that can be excellent for Feng Shui in the kitchen.
Here’s hoping your kitchen brings you health, prosperity and happiness.
Happy Friday Everyone!