The Feng Shui Home: how to get a Feng Shui style bathroom
The west surrenders to Asian culture with Feng Shui style. An age-old Chinese philosophy with a Taoist origin which is based on the conscious and harmonious occupation of space so that atmospheres exert a positive influence on the lives of its occupants.
This Eastern tradition emphasises the importance of shades, the arrangement of space and the orientation of objects when maintaining and enhancing the positive energy of the atmospheres. A Philosophy which requires special expertise in the bathroom, since according to the experts, this is a space marked by an energy leak, caused by the large number of drains and water in motion.
At Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms, we help you get a bathroom with the purest Feng Shui style, with simple suggestions that will provide your bathroom with both balance and peace.
Feng Shui in the bathroom: practical tips on style
Some of the basic concepts when considering Feng Shui style are: the bathroom door cannot be in front of the mirror and drains and doors must always be closed so that the energy does not bounce or go outside.
In terms of decoration, it is crucial to include natural elements such as plants, ceramic vases and fresh flowers; as well as elements that evoke good memories for the user such as pictures of loved ones or aromatic candles.
Feng Shui colours: Colour miscellany with shower heads with chromotherapy
If there is something that characterises Feng Shui style, then it is colour. This oriental philosophy avoids cold colours such as white, black, grey or blue, and it banks on vibrant chromatic tonalities and earthy colours.
There are elements that can create an atmosphere full of pure energy in the bathroom and they are the shower heads with chromotherapy by Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms, which are designed to get the most out of the shower experience.
The Lounge Wellness shower heads through their different water outlets (rain, column and cascade) and its colour explosion, create an atmosphere that gives off comfort and harmony.
Feng Shui decoration: opting for rounded shapes
The furniture, accessories and bathroom equipment with rounded shapes help peace and quiet to flow through the space. That is why the Feng Shui style advocates rounded designs such as those found in the: Arquitect, Lounge, Forma or Tono collection by Fosters and Partners; as well as inspiring sets like the comprehensive design from the Vitae collection. Architectural elements made by Zaha Hadid which denote dynamic and fluid forms inspired by the movement of water. An organic energy dance where the mirror, the basin, the bathtub, the taps, the shower or even the toilets lead the way in creating a unique atmosphere full of exclusivity and wellness.
Safety at every turn
To contribute to the flow of Chi, spaces must make people’s lives easier. Places without obstacles or steps that may endanger their safety. For this, the Project floor-level shower trays are ideal, infinite and comprehensive designs that blend in with the space offering the user a safe and functional shower experience, without unevenness breaking the energy of the space.
Materials: wood and metal
Wood and metal are two main materials in every Feng Shui style atmosphere. Coins are traditionally made from metal and that is why this represents prosperity in Feng Shui. As well as that, wood symbolises growth and life; and it encourages the existence of fire, an element that together with water and the earth, has to be present in all spaces so that there is balance.
Opting for wooden bathroom furniture with sinuous shapes and metal light fixtures is one of the most ideal options for achieving the perfect harmony of the Feng Shui style in the bathroom. Precisely, the bathroom furniture from the Pure Line collection combines natural aged oak wood with a metallic structure.
Light fixtures that radiate energy
Another important aspect of this philosophy is that spaces must be properly illuminated both by day and night with indirect and ambient lighting which create a personal and harmonious climate. For this purpose, LED light fixtures for mirrors are ideal, since they provide the room with the right amount of light to create a calm and subdued atmosphere, as well as enough light to be able carry out the daily care routine.
General guidelines of a philosophy that requires experts to carry out an exhaustive diagnosis of the needs of each space, thus creating a harmonious and experiential atmosphere as only the Feng Shui style can create.