In my Feng Shui practice I’m often asked, well, actually I’m usually “told” that bathrooms are bad Feng Shui and the door needs to be kept closed at all times. That is not necessarily true.
First, aside from Feng Shui, keeping a bathroom door closed at all times may be a personal preference for some people. That’s your choice.
When Feng Shui originated approximately 5,000 years ago, bathrooms were the great outdoors. There was no indoor plumbing at that time. When bathrooms were brought indoors, they were basically a small enclosed space, like a closet, with a hole in the ground. Of course, by today’s standards, that would not be good Feng Shui.
Luckily, bathrooms of today can be quite visually pleasing. Like these lovely examples posted by “A Detailed House” – a blog we follow. Take a look at these grand rooms and you, too, will have a hard time saying this is “bad” Feng Shui just because the function of the room is a bathroom. After all, the toilet is not the only purpose of a bathroom. Many have luxurious spa-like tubs and showers where we can spend hours soaking, or beautiful vanities where we lingeringly primp in front of ornate mirrors.
Yes, there are some things to keep in mind, Feng Shui wise, regarding bathrooms. The position/placement of the toilet, the running water, or as we say, “moving water”, and the frequency and length of visits to that room. But like any other room in your home, the energy of the bathroom, is based primarily upon where it lands in the energetic chart of your home. You’ll need the help of a trained professional to determine the Flying star chart and then interpret how the bathroom will impact the energy it resides in.
So before you are prejudice against all bathrooms, consider where that stereotype came from, what your bathroom looks like, how it feels, and most importantly what your Feng Shui Professional has advised you.