Kitchen Guide: Feng Shui Tips

28 November 2017

Feng shui is based on the idea that your living space reflects your life and it’s all about bringing harmony and balance to your home. The kitchen is the most important part of your home when it comes to feng shui and you can use some simple concepts to add a little more Zen to your space. From creating a feng shui kitchen layout to simple styling tips, let’s look at how you can incorporate some ideas into your kitchen.

Perfect your layout

If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen, there are some simple things you can do with your layout to optimise the feng shui. It’s best to be facing East while cooking which is worth considering when installing your oven and cooktop and the optimal placement for your sink is North or Northeast. Distance is also important and it’s best to have your stove at least 1-2 feet away from the sink and the fridge. If your stove and sink have to be close together, place a little plant between them to add some green.

Keep it light and airy

Whether it’s natural or artificial light, good lighting can help improve the feng shui of your kitchen. Make the most of any natural light in the space and make sure you have enough lighting for the evenings. Some easy ideas to improve your lighting include having spotlights over the bench or installing a skylight if there’s no natural light. It’s also important that your kitchen is well ventilated so let as much natural air flow through as possible by opening windows and doors.

Clear away clutter

Clutter isn’t good when it comes to the feng shui of your kitchen as it can drain your energy and impact on your general wellbeing. To boost your feng shui energy, try to keep the clutter in your kitchen to a minimum and keep your benchtops clear. If you’re thinking of updating your kitchen, make sure you have sufficient storage space to minimise the need to have cluttered benchtops

Harmonious colours

The specific feng shui colours for your kitchen will depend a lot on the location. For example, if your kitchen is south facing then stronger colours such as red and orange are recommended while a north facing kitchen favours whites and greys. Yellow is considered a good colour for most kitchens from a feng shui perspective as it’s thought to help with digestion. If you’re interested in incorporating some feng shui colours into your kitchen, consider adding colour to features such as lighting or splashbacks or adding in some coloured accessories.

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