FENG SHUI - Helpful Tips How to Correct the Qi Energy in the Bathroom and Home Office

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Dear readers,

Today we shall explore other areas of the house, specifically the bathroom, the guestroom, and the home office, and see how we can correct the Qi energy to bring balance of the elements and with it attract abundance.

According to Feng Shui, the BATHROOM is the area with most powerful Yin of the entire house because of many water-suppliers, such as the sink, the shower or the bath tub, and even the wc and bidet. Moreover, mostly all materials used to finish a bathroom are tiles and porcelain, also caring the Yin-energy.

Therefore, in order to balance the energy in this area, we need to introduce objects that carry the Yang-energy, such as terry towels, soft rugs on the floor, and of course candles or other sources of warm light.

Interesting to notice, that according to the Feng Shui principles, water is the element that symbolize wealth, money. Therefore, the bathroom state is directly influencing the prosperity of the family, and must be always curated with diligence. To attract financial abundance, the bathroom must be kept impeccable at all times: provide good lighting, refreshed every day by opening the window, keep cleaned up, and organize things around.


In Feng Shui, the bathroom is considered a place where energy Qi can easily escape, since water, a symbol of wealth, can drain away. Therefore, it’s important to apply certain Feng Shui principles to help maintain a good flow of energy and prevent the loss of prosperity.

In most western countries the wc is seen as one of the most unclean places from the house. Masters of Feng Shui indeed believe that the bathroom provides negative energy, so they recommend keeping the cover of wc down when not used. This will block the outflow of the positive energy.

As about the dispositioning of the wc inside the bathroom, there is one important rule to be followed: the wc must not face directly the entrance door of the bathroom, it must be allocated at side, and even better if a bit distanced from the door.

The bathroom door must not face directly the entrance door of the house; in such case, it is considered, that the positive Qi entering the house will be flushed away immediately. So, if you have such a positioning, keep the door of the bathroom closed at all times. Even better would be changing the place of the door out of sight.

Another unfavorable positioning would be allocating the bathroom door in front of the bedroom door, in such a way the negative energy will constantly flow into the bedroom. In this case, masters of Feng Shui will absolutely recommend to switch one of the doors in another place. But if you live in a rental house, or the structure of your house simply would make impossible to do such a change, then keep both doors always closed.

At last, it is always considered unfavorable keeping the headboard of the bed positioned on the common wall with the bathroom (especially if wc is on that wall). It will disrupt a good sleep.

Moreover, here are some key rules to follow in the bathroom area:

  1. Better keep the door of the bathroom closed to prevent energy and wealth from being washed away. This simple practice helps contain energy and prevent it from escaping.
  2. Toilet lid down prevents the Qi, along with wealth, from symbolically being flushed away. It’s a small but significant step in maintaining positive energy.
  3. Fix Leaks Immediately – in Feng Shui it symbolizes wealth dripping away. Ensure all leaks are fixed promptly to prevent the loss of energy and money.
  4. Use mirrors wisely, and place them thoughtfully, focusing on reflecting positive spaces. Mirrors are powerful in Feng Shui for expanding space and doubling what they reflect. However, in a bathroom, you don't want to inadvertently double anything undesirable, like drains or toilets.
  5. Incorporate Earth elements, since Water dominates the bathroom, it can help balance the energy. Use earth tones, stones, or ceramics as decorative elements to bring stability and contain the water energy.
  6. Ventilation and Light are super important, so ensure your bathroom is well-ventilated and well-lit. This helps maintain a healthy flow of energy, reduces moisture and mold, and symbolically “brightens” your wealth prospects.
  7. Use plants to absorb moisture and negative energy, give preference to plants that thrive in humid environments and place them strategically around the bathroom.
  8. Decorate with intention - use colors, artwork, and decorations that evoke a sense of peace and relaxation.
  9. Maintain cleanliness and order – it will promote a positive energy flow and prevent the accumulation of negative Qi.

Applying these Feng Shui principles to your bathroom can help create a space that supports positive Qi energy flow, balances the elements, and protects your wealth and prosperity. Remember, the goal is to make the bathroom a place that feels refreshing, clean, and harmonious, contributing positively to the overall energy of your home.

Now, let’s move to the next area – the LIBRARY, or the HOME OFFICE / STUDY. Creating a home office that aligns with Feng Shui principles can enhance productivity, attract prosperity, and improve overall well-being.

Clearly, not everyone is lucky to have a separate room dedicated to study/work, but those of you having it, must know this room shall be well isolated and quiet, where nothing may obstruct or distract for the work/study.


Furnishings may be of any kind, that depends on your aesthetical taste. Nevertheless, masters of Feng Shui suggest keeping an even number of straight and rounded angles for energetical balance.

Moreover, this room must be well illuminated day and night, and have cabinets to keep all things in order. In many Chinese homes we may find here paintings or photos of mountains, lakes, and rivers, since these images stimulate brain activity and imagination.

Here are the main principles to consider when setting up your home office according to Feng Shui:

  1. Desk placement, also known as the “Command Position”: the best would be to place your desk in a way that allows you to see the door when sitting without being directly in line with it. This position offers a sense of security and control.

Avoid facing a wall, that may limit your thinking and block creativity; and, avoid having your back to the door, because this position can lead to a feeling of vulnerability and distraction.

  1. Clear clutter, since it is a major blocker of positive Qi energy. A clutter-free office encourages a clear mind and boosts productivity. Regularly organize and declutter your space.
  2. Ensure your office has plenty of natural light and good air flow. Natural light boosts energy and mood, while fresh air helps clear negative energy.
  3. Introduce green tall plants, they represent growth and vitality in Feng Shui. Moreover, they can improve air quality and bring life into your office space.
  4. Use appropriate colors, because they have a significant impact on our mood and energy. Choose colors that align with your working goals and character:
  • Blue - stands for calmness and clarity
  • Green - for growth and healing
  • Yellow is for optimism and concentration
  • White is for creativity and mental clarity

Do not forget you have an entire range of shades and tints of the mentioned colors, so you can go brighter or darker, pastel or plain; it’s up to you.

  1. Organize your workspace and designate specific areas for different types of work or tasks. This helps in maintaining focus and efficiency.
  2. Position your computer wisely, it should be placed in a position that supports clarity of thought. Ideally, it should be in your command position, allowing you to have a clear view of the room.
  3. Personalize your space with items that inspire and motivate you, such as awards, artwork, or photographs. These should represent your achievements and aspirations.
  4. Incorporate the Five Elements because only a balance of the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) will promote harmony and productivity. This can be achieved through colors, shapes, or decorative elements that represent these elements.

In creating an effective home office, the goal is to foster an environment that supports productivity, creativity, and personal well-being, contributing to your professional success.

Best wishes,


MetropolitanMe Blogger