How to Feng Shui Your Kitchen
Feng shui and funk out your kitchen- making it more enjoyable to be in for the time spent in there entertaining guests or cleaning, doing the dishes and cooking every day meals. Here’s some tips on how to feng shui your kitchen.
Never forget the triangle
As mentioned in a previous blog. The work space triangle is of utmost importance in keeping a flow in the kitchen. Be sure to have a triangle layout that goes from the sink to the fridge to the stove.
Light it up!
Once your basic layout is accomplished, lighting comes next. Use warm lights for your kitchen (for anywhere in the house really). Bright LED lights tend to be quite blinding and will leave you feeling like you’re in a hospital. You and your guests will quickly be put off wanting to dive in to a feast.
Down lights or can lights are neat and can be positioned to shine down on particular parts of the room, creating ambience. Also creating ambience and aesthetic are lights placed underneath cabinets. This brings a certain inviting, warm glow from kitchen.
Good Chi energy
Have good chi energy by making sure everything in your kitchen works. Going in to your kitchen knowing the proverbial world is your oyster and you’re able to finish what you started is satisfying, means less stress and will result in the want to create more or be happier in your space.
Put like with like
Organise like and like items together in the same vicinity. Not only does it create a better flow but it makes your life a lot easier when utilising the kitchen.
Colour it in
Studies have shown that yellows and reds increase appetite. Your kitchen, however, is not a McDonald’s.
While warm colours are the way to go, use these colours as accent colours, whether it be in appliances, counter stools or hand towels or cutting boards. Calmer colours (no white!) for bigger areas will create an overall calming feel while the complementary accent colours will entice and invite.
Fire, water, metal, earth and…
Balancing the elements in your kitchen means having a bit of everything and adding what is needed. If your kitchen already has the afore mentioned elements, add some wood! Wooden flooring or even things as simply as a wooden bowl or a plant or even a picture of these things will tie it all together. If you already have wood in the kitchen, pick the missing element and find an accent piece to finish it all off.
Artwork is good for anywhere in the house but artwork in the kitchen is vital. Tasteful and, sometimes, kitchen- related artwork will create feng shui. Artwork is pleasing to the eye and brings comfort to bare walls. An added bonus is if you, yourself are an artist- it’s the perfect gallery to display your work.
Be mindful of your space and keep your kitchen clean in order to perfect the perfect feng shui for your personality and your kitchen.
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