The kitchen is one of the central areas of your home. It’s a place you and your family will spend a lot of time. You’ll cook and eat meals together here, and you’ll gather with friends and share stories and memories. This keyspace in your home interacts with fire energy, suppressing negative Chi and retaining positive energy in the kitchen. Here’s how to use Feng Shui for the kitchen to achieve good effects.
How to Organize your Kitchen
You don’t have to be a Feng Shui specialist to know that the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. In Feng Shui, though, this room is significant. We all spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so the energy in this space is continuously flowing. With that in mind, it’s crucial that we keep this space clean, refreshed and organized. A chaotic, messy kitchen creates a cluttered, disordered life. Keep your kitchen organized, clean, light, airy and full of free-flowing energy for a better life!
Kitchen Feng Shui Colours and Decoration
It may not seem important to decorate your kitchen since it’s a more functional room in your home, but there are some things to consider.
Firstly, avoid using the colour red when decorating your kitchen because the fire element already dominates the room. Adding red to this will throw it entirely out of balance.
I also recommend placing Feng Shui kitchen mirrors or some other reflective surface behind the stove to reflect the burners. The burners are associated with wealth and abundance. So by reflecting on them, you’re increasing the visible number of burners in the room, therefore increasing wealth. The reflection also helps you visualize the space behind you while cooking, putting you in the command position in the room.
Be mindful of the Feng Shui water element in your kitchen too. Water dampens fire energy, so avoid having too much blue in your kitchen decor.
Feng Shui tips for Stove
The stove represents Feng Shui symbol of wealth and prosperity. We recommend using all the burners instead of only the same one or two you prefer to use. Using them on rotation signifies making the most of the potential wealth available to you. By only using one or two burners, you’re limiting your potential.
It goes without saying that you should keep the stove clean, which allows the Chi in the cooked food to remain energized. A dirty stove depletes energy and therefore, drains finances.
Healthy Meal Preparation
One of the prime uses of the Kitchen is for meal preparation, which is a source of prosperity and health in Feng Shui. Did you know your emotions penetrate the food while you’re cooking? This is why you should prepare your meals with love, transferring healthy eating between you and your family.
Make sure you keep your food pantry organized and decluttered. If you have expired food items in the pantry or fridge, make sure you throw them out. Any almost empty jars and packets should be disposed of too, as this represents lack.
Be sure to remove all the garbage daily and keep your garbage can out of sight under the sink to avoid money loss. Food is meant to invigorate you, but it can impact your health and relationships when you see food scraps and remains in the garbage.
Kitchen Utensils and Gadgets
A fundamental rule of Feng Shui in the kitchen is to keep your knives stored out of sight. Knives, unsurprisingly, have piercing energy and can cut through good Chi, so it’s essential to keep them tucked away in drawers.
Don’t leave empty pans on stovetops or countertops. This signifies emptiness and a lack of Feng Shui abundance. Remove chipped dishes or broken items as crockery symbolizes wealth and cracked plates represent failure.
Best Kitchen Lighting
As with any other area of the house, a well-lit kitchen is important in Feng Shui. Having good Feng Shui lighting while you’re in the kitchen and using the space helps draw good Chi.
Feng Shui Kitchen Plants
Plants in the kitchen and flowers are important to attract wood Chi energy. You can also include herbs and fruits to enhance your kitchen’s energy.
By displaying nine oranges in a bowl on the center island not only signifies health, citrus is also known to remove bad luck. Of course, many of these things you can do and achieve by yourself.
For a complete and personalized assessment of your kitchen, I recommend a consultation. If you’d like me to share how you can increase Feng Shui in your kitchen to improve wealth and abundance, do get in touch,