The kitchen is the hub of the home, and can easily get out of control. Luckily Laura Morris has some great tips for keeping it balanced with Feng Shui.
1. Keep one to two appliances on the counter top. Maximum.
A toaster, coffee maker, blender, stand mixer, radio, and microwave can all pile up on our counter tops, so keeping appliances to a minimum is key. Store them in the cupboards and pull them out as needed, but always keep them unplugged! Unplugging your appliances after use is important because it reduces the amount of electromagnetic smog in the home.
2. Add Yellow
Yellow is the earth element and is connected to digestion. Some researchers believe the colour yellow can increase self-esteem and strengthen your overall well-being.
Yellow is also the colour of sunlight. It is cheerful and uplifting, so yellow vibes always lighten and brighten any home and create a cozy, welcoming feeling.
3. Bring the outdoors in
Keeping wood elements or nature in mind in the kitchen is important because the wood element is connected to growth and productivity.
Living plants like herbs are the best way to bring in uplifting chi. Plants work to raise your chi and vital energy, which leads to maximum health and well-being.
Bonus Online Tip: Create balance with missing elements
Sometimes our kitchen design doesn't allow for maximum feng shui; Laura has some simple solutions to creating balance in your existing space.
- If you have a lot of wood in your kitchen, then add white plates and napkins; the metal element will help balance the chi in the space.
- If you have a lot of stainless steel, add splashes of red to balance out all the cool elements.
- If your kitchen is dark, add more lighting. You don't want too much yin energy, so improve your lighting to lift the chi.
- If your kitchen is light add a dark stain to the floors. Having a dark floor makes us feel grounded and safe.