When I saw the Oriental Spa Bathroom at the Good Homes exhibition designed by British plumbing company, Victoria Plum, I was drawn by how calm and serene the space seemed. This Oriental Spa bathroom was channelling the trend for spa bathrooms but with an Eastern-influenced twist. Judging by the crowd of people around the room set, a lot of other people were likewise enchanted by what the stylists had created.
Photo Gallery: The Oriental Spa Bathroom
The stylists in this feng shui bathroom retreat went all in for their look. There is an aquarium around the freestanding tub with fish and flowers! Can you imagine the absolute delight if there were cats in this household? Live kitty television.
The soft screening on one wall is reminiscent of Japanese shoji screens especially with their goldfish print. The Japanese traditionally also have koi ponds because koi (Japanese carp) are a symbol of good luck and abundance.
Check out the bamboo which adds a touch of greenery and warmth to this serene space.
As you would expect, all of the items in this installation sponsored by Victoria Plum can be found at Victoria Plum from their Mode Bathrooms range.
7 Tips For a Feng Shui Bathroom
The Oriental Spa Bathroom works with the ancient Chinese principles of feng shui in the bathroom. Feng shui is the art of placement of objects to increase the flow of good energy.
Whether or not you are a believer in feng shui, there’s a lot you can take away from its principles that will create a clean and contemporary look for your bathroom.
First off, you should note that a bathroom in itself is considered bad feng shui because the toilet literally flushes away your good energy. Since we all need a bathroom in the house, here’s what you can do to minimise the negative impact of a bathroom in your house.
- Keep your bathroom door and toilet lid closed
- Have your bathroom be open and light and airy
- Declutter your bathroom
- Make sure your bathroom smells nice with candles, flowers and aromatic bath oils
- Add house plants to the room
- Add a water feature or a mirror
- Add wood features to balance the water in the room
Traditionally, the best feng shui bathroom colors tend to be blue (for water), green (for life) and white (for purity). This modern bathroom has gone with dark colors with a lot of white sanitary features to balance the look.
Shop The Look for a Feng Shui Bathroom
So how do you translate this look into your own home? Fairly easily, with the use of a clean, minimal approach to the bathroom together with accessories made of wood and other natural materials. Add some bathroom plants for feng shui, definitely some lovely scents and possibly a water feature – you’re Asian-inspired bathroom will become your prized retreat.
A Feng Shui Bathroom Moodboard
Here’s a mood board to conjure up the essence of an Eastern-influenced Feng Shui bathroom.
A Feng Shui Bathroom For The Uncommitted
What if you just want to dabble in the look but aren’t committed to the full feng shui bathroom experience?
If you don’t want to put an aquarium in your bathroom, check out these fish wallpapers. I’ve had the Derwent wallpaper from Osborne & Little in grey/orange in my guest room bathroom and it is beautiful.
Here are some other nice touches in a bathroom to add personality and style to a room that is often-overlooked in the style department yet in heavy use in a house.