An ancient method originating in China, Feng Shui is meant to bring happiness, abundance and harmony into the home. The placement of your kitchen, as well as the colors and materials used throughout, play an equal role in optimizing the flow of “Qi” — or the natural energy present in a space. There are plenty of do’s and don’ts involved with Feng Shui (like where to place your kitchen sink and which plants to avoid). To make your redesign easier, we spoke with experts and interior designers who shared their top Feng Shui kitchen tips.
There are endless ways to bring Feng Shui into a kitchen design (even small kitchens) — from the traditional triangle rule to countertop and cabinet materials to decorative elements (art, lighting and tabletop decor). “When you add simple Feng Shui principles into the space, you’re creating good energy that will further your well-being,” says Reiko Gomez, Feng Shui expert and interior designer. “Also, a kitchen with good Feng Shui is a more enjoyable space in which to cook, socialize and connect with family and loved ones.”
Jennifer A. Emmer, interior designer and Feng Shui master, understands that Feng Shui design balances many factors. Her advice: “There are literally hundreds of Feng Shui principles you could adapt to your kitchen space. Use the ones that speak to you. ” And, don’t stop there — you can also Feng Shui your living room or build a Feng Shui bedroom.