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5 Tips for Decorating Feng Shui

Feng shui decorating is basically a way to decorate your home so it creates a feeling of joy and harmony.

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What decorating feng shui means is that you create an environment that has the best energy that supports the specific activity, or activities intended for that space.

Feng shui decorating does not necessarily mean creating a Zen-type home.

A home office needs a vibrant energy of success, active, while a bedroom needs a soft, sensual energy. You can achieve desired energies by following basic feng shui principles indecorating.

A Feng shui goal in decorating your house  is that of creating a loving, supportive, fun and happy home. Decorating tips used in feng shui are slightly different than the traditional decorating, but once you start using feng shui, a harmoniously decorated home is yours to enjoy!

In decorating your home with feng shui starts before the actual decorating process.  The first feng shui requirement is to clear the old energy residues and create a strong and clear energy foundation.

What does that mean on a practical level?

It means you have to clear your clutter, get rid of the piles.  Decorating a cluttered home makes no sense, from the feng shui point of view.

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Only after you have cleared the old energy you can move on to a successful feng shui decorating process.

Color, color is one of the easiest ways to shift the energy in your home or office and create good feng shui.

Color is an expression of one of the five feng shui elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood.

These elements are used in specific areas according to the feng shui energy map of your space, or Bagua.

This feng shui colour guide will help you choose best colours to create a harmonious feng shui home. Choose the feng shui colors according to the energy you need and bring them into your space with wall color, art, photography, or various decor items.


A balanced fire feng shui element in your home or office will bring supporting energy to all your career efforts and will help achieve recognition. Fire elements also nourishes one’s sexual energy and inner warmth.

Fire is the dominant feng shui element of South bagua area of your home or office.

Northeast and Southwest feng shui areas also benefit from good fire element energy.

Fire feng shui element colours are:





Strong Yellow


A strong and harmonious feng shui earth element in your home or office will help create stability, nourishment and calm protection for all your relationships. The earth element is also needed to maintain one’s health and inner balance.


Earth is the main feng shui element of Northeast and Southwest bagua areas.

The Center of your home and office is also governed by the earth feng shui element.

Feng shui earth element colors are:

Light Yellow

Beige/Skin Color

Earthy/Sandy Colors


Feng shui metal element brings the qualities of sharpness, precision and efficiency; its balanced presence will help you live with clarity and lightness. A good presence of metal element in your home or office will help sustain the energy of calm, crisp clarity and eliminate distractions.

Metal is the dominant feng shui element of West and Northwest bagua areas.

North bagua area of your home or office also benefits from the presence of metal element.

Feng shui metal element colors are:




Lush and healing, the feng shui wood element brings the energy of vibrant health, vitality and growth. Wood element is also an expression of abundance, thus it is used as a feng shui cure for wealth and prosperity. (Read about the feng shui use of plants and the feng shui of money tree.)

Wood is the main feng shui element of East and Southeast bagua areas of your home or office.

South bagua area also benefits from a strong presence of wood element.

Feng shui wood element colors are:




A harmonious feng shui water element will bring a refreshing energy of calm, ease, purity and freshness. Water element is also the ancient symbol of abundance, thus a potent feng shui cure for wealth. (Read about the use of fountains and mirrors as wealth feng shui cures.)

Water is the feng shui element of North bagua area of your home or office.

East and Southeast bagua areas also benefit from a strong Water element.

Feng shui water element colors are:



So, there you have it, the basic feng shui color guide to help you create a harmonious happy and healthy home. Colour is like music,  uplifting and nourishing and the more colours you harmoniously absorb throughout the day, the higher your sense of well-being. Do not be afraid to bring vibrant colors into your space, as color is light, and light is our number one nutrient.

STEP # 1 in your home being clutter-free (or almost clutter-free), you have good quality air and good quality light, you are now ready to start decorating with feng shui!

Feng shui decorating STEP # 2 is to define the bagua, or the energy map of your home. The bagua of your home will serve as a blueprint, or a clear map as to what colors are used in specific rooms, what images are best in your home, how to position the furniture for best energy flow, etc.

Find Out How To Define Your Bagua

Feng shui decorating STEP # 3 is to know how to use color for good feng shui.   Here are some feng shui color suggestions:

White is popular go-to color in most kitchens and it’s a great shade to start with when using feng shui in your home. A symbol of cleanliness and purity, white makes sense in the space where you’ll be making many meals. Since it pairs well with every color, it can create a blank canvas that you can accent with warmer shades to keep the room from feeling too stark and cold. Consider using white on your walls and cabinets and adding warmer accents via your countertops, backsplash and window treatments.

Feng-Shui-Kitchen-Design-Pictures-08Creamy neutral shades such as beige, oatmeal, khaki and other earth colors also work well in the kitchen. According to feng shui, they can bring stability to a household and will help you have a harmonious cooking space. Warm and comforting, they pair well with many other colors and will make your kitchen feel cozy.

Yellow is another popular feng shui kitchen color. Believed to promote socialization, it can create an uplifting and cheerful space for you and your family to enjoy meals. Choose a light or golden yellow that’s soothing and stay away from shocking shades that might agitate people.

Blue believed to curb hunger is a smart shade for families that are watching their weight. A soothing shade, blue has an ethereal feel and can instantly calm a busy space. But use blue in small doses. Feng shui experts believe that using too much blue can take away from the beauty of your food.

Green is another popular kitchen color and according to feng shui, it promotes digestion. Choose soft and earthy greens to help create a relaxing space. To enhance these earthy tones, put a living plant or two in your kitchen as well.

Red is another popular kitchen colors, but some feng shui experts believe this fiery shade can create an imbalance in the kitchen when used in large doses. Use a more neutral color throughout most of the room and rely on red as an accent.

Find Out The Best Colors For Your Home

Feng shui decorating STEP # 4 is to define good feng shui products that your home needs. You might have many of them already or are in the process of buying new, or you might need a starting point with designer wallcoverings or even designer fabrics for that matter. You must find that colour palette in which you feel you need for that harmonious feeling for your room.

Find Out Where To Buy Good Feng Shui Products

Feng shui decorating STEP # 5 is to know how to position your decor items as powerful feng shui cures. You’ve received your designer wallpaper and fabrics  and now where and how do you position them for best feng shui in your home?

Find Out How To Position Your Feng Shui Cures  

When decorating your home with feng shui, it is important to focus on the big picture (your walls in your home or apartment), as well as “zoom in” into each specific area of your home in order to create best feng shui energy in all your rooms.

Below are some feng shui tips to help you out:

BEDROOM: How To Create A Good Feng Shui Bedroom. Good feng shui in your home cannot exist without good feng shui in your  bedroom.  One that invites you, lures you in, excites and calms at the same time. A good feng shui bedroom is fun and pleasurable to be in, either you are there for a quick nap or a good night sleep.  As simple as that.

  1.  Let go of the TV, computer or exercise equipment in your bedroom.feng shui bedroom
  2. Open the windows often or use a good quality air-purifier to keep the air fresh and full of oxygen.
  3. Have several levels of lighting in your bedroom, or use a dimmer switch to adjust the energy accordingly.
  4. Use soothing colors to achieve a good feng shui balance in your bedroom.
  5. have your bed easily approachable from both sides,
  6. have two bedside tables (one on each side), and,
  7. avoid having the bed in a direct line with the door.
  8. Keep all the bedroom doors closed at night, be it the closet doors, the en-suite bathroom door or the bedroom door.

BATHROOM: Good Feng Shui Bathroom Tips. Yes, bathrooms are considered challenging in feng shui. This does not mean, though, that you cannot have a beautiful bathroom with great feng shui.  Water is a perfect natural relaxer and feng shui purifier, so combining it with the right feng shui elements and materials will create a soothing space for you.

  1. Have mirrors that will give you the pleasure of looking at yourself, as well as bring the presence of the feng shui water element.
  2. Have several sources of lighting, including candles.
  3. A tray will come handy if you like to have a drink while in the bath.The right scents are an important choice, and you can choose from calming or invigorating, romantic or cleansing scents/oils. Be aware, though, that proper ventilation is a must for a healthy bathroom.
  4. Keep the space warm.
  5. Make it possible to listen to the music while in the bath.
  6. Relax in your little spa retreat, refresh and rejuvenate.

KITCHEN: Feng Shui for Kitchen. Your kitchen is the heart of your home, enhances the nurturing, nourishment in the home aids in digestion and is directly connected to the flow of abundance in your life.

  1. The kitchen should have several levels of proper lighting, be airy and spacious, clean, bright and welcoming.
  2. For good feng shui, keep the kitchen simple and do not overload it with gadgets.
  3. Keep the clutter at bay.
  4. Fresh flowers bring beautiful uplifting energy to your kitchen. Place a bowl with fruits, a vase of flowers, or a living plant on your kitchen table, windowsill, or wherever the layout of your kitchen allows.

HOME OFFICE: Feng Shui for Home Office. If you work from home, a good feng shui energy in your home office is a must. Feng-Shui-Office Map

  1. An important office feng shui guideline is to have your home office as far from your bedroom as possible.  Having a separate entry to your home office is ideal. If this is not feasible, be sure to create as much division as possible between your office area and your bedroom.
  2. Plan your home office with your success, well-being and productivity in mind. Add decor items that make you feel successful, appreciated, and happy.
  3. Be mindful of the quality of air and the quality of light (natural and artificial) in your home office, as these are two of the good feng shui must-haves.
  4. Position your desk where you do not have your back to the door; your desk is positioned further from the door and not in line with it. Be also mindful of not facing a wall while working at your desk.

NURSERY: Feng Shui for Baby’s Room. Take care of the health of your little one with basic feng shui nursery tips.

  1. Create a harmony of soft feng shui colors in the nursery. Look beyond the traditional pink or blue and choose the colors you really like, colors that comfort and soothe you.
  2. Have different sources of light in the nursery to be used at different times of day and night; this will contribute to a balanced feng shui energy.
  3. Keep your baby’s bed away from the door and limit the electrical appliances close to the crib. The general feng shui guidelines for an adult bed will apply for your baby’s bed, too – you do not want the crib too close to the door or in line with it; in the middle of the room with no support, or under the window.
  4. Use natural materials whenever possible for baby’s bedding, nursery curtains, flooring, rugs, furniture and toys. Choose wood over plastic.
  5. Treat your baby’s sense of smell with respect; open windows daily for good ventilation and enjoy the scent of gentle essential oils, such as chamomile, rose, vanilla and lavender.

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Feng Shui basics are considered very important in decorating  because of its utmost importance for your health and well-being.  Decorating with Feng Shui creates a vibrant and successful energy,  functionality, productivity as well as being mindful to your health.

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