by Kathryn Weber
There are so many ways to decorate with feng shui that don’t have to make your home look Asian or turn it into a Chinese emporium with red lanterns and dragons. Far from it, feng shui elements used decoratively can create a beautiful home no matter what type of decor style you follow.
From Modern Farmhouse to French Provincial or Hollywood Glamour, incorporating beautiful design with feng shui elements is an easy way to bring your home good energy that harmonizes and enhances your home and life with feng shui that looks great too.
Let’s talk about the five elements.
When it comes to decorating or employing feng shui, it’s important to understand the five elements that make up feng shui. The five elements of feng shui are water, wood, fire, earth and metal.
These are all elements that can very easily be adapted to feng shui and that look terrific in any decor style. The following guidelines will help you employ the wood element of feng shui in your home or office in a way that looks terrific and brings you terrific energy and wonderful feng shui.
Decorating with the WOOD ELEMENT.
The element of wood is essential for growth and symbolizes family relationships and good health. This element is represented by the east direction and its color is brown.
There are two types of wood element, a large wood element, such as trees or large furniture pieces.
There is also small wood. It’s represented by the southeast and symbolizes growing assets such as stocks, investments and wealth. Adding wood objects to the east or southeast corner of your room will help tap the growth energy of the wood sector.
Wood is also a great energizer for the south direction of fame.
Wood is how we feed, or produce, fire so adding plants or wood objects or colors will help bring more recognition, social status and success in the form of material assets and items that represent success, such as nice vacations or expensive cars or designer clothing.
Is there anywhere you should not add wood elements?
There’s really only one place that’s not helpful to place actual plants, and that’s the bedroom. While wood furniture is fine, avoid adding plants or plants or flower motifs in the bedroom. Plants are thought to take energy away from sleeping occupants and to be a drain on romantic relationships.
Where to add wood elements: Wood is best for east, southeast and south corners.
Wood element colors: Wood colors include brown and green shades.
Wood element shapes: rectangle
Wood element affects the oldest son and the oldest daughter. Having green and brown colors boosts their health and well-being.
Plants bring growing energy.
Keep plants in your home to bring a growing energy to your life and to boost family relationships and health. No decor looks the same without a beautiful plant as an accent.
Use screens to introduce wood energy.
Wooden folding screens are a terrific way to add a rectangle shape of trees, and big growth and health, to your home and life.
Add green for growth — and wealth.
Green colors are wonderful as accents and can also be used to propel your growth, especially in areas of wealth and growth of assets.