The Easy Way for Manifesting Vibrant Energy, Love, Health and Wealth. Feng Shui Basics for Decorating Your Space to Manifest your Dreams
Feng shui can be used in decorating your house with the goal of creating a loving, supportive, fun and happy home with positive flow of energy. Decorating tips used in feng shui are slightly different from the traditional decorating, but once you start using feng shui, a harmoniously decorated home, full of passion & prosperity is yours to enjoy!
Feng shui decorating is a way to decorate your home to create a vibrant feeling of joy, love and harmony. It means that you create an environment that has the best energy to support the specific activity, or activities, intended for the space.
For instance, A home office needs active, vibrant energy of success and creativity, while a bedroom will need soft, calm and sensual energy. You can achieve the desired energies by following basic feng shui principles in your decorating intentions.
Your first and crucial step in feng shui 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 the clutters. Decorating a cluttered home makes no sense. It’s just like applying expensive make-up to an unwashed or tired face. Clutter constantly drains energy from you. Get rid of everything you do not love in your house. Clutter-clearing seems to be a time-and-energy-consuming process, but it will help you “lighten up the load of decorating duty,”.
Only after you have cleared the old energy you can move on to a successful feng shui decorating process.
Let’s explore the best feng shui decorating steps.
Feng Shui Basics to a Harmonious Home
Good Quality Air and Light
These two elements are the life breathing and are essential for good feng shui energy in your home.
Open the windows from time to time, introduce fresh air-purifying plants, or use an air purifier or essential oil. Do whatever it takes to find solutions for better air in your home; breathing clean air regularly is the feng shui foundation for your health and well-being.
Allow as much natural light as possible into your home, and consider using full-spectrum light bulbs in some fixtures. This also includes the smart use of feng shui colors, as the color is light
Now, if you have done all the preliminary work – your house is clutter-free (or almost clutter-free), you have good quality air and good quality light, you are now ready to have the fun!
Understand the Basics of the Five Feng Shui Elements
Use the five feng shui elements—Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water—to create balance and vibrant energy in all areas of your home. For example, if you are working on attracting more prosperity, you can introduce the feng shui elements of Wood and Water in the Southeast area of your house. If you need to improve your health, you can place lush plants (representing the Wood element) or pieces of wood furniture in the East area of your home.
Discover Your Feng Shui Birth Element
Use your feng shui birth element to help create a home that nourishes and supports your energy. For example, my birth element is Fire, so I can introduce the expressions of the Fire element, such as triangular shapes or the Fire colors: red, orange, purple, magenta, pink, and yellow. I will also want a strong Wood element in my home, as Wood feeds the Fire element in the productive cycle of the five feng shui elements.
So, Once you know your personal feng shui birth element, be sure you choose the best colors to support, nourish and strengthen your energy. You can do this with good feng shui home decor, office space as well as with your choice of clothing and accessories.
However, it is very important to understand that we need all five feng shui elements in our environment, just in different proportions.
Learn Your Kua Number and Your Lucky Directions
Find out your Kua number and your lucky directions so that you can be energized by good flow of energy from your best or lucky feng shui directions. Use these as a guide to adjust the position of things like your bed, your desk, or the seating in your dining area. For example, if your Kua number is 1 (just like me), it is best to face one of the following directions: Southeast for money and success, East for health and vitality, South for love and marriage, or North for personal growth.
Be Mindful of the Quality of Energy in Your Home for better health and well being
Always be aware of the energy in your home and how it influences your well being. Make a habit of paying close attention to the so-called feng shui “trinity” that is deeply connected to your health: your bedroom, your bathroom, and your kitchen. Nothing is static in the world of energy, so you must remain mindful of their condition and effects. Embrace the right energies for you to keep your home healthy and happy.
Be sure to position your furniture in a way that allows for a smooth flow of energy to all areas of your home and avoid any blockages areas.
Enjoy Learning how to use fountains, mirrors, art, colors, and many other popular feng shui cures to improve the flow of positive healing energy in your home.
Be mindful of the view you first see as you open your eyes (the view from your bed), as well as when you open your front door. These might sound like minor details, but they set the feng shui energy your body is receiving throughout the day.
Treat your body with respect and give it the energy of beauty and joy – this will inevitably attract good health and well-being.
Let’s dive in the Main Principles of Feng Shui Decorating
Define the Energy Map of Your Home
The bagua or energy map of your home will serve as a blueprint to best colors choices for each room, what images are best in your home, how to position the furniture for best positive energy flow, etc.
It is important to understand that there are two different ways, or feng shui school styles used to define the bagua of any space: the Classical or Traditional school Bagua, and the BTB grid or Western feng shui school bagua. Once you define the Bagua, you will know which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life. For example, in traditional feng shui, the Southeast feng shui area of your home is connected to the flow of money energy in your life.
It is best not to apply both styles at the same time, as this will create a lot of confusion and frustration in trying to define your bagua. Choose one bagua style – the one that appeals to you the most – and stick with it in your feng shui work.
Classical vs BTB Bagua
Let’s look at the basics of the Classical feng shui school bagua. This bagua style is based on the energy of the compass directions, so you need to take an accurate compass reading of your front door in order to correctly define the classical feng shui bagua of your home or office.
Decorating based on The BTB, also called the Western feng shui bagua, the process is much easier. You need to divide the floor plan of your home (or office) into 9 equal squares, and each square will correspond to one of the 8 areas. The 9th square is called the Yin Yang point or the Heart of the Home and it energetically relates to all bagua areas.
Translated from Chinese, bagua literally means “8 areas.” These areas correspond to the most important areas of one’s life, the areas that matter the most for one’s health and happiness.
Here’s what the ancient feng shui masters defined as the most important areas – the areas that make up the feng shui bagua:
- o Health & Family
- o Wealth & Abundance
- o Fame & Reputation
- o Love & Marriage
- o Creativity & Children
- o Helpful People & Blessings
- o Career & Path in Life
- o Spiritual Growth & Cultivation
When you treat each bagua area of your home well, the whole house benefits from a harmonious and vibrant energy.
Use Color for Good Feng Shui
Color is a very powerful way to shift the energy in your home and bring the desired results much faster.
The feng shui color tips here will help you define your main color scheme in order to create good energy, and then be sure to play and experiment until you find out what are the right colors for your home!
Best Feng Shui Color Choices Are Based on the 5 Elements Feng Shui Theory: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each of these 5 elements “governs” a specific area of your home.
This feng shui color guide will help you choose best colors 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 the wall color, art, photography, or various decor items.
Fire Element – Passion and High Energy
A balanced fire feng shui element in your home or office will bring supporting energy to all your career efforts and will help you for better achievements. Fire element also nourishes one’s sexual energy and inner warmth.
Fire is the dominant feng shui element of South area of your home or office. Northeast and Southwest feng shui areas also benefit from good fire element energy in your decorating. Fire feng shui element colors are:
- Red, Orange, Purple, Pink, Strong Yellow
Water Element – Ease and Abundance
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. This related to the use of fountains and mirrors as wealth feng shui cures.
Water is the feng shui element of North, East and southeast bagua area of your home or office. Feng shui water element colors are:
- Blue and Black
Earth Element – Nourishment and Stability
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
Wood Element – Growth and Vitality
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. This is related to the use of plants in feng shui.
Wood is the feng shui element of the East, Southeast and South bagua areas of your home. Feng shui wood element colors are:
- Brown and Green
Metal Element – Clarity and Preciseness
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 a 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, Northwest and North bagua areas. Feng shui metal element colors are:
- Gray and White
So, there you have it, the basic feng shui color guide to help you create a happy and healthy home. Color is like music, nourishing and uplifting, and the more colors 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.
When decorating your home with feng shui, it is important to focus on the big picture (your whole house or apartment), as well as “zoom in” to each specific area of your home to create best feng shui energy in all your rooms.
Feng Shui is a connection between yourself and your space.
After I start searching and writing for my Feng shui article, I really get much excited to try to apply some of its decorating techniques in my room and office. One of feng shui recommendation is to face the door not aligning with it. And I applied the birth element rule and Kua number for directions and I found it really useful for better feelings and flow of energy. But of course, I need to learn much more about it to get the skill and experience.
I encourage you to have the fun and try it. Leave your experience below if you ever tried feng shui in your space.