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What Is Feng Shui and How Can It Help You?

You’ve likely heard of feng shui, but do you know what exactly it entails? Fortunately, we’re here to break it down for you so your living space reflects your personal life in a balanced and healthy way.

What is Feng Shui?

The ancient art of feng shui, which goes as far back as 4,000 years ago, is the practice of designing your environment so that energy or “chi” flows smoothly. Just as chi flows through your body, chi flows through your home. When the energy flow is lifeless, moves too quickly, or is obstructed, the unbalanced chi may lead to ill health, family issues, or financial woes.

The Five Elements of Feng Shui

Feng shui consists of five elements that evoke a certain mood based on your personality. Here’s a look at each one and how to integrate it into your home.


When incorporating the presence of wood into your home, use shapes that imitate nature. Keep in mind that too many wood elements may make you feel rigid or overwhelmed. To expand the wood element in your home, add:

  • Flowers and plants
  • Cotton and other natural fabrics
  • Wood furniture
  • Green, brown, and blue objects


Fire elements are ideal for people with high energy and creativity. To avoid burning out or interrupting the flow of creativity, consider integrating the following types of objects:

  • Candles, incandescent lights
  • Red, orange, purple, and yellow objects


Adding earth elements can help nourish your soul’s energy and generate a feeling of balance and stability. To bring the earth element in your home, add the following objects:

  • Earth tone objects
  • Square and rectangular shapes
  • Pictures of landscape


Metal is essential for mental clarity and focus. When incorporating your home with metal, add:

  • Iron, aluminum, gold, or silver
  • Rocks and stones
  • White, gray, and silver decor


Water elements evoke wisdom, motivation, and insightfulness. Decorate your living space with the water element by adding the following:

  • Mirrors
  • Aquariums or fountains
  • Blue objects

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