The Principles Of Feng Shui

Feng shui is an intricate system of ancient practices that aims to enhance your well-being inside a space (be it your home, an office or – alternatively – a garden) through encouraging a good flow of energy within that particular space.

Chi (which is also spelled qi) is the term utilised in feng shui in order to refer to the universal energy that present in and around us. The objective of feng shui is to channel the flow of Chi within our space in a manner that contributes to a good flow of Chi inside ourselves as well. This is because ultimately, it is this universal energy which connects us, humans, to the space in which we live.

What Is Feng Shui All About?

In a nutshell, decorating your space with feng shui means understanding how to choose the correct colours and decorative elements and using them in the particular areas of your home in order to bring about wholesome energy to your space as well as to the different areas of your life.

You are able to, and should, do this so that it is complementary any existing decorative style inside your home and also matches your personal artistic taste. If you don’t like how something seems, it’ll not be possible to establish positive energy around it.

Thus, feng shui is not an imposition of strict rules as no strictness breeds a healthful flow of energy, which is actually what feng shui is really all about. In addition, it is also not a straightforward practice of buying a couple of feng shui symbols, for example wind chimes or crystals, and arbitrarily placing them around your home. It’s about knowing how things in our environment are related to one another as well as to ourselves, and then taking the tiny bits from that vast body of knowledge which work for you and then applying them to your space with thought and care.

What Are The Five Elements Of Feng Shui?


Earth is linked to self-care, boundaries in addition to nourishment. It’s connected to earthy colours such as yellow, orange, and brown, as well as square shapes and heavy objects.  In addition, you can add the earth element to your home with a square yellow carpet, or a solid rectangular desk.


Metal has the qualities of joy, beauty as well as precision. White, grey and metallic colours, as well as circular shapes, are representative of metal.  In order to add metal to your space, attempt to add a round, metallic planter or light fixture.


Water is representative of deep wisdom, our connection to others as well as the world around us. It’s connected to black, very dark blue in addition to wavy shapes.  You are able to add water to your home with a water fountain or artwork with watery pictures.


Wood is connected with growth, healing as well as vitality. It is representative by green, blue in addition to teal, tall and columnar shapes.  Green houseplants are a particular great way to introduce the wood element to your home.


Fire represents passion, inspiration as well as visibility. It is connected with fiery colours such as red and bright orange, and triangle shapes. Also, light is connected to the fire element. Lamps are a fantastic way to add the fire element to your home.