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Information on decorating you house based on the principles of Feng Shui.

Feng Shui Decorating

The principles of Feng Shui try to bring harmony between man and the environment in which he is living and working. In Feng Shui the most important thing is to determine the chi or energy of the environment. Feng Shui encourages a person to use objects and place them in such a way that there is an increase in positive energy in the environment. Even while decorating and furnishing your house you can use the principles of Feng Shui. You can choose colors, fabrics and objects that will increase positive energy to decorate your house. Use the five traditional elements of Feng Shui while decorating your house. Decorating in such a fashion will ensure that there is a balance in energy and emotions in the environment. Here is a list of things that you must include when you are decorating your house in Feng Shui style.

The five important elements according to Feng Shui are fire, wood, water, earth and metal. So use things that represent these elements to decorate your house.

Things that represent Fire:
  • Fabrics made of silk and synthetics.
  • The color red.
  • Geometric or triangular shapes, animal designs and patterns
  • Art or sculpture with sunrises, sunflowers or geometric abstracts.
Things that represent Wood:
  • Fabrics made of cotton, rayon and linen.
  • Things made of wood.
  • Colors in shades of green and blue.
  • Shapes and Patterns to be used are stripes, leaf patterns, flowers and columnar.
  • Art or sculpture with trees forests and flowers.
Things that represent Water:
  • Fabric that is sheer, see-through and shimmering.
  • Use glass, mirrors and water features to decorate the house.
  • The color black and shades of blue.
  • Art or sculpture that represent any water feature.
Things that represent Earth:
  • Things that are made of stone and ceramic.
  • Yellow color and earth tones.
  • Patterns and shapes that are square, checked patterns, furniture that is heavy and with a flat top.
  • Art and Sculpture with deserts and landscapes.
Things that represent Metal:
  • Things that are made of metal.
  • Silver color, gold color, copper color and jewel tones.
  • Shapes and patterns that are round, dome shaped, semi circles and polka dots.
  • Metal sculptures and artworks that represent affluence and expansion.
Use these simple tips to decorate your house based on the principles of Feng Shui.