How To Decorate Your Home with the Fire Feng Shui Element

Easy feng shui decorating with the Fire element: bring passion, success, and romance into your life

The energy of the Fire feng shui element is the energy of the bright sun, happy celebrations, and glorious, joyful achievements. The Fire element also brings the energy of strong sexual desire, passion, love and romance. It warms your heart, it nourishes, excites, inspires and sustains you. There can be no life on this planet without the life-giving energy of the sun, and there can be no good feng shui energy in any space without the bright, the bold and the happy energy of the Fire feng shui element. So, how do you decorate with this powerful element?

The secret of successful Fire element feng shui decorating is in knowing when and where to make it strong, when to tone it down and when to avoid it completely. This is true of any feng shui element, of course, but especially so of the Fire element as it can literally burn your energy (when it is too strong compared to other feng shui elements).

Let’s look at the dos and don’ts of the Fire feng shui element use in good decorating of a happy home or a successful office. One’s personal experience is the unspoken (and glorious!) rule of the successful feng shui decorating, so I always encourage my readers to start with a personal connection with the feng shui element they need to bring into their home. Search for a personal memory, impression, or a visual that speaks to you of fiery energy. How do you feel the Fire energy? How would you express it? Fire feng shui element is in the warming glow of candles, the sensual warmth and light of the bedroom fireplace, and the mystery of breathtaking sunsets. Fire feng shui element is also in the “Danger” and “Stop” signs, in the ravaging forest fires and destructive human emotions such as rage and violence. As always with good feng shui, it is about finding the right balance; too little fire and the house has no joy, too much fire and you can literally watch tempers rise and conflicts abound.

To me, fire is warmth, inspiration, deep healing and sensuality, it is the opening of one’s heart and the courageous vulnerability that comes with it. Fire is also creativity, passion, and fun. I have a lot of fire in my personal energy, and I love its creative, bright, and happy presence in my office area. In our living space, though, it works best to tone it down a bit. I find it more restful this way and it certainly also works best for my family. It is a fine balancing act of strengthening the Fire element in areas where it needs to be strong without overwhelming anyone in the family. Find your own, unique and true expression of this powerful element, see what works for you and your home by consulting the basic feng shui guidelines below. I am structuring the Fire feng shui element decorating basics in three clear and easy sections: “When”, “Where” and “How”; and then the infographic below should help assimilate and apply this information.

To Decorate with the Fire Feng Shui Element

Bring the energy of the Fire feng shui element when you lack creative expression, you feel cold and lonely, your energy feels weak or when you need strong energy to bring to life creative projects, be they personal or business. You can also bring a stronger Fire element into the South bagua area your space when you need more recognition for your work.

To Focus on Fire Element Decor

The Fire feng shui element needs to be nourished and strengthened in the South/Fame & Reputation, Southwest/Love and Marriage, Northeast/Personal Growth and Cultivation and Center/Heart areas of the bagua of your home or office.

To Decorate with the Fire Feng Shui Element

There are numerous ways to express each feng shui element, as you will discover in our exploration of five elements in feng shui decorating. The three basic ways are: color, shape and specific decor items. Fire element is best expressed in colors red, purple, orange, strong yellow, magenta and pink; triangular and star shapes and actual fire decor items (fireplace, candles).

This infographic should be an easy reference for using the passionate Fire feng shui element in your home or office decorating. Now let’s look into the Earth element.

Photo via; infographic by Rodika Tchi

rodika tchi

master feng shui consultant. published author. teacher.



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