How To Decorate Your Home with the Metal Feng Shui Element

Smart metal element decorating brings clarity, focus and freshness into your home (and life)

I adore the presence of color white in my home decor, in flowers, in art, clothing, etc. I love all colors, but there is sure something about the purity and freshness of white that touches my heart in a way no other color can. It brings calm and fresh peace to my space, and I love its energy for it! In the language of the five feng shui elements, white color brings the presence of the Metal element. This is the energy of purity, preciseness, freshness, discipline, focus and clarity.

Out of the five feng shui elements, I find Metal element is the one most misused, meaning either overused (which often creates a space that is cold and unwelcoming, even though it may look very chic) or underused (often the case with spaces that have tons of warmth and creativity but lack structure or freshness). So, how do you bring the Metal element in just the right amount? Let’s explore the magic of the Metal feng shui element with the same structure as we did the other feng shui elements (Fire, Earth, Wood, and Water). I am dividing the Metal element decorating basics in three clear and easy sections: “When”, “Where” and “How” to use it, and then the infographic below should help you assimilate and apply the feng shui information.

To Decorate with the Metal Feng Shui Element

Work with the Metal feng shui element when you need crisp, clear, fresh and dynamic quality of energy in your home or office. You might need a stronger presence of the Metal feng shui element energy if you feel frustrated, overwhelmed, when you lack clarity with your direction in life or just experience low, lazy energy. It is also good to bring the presence of Metal feng shui element when you start new business projects or want to move on to a whole new level with your life experiences.

To Focus on the Metal Element Decor

The Metal feng shui element is needed in the West/Children & Creativity, Northwest/Helpful People & Blessings and North/Career & Path in Life bagua areas of your home or office.

To Decorate with the Metal Feng Shui Element

The freshness, clarity and strong cooling energy of the Metal element can be expressed in colors white and gray, a variety of metallic finishes, in round shapes, as well as numerous decor items made from metal, of course.


fire feng shui element

Now let’s explore the Water feng shui element decor, as this is the element that is most nourished by the energy of Metal. (Have you noticed that we are following the feng shui productive cycle to explore all 5 elements?)

Photo via New England Home; infographic by Rodika Tchi

rodika tchi

master feng shui consultant. published author. teacher.



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