How To Decorate Your Home with the Wood Feng Shui Element

Decorating with the Wood feng shui element brings healthy, vibrant energy into your home

Feng shui decorating is a powerful (and fun!) way to bring really good and vibrant energy into any space, be it home or office. As with any new tool, it may take you some time to learn the basics of good feng shui decorating, but I promise you this is time well spent. Successful feng shui decorating is based on the skillful use of the theory of five feng shui elements. I will share with you the basic details about each feng shui element and how to use it when you are decorating your home or office for better energy.

Let’s start with the Wood feng shui element with its energy of growth, expansion, vitality, and unlimited vision. There are so many ways to describe the energy of each feng shui element; the infographic below will show you the main qualities associated with the Wood element. However, one of the easiest ways to become really successful in your feng shui decorating is to try to connect to this energy on a personal level because experiential knowledge in feng shui is crucial to success. Theory can be, and is, helpful, but it can also somehow stifle your inner wisdom; this is especially true with this ancient and very complex art. Before I give you basic tips on how to use the Wood feng shui element in your home or office decor, take a moment to connect to the energy of the Wood element, to how it feels to you. I do not mean feelings as emotions, but rather as actual sensations, which are natural responses to a specific quality of energy.

Imagine your favourite plant, or a beautiful tree, and describe it in a few words. How does its energy feel, how does it look, how would you replicate it in your home or office?

To me, the energy of the Wood element is the energy of expansion, growth, abundance, vision, steadiness, and survival, too. It is the green colour of the foliage and the brown color of the bark, it is upward growth, it is joyful and grounded at the same time. A tree is healthy when it has deep roots, so it can stand tall and steady, while reaching higher and higher. It is this presence of steady and uplifting visionary energy that the Wood feng shui element can bring into your home decor (when applied correctly). I will structure the info on successful Wood element decorating into clear and easy sections: the “When”, the “Where” and “the How”; and the infographic below will help assimilate and apply the information.


WHEN
To Decorate with the Wood Feng Shui Element


Bring the energy of the Wood feng shui element when you need a breakthrough, when your life vision seems unclear, your energy is low and confused or when you want to strengthen your health, as well as cultivate the energy of wealth.


WHERE
To Focus on the Wood Element Decor


The Wood feng shui element needs to be nourished and strengthened in the East (Health & Family) , Southeast (Money & Abundance) and South (Fame & Reputation) bagua areas of your home or office.


HOW
To Decorate with the Wood Feng Shui Element


There are numerous ways to express each feng shui element, as you can discover in our exploration of 5 elements in feng shui decorating. The 3 basic ways are: color, shape and specific decor items. The Wood element is best expressed in colors green and brown, rectangular shapes and beautiful healthy plants, of course.


This infographic is an easy reference for decorating with the Wood feng shui element. Now let’s explore good decorating with the Fire feng shui element. Mindfully, of course.

Image via decorpad; infographic by Rodika Tchi

rodika tchi

Master feng shui consultant, published author. teacher.

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