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Five Elements of Feng Shui

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There are five elements of Feng Shui: Fire, Water, Earth, Metal and Wood. Each of them works both independently and in collaboration with others, to restore peace and bring energy into your home.

Five Elements of Feng Shui in Interior Design

Wood

Wood in Feng Shui

Wood in Feng Shui

The first element is wood, which is used to harness the energy of creativity and growth. Wood is also “responsible” for the aspects such as birth, strength, flexibility and intuition. You should maintain a proper balance in the use of wood in the interior: its excess leads to depression, stubbornness, mental toughness. Lack of wood can cause deficiency of creativity, uncertainty and depression. Add wood to the interior using indoor plants, paper and textiles.

Fire

Fire in Feng Shui

Fire in Feng Shui

Fire promotes enthusiasm and leadership qualities. In the interior of the fire is used to motivate expressiveness, inspiration and courage. Outstanding balance of the fire is essential. Its excess does not lead to good, as it can turn to anger, aggression, irritability, and impulsive behavior. Lack of fire is often associated with emotional coldness, shortsightedness, expressionless and low self-esteem. To add fire in your home, use candles, bright lighting, and make sure that you use natural sunlight to the best advantage. In addition, electronics, animalistic prints and “hot” colors such as red, pink or purple, will also serve as elements of fire.

Earth

Earth in Feng Shui

Earth in Feng Shui

Earth affects our physical strength and order, at the same time, creating a general feeling of solidity, balance and stability. Excessive presence of the earth in the interior can produce a feeling of boredom and sluggishness. Its lack often leads to disorganization, chaos, lack of concentration. Add the earth in your home decor with the help of colors – green, brown and sand. Images of landscapes, as well as square and rectangular shapes also contribute to the presence of this element in your home.

Metal

Metal in Feng Shui

Metal in Feng Shui

Metal affects the clarity of mind and logic, discipline, concentration, promotes equity and analytical quality. Too much metal leads to gab, excessive critical thinking and thoughtless statements. Lack of metal promotes cautiousness and lack of concentration. To add the metal to the interior use the oval and round shapes, all things made of metal, including iron, aluminum, gold and silver, stones, as well as white, gray and light pastel shades.

Water

Water in Feng Shui

Water in Feng Shui

Water is responsible foremotions and spirituality. Water balance provides inspiration, wisdom and insight, while its excess can contribute to a sense of imbalance in the development and feel that you are drowning in the emotions. Lack of water leads to the lack of empathy, a sense of loneliness, isolation and stress. Try to add the element of water in the interior with black or any deep, dark colors such as blue, green and purple, reflective surfaces , asymmetrical forms, and any water-related objects, for example , aquariums and fountains.

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