Feng Shui: Decorating With The Wood Element

Feng Shui: Decorating With The Wood Element

Feng shui is a powerful and fun way to not only decorate your home, but enhance the vibrant, loving, and positive energy in your space. We know that successful feng shui stems from properly utilizing the 5 elements throughout your home, but in this article we will take a closer look at how to incorporate the Wood Element.


What Is The Wood Element?

The wood element resonates with the energy of vitality, growth, kidneness, flexibility, and good-heartedness. If any of these areas of your life feel out of balance, incorporating more of the wood element can help shift the energy. The wood element is represented by brown, green, and even teal tones. The green symbolizes upward growth and unlimited expansion, which is only possible from a place of strength, stability, and groundedness – cultivated by the brown.


When And Where To Incorporate The Wood Element

If your life has been feeling stagnant and your energy is low, it may be time to harness the energy of the wood element! The wood element is perfect for those times that you may be feeling confused, need a breakthrough, or want to strengthen your health.

According to the Classic Bagua Map, the wood element should be focused in the East, Southeast, and Southern areas of your home. If you are more familiar with the Western Bagua Map, then incorporate this element into the Health + Family, Money + Abundance, and Fame + Reputation quadrants of your home.

Decorating With The Wood Element

    • Indoor Plants: Perhaps the simplest (and arguably most beneficial) way to decorate with the wood element is by adding living plants to your interior space. Choose plants that resonate with you, and watch as your life begins to bloom. Taking care of other living things will help you to cultivate kindness and compassion. In return, the plants will add life affirming chi to your space by purifying the air.


  • Paint An Accent Wall: Bring more of the wood element into your space by painting an accent wall! Living room, powder rooms, or even bedrooms can all benefit from a teal, green, or blue accent wall. These colors are also known for their calming and healing properties, bringing more than the wood benefits into your home. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can opt for wallpaper with botanical imagery or long, vertical shapes.
  • Home Accessories: Decorative items are a skillful way of incorporating all five elements into your home. For wood specifically, you can incorporate decorative pillows in the associated colors. Or go bold with a teal couch or green armchair. Since wood is also represented by tall shapes (like a trunk!)curtains or decorative columns are another decorative element that can harness the energy of wood. Don’t be afraid to play around with decorative trinkets, linens, and even artwork.



Flowers For Activating Energy In Your Home

Flowers For Activating Energy In Your Home

Flowers are living chi, holding the powerful ability to heal, soothe, and attract. Enhancing your living space with flowers is one of the easiest ways to lift your energy, shift your focus, and (based on your goals) help you attract more abundance, romance, or balance in your life. Let’s dive into how you can combine the principles of feng shui with the magic of flowers to activate the desired energy in your home.

  1. Peace Lilies

Our modern life can be a bit hectic at times. Peace Lilies can be used to achieve more peace and balance from day to day. Their white flowers serve as a symbol of your surrender to the flow of life. Not only will you gain more stability, but these plants also remove pollutants such as ammonia and formaldehyde from the air. And if your thumb is on the not-so-green side, you’ll be pleased to know Peace Lilies thrive in low light and will bounce back if you forget to water them.

  1. Orchids

Budding plans for expanding the family? Place orchids on the far right corner of your bed to enhance the positive fertility energy. That being said, orchids and fertility are not mutually exclusive. These gorgeous flowers can also be used to attract love, soothe the soul, and deepen friendships. Luckily, orchids are not as hard to care for as you may think! Simply allow the soil to dry before watering again. 

  1. Roses

Roses, and their wide array of colors, can be used throughout your home. Yellow roses can be placed in the kitchen to stimulate appetite, or placed in a common living area to promote joy, improve happiness, and increase health. Deep red roses, of course, represent passion. Pure red roses, ideally de-thorned, can be placed next to your bed if you wish to attract more romance into your life.

  1. Marigolds

If you want to pay homage to all the ancestors who came before you, place Marigolds inside your home. This act of honor will promote loving energy among family while simultaneously bringing the wisdom of your ancestors into your home. Marigolds can also be used to embrace the change of seasons. Each season is a new adventure, set your intention and place marigolds nearby to embrace your life and your opportunities. 

There are many more flowers, herbs, and plants that can be used throughout your home. Purple flowers will promote abundance, Lucky Bamboo can promote meaning and wealth, and Sage can be used to purify energy. We encourage you to explore various plants and find which ones make you happy to be around!