To spread the basics of the Feng Shui artistry in home decor, we created a short series of three articles on our Sukhi blog. If you missed the first two, you may want to start with the first article about the energy of colors and continue to the basic notions of how to map your home using the most effective tool in the Feng Shui,  the Bagua map.

To give you a quick recap, in the first article, “Feng Shui for beginners: energies of color, we learned how the flow of energy, chi, expresses through one of the most powerful tools in Feng Shui: color. 

Colors correspond to the Five Elements: WOOD, WATER, METAL, FIRE AND EARTH. By knowing what each element brings into your home, you can decide what energy you want to create in your space and, thus, what colors to use.

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In the second article, Feng Shui for beginners: the energy map of your home, we learned how to apply the Bagua mapping system to your living spaces.

We got familiar with how the Bagua map looks and how it works when we apply it in our own home. The first step was to print the map, then place it at the entrance of the home with the North point coinciding with the entrance, and then visualize how the Bagua fits in your home.

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After deciding which elements and life areas are most suitable for each part of your home, you were able to make a diagnosis: in which areas in your home you want to bring fresh and positive energy, in accordance with the Bagua map. The purpose is to make each area strong in order to achieve your full potential in all areas of your life: career, family, knowledge, reputation, love and other important areas. 

In today's blog, we go deeper into the knowledge of the Bagua, through the 8 Feng Shui areas, their Element and their characteristics, for more practical use. 

The 8 Feng Shui areas explained

North Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Career and Life Path areas

Feng Shui Element: Water

Colors: Blue and Black

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Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the North area in the Bagua Map.

  2. Add water elements. Stretch your imagination: it can be art paintings, fabrics, pillows, blue oriental rugs, curtains, wallpapers. Having an actual water fountain is very beneficial: it has a calming effect and brings fresh energy to the area. Use strong elements that will make this area distinctive and with plenty of good energy.

  3. Use more blue and black for the water elements. Painting a wall in these colors is tricky and is not suitable for some rooms, such as the bedroom. Choose a lighter tone of blue when going for that.

  4. Wood weakens water, and metal strengthens water, so make sure you avoid the wooden and green tones in this area.

  5. The Water elements are enhanced by using mirrors. In Feng Shui, the mirrors are highly recommended, as they can change the flow of energy!

Northeast Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Knowledge and Skills areas

Feng Shui Element: Earth

Colors: Sand, Beige, Yellow

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Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the Northeast area in the Bagua Map.

  2. The northeast area is an area for cultivating knowledge, skills and spiritual growth. The Earth and Fire are the nourishing elements, they balance the energies and strengthen the Feng Shui energy in this life area.

  3. Add expressive spiritual art that resonates with your inner-self, in earth tones of sand, skin tones, gold, beige and warm yellow: statues, paintings, decor accessories. Use earthy colors and yellow crystals and Chinese traditional items in these tones and salt rock lamps. Why not use a stone rug as well?

  4. Include the fire element: set up a fireplace, light up some candles, use art and wallpapers of sunsets and fire, in tones of orange and red. Painting a focal wall in an earthly tone is considered to be very beneficial.

East Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Family and Health areas

Feng Shui Element: Wood

Colors: Brown and Green

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Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the East area in the Bagua Map.

  2. This area is associated with family and physical, emotional and spiritual health. We acknowledge our family roots through our ancestors and elders to strengthen the relationship with our family members. Therefore, it is recommended to display your family pictures in this room.

  3. Use the wood element by adding vibrant and large plants and herbs, wooden furniture and mixing different tones of green and brown on pillows, rugs, curtains, blankets and displaying beautiful artwork with nature, landscapes, flowers. Use green and brown crystals and Chinese traditional items in these tones. Paint a focal wall in a sweet tone of green or brown.

  4. Choose vertical elements for this area: plants that grow vertically, like bamboo, pillars, a long mirror with a wooden frame and anything else that creates a sense of height.

Southeast Bagua area

Life Area: brings luck in your Prosperity and Abundance areas

Feng Shui Element: Wood

Colors: Brown and Green

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Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the Southeast area in the Bagua Map.

  2. If you need more financial security or you want to add a flow of money in your life, strengthening the energy in this area through Feng Shui will improve the energy of prosperity, abundance and material and emotional wealth.

  3. Choose the same green and brown items recommended for the East Bagua area: best through wood and green plants.

  4. Add items that enrich the space: golden items, coins, vases, chandeliers, crystals, silk, luxurious plants, and exquisite wooden furniture, large vertical mirror with a golden frame – anything that makes this area look rich and precious.

South Bagua area

Life Area: brings luck in your Fame & Reputation areas

Feng Shui Element: Fire

Colors: Red, Purple, Pink, Deep Orange and Intense Yellow

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Home Decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the South area in the Bagua Map.

  2. We are in the area of Fire: work in this area of your home if you want reputation and fame in your life, to have success and recognition or to increase your popularity and public image, especially if you want to become a known personality.

  3. To “fire up” this space, set up a fireplace, use candles and lightning, wallpaper and artwork with intense sunsets, sun and fire in general. Prefer items in the pyramid/triangle shape. Choose rugs, curtains, blankets, pillows and accessories in tones of red, purple, pink, deep orange and intense yellow. Use crystals in these colors.

  4. Display anything that sends you to the idea of success: diplomas, awards, photography, trophies, and artwork.

Southwest Bagua area

Life Area: brings luck in your Love and Relationships areas

Feng Shui Element: Earth

Colors: Sand, Beige, Yellow

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Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the Southwest area in the Bagua Map/

  2. This area is dedicated for all relationship types, be it family, partner, marriage, coworkers or friends. Enhancing this area improves the personal relationship with your partner, nourishing a healthy interaction, more romance and tranquility in the relationship. It also brings new romantic opportunities for the single ones.

  3. The Earth is the nourishing element, balancing the energies and strengthening the Feng Shui energy in this life area.

  4. Use earth tones of neutral-colored rugs, sand, skin tones, gold, beige and warm yellow: statues, paintings, decor accessories, on the rugs, curtains, blankets, pillows. Use earthy colors and yellow crystals and rose quartz, Chinese traditional items in these tones, yin yang pictures and salt rock lamps.

  5. Display anything that inspires romance for you and expresses the energy of love: candles, flowers, photography.

West Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Creativity and Children areas

Feng Shui Element: Metal

Colors: White, Grey, Silver, Metallic

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Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the West area in the Bagua Map.

  2. This area is dedicated to creativity, happy and healthy children, fun, life, joyfulness and freedom. If you are an artist or want to develop your artistic side, enhancing this area helps to enhance your creativity. It helps improve the relationship with your children, to express your supportive side for them. It is also beneficial if you are about to have a child.

  3. This part is ruled by the Metal element, so metal items from copper, brass, aluminum, silver, bronze for home decor will open up the energy for this area: bells, mirrors with metal frame, spiritual statues, metal wall hangings, dishes, artwork. Do choose round shapes like our round felt ball rugs.

  4. Use decor items like pillows, rugs, blankets, curtains in tones of white, gray, skin tone, gold, silver, metallic and earth tones (Earth nourishes Metal). Paint a focal wall in one of these tones. Add crystals, artwork and Chinese traditional items in the same colors.

  5. Display anything that makes you feel freedom, youth, playfulness, joy and happiness, such as your children’s photos, artwork and toys.

Northwest Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Travel & Helpful People areas

Feng Shui Element: Metal

Colors: White, Grey, Silver, Metallic

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Home Decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the Northwest area in the Bagua Map.

  2. This area is all about perfect timing and opportunities, networking and human relationships. To be in the right place, with the right people, at the right time. If you want to travel the world, attract the best opportunities and meet the right people, this is the area to improve. It is the place where you can be grateful and count your blessings.

  3. Follow the same recommendations as in the West Bagua Area governed by the Metal Element. In this case, prefer the Oval shape for the home decor items.

  4. Display photography and other items related to the places you want to travel to. Add photography, artwork, books and statues of the spiritual guides that inspire you. They are your benefactors. Display photography or items that remind you of the people who helped you in your life.

We made it!

There you go: some fantastic and practical ways to easily invite Feng Shui in your homes. Now you are fully prepared to start creating the perfect energy in your home right away! 

We have finally reached the end of our 3-part Feng Shui blog series. We really hope you liked them and found them both useful and entertaining. 

Also, we are very curious to know which area of your life do you want to enhance using the Feng Shui elements? Which Sukhi rugs would fit your area according to Feng Shui principles?

Tag us on Instagram with your answers and show us how you’ve used the elements of Feng Shui to attract good vibes into your living spaces!

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