How To Use Artwork To Improve Your Home’s Feng Shui

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of bringing good energy and fortune into your home through art and science of placement and balance. The belief is that the way you decorate and arrange your home will affect the energy of your home and in turn, affect your energy and the energy of the people who enter it. In order to create positive energy and balance, there are certain elements you need to include and a balance you need to achieve.

One of the most important elements in creating that positive energy in a home is artwork. If you're following the bagua, the classic school of thought regarding feng shui arrangement, you need to pay attention to the east, west, north, and south directions of your home when placing artwork. Here are a few tips choosing the right artwork to improve your home's feng shui.


The eastern wall of your home is connected to your health and the vitality of life and family. The element is wood. For this area of your home, you should choose artwork that reflects those characteristics. This is a good wall for portraits of family or artwork with woody tones of brown and green. Or you can go more literal and use wooden frames for your artwork on the east wall.


The element that corresponds with the western side of your home is metal. This area is all about creativity and progeny, so it should focus on children or the things that bring creative vibrancy into your life. The artwork on the west side of your home should contain colors that reflect the tones of metal so choosing shades of white and grey are best when picking out pieces to hang on this wall.


The element that you should focus on in the north area of your home is water. This area corresponds to your career, but more importantly, your path in life. Artwork in this area should contain the relaxing cool blue and black tones that reflect the energy of water. You can even include actual water elements on this side like small burbling fountains.


Finally, the southern end of your home should be vibrant and bright because the element this direction corresponds to is fire. This element is all about the light inside of you, your fame, and your reputation. That means you will want to place artwork here that use colors that remind you fire: reds, oranges, deep purples, shades of pink, and bright yellow. You want this area to inspire and motivate.

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