How To Decorate Your Home with the Water Feng Shui Element

Easy feng shui decorating with the Water element: bring flow, freshness, and freedom into your home

The Water feng shui element, in all its gentleness and grace, is a very powerful element; in fact, water is one of the most powerful forces of nature. It is a different kind of power, the one that often takes you by surprise and encompasses all extremes — it can be a very powerful healer, as well as the ultimate destroyer. Water is the only element out of the 5 feng shui elements that can exist in several different states — from liquid (water) to gaseous (vapours) to solid (ice). This metamorphosis emphasizes the potent and often untapped mystery of the water element energy.

The water feng shui element is also about the only element that is very free in its presence and expression — it can fall from the skies (rain), it can joyfully run, rest or play on the surface of the earth (rivers, lakes, oceans) as well as penetrate the deepest chambers of the inner earth (underground water). No wonder “feng shui” means “wind and water”! The wind is the expression of air (which we obviously cannot live without) and water is the ultimate queen of all elements  — from plants to animals to humans. Let’s see why you need the presence of this powerful element in your home, where you need it, and how to do your best in expressing the Water element in your space, be it home or office.

To Decorate with the Water Feng Shui Element

Just as water is essential for life on earth, so is this element essential in your home or office decorating. The first way the Water element expresses itself is in flowing, meandering pathways — which are modelled after water flow and are always good feng shui.

Color-wise, you might want to bring more of the Water element with its endless variety of blues to calm, cool and refresh your space, as well as promote a deeper sense of connection to life mysteries.

Water is also an ancient symbol of abundance, so be sure you are skillful at expressing the Water feng shui element in your home or office to attract the energy of abundance.

To Focus on the Water Element Decor

The Water feng shui element is needed in the North, East and Southeast bagua areas of your space (if you are working with the Classical feng shui bagua). If you are working with the Western/BTB bagua, then bring a strong Water feng shui element decor in your Career and Path in Life, Health and Family and Money and Abundance bagua areas.

To Decorate with the Water Feng Shui Element

The healing, life giving and mysterious energy of the Water element can be expressed in colors blue and black, in a variety of water features, in flowing shapes, images of water, mirrors, as well as numerous decor items in blue and black colors.


Now let’s explore good feng shui decorating with the Wood element.

Image via Pottery Barn; Infographic by Rodika Tchi

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Rodika Tchi


Rodika Tchi is a master feng shui consultant, teacher, and author of two best-selling books on feng shui. She is the creator of The Feng Shui Home & Life Makeover, and has loyal clients all over the world. More about Rodika at