Design 101

The Elements of Feng Shui

Learn how a balance of wood, fire, earth, metal and water can bring balance to your space and your life.

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3. Earth. Earth affects physical strength and order while generating an overall feeling of grounding, balance and stability. When there's an overabundance of earth in a space, people will often notice a heavy sensation and experience more boredom, sluggishness and seriousness. When there's too little earth, people may feel disorganized, chaotic and unfocused.

To bring in the element, add:

  • anything in earth tones (brown, green or sand)
  • square and rectangular shapes
  • low, flat surfaces
  • images of landscapes

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