How to Decorate With the Water Feng Shui Element

Grey and navy blue living room interior with comfortable sofa and armchairs

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A strong presence of the water feng shui element can really elevate a room. It's best to express feng shui elements in a subtle way, with visually pleasing and aesthetically appropriate items that go well with your home or office decor.

Here are 10 suggestions for popular decor items/feng shui products that best express the energy of the water feng shui element. As a general rule, the water element is most welcomed in the feng shui Bagua areas of North, East, and Southeast.

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    Fountains and Water Features

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    There's no better way to bring the energy of water feng shui element than with a fountain. Choose the design that works best for your home or office, keeping the scale of your space in mind. A good feng shui fountain will not only create better energy in your space; it will also calm and refresh your own energy.

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    Mirror in the foyer
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    Mirrors are called the aspirin of feng shui because they can substantially change the flow of energy in any given space. Mirrors also bring a strong presence of the water element, so be sure you use mirrors for best feng shui in your home or office. The only places you do not want a big mirror are in your bedroom or behind your desk at work.

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    Blue Wall Paint

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    In feng shui, color is one of the easiest ways to bring the needed shift in the energy of your home or office. Water feng shui element colors are blue and black, so feel free to paint a feature wall in your North area in a fresh blue color. You may even consider painting a focal point with trendy black chalkboard paint.

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    Blue Pillows and Accessories

    Blue pillows on bed
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    A very easy technique to bring in the feng shui element of water is by adding beautiful decor accessories. Be it pillows, throws, area rugs, or curtains in colors of water, you can always find a visually pleasing way to create good feng shui in your home. Go for natural fabrics, such as silk, velvet, or cotton.

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    Lighting in Water Colors

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    Good feng shui depends on a lot of good quality light. When you look for best lighting fixtures to create a well-lit home, keep the feng shui water element in mind. Think about how you can bring in the needed colors and shapes with the selection of your light fixtures. Start with considering the addition of blue and black fixtures light fixtures or ones that feature raindrop-shaped globes. 

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    Creative Wall Murals

    Wall mural with fish under water
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    Beautiful wall murals can do wonders for a challenging feng shui space. You can open up a North wall with a high energy ocean vista or nourish a Southeast wall with a vibrant spring waterfall. Modern wall murals offer you many choices to create good feng shui. 

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    Blue or Black Vases and Decor Elements

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    You can bring a strong presence of a deepwater blue element with popular decor items such as tall vases. Group several of them together for a water feel/flow. Feature them close to a matching blue wall and you've just created a strong and calming water feng shui element presence.

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    Art or Photo Frames in Water Colors

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    Black color decor accessories and furniture is another easy and chic way to bring the feng shui water element into your home or office. Be it with art or photo frames, a sleek chair in black or a row of black shelves—nobody will ever guess feng shui was at work here.

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    Images of Water

    Photo of bora bora on the wall
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    When all you have space or budget for is a framed picture, you can still bring a strong water feng shui element. Take your own photo of a clear body of water or purchase one ​online; choose a reasonably priced Ikea frame in black color and you've just created an effective and affordable feng shui cure. 

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    Buddha Statue in Black

    feng shui black color Buddha
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    If you enjoy featuring Buddha in your home, choose to include a Buddha sculpture in black. Along with the many benefits of Buddha energy in your home, you have also just added the needed water feng shui element vibes.