Feng Shui Metal Element Decorating Tips

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How do you bring the strong presence of the metal feng shui element into your home when you need it? It is best to express each of the five feng shui elements in your home in a subtle way with visually pleasing and aesthetically appropriate items that go well with your decor. In addition to metal, the other elements include water, wood, fire, and earth. And each of these elements should not be competing, but complementing each other.

Take a look at various suggestions of popular decor items and feng shui products that best express the metal's energy. Most of these items look and feel good in any modern home, so there is no reason to limit this powerful element energy in your home. In fact, this is the energy that is most needed, as a balanced metal feng shui element in any space will bring a sense of fresh calm, clarity, and peace.​

As a rule, the metal element is most welcomed in the feng shui bagua areas of west, northwest, and north. It is best to limit the strong presence of the metal element in the east and southeast areas.

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    Metal Vases, Dishes, or Bowls

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    You can bring the strong presence of the metal element into a room with popular decorative pieces like vases, dishes, or bowls. Group several vases together for more dramatic effect or choose a big vase with a strong presence as a focal point for your west or northwest areas. 

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    Wall Paint in Metal Element Colors

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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. Metal feng shui element colors are white and gray, as well as metallic colors like bronze, and gold. Paint a west or northwest wall in a warm gray or fresh white color. Or, be bold and paint your narrow hallway in shiny metallic gold. It might be just the color and metallic energy shift you need for your home.

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    Art or Photos in Metal Frames

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    Choose specific colors for your art or photo frames as an easy way to bring the metallic element into your home or office. To strengthen a metal's elemental energy in an area of your home, go for several frames in the same or similar metal colors or finishes.

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    Metal Wall Decor

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    Metal wall art can bring a strong presence of the metallic element in your home, just be sure it is placed in either the west or the northwest bagua area. North can be OK, too, but not in any other bagua areas. Choose from numerous designs and metal finishes, and be sure to go only for the choices you absolutely love.

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    Metallic Color Textiles

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    You can bring metallic energy into a room without physically displaying a metallic object. One of the easiest ways to do this is through beautiful decor accessories. You can get pillows, throws, area rugs, or curtains in the metal element colors for visually pleasing ways to create bring good feng shui in your home. Go for natural fabrics, such as silk, velvet, or cotton. You can use fabrics with metallic ornamentation or threading, too.

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    Metal Light Fixtures

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    Good feng shui in any space depends on the quality of light. And, in some cases that might mean adding additional lighting fixtures and lamps. When you are looking for good lighting fixtures to create a well-lit home, think about how you can incorporate metals, metallic colors, and shapes.

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    Metal Buddha Decor

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    If you get a good feeling from the images of Buddha in your home, you can choose a Buddha sculpture or wall panel in metal colors or finishes. Buddha, the enlightened or awakened one, can bring that energy into your home.