Fire is one of the five elements in Feng Shui that seeks to harmonize and balance the energy, or “qi” in an environment to promote well-being, prosperity and harmony. The five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) are fundamental energies that interact with each other in various ways to create balance. In Feng Shui, fire holds the message of passion, love, action, inspiration, power and fame!
Explore the different ways on how to get the fire going in your living and work space;
The fire element is connected with vibrant colors such as red, orange and pink. These colors can be incorporated into your decor with artwork, furniture and accessories such as rugs, pillows, curtains, books and even flowers.
It comes with no surprise that the shape of fire is associated with triangular shapes and pointed forms, reflecting the shape of a flame. A great way to celebrate these shapes in your space is through decorative objects, furniture, artwork and accessories. If you are looking for a fiery plant, a snake plant would be a perfect addition because of its pointy leaves.
Candles are a popular way to introduce fire element energy into your home. They not only provide literal fire but also symbolize illumination and passion. Be sure to use candles safely and consciously to avoid any fire hazards.
In Feng Shui the most popular way to represent fire in any given space is with vibrant and fiery artwork which can be placed strategically to enhance the Fire energy. Paintings or photographs depicting sunsets, flames, or simply holding the fire colors or shapes can be great choices.
While fire element features can bring energy and passion, it’s essential to strike a balance. Too much fire energy can lead to overwhelm, restlessness, or even aggression. Place the fire element in moderation, once again everything in Feng Shui is about balance.
Let’s have a look at these two rooms below to see the reflection of the element fire.
You might have guessed, the element fire is very much present in this room. In the eyes of Feng Shui the orange walls, red sofa, red rugs, red pillows and red table, not to mention the shapes of the ceiling lights, promote an overdose of the fire element in this space. Keep in mind, less is more!
Want to learn more about the other Feng Shui elements? Read up on the element water here.