Feng Shui Decorating | Fire Element

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

The five elements are a cornerstone to Feng Shui design. Each element contains its own characteristics and qualities that reflect not only a space, but a person as well.

Understanding what your dominate element is can help you better arrange your space to suit your needs and energy. If you don’t know what your primary element is, read through my post, “What’s Your Element” to find out. If you have and it’s brought you here, continue on to find out how to decorate for the Fire Element.


Polarity – Yang

Season – Early Summer

Direction – South

Organ – Heart

Qualities – Love, Passion, Anger, Joy

Needs – Playing, Warmth, Talking

Bold Colors


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Warm colors such as oranges and reds bring a lot of fire energy into a space. Fire Elementals also enjoy bright and vivid colors with heavy saturation.

Mixed Patterns


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Fire elements are bold, dynamic and exciting. They often time are trend-setters and aren’t afraid to mix patterns together. When mixing together patterns, refer to the design principles to see what shapes/patterns work well with one another.

Trendy Design


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Since fires are trend-setters, they often go for the latest design trends when styling their homes. The current trends that have been in for the past year? Brass finishes and blush pink color.

Quirky Statements


Being bold and dynamic means that your space should make a statement. Quirky pieces such as this fish chandelier are unusual, eye catching and typically a conversation starter. It speaks to fire chi being unique individuals who like to set themselves apart.

Have an Actual Fire

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Okay, don’t burn down your home, but having an actual flame such as a collection of candles or a fireplace is a great way to bring in the fire element.

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