How to Decorate for the Water Element in Feng Shui

Updated: Mar 17

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 dominant 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 Water Element.


Polarity – Yin

Season – Winter

Direction – North

Organ – Kidney

Qualities – Fear, Intuition, Reflection

Needs – Time Alone, Creativity


Get Globally Inspired

Water elements like curated finds that inspire mystery and curiosity. “Ethnic” treasures such as African Masks, Bali carved trunks, and rattan pendants all connect to this worldly element. Even better if these are pieces you already have from your worldly travels!