Feng Shui Decorating | Water 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 Water Element.


Polarity – Yin

Season – Winter

Direction – North

Organ – Kidney

Qualities – Fear, Intuition, Reflection

Needs – Time Alone, Creativity

Get Globally Inspired


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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.

Deep & Rich Tones


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Water elements are highly introverted and intuitive. To connect to this energy, deep tones and rich, jeweled tones, such as navy blues, eggplant, and hunter’s green sooth these watery souls.

Texture, Texture, Texture


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Natural textures such as furs (faux please!), wools, rattans, and linen not only add depth to your space but connect to the element of Water.

Abstract and Organic Elements


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Fluid like water, this element has shapes that are abstract and organic. Paisleys, waves, and spirals all resonate with this chi.

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