Updated: Jun 8
Fireplaces have been well loved as architectural features for the home. For over thousands of years, people have been using the hearth or fireplace for cooking, warmth, and staying cozy. Today, fireplaces are seldom used, unless for the occasional interior ambience. However, perhaps knowing more about how fireplaces can improve the energy of your home, you will change your mind on how often you utilize this feature in your home.
Fireplaces connect to the element of fire in Feng Shui. The element of fire brings action, movement, and energy into the home. It also connects to the energies of passion, creativity, and joy. If you are wanting to bring any or all of those energies into your home and your life, try these Feng Shui tips on how to enhance your home's fireplace.
Increase the Element of Fire with Tile
Glazed tile connects to the fire element in Feng Shui. Its smooth surface creates fast moving qi (or energy) and increase yang energy. Yang qi is the qi of movement and action. If you want to increase the fire element in this space even more, add glazed tile to strengthen this property. Plus from an interior design standpoint, it creates a beautiful statement and focal point for your room.
Display your Wood
In Feng Shui, the element of wood increases the element of fire. By bringing in more of the wood element, this will increase the fire element in the space as well. Try this in a practical way, such as displaying your logs and kindling for your fireplace. Stacking it vertical helps to strengthen the existing wood qi. It’s a perfect pairing to add wood to your fireplace display and can even become another beautiful architectural feature for the home.
Add Earth Soften the Fire Element
Too much fire element? It is a fireplace afterall, but sometimes you can have an overabundance of one element in a room. In Feng Shui, it is all about balance and harmony of all five element, and both yin and yang energy. To combat an excess amount of fire qi, add the element of earth, as it slows down fast moving qi (rather than depleting it like water). Bookcases flanking either side help to soften and tone down this energetic qi or a long horizontal element.
Corner Fireplaces = Good for Chi
Corners of rooms end up with a lot of stagnant qi, which isn’t ideal in terms of good Feng Shui. Qi wants to flow freely, so in order to stir up the energy in those areas, fireplaces are good cure, as they contain a lot of active yang energy to keep the qi flowing throughout the home.
Try these Feng Shui tips out for yourself, and if you're looking for even more Feng Shui help and want a personalized consultation for your home, you can book a session today. I offer remote and online consultations to help you in bettering your home!