Updated: Nov 12
Feeling flustered, agitated and all over the place? Chances are your home or office lacks the nourishment, stability and support of the Earth Element. Technology and the modern world has a way of inadvertently disconnecting us from nature – so it’s important we find ways to reconnect as much as possible. The Earth Element is believed to play a key role in maintaining hope, health, and inner balance as well as grounding and increasing mental activity.
A strong, well-represented Earth Element in your home or office will help bring you back to center, calm and reassure you, as well as provide grounded support for all your creative endeavors and projects. The Earth Element is a feminine, protective energy – “Mother Earth,” as we so often refer to her as, sustains life while protecting, nourishing and healing us – all the things wonderful mothers do!
With respect the Feng Shui Bagua areas of the home, the Earth Element works most effectively in the Southwest, Northeast, West and Northwest corners of the home or office. In Feng Shui, the Earth Element is “created or produced by” the Fire Element, so it makes sense to try and integrate/offset the two wherever possible. Click here to find out more about working with the Fire Element.
Some key ways to quickly (and inexpensively) introduce the Earth Element to your home include:
– Colors: sand, beige, terracotta, taupe, earth-tones
– Shapes: squares, rectangles, flat surfaces, horizontal lines
– Materials: stones, crystals, ceramics, pottery, brick, earthenware, natural fibers, tile
– Lighting: crystal chandeliers, salt rock lamps, warm light
– Furnishings: yellow pillows, sandy rugs, cozy blankets
– Art: depicting landscape, fertile ground, little or no green/blue
– Furniture: dense, heavy, substantial, low to the ground
As with all things Feng Shui, the trick is to strike the right balance between the elements. Too much Earth creates a heavy/serious atmosphere, while too little attracts instability and chaos. Consult your Feng Shui practitioner to achieve the perfect balance for your space and personality.
All the best on your path to strength, protection and harmony. Happy decorating!
Incorporate earth elements into your home. Below is a carefully curated selection of products from vendors I love and trust:
1 - Amini Ikat Knit Throw by Apt2B: Tribal designs colored in shades of gray create a unique combination of boho and modern.
2 - Wobble Chess Set by 2Modern: A concave landscape stabilizes freely quivering chess pieces, creating a lively interaction between chessboard and pieces.
3 - Gaza Fringe Pillow by 2Modern: Global inspired designs. Woven construction of these pieces boasts durability and will provide natural charm into your decor space. Made with Wool, PET and Cotton.
4 - Ferm Living Cushion by 2Modern:The special loop weaving technique to create the 3D effect and to form the unique pattern. The Kelim cushions with the unique design is made of New Zealand wool, which is an incredibly soft and itch-free quality.
5 - Luanda Area Rug by Apt2B:Machine-woven in Belgium from silky viscose yarns and features the look and feel of real silk at a fraction of the cost. Woven from a precise, machine-loomed technique, this rug combines a rich color palette to create a sophisticated design.
6 - Hauser Leather Cocktail Ottoman by Apt2B:The tufted leather surface is cozy enough to kick up your feet after a long day while still being sturdy enough to hold a tray of food and drinks.
7 - Monroe Drive 3 Piece Sectional Sofa by Apt2B: Button-tufted cushions and sleek tight back 3 piece Sectional Sofa creates a dramatic and eye-catching statement in any space. Available in your custom choice of our kid friendly and pet friendly fabrics, the Monroe Drive is perfect for your family home, for your sophisticated apartment, or for your chic small space loft.
8 - Live, Laugh, Love Wall Art by Canvas Vows: Its triptych style, or set of 3 canvases, make it the perfect size to fit over a large kitchen table or couch!
9 - Kera 6 Basket Storage Unit by One Kings Lane: A handy addition to an entryway, kitchen, or sitting space, this pine storage chest features six removable sea-grass baskets to store and neatly organize your favorite home accents. Trimmed in a distressed black finish for a hint of rugged charm.
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