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Have you ever considered how to use Feng Shui to decide where to install wallpaper & what colour wallpaper are auspicious? Here we will explore this ancient concept and how to apply it to the modern home. 

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese method for creating a balance of Qi energies in your surroundings. It focuses on the arrangement and orientation of objects in a space to create harmony and a general good feeling.

Good feng shui in your home or office produces a positive energy flow, which translates into good health and fortune.

Using Feng shui  to choose your wallpaper and where to install it can help create a feeling of joy and harmony in your home.

Driftwood timber effect wallpaper seen here in a lounge room

How to use Feng Shui for wallpaper

To balance Feng shui energy you need to use patterns and colours according to the room type. For example; soothing and sensual in the bedroom and active and vibrant in the office.

The north wall of a room is associated with career and success and would need water elements (except in a bedroom) to harness positive energy for your career. So hanging a wallpaper mural of a river, waterfall, ocean or fountain would be appropriate here. A goldfish is considered a lucky symbol too. Beneficial colours to use on a north wall are blue and black.

Also for a northern face wall using a black wallpaper pattern that uses blue as background colour and the black as an accent colour is beneficial.

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Heron's Stream
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The east represents health and family in feng shui. For a eastern face wall choose a design of a forest or scene in nature to create a relaxing, peaceful environment. You can even create a custom made mural wallpaper using your own family portraits or a holiday photo.

Cole and Sons Woods and Pears popular wallpaper of trees in winter
Woods and Pears

Best colours to use

Colour is an important aspect to consider. Each area of your home corresponds to one of the Bagua areas, and each has its own set of associated colors. For example, blues and greens are often associated with the Wood element and are suitable for the East and Southeast areas.

For the east bedroom wall in order to create a soothing, calm feeling. Feng shui principles recommend colours here that remind you of skin tones, such as beige, cream, peach and cocoa. Also suitable are light blues, greens and lavenders. Avoid using excessive red in a bedroom, as it can be too stimulating. 

Cranes Taupe bedroom feature wall idea - bird and branch wallpaper for bedroom

Wallpaper patterns to use for a good flow

Avoid overly chaotic or busy patterns that can create visual clutter and disrupt the flow of energy in a room.

Choose patterns that reflect the energy you want in the space. For example, floral patterns can bring a sense of nature and vitality to a room, while geometric patterns can add structure and stability.

A dragon is the most powerful symbol of feng shui. It can bring happiness and success in all spheres of your life and best hung on the east wall. Green is the colour associated with the East direction so combining the two concepts is even better.

Remember that Feng Shui is a holistic practice that involves the arrangement of all elements in a space, not just wallpaper. The key is to create a harmonious and balanced environment that supports your well-being and goals.

Consider the yin and yang qualities of your wallpaper choice. For example, if you have a room with a lot of natural light and high energy, you can balance it with yin wallpaper (soft in appearance in calming colors). In a darker room, choose yang wallpaper (bright, energetic colors) to infuse more energy into the space.

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