Feng Shui Decorations

Feng Shui decorations are those items used to fend off disasters and evil things; entice health, wealth, intelligence, love, peace and good luck, etc. Below are some customary ones:


Dos: Soft landscape paintings featuring sunrise, blossoming peony flowers and sunflowers, shining lakes and green hills; they are especially fitting for those born in autumn. If it is a painting on river or stream, the water should in-“flow” to the house, as water represents wealth according to Feng Shui principles and rules and one should not let wealth out-“flow”.  Portraits also fall into this category.
Don’ts: Waterfalls, sunset, and fallen leaves. Also stop after hanging one portrait in the room/ hall; those born in the year of dragon, horse, rooster and pig clash with portraits depicting real persons. 
Find and identify your Chinese Zodiac.


The couplets written with auspicious sentences or words are usually hung in the living room or over the front gate.

Feng Shui Sword

Used ward off evil spirits, it should be hung at door or in living room. Its brunt edge should point outwards.

Eight Diagrams Mirror

Mirror is one of the most common items to ward off evil spirits and is frequently seen under the eaves or on the walls in China. The mirror should be sanctified and hung at 12:00 sharp - at noon. Also, it should not bounce light source on others' dwellings.

Fish Bowl

If one wants to safeguard one's fortune with a fish bowl, the object should be placed in the corner diagonally opposite to the room's front door, but not facing the kitchen (actually all Fengshui decorations must fall in place relative to each other, otherwise it may cause bad luck). Also, the fish should be well looked after.

Paintings of Buddhas or Gods

These paintings must be sanctified. Otherwise, they will not have the desired effect.

Pot Plants

Dos: They should be luxuriant, placed at least two in living room or study room.  Colours specific, the eastern side of a room should be in red: flowers like roses and peonies, especially for knowledge workers such as student, editor, and journalists; the western side in yellow: plants like kumquat; the southern side is a basket case: the green one can make its lady more beautiful, the red one can help build up a good business and the orange one can preserve family harmony; the northern side should better be placed with white flowers to set the family atmosphere.
Don’ts: Avoid placing a solitary pot plant in a room/ hall; avoid pot plants in bedroom or directly in line of sight with kitchen; discard withered ones; keep red ribbons on newly bought pot plants for a little while.

Wind Chime

It is a decoration to outsmart evil, usually hung at the entrance of the front gate. But keep it out of study room or bedroom.

Statue of Auspicious Animals

The animals include lion, deer, horse, dragon, kylin, and toad biting coins. The head of lion, kylin, and toad should point to the gate to draw in fortune and good luck, while the head of deer and horse should point to the room, representing auspicious animals are welcomed.

Wooden Floor

According to Feng Shui, it can protect the house from disasters and bring health and good luck to dwellers.

Last but not least, before taking home a Fengshui item, one should confirm if it matches one’s five elements, zodiac, the date of birth and the eight characters of a horoscope, etc.
- Last modified on Feb. 20, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Feng Shui Decorations
Asked by lorna from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 02, 2021 14:45Reply
can i put a wooden shark biting a fish in our living room?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cole | Jul. 05, 2021 00:27

Generally speaking, it will be ok for you to put it.
Asked by Pamela from SWITZERLAND | May. 29, 2020 08:05Reply
Can I hang a decorative cow's head and cowbell on my entrance door?
Answers (1)
Answered by Liam from FINLAND | Jun. 01, 2020 02:08

Yes, it will be ok.
Asked by Zozo from LONDON | Sep. 01, 2019 01:33Reply
Hello, My zodiac sign is Dog
And would like to know if a brown deer sculpture in my office would be good for Fengshui. Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Aveline from DENMARK | Sep. 02, 2019 02:24

Yes, it will ok. In Chinese culture, putting deer sculpture in office is an auspicious thing. :)
Answered by Zozo from LONDON | Sep. 02, 2019 09:29

Thank you so much!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Asked by Ramona from UNITED SATES | Mar. 21, 2019 22:45Reply
Where can I hang 3 small metal birds? And a wind chime that is made o wood and metal?Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Polly from MALAYSIA | Mar. 24, 2019 22:39

The birds you can hang in the living room and it is better to hang the wind chime on the door.
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