How to Use Feng Shui Decorating and the Bagua Map to Change Your Life - Feng Shui Home Designs How to Use Feng Shui Decorating and the Bagua Map to Change Your Life - Feng Shui Home Designs

How to Use Feng Shui Decorating and the Bagua Map to Change Your Life

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard a thing or two about Feng Shui. Generally, it is an age-old practice that originated from Ancient China.

It’s aimed at creating an external environment which is balanced and harmonious so that it can also lead to a balanced and harmonious internal life for you.

One of the key principles and techniques to help you with your Feng Shui home decorating is the Bagua Map. This particular map is helpful because it divides any given space into 9 different areas corresponding to your life areas.

Your Feng Shui home decorating should reflect the exact intentions of what you want to achieve in your life, also, it should be located in the right part of your home that will help you get there.

The following areas in your house and relating areas in your life are as follows:

  • fame and reputation is located in the north area,
  • relationship and love is located in the northeast area
  • creativity and children is located in the east area
  • helpful people and travel is located in the southeast area
  • career and life path is located in the south area
  • skills and ancient wisdom is located in the southwest area
  • family is located in the west area
  • wealth and prosperity is located in the northwest area.

Basically, if you would like to improve an area in your life, you need to refer to the Bagua Map to zero in on the physical area in your living space that you need to work on.

When studying the Bagua, you need to understand that Feng Shui favors no area. All areas are treated the same and in order to achieve harmony and balance in your life, there must also be balance among all these nine key areas in your life.

Another thing that you need to keep in mind is that not all areas are just confined exclusively for the particular life area that it corresponds to. For example, the family area according to the Feng Shui map is located in the west of your space, but if you have other family areas located inside your house like the dining room area or the living room which aren’t in the west, these existing rooms can also be enhanced to improve your family life.

Now that you know the basics of the Bagua Map and what it can be used for, you need to learn exactly how to map it onto your homes floor plan before implementing your Feng Shui home decorating techniques. There are three simple steps that you can follow in order to do this.

Step 1: Notice that the nine areas are mapped out in a square, 3 by 3. Take careful note of the three squares found along the bottom of the Feng Shui map, which are: Skill and ancient wisdom, found on the left side, career is found in the center and helpful people and traveling can be found on the right side, when the map is held towards you.

Step 2: Now, when mapping the Bagua Map to your floor plan, you need to start with your front door as a reference point. To do this, you need to map out the different areas of your house on paper, a simple blue print.

Then, overlay the Bagua Map on top of the floor plan that you made (make sure they’re similar sizes). You always have to make the front door as your main reference point so line up the wall that contains your front door, with the 3 squares along the bottom of the bagua to correctly position it.

From your front door, you can now determine what areas in your house correspond to the different life areas according to the map and start your Feng Shui decorating accordingly. As you’ll see, North will be represented by your front door, and all of the other areas can now be clearly identified.

Step 3: Start to think of the first life area that you would like to enhance, and learn about the best Feng Shui decorating techniques that you can use there to bring you exactly what you want in this part of your life.

Lin Mai is a Feng Shui enthusiast. To learn more about Feng Shui home decorating, the Bagua Map and what specific techniques you can use to attract more wealth, love or even travel into your life, visit

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