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Furnishing in Vallarta with Feng Shui

Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese art and science practice, focuses on harmonizing individuals with their surroundings. Translated as ‘wind-water,’ Feng Shui is centered around creating a balanced and positive energy flow in a space.

Whether you are a longtime believer in its principles or a curious enthusiast, applying Feng Shui to your home in Puerto Vallarta can enhance the beauty and tranquility of your living space.

Before delving into the specific considerations for Vallarta, let’s briefly cover some fundamental Feng Shui principles.

Feng Shui is based on the concept of chi, or life force energy, and the arrangement of elements to promote balance and harmony.

Fundamental principles include the Bagua map, the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water), decluttering and maintaining a clean environment.

The Bagua map divides space into nine areas, each corresponding to different aspects of life, such as wealth, career, relationships, and health.

Understanding this map helps determine the ideal placement of furniture and decor. Incorporating the five elements in your decor—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water—creates a harmonious balance. Consider how these elements manifest in the local environment and culture in Puerto Vallarta.

To infuse Feng Shui principles into furnishing and decorating your home in Puerto Vallarta, select furniture and decor crafted from local materials. Look for pieces made from indigenous woods, such as parota or teak, known for their durability and natural beauty.

Seek out artisanal craftsmanship, as many Mexican artists create unique and culturally inspired pieces. Hand-carved wooden furniture, woven textiles, and pottery are excellent choices to infuse your home with authenticity.

To balance the five elements, incorporate wood furniture and décor items to represent growth and vitality. Consider wood dining chairs and tables and decorative items like driftwood sculptures.

Add touches of the fire element with vibrant colors like red and orange. Decorate with local artwork that captures the energy of the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Add a fire table on your terrace or balcony to incorporate this element (check condo rules first to ensure this is allowed in your bylaws).

Enhance the earth element using terracotta pots for plants, stone sculptures, or earth-toned textiles. This balances the energy and connects your home to the natural surroundings of Puerto Vallarta.

Introduce metal elements through decor items like wrought iron or copper. Look for local metal artisans who create unique pieces reflecting local culture.

Given Puerto Vallarta’s coastal location, integrating the water element is effortless. Decorate with shades of blue, incorporate mirrors to represent flowing water, or place a small fountain in a designated area.

The best guide to use for furniture placement is the Bagua map. For example, if your main entrance is in the south, focus on enhancing the fire element to promote fame and recognition.

In Puerto Vallarta, the ocean and mountains provide a stunning backdrop, so position furniture to take advantage of natural views, ensuring a constant positive energy flow.

Embrace the minimalist aspects of Feng Shui by decluttering and creating open spaces. Allow natural light to flow through your home, fostering a sense of clarity and positive energy.

Choose furniture with clean lines and functionality, reflecting the simplicity and elegance of Feng Shui design.

Take advantage of Puerto Vallarta’s tropical climate by incorporating indoor-outdoor living spaces. Use sliding doors or large windows to connect your interior seamlessly with outdoor patios or balconies.

Choose outdoor furniture that complements the Feng Shui principles, creating a cohesive flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Furnishing and decorating your home in Puerto Vallarta with Feng Shui principles brings balance and harmony and connects you to the vibrant energy of this coastal paradise.

Solutions Mexico offers turnkey furniture packages and individual furniture items, including Mexico’s most comfortable sofas, sectionals, and sofa beds! Visit us at our Puerto Vallarta store at 363A Constitucion or Bucerias store at Heroes de Nacozari 126. If you are not currently in Mexico, email us at or text us on Whatsapp at +52 322 136 5156. And remember, you can always reach us at our website:


  • Sheryl Novak

    Originally from Canada, Sheryl started SOLutions Mexico in 2010 after experiencing firsthand the difficulties of furnishing a home when you are new to the country. She is recognized as the leading expert in Mexico regarding furniture and is regularly featured on blogs, social media, podcasts, and speaking engagements.


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