The Symbolic Meaning of the Butterfly in Feng Shui

Do you know the benefits of decorating your home with butterflies? In this article, we'll tell you all about their symbolic meaning in Feng Shui and how best to use them in your home.
The Symbolic Meaning of the Butterfly in Feng Shui

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Now that Valentine’s day is drawing near, we think it’s time to tell you all about the significance of the butterfly according to the teachings of Feng Shui. The butterfly is an extremely important and powerful symbol in the world of Feng Shui, and represents one of the most important aspects in our lives.

Plus, apart from any symbolic meaning they may hold, prints featuring butterflies are some of the most popular patterns in the world of interior design. Cushions, bed sheets, duvets, painting, lamps, or even little butterfly ornaments are all great for decorating homes.

Feng Shui: the butterfly as a symbol of love

Butterfly picture frame.

According to Feng Shui, butterflies are a symbol of love and freedom. You can use them to decorate any room in your home, and their symbolic nature can help transform any aspect of your life, not just your love life.

Plus, thanks to their positive energy, any changes they bring to your life will be for the better. As we’ve said before, you can use them to decorate almost anywhere. However, people normally use them to decorate:

  • Master bedrooms
  • Children’s bedrooms
  • Study or work areas

Using butterflies to decorate master bedrooms is meant to help resolve problems in your relationship. In the Eastern world, single people use butterflies to decorate their homes in the hope of finding the love they’ve been dreaming of.

The transformative nature of the butterfly’s life cycle takes on a special significance in the world of Feng Shui. Their transformation is brought about by external energies in the world which surrounds them. This transformation is often compared to the changes people feel when they fall in love.

So, butterflies can be used both by people in the search for love and by those who have already found it and want to show the world in the most charming and romantic way possible.

Butterflies as a symbol of faith

A blue butterfly figurine.

As well as love, butterflies also represent faith, and the ability to maintain faith in spite of the many changes we go through throughout our lives.

So, once again, the butterfly’s transformation is an important part of their symbolic nature. Furthermore, the butterfly also symbolizes the desire to do great things and remaining hopeful and positive in everything you do.

They also represent the value of letting things take their natural course, instead of constantly fighting against them. If you want your butterfly decor to fill you with hope and faith, you should use them in places such as study or work areas.

Butterflies as a creative tool

Origami butterflies.

The third reason people decorate with butterflies is that, according to Feng Shui, they can help to promote creativity. More specifically, they are used for encouraging creativity among children. Feng Shui teaches us that you need to get the creative juices flowing from an early age.

To do this, you could decorate your children’s bedrooms with butterflies, letting their creative energy fill the room. There are many ways for children to develop and express their creativity, so it’s important to let them find the way they like best.

Decorate your children's bedrooms with butterflies to promote creativity.

Using butterflies in your decor is more than simply a way of creating a charming, peaceful and natural home environment. They are a symbol of love, faith, and creativity. Furthermore, according to the teachings of Feng Shui, their positive energy will bring about changes in your life.