Some might consider Feng Shui as superstition while others call it Science. Regardless of what it is, there’s no harm in trying to improve the energy in an office for both staff and the business at large right?
If you are into Feng Shui, you will probably already know the importance of office feng shui as we tend to spend more time in the office than anywhere else in our house.
Keep Your Office Desk Clutter Free
I know we have all read articles online confirming that creative people have messy tables but it’s good to let your desk breathe. You know how cluttered spaces lead to cluttered minds and that’s probably the last thing we want in the office.
Bring Some Energy With Plants
Nothing brings in fresh energy from nature better than plants. It also helps with improving the freshness of the air as well if you choose plants such as Areca Palm, Lady Palm and English Ivy that are great at air purification.
Feng Shui aside, it’s always good to have plants to keep your office space fresh and aesthetically pleasing!
You can also use plants to soften sharp edges and corners. Feng Shui believes that sharp edges create arrows which contribute to conditions such as irritability, discomfort, and even disease.
Ensure Your Desk is in the Right Position
What makes a good seat in the office? Is it the position of the table or the location? Of course not everyone has the luxury of choice to choose your favourite spot in the office but if you can have a choice, why not? For a start, a power seat is one that you can see the door when seated at your desk. Secondly, you should be able to see as much of the room as possible. Have you ever wondered why the reception desk is always at the entrance and the boss always gets the room which is deepest in? It might sound like it’s all because of privacy but in feng shui, the person seated farthest from the entrance will have the most power! Interesting right?
And if you are seated with your back to the door, you will suffer inauspiciously from office politics and backstabbing.
If you have to share your office space with others, you should try to avoid sitting back to back. It is also best to avoid sitting face to face. Both positions tend to create conflict.
Choose Suitable Office Colour
You will be surprised to learn that colours have remarkable impact on your psychological and physical well-being. Colours is actually a very deep topic but here are some basics we can follow if we do not wish to dive too deep in.
Soft yellow, sandstone, pale gold, pale orange, pale green, and blue-green are always appropriate feng shui office colors. Adding white will increase clarity and mental focus. Browns and earthy tones will ground and stabilise the office. You can also choose colours based on yin/yang or feng shui element principles to create balance.