Whether in your corporate or home office, you probably spend too much time behind the desk. The endless hours behind the desk can sometimes turn into mini-torture, especially if the atmosphere of your workplace does not fit your personal sense of aesthetics. Fortunately, however, there are many ways to improve your office vibration and mood. Plants can breathe a little more life, and essential oils will make the space smell pleasant and help improve your mood.
Another way you can create a truly inspiring workspace is by following the rules of Feng Shui. Taking into account the principles of the ancient art, you can arrange your space so that it helps your productivity and desire to work. By introducing the basic elements of Feng Shui, you can increase your performance, attract more finances and feel better both mentally and physically. For an in depth professional advice, you can schedule a no obligation consultation with one of our Vancouver Renovation Specialists. Here's how to create an office space that complies with Feng Shui's rules.
Clean Up and Arrange Your Space
Before immersing yourself and your office in the beauty of Feng Shui, you need to get rid of all the clutter, useless things and junk.
Get rid of all the paper, wasted pens, boxes of unknown origin and any other unnecessary workspace items.
To make sure you are creating a really good foundation for displaying ancient art, make sure the floor in the room is properly cleaned. This will allow the Chi energy, also known as vital energy, to flow freely through your office space.
In conclusion, remove absolutely anything that causes you negative emotions or makes you feel nervous and restless.
Place The Desk Against The Door
The location of the desk in one workspace is also very important, according to Feng Shui. In addition, it should be nice looking and comfortable so that you can feel inspired and do your job perfectly. According to Feng Shui experts, the best location for the desk is right outside the door. Experts also say:
The disadvantage of a desk is when it is positioned so that the back of the person sitting behind it is pointing to the door. It is believed that this creates anxiety and irritation in a person, because at any time he may be "surprised" and accordingly the flow of his thought and his work to be interrupted.
If you are working in an office that does not allow the desk to be rearranged, you can place a mirror near it so you can see who is behind you.
Another thing to keep in mind is that ideally, your back should be facing a wall, not a window or other furniture like a bookcase, for example.
Choose the right desk
As you might guess, the most important furniture in any office is the desk. Feng Shui experts strongly recommend making sure that it is above all stable. Whatever interior style you choose to furnish your space, it is good that the desk is in good condition.
Ideal for an office are wooden desks. This is because they are made of natural material, which is at the same time robust.
When looking for a suitable desk, it's a good idea to choose one that allows you extra storage space so that its surface remains tidy and welcoming.
The perfect wood in this case is the walnut. Its advantage is that it is also available in white, which is an appropriate choice for people whose work requires stimulation of creativity.
Choose The Right Colors
If you are a fan of Feng Shui, you know that colors make a huge difference in the design of a room. Choosing the right color scheme is key to a room where some specific activity needs to be performed. The tones should be chosen according to what kind of work you do.
For example, the colors that an accountant or economist, finance or business person would choose are not likely to be as favorable to the working capacity of people in the more creative professions as graphic designers.
According to Feng Shui experts, white as well as pastel colors help stimulate creativity.
Green, however, is prone to professional growth.
Black is associated with the water element and is responsible for money.
Purple is associated with increased thought flow.
If you are in a highly dynamic profession that predisposes you to more stressful conditions, bet on earth tones.
Find the balance between the elements of Feng Shui
According to Feng Shui, there are five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. It is crucial for an office to have a balance between all elements. Here's how to do it:
- Wood: The easiest way to bring an element of wood into the office is through plants. As mentioned, green symbolizes growth and provides career advancement. Exactly where you put your new pots will also determine what will attract more to your life - love, wealth or good humor.
- Fire: The element of fire helps to bring more heat into a given space, and also contributes to a good working atmosphere. You can bring it into the workspace with candles, triangular shapes and colors of red, pink, orange and yellow.
- Earth: The earth element helps to create a sense of peace and stability. Ceramic objects, dishes or tiles as well as earth tones will bring this element to the office in a unique way.
- Metal: Metal is associated with clarity, precision and a sharp mind. It also helps to eliminate distractions. The colors you can use in this case are gray, white and metallic. It is important for an office to have at least one element made of metal. This will create an atmosphere that predisposes you to finish the work you are beginning.
- Water: Water element brings peace, lightness and freshness. It is a symbol of abundance and wealth. Decorating the office with water fountains, glass elements or mirrors will favor the manifestation of the water element. You can also accent the colors blue and black, or add wavy, curved shapes.