How to Feng Shui your Home Office

By Elsie Goycoolea. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Feng Shui your Home Office

Procrastination and social media are often found at the top of the list of reasons for people not being productive. Most people know that they are not getting enough work done; but they don’t seem to be able to find the solution to being more productive by setting their focus on the task at hand. Some people seem to be more productive by working from home given that it promotes a more relaxed and familiar environment allowing the creative juices to flow. One way to enhance your home office is by learning the principles of feng shui home arrangement that for many years seem to be helping people check off their to-do list much faster.

In this OneHowTo article we explain how to feng shui your home office.

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Setting your desk

During office hours, you will most likely spend most of your time sitting at your desk and working on your computer, so making sure that your desk is aligned with your feng shui elements is important.

Firstly, make sure that your desk is not chipped, broken and that it blends perfectly with the style of the room. When sitting at your desk your back should never face the wall. You should be able to see everyone entering the room.

You may also benefit from learning what your Kua number is according to your birth date and gender. This number will indicate what are your best cardinal directions for success, health, love and personal growth for you. You may want to set your desk in the direction for success.

How to Feng Shui your Home Office - Setting your desk

Use color to your advantage

Different colors have different meanings in feng shui. Red is usually recognized as a warm, energizing color, while blue contributes to creating a calming effect. The use of color in a room can contribute towards feeling more vivacious or, oppositely, more relaxed.

Despite trying to focus on your computer screen most of the time, there is also an amount of peripheral vision in the mix. Your eyes are unconsciously perceiving things within your environment. Decorate the room with colorful objects that will inspire you and help you progress. Move away from symbols or elements that would drain your energy.

How to Feng Shui your Home Office - Use color to your advantage

Declutter your space

Einstein was remarkable for thriving in cluttered environments; but for most people, seeing clutter on the desk counteracts most efforts. A messy desk is a messy brain. When the brain is occupied trying to process all the clutter in the room it doesn’t have space to process the task at hand.

Try to have your desk as organized and clean as possible. Instead, only add those elements that will help you increase your productivity. For instance, wood is argued to promote creativity so maybe think about placing a wood pencil holder on your desk if you need a spark of inspiration.

How to Feng Shui your Home Office - Declutter your space

Add plants

Indoor air quality tends to be affected by toxic fumes coming from household cleaning and beauty products. Bringing nature in the form of plants into the house can freshen up a space, increase oxygen levels and may improve indoor air quality. It is recommended that plants are placed east on your desk to balance the emissions coming out from your computer.

One of the most recommend feng shui plants are bamboo shoots since they are easy to take care of. You don't want to work along with a wilted plant as it is argued it only brings along negative energy.

How to Feng Shui your Home Office - Add plants

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