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Feng Shui Office Layout Tips

Puja Lalwani Apr 14, 2019
In order to achieve a harmonious professional life, a lot of people have resorted to creating and following a Feng Shui office layout. Choosing to follow the principles of office Feng Shui enables you to achieve the personal and professional growth you have been striving to achieve.
Feng Shui is a science that utilizes the power of natural energies, along with those of an individual, to combine and create an environment that promotes individual well-being, both professionally and personally.
When the principles of Feng Shui are applied in a professional setup, they serve to bring about all the aforementioned changes in one's life.
Here, we bring to you some basic tips on a good office layout based on Feng Shui, that will help you achieve all that you have desired from your professional life.

Helpful Tips

Feng Shui in the office is as important as Feng Shui in the home. Moreover, since the office is where you spend a sizable amount of time, it is essential that it is designed in a manner that will enable you to achieve the best of your surroundings, and make the most of what life has to offer to you.
While Feng Shui is a very personal science, in that every direction has a different symbolism and meaning for every individual, there are certain general and basic office Feng Shui guidelines that need to be followed, to attract stability and positivity in your professional life. These tips have been mentioned here.

Desk Position

Avoid placing your desk directly opposite the door, as this directly attracts fast-flowing chi, which can be overpowering in a negative way.
But, having your desk placed in a manner that your back is facing a door or a window is unhealthy. It is an implication of being vulnerable to treachery and being back-stabbed. Ideally, your desk should be diagonally opposite to the entrance door, that allows you to keep a watch on the entrants through the door, and the general happenings in your office.
Your desk should ideally have a solid wall at the back, as a symbol of a strong backing and support, so that you can maintain a commanding position. If any of these settings pose as a hindrance to effective functioning, it is best to speak with a qualified Feng Shui consultant for some remedies regarding the same.

A Clutter-Free Space

Keeping your work space clean and tidy is the thumb rule of office Feng Shui.
Cleanliness and a clutter-free environment provides stability, and gives out the vibe of respect for the work environment. It is believed in Feng Shui that maintaining cleanliness is a symbol of respect for your work, and the money it provides in return. As such, respect your work, and see yourself prosper financially.
As a rule of Feng Shui for cubicles, organize paperwork into files and folders, and place it neatly in your drawers. A cluttered drawer is as bad as a cluttered desk. Do not keep symbols of bad events relating to your professional or personal life. Discard them as soon as possible.
Also, ensure that all your cords and cables are not jumbled up, but running smooth, and are preferably hidden. If you are positioned in an office cabin, ensure that there are no unnecessary obstructions in the walkway of your cabin.
Your door should be able to open completely, without being hindered by a cabinet or a sofa, or your desk. Similar is the case with placing plants in the path towards a particular area. Movement should be smooth, that symbolizes smooth growth without any obstacles in your path.

Importance of Good Furniture and Decor

An essential tip is to keep in mind the type of furniture you invest in, and the kind of d├ęcor that you adhere to.
Even if it is Feng Shui for cubicles, your desk should not have any pointed edges, as they symbolize the possibility of facing obstacles in the path of growth. If there are any, simply cover them with a piece of paper. Further, a rounded desk, or a smoothly curved desk promotes creativity, and therefore, growth.
Create a balance when it comes to choosing textures and surfaces for flooring, window treatments and upholstery for the furniture. When it comes to choosing office Feng Shui colors, they should be introduced based on the element of a particular direction.
For instance, the North-West symbolizes the element metal, and therefore, colors such as gold, black, silver and white are suitable for that direction. However, this pattern should not be adhered to without professional consultation, as choosing the wrong color can have serious implications in terms of growth and productivity.

Light, Ventilation and Nature

Natural elements have always been given extreme importance in Feng Shui, and this rule applies to the office layout too.
Allowing the inflow and outflow of natural air and light will enable energies to keep flowing smoothly and encourage professional growth. If you must use artificial light, resort to the use of yellow light rather than fluorescent lights.
The reference to nature here implies keeping plants in your work area or space. Even if you are stationed at a cubicle, keep a small bamboo plant on the far left corner of your desk, to get rid of negative energies and stimulate the environment with positivity.

The Power of Visualization

Just like any other natural force, visualization is an effective tool of utilizing Feng Shui for wealth and all the goals you wish to attain.
At your work space, put up pictures that imply positivity and prosperity, such as a happy picture of your family, or a picture of the goals you wish to achieve. If it is a big house, put up a picture of a big house, if it is prosperity, put up a picture that implies it. Do not put up pictures of lonely figures.
A tip when it comes to utilizing the power of Feng Shui for your office is to repair or discard anything that isn't functioning well. Broken objects, jagged edges, electronics or appliances that are non-functional should be gotten rid of as soon as possible. Repair leaking taps in the bathrooms and pantry of your office to prevent the loss of wealth.
As mentioned earlier, Feng Shui is a science, which means if wrongly used, it can cause as much harm as it can when it is used in the right manner. While these were some basic principles of office Feng Shui, for detailed advice it is always better to consult a professional, and make the most of their services to enhance your growth and productivity.
Disclaimer: The tips mentioned here are general in nature and do not intend to replace the advice of an expert on the subject. For more specific tips, it is advisable to consult a certified Feng Shui expert who will be able to provide you with an in-depth space analysis and prescribe the necessary changes.