Using Feng Shui to Improve your Home Office
by Veronica Smith
When you are using Feng Shui to enhance your home office environment, you will want to design with a couple of challenges in mind. First, the home office lacks the overall social interaction element that is normally found in most business offices. And second, it can be difficult to keep not only a physical divider, but also a mental divider, between your home life and your work. Fortunately, Feng Shui can help you compensate for these challenges.
Providing Some Separation
Welcome Light and Air into Your Office
Good Feng Shui requires proper quantities of both light and air, as these are important nourishments to all living things. If possible, have a window in your home office that lets in plenty of light, and open the window whenever you can. In lieu of a window, you should add plants to your home office, invest in full-spectrum lighting, and use an air purifier.
Clutter is the Enemy in a Home Office
Proper Positioning of Your Desk
Never place your desk in your office so that your back is against the door, nor should you position your desk so that it faces a wall. This is basically uncomfortable, and will disrupt your ability to focus and work effectively.
Instead, place your desk facing the door, but over to one side, at a slight angle. This is better than having your desk directly facing into the doorway.
Utilizing the Important Feng Shui Areas of Your Office
The south area is the home of the element of fire, which is associated with your reputation and fame. The color red possesses a strong amount of energy, so be careful using it, so that you don’t overpower the other types of energy.
The southeast area is the home of the wood element, which is associated with abundance and prosperity. A green plant in this area, such as bamboo, would be a good choice.
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