Creating a Dream Home Office with the Help of Feng Shui that Inspires Creativity
Moretti Blog • January 09, 2018
orking from home has become quite a popular option over the past few years. However, this doesn’t mean that you should work in your living room where your children are playing and where your TV is constantly on. Instead, you should have your own personal space in which you can design your own home office. Let’s take a look at how Feng Shui can help you achieve this.
Declutter – messy offices are the worst nightmare
One of the first things you should do is declutter your office. This is extremely important if you have clients who are coming to your house since no one will take you seriously and trust you with their business if they see that you can’t even organise your own place. However, aside from looking unprofessional, according to Feng Shui, an overcrowded and messy office can have a negative impact on your creativity since you’ll feel overwhelmed and suffocated. So, it’s high time you found a suitable storage solution. For example, filing cabinets are extremely useful for storing important documents.
Go for the power position
According to Feng Shui, the position of your office desk is particularly important if you want the energy to enter your office without any obstacles. Therefore, you should definitely go for a so-called “power position,” which will enhance the desired flow of energy. In other words, you should position your desk in such a way that it faces the door, but not directly in front of it. Finally, avoid facing the wall since such a plain view can have a negative impact on your creativity as well, unless you decorate it with some inspirational quotes and posters.
Another important part of every office, according to Feng Shui, is greenery. Not only do office plants purify the air enriching it with oxygen, but they have been proven to be very effective fighters against stress as well. We would particularly recommend you the Peace Lily and the Bamboo Palm. Aside from their soothing effects, they will serve as a nice decoration, making your office look much more sophisticated. Finally, make sure not to opt for some high-maintenance flowers and plants since your job is not the one of a gardener.
Be smart with the colour selection
Colours can have a huge influence on our mood and productivity, as well as the entire energy in the room, according to Feng Shui experts. They advise you to go for earthy tones which are believed to be very effective in enabling energy to flow uninterruptedly. Additionally, soft green and blue have a calming effect and don’t strain your eyes. However, if you don’t want to paint your walls in such a colour, feel free to introduce some accessories in these shades. They can include pots, curtains or a nice jute rug which will break the monotony and spark your imagination.
Nothing is better than natural light
Finally, don’t forget to open your windows and let the sunshine in your office. You’ll notice an instant boost of energy which will give you enthusiasm to work hard on your projects and succeed regardless of any obstacles. Additionally, natural light is much healthier for your eyes than the artificial one, so, you’ll be able to work for a longer period of time without having to make many breaks in order to relax your strained eyes and waste your valuable time. However, make sure that the position of your table is adequate since you don’t want to turn your back to the window and have your body cast a shadow on the pages which you’re reading.
As you can see, Feng Shui has quite a lot of useful suggestions on the topic of your home office organisation, so feel free to experiment with them and find those which suit your needs the best. Finally, it’s most important that you feel comfortable in your own office since that’s a prerequisite for successful task completion. Here at Moretti Interior Design we can help you to create your perfect working space.
About the author:
Tracey Clayton is a full-time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home décor, and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”