Design your office to succeed

We spend an average of nine hours a day at work. It is as if the office was our second home. That is why we should, as far as possible, create an office or a space with a pleasant atmosphere that motivates concentration. In this sense, Feng Shui is the perfect ally to design a place that fosters our good pace of work, improves our productivity and thus achieve job success.

It is increasingly common to convert a room in the house into an office. An extension of our office where we spend many hours of our free time. Either because you like to have your own workplace or because you work on your own, and you have no choice, it is important that you take care and pamper the space in which you develop your professional activity. Having a clean and tidy workplace helps to be more effective on a day-to-day basis.

Feng Shui is an ancient art whose goal is to harmonize energy through colors, furniture, orientation and arrangement in decoration.

It is based on the principle of Ying and Yang (opposites), I Ching and Wu Xing or the principle of the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water). That is why it is key to pay attention both to the orientation of the office both at the location level in the building and to the elements or colors of the decoration itself.

The most important thing is that the office be functional. If you work for a company and your space is designed "by default" you always have the option to "customize" your way following the advice of Feng Shui in the decoration. If on the contrary you are lucky enough to be able to design your work space from scratch, take note of the following tricks that will help you better define your workplace.

Not all people have the authority to decide where they want to work in the building. But as far as possible it is advisable to follow the following guidelines at a general level:

  • Try to work in an office located far from the general entrance. The more inside the office, the better the Feng Shui.
  • It is advisable not to have the table at the end of a straight aisle.
  • If possible, try not to sit at a table that looks directly at the entrance door or the bathroom door to a staircase. According to Feng Shui your chances of progress will be affected.
  • Sit in places that have nothing above such as a place with a roof beam in sight. You will suffer from eternal pressures and headaches.
  • It is also not recommended that you sit with your back to the door, either the private door of your office or the general entrance.
  • It is important that when defining where you are going to sit you choose a place that is not oriented towards the edge of an outgoing corner. If you have no choice, you can place a plant to block negative energy.
  • The best place to place the table in the office is the right corner diagonally to the door.
  • Do not place the desk on the opposite side of the door as it is not a favorable position.

Colors for success according to Feng Shui

Next, we show you what are the colors to achieve success according to Feng Shui.

  • Black: In Fen Shui the color black represents water. Although no color prevails over another in general, black should never be used on ceilings. This color implies danger. It is not recommended to use black in work environments, walls, ceilings, or carpets.
  • White: White is the color used in walls and ceilings. It is a very yang color (opposite of the black that is yin). White is a symbol of prosperity. It represents purity and also gives breadth and clean feeling.
  • Red: The color red is the color of the south. Its tone on the walls can bring good fortune. It does not have to be absolute red, they can be shades of the peach range. It is advisable to use these colors for curtains, to wallpaper some wall or for carpets.
  • Green: Green is the color of money. It is advisable to use it in southwest or east orientation. The intense green color symbolizes the growth of spring, which you want to strengthen. If you want to stimulate the arrival of luck in the office, decorate with artificial trees with bright green leaves.
  • Blue: Represents water, you can use it to produce a good effect in east, southeast and north orientation. Of course, it is convenient not to overdo it with the color blue since water should never be activated in large quantities.

In addition to taking into account the aspects of furniture distribution or the use of colors in the office it is also very important to take care of details such as objects that are in sight. In this sense, in Feng Shui the rule of ‘the less objects we have in sight, the better’ is applied. And above all, and very important, it is essential to note that the cleaning elements such as brooms, bins, brushes, etc., are not in visible places and even less in the middle.

These objects symbolize bad luck. The connotation is that the presence of a broom near the lobby sweeps all the possibilities of good fortune. In Feng Shui, brooms are considered curses. It is recommended that all these gadgets be stored in closed cabinets.

Now we just have to take perspective and start all these ideas that aim to achieve the ideal workspace through Feng Shui.