Feng shui strives for a peaceful, harmonious and balanced co-existence between men, women and their surroundings. But peace and harmony may be hard to come by in the typical work day world. Is your office the least peaceful environment in which you find yourself each day? Because its long history is time-tested and its principles are logical, feng shui is adaptable to any environment and any lifestyle. You can start today to make your home office a more pleasant and profitable place.
Whether at home or in an out-of-home office, large or small, wide-open or more along the lines of a narrow closet, you can arrange your office space to achieve the positive energy flow and harmonious environment for which feng shui designs are known and practiced the world over. Here are a few tips that work to revitalize your home office the feng shui way:
Bring the relaxing atmosphere and slow pace to your home by following cottage look tips. The first thing you look at when trying to create the cottage look in your home is the colors you are going to use. Preferably you will want to use light colors, such as white, beige, apricot, tan, blue, green, yellow and other light colors that provide a warm and crisp appearance.
If you decide you would like to add bold colors to your room, this will also work but be sure to use furniture and accents that are neutral in colors so that the room balances itself out. Mixing different shades of the same color or using two complementing shades is also a great idea. The main thing to keep in mind is that you keep it simple.
When is it time to buy new furniture? Take a look around your house and ask yourself these questions:
1. Are your sofa or chair cushions showing signs of wear? If it’s leather, maybe the seat cushions are discolored, lighter in the seat area than the rest of the sofa or chair. If it’s fabric, see if the upholstery threads are pulling apart or discolored. If your furniture is showing signs of wearing, it’s time to consider new furniture or at least slip covering options.
2. Are there holes in your furniture? You might be able to stitch or patch the holes if the rest of the piece is structurally sound. Otherwise, start thinking about new furniture.