Proper feng shui furniture placement can help achieve balance and harmony in homes and offices.
Let’s talk about homes first. When placing furniture in a given room, we need to strive for its even distribution. The furniture that is evenly distributed throughout the room helps us gain the balance of yin and yang.
In order for the Chi energy to move freely around the room, there needs to be free space around and beneath the furniture. That is exactly why feng shui advises to purchase furniture with “legs” – this leaves free space between the furnishing items and the floor.
It’s recommended not to place chairs, sofas, and beds under the ceiling beams, which are known to rush down a stream of negative energy. A person sitting or laying under a beam may start to feel discomfort.
It’s especially important not to sleep under beams. If you cannot move your furniture from underneath the beam, hang two bamboo flutes on the beam.
You can also hang soothing paintings and drawings on the walls for an added sense of tranquility. Also consider removing any images that may cause agitation or negativity, such as angry predators, dangerous car racing, a ship in raging seas, and others.
Now let’s talk about the office feng shui furniture placement, which goal is to create a successful and powerful company. A properly organized workplace can determine the prosperity of employees, and therefore the company as a whole.
One of the most important aspects of harmonizing an office is the material of the office furniture. For example, wood is a good conductor of the vital Chi energy. Wood creates a specific environment that supports success. Keep in mind, however, that woods of different colors and materials affect the office atmosphere differently. Light colored wood creates a friendlier environment, while dark colored creates a formal atmosphere. The tables in the manager’s office are best in dark wood, to emphasize the formality of their office.
Glass and metal promote the Chi evenly, and are best used in moderation. The same stands true for synthetic materials, which may create undue tension if overused in any room. Larger desks of any size promote Chi and inspire new ideas. Solid wood chairs create buoyant energy and a dynamic working environment.
The cabinets for papers, folders, and documentation are also important – the cabinets should not be taller than the person’s height. Partitions that delimit office space should not be too high, or else they create closed spaces where the energy cannot circulate well.
Following are the feng shui furniture placement tips for office: the staff desks should be in parallel to each other; the manager’s desk should not allow anyone to walk behind the chair; the desks shouldn’t make the staff sit with their backs to a door or corner; the people seated should not have a window behind their backs.
Inanimate objects have energy, as well as they move energy. Choosing the proper feng shui furniture placement will help you increase beneficial energy flow in any room, including your home and office.