4 Ways to Use Feng Shui in the Office

We’ve all heard about Feng Shui and have a vague idea of what it is – a Chinese school of thought to apply to the design and decoration of buildings and spaces.

Most of what we may have seen so far pertains largely to its use in the home. But how can you use Feng Shui in your office?

Let’s find out!

What exactly is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui originated in ancient China, and the literal translation is ‘wind water’. The basic concept is to aim for a life of balance and harmony by linking people with their environment.

The principles of Feng Shui are based on the energy called Ch’i, a life force which is believed to ‘permeate your home, physical surroundings, the rivers, roads, trees, and all people’.

As such, Feng Shui utilises Ch’i in the most beneficial way for you and your surroundings.

According to the 5 elements and the 8 areas on which Feng Shui has its foundation, we’ve put together 4 ways to implement this ancient geomantic system in your workspace.

4 Feng Shui Tips for Your Office


1. The colour of your desk

Although the intensity of the colours can vary the energy, these are the base colours and how they correlate to the elements of Feng Shui:

  • Brown is a grounding colourcreates a sense of comfort and nourishment for the body
  • Black is an introspective colourpromotes concentration and open-mindedness
  • White and Grey are colours for clarity and focusfacilitates discipline but can be energy-draining for some
  • Green and Blue are inspiring coloursrevitalises and nourishes creativity
  • Red is a passionate colourhighly activating but not good for long-term use

See our range of desks to find the perfect colour and style for your office’s Feng Shui needs.

2. The placement of your desk

According to the commanding positions of Feng Shui, the most beneficial desk placement is:

  • With a solid wall behind you
  • Facing the door, but not directly in line with the door

But the desk placements to avoid are:

  • Facing a wall or window
  • Having the door behind you

3. Your source of light

A good light source is very important in Feng Shui and the best part of your desk to place a light fixture is:

  • On the upper left side, which corresponds with the wealth area of the energy map

Have a look at our desk lamps to find the best one for you desk.

4. Object with enhancing qualities

  • PlantsA good air-purifying plant placed in an area of relevance can improve the energy of the room
  • Water fountain or aquariumWater relates to wealth and prosperity when placed in the southeast area of your office, and to your career path when placed in the northern area of your office
  • MirrorsUnobscured mirrors invite energy into a space when placed with intention in the right areas

If you’re feeling excited about improving the Ch’i in your office to enrich your work environment, make sure you start at Workstation.

About Workstation Office Furniture

Established in 1995, Workstation Office Furniture has a showroom and a factory in Port Elizabeth.

With the support of a very experienced team, Workstation Office Furniture is able to deliver any office furniture or office equipment to any destination in South Africa. All products are guaranteed and you can ‘Expect Great Service’.

Workstation Office Furniture also has a clearance store in Port Elizabeth, with an excellent range of new and discounted office furniture products.