Feng Shui Desk
Create Your Perfect Desk Setup

There are a number of factors which combine to create the perfect feng shui desk setup. These are the factors which we will consider:

  • Position
  • Organization
  • Bagua
  • Size
  • Shape
  • Color
  • Material

The Position of your desk

I've talked a lot about the importance of desk position in both the feng shui home office and the feng shui office.

You must be able to see door from your desk.

The ideal feng shui desk position has a commanding view of the door, a pleasant view out of a window, and a solid wall behind you. You don't want to sit directly in front of the door, but you should still see people coming and going.

You should be able to see as much of the room as possible.

You cannot control what you can't see. The diagram below shows the best place for your feng shui desk.

Again, you want a commanding view of the room; it will give you authority. The best position is on diagonal across from the door. If a window is behind you, place a large piece of furniture or a plant behind you to provide stability.

The view from your desk is important, it affects everything you do.

Make sure the view from your desk is pleasing. Avoid a blank wall (which will contribute to a lack of vision and a shortage of opportunities) or chaotic views.

Organization for Optimization 

A clean and organized desk allows room for new ideas and enables you to make better decisions.

A cluttered desk indicates procrastination and mental confusion.

De-clutter your desk.

The only items on your desk should be items that you use daily and you should be able to reach everything easily. In addition, hide wires and cords.

The Feng Shui Bagua 

You can apply the feng shui bagua to the top of your desk. The image below illustrates an example.

The illustration above demonstrates how you can arrange a desk according to the feng shui bagua map. The bamboo plant or calculator should go in the abundance area; the lamp in the fame area; the photo of a happy couple or 2 red roses in the relationship area; the pens, markers, and scissors in the creativity area; the phone in the helpful people area; the computer in the career area; the reference books in the knowledge area; and the floral box filled with groups of supplies in the family area.

Desk Size 

Your desk should be proportioned just big enough to work, but not so big that it overpowers the office or you can't reach items on your desk.

A large, expansive desk connotes productivity and command over your business. However, if it get;s so big that you can't reach items then you loose control and authority.

Desk Shape 

  • Rectangle: A rectangular desk is good for concentration. It is an appropriate shape for office work.
  • Circle: A circular desk is good for brainstorming and creativity.
  • Curved: A curved shape desk is great for concentration if you are sitting on the inside of the curve—this is because the energy is pulling inward towards you. The outside curve will keep people from lingering.
  • data-custom-mark="true"Close front: A desk with a closed front establishes boundaries.
  • Open front: A desk with an open front feels more intimate, and people will feel more comfortable approaching you.
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    Desk Colors 

  • Black: moves energy down and in, encourages introspection, opens up possibilities
  • Brown: supports and strengthens physical body, does not activate mind
  • White: energizes the mind, drains physical body
  • Gray: focuses mind, drains physical body
  • Green: balances body and mind, sustains longer efforts
  • Muted tones: increase mental focus without draining physical body as much as gray
  • Bright colors: activate eye, making the body and mind restless
  • Most wooden desks or medium-toned surfaces provide just the right amount of contrast with white paper to alleviate visual strain.
  • Discover more about Feng Shui colors here

    Desk Material & Texture

    • Wood: solid, sturdy, reliable, predictable, supportive, long lasting
    • Metal: sharp, penetrating, lots of mental energy, concentration
    • Glass: revealing, you have nothing to hide* (energy moves too quickly through a glass desk, slow it down with wooden accessories or a plant)
    • Laminate: energetically neutral

    Feng Shui Desk DON'TS

    • Do not have a cluttered desk
    • Avoid poison arrows or soften with plant
    • No windows behind you
    • Don't put desk in front of door
    • Avoid facing a blank wall
    • Don't put your back to the door

    "What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us." - Julia Cameron

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