Do you ever notice when your office or crafting space is clean and organized, ideas and work flow effortlessly? Or that when it’s messy or disorganized your get a mental or creative block? This could have a lot to do with your Feng Shui. Feng shui is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics and s a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. It can best be described by Catherine Brophy, Feng Shui expert, from Real Simple. “It’s a practice based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening inside us, says Brophy. The purpose of feng shui is to get your environment in alignment with who you are and where you want to go—to harmonize your energy with your home’s energy. How do you do that?
“By carefully considering what you bring in. how you arrange your rooms, and how you maintain the place. Everything has energy, even inanimate objects. Feng shui helps guide that energy and let it flow freely through your home.”
I, like many crafters, have a “dream office” in mind but due to space issues it can put a huge damper on the existence of that dream. With the help of Feng Shui (and inspiration from Pinterest) I’ve been able to collect ideas that create space and organization even in the little allotted space I do have. If you’re like me, and have a lot of stuff in a little amount of space, then here are some ideas for getting the most out of what you’ve got using Feng Shui and good old fashioned organization skills. I hope creatively and magic come pouring through your studio very soon!
Feng Shui Tip #1 Keep It Clean
I cannot stress this one enough. When a room or space is cluttered, it clutters everything else that comes into it, be it thoughts, finances, feelings, ideas, etc. Too woo woo sounding? Think of it in the simplest of terms. “What you put out, you get back” or “what you give, you receive” However it’s worded it all comes down to the same principal: If you’re space is cluttered, guess what’s going to come back to you?” Don’t have a lot of space? Check out these tips on how to stay organized in a small spaces and you’ll have a big changes in no time. Aside from being able to find things much easier…
Feng Shui Tip # 2 Color
Colors are one of the most important aspects of Feng Shui and there’s a few really great options to increase mental flow and productivity along with financial abundance and prosperity. One really great color is any shade of green, especially if you’re craft room or office is a profit making room. Since green is the color of money it helps attract money along with increasing flexibility and change. Another great color would be white, grey or a blueish grey. White is the color of mental focus and intent so the off white colors help attract more of these things. These are also the number one colors for an office just for that reason. Another great color is an apricot shade. Red is fame and reputation and yellow brings warmth and radiance so a combo of these brings all of the above along with balance and productively. It’s also a nice warm, bright color so it helps stimulate inspiration and growth. Here are some samples of great colors to put on your walls or around your office/craft room.
Tip #3 Decor
Put decor that inspires you. For me it’s Payapa Art! I have loved her work since she first started and she’s now a highly successful company with a multitude of products. Her art inspires me along with her story so when I look at her work I feel motivated and positive. You can also use plants for this. Plants are a great increase to the oxygen in the room and increase the life of the room. There’s tons of way to incorporate plants into your space and here are some examples brought to you by The Sill.
There’s a mini intro to Feng Shui using some of the top ideas on how to increase profit, productivity, and creativity! There are TONS of other ways to use Feng Shui and you can use it in every room of your house. If you’re interest in a more in-depth look at Feng Shui and how it works you can check out this great best selling book, “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui: Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever” by Karen Kingston. Simple solutions can really make a difference. Just give it a try and let me know how it works for you!