9 Chic Ways To Boost The Feng Shui Of Your Work Desk

No tacky crystals or ugly figurines, we promise

1. Relationships – back right corner
11 Apr 2016

1. Relationships – back right corner

Pink or red flowers placed here will invite successful relationships into your life.

2. Creativity – centre right
11 Apr 2016

2. Creativity – centre right

Keep journals and Post-its here to enhance your creativity. Items in copper-, silver- and gold-toned metals (stapler, paper clips and other metal stationery) should also be placed here.

3. Helpful contacts – front right corner
11 Apr 2016

3. Helpful contacts – front right corner

Keep your telephone here to stay well-connected to people who may support you and your work. Or you can put your mobile here, too, and park it in these stylish docks.

4. Recognition and reputation – back centre
11 Apr 2016

4. Recognition and reputation – back centre

This zone represents your image to the world and is the right spot for that desk lamp and where you should place your business cards, too. Get a lamp that doesn’t break the bank — Ikea’s Klabb also adds a splash of colour to your cubicle. 

5. Health – middle centre
11 Apr 2016

5. Health – middle centre

For a clean bill of health, the middle of your desk should be kept clear of things.


6. Career – front centre
11 Apr 2016

6. Career – front centre

Move your computer up-front for better opportunities at work. A screensaver or desktop picture of water will improve your earnings.

7. Wealth – back left corner
11 Apr 2016

7. Wealth – back left corner

A green plant, placed here, promotes growth in your cash flow. For a hassle-free choice, why not opt for a terrarium?  Visit Paperus, or put together your own with plants you like in a cute container like the glass house above.

8. Family – centre left
11 Apr 2016

8. Family – centre left

Display family photos in this spot to nourish close ties. We suggest you pick up a few of the simple and affordable Ribba frames from Ikea.

9. Knowledge – front left corner
11 Apr 2016

9. Knowledge – front left corner

Keep books and reference materials such as industry magazines here to energise learning. Adding a blue object helps, too — so how about topping the stack with a blue paperweight?

From sticking coins onto your calculator to placing a table lamp on your work desk, the things that we are willing to do for good luck or wealth are bizarre and varied.  

We are game to try a few of these techniques, but here’s the problem — feng shui accents are typically gaudy and cheap-looking, sticking out like sore thumbs among our carefully curated desk accessories. 

Is there a chicer way to go about it? We seek out classier alternatives that don’t make it so obvious that you’ve actually feng shui-ed your desk to extremes. 

Follow this placement guide:


1. Relationships – back right corner

2. Creativity – centre right

3. Helpful contacts – front right corner

4. Recognition and reputation – back centre

5. Health – middle centre

6. Career – front centre

7. Wealth – back left corner

8. Family – centre left

9. Knowledge – front left corner


Source: Whole Living

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