7 Tips to Help You Transform Your Home and Working Environment
Updated: Apr 29
With many of us now working from home, it is a good time to fully express your creativity when decorating your home office space and surrounding rooms. Depending on your chosen field, you need to make sure your home office reflects the energy you want to project in the world.
To help with this, we have put together 7 helpful tips to guide you in making your home spaces the perfect environment to both work and relax...
TIP 1: LAYOUT, LAYOUT, LAYOUT
An important office Feng Shui guideline is to have your home office as far from your bedroom as possible. If the layout of your house allows, having a separate entrance to your home office is ideal. If this is not feasible, be sure to create as much division as possible between your office area and your bedroom. This is the basis of good home office energy.
Position your desk in the so-called Feng Shui commanding position to attract stronger and more successful energies to your work area. Commanding position means you do not have your back to the door; your desk is positioned further from the door and not in line with it. Also be mindful of not facing a wall while working at your desk and if so, use some tricks to disguise the wall.
TIP 2: CREATE YOUR UNIQUE VIBRATION
Now it is the perfect time to create your unique vibration and balance all energies in every space of your home office, especially on your desk. Depending on your chosen field, you need to make sure your desk reflects the energy you want to project in the world. It is your control room. Start with some of these basics:
WEALTH – Everyone wants wealth, so place a plant that represents growth and an item of value to represent your fortune.
CREATIVITY - The first object we used to create something since young age was a pencil so let one laid one your desk or you can use a table light/candles that represent inspiration/vision.
SUPPORT - Stay connected with information or people who can support you. What better than a “mouse click” to have access to all.
CAREER – This is usually your computer
keyboard where you press the buttons to control your work. Do not forgot to place something really related with the meaning or scope of your job.
KNOWLEDGE - Books are the best representation especially if it is your notebook. All the important notations you collected are there. Some people use devices such as iPad or Tablet. I strongly suggest a paper notebook because the action of writing fills them with your own energy.
FAMILY and FRIENDS – We once used to have address books but nowadays we have phones.
LOVE - Photos of what you love most to draw out a feeling of joy every time you look at it/them.
REPUTATION - Who are you in the world? From your screen you can see your world web presence but don’t forget to place business cards and a desk name plate here.
TIP 3: USE OF COLOUR
Using colour, you can quickly hide any ugly features and emphasise the good ones. You can create room where there isn’t “zoning” or different feeling in accordance with the use of the area.
When you play with colours, instead of using them only as a base, you can receive a lot of satisfaction and add a “wow factor” to dull spaces. If you have colour around you, happiness will arise. Think about those wonderful sunny days how uplifting they are. Paint is inexpensive, so use it with skill and verve for maximum effect and minimum cost.
TIP 4: SKILLED USE OF COLOUR
Too strong or too much colour will do you no favours, particularly if you want a relaxing atmosphere. This is why a skilled colourist/perception designer will use a splash of complementary colours to relieve a one – colour scheme. But you want an uplifting space, complementary colour are your best friends.
Paint has never been so varied. Dare to use “colour stunts” following some simple guidelines and if the result is not in your style, it is cheap to change.
The colour whispers, the colour screams, the colour reveals. Let free your real inner self with the language of colour and remember every space room is different, it is used for different purposes so allow different “colour music” to perform.
TIP 5: CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOUR COMBINATION
Which colour you choose is not only a question of preference but a question of the context and the object shape, texture and the finish you apply the colour on. Different objects have different colours because they absorb some wavelengths of the electromagnetic visible spectrum, while others bounce off.
So where should you start? Use the design. Whether it's a room or an object the basic rule is the same. Or follow the original shape of the object, underlining its components, construction, design, letting the colour itself explain how it is composed or do the opposite. Please remember that every room space is different, it is used for different purposes so allow different “colour music” to perform.
TIP 6: CREATE UNIQUE VIBRATIONS AND BALANCE ENERGIES
Now it is the perfect time to create your unique vibration and balance all energies in every space of your home. The world in which we live can be beautiful, inspiring and full of endless wonder. It can be a sanctuary, a retreat, a joyful space for laughs or a space to heal your body and your soul.
In this period of uncertainty, the only 2 worlds we have control over are our inner world or our home. Our home is the space where we can strengthen and nourish ourselves. The energy in your home directly influences your health and wellbeing on all levels.
TIP 7: USE CLEVER COLOUR COMBINATIONS TO MAXIMISE CLOSED SPACES
Most people do not know what really happens or what tricks designers use to make people live at their best in those spaces. Living in a closed space without access to natural light can be challenging but the right use of light/colours combination can help more than you think.
Colours are electromagnetic radiations that affect us even when we are not aware of it. So why not use them to help us to live better and use the full potential of every space. For example, soft and cool/pastel colours in uncluttered space induces a feeling of calm, light and pleasure. This is shown here in a submarine which we were delighted to be able to design and which the ideas can also be applied to closed spaces and rooms in your home without natural light.
As Space Whispers we can teach you some tips to twist a few things around to receive more support from your immediate surroundings and create a happy and healthy home.