No matter how well you’ve set up your space, some pieces of furniture still feel slightly threatening every time you get near them.
And it’s true: the sharp edges on tables, chairs, cabinet and file cabinets really can hurt!
In Feng Shui these sharp edges create Sha, or “cutting,” Chi, also known as poison arrows.
Soften the impact of the angles with a few classic Feng Shui solutions:
- Beautiful textiles: table runners from places like Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn do a wonderful job softening the atmosphere without taking over the room, adding a touch of Yin energy to your office.
- Plants: Healthy plants add vitality and even fresh air to your office, while blunting the sharp angles of furniture like a file cabinet. Read more here about plants with good Feng Shui.
- Patterns & shapes: Distract the eye and your subconscious from sharp furniture angles with soft, undulating designs in the textiles, art and other objects in your office.
Eliminating cutting Chi in your workspace helps you concentrate and improves your work flow.
Look around to find the poison arrows that may be pointed right at you!