According to the teachings of feng shui, space for creativity should
be based in the west part of buildings. Try to make a room
specifically for creative purposes in that area.
The east represents ambition, growth, strong vibrant energy, family
and good health. In an office the east is an excellent location for
computers and other high-tech equipment, technical design and
training areas. The east has very active chi energy, where ambitions
can be realised.
Experts suggest introducing a water feature to activate the wealth
sector of the office, the southeast corner. Use an aquarium with live
fish to symbolise growth, or a small revolving fountain to represent
Feng shui creative colours
Use metallic colours such as creams, silvery greys
Use real metals such as brass, copper, stainless steel, cast iron,
gold, silver, chrome
Round and shiny objects are good, they are known as 'the bringer of
storms' or in a modern sense, 'the bringer of good ideas'. They raise
the natural chi energies, zing them up and help with creative
Back the metal colours up with earthy ones for strength and
solidarity terracotta, yellow, caramel, brown, pinks, lilacs,
lavenders, peach, apricots
Of the colours mentioned you can just pick a few of your favourites
you don't have to use them all!
Idea generation can be blocked by too much stress in your life.
Stress in the office can be caused by a seemingly endless cocktail
of problems, which build up the pressure and allow no release.
Ancient Eastern philosophy extols the channelling of natural 'chi'
energies by modifying your internal (your mindset) and external (your
Modifying the external landscapes involves making the office
environment friendly instead of antagonistic. Colours, interior
design, mirrors, lights, plants, seating, desk positions, plus
careful use of ornaments, pictures and soft furnishings can all help
to radically improve the surroundings in a workplace. Clutter and
untidiness should be avoided.
However, without a big interior design budget it is usually more
viable to de-stress people rather than surroundings. Breathing
awareness exercises, meditation, affirmations and visualisation can
be used to de-stress and clear the mind of everyday clutter to make
space for ideas.