Feng Shui for your studio

Did January fly past you and you are still thinking about redecorating your studio?  Well, with February here, you can combine a spring clean with a little redesign.  If you are struggling with where to start and looking for ideas, then today’s post is for you!  We are going to highlight a couple basics of Feng Shui and what that could mean for your studio.

You may have heard of Feng Shui before but what does it really mean?  The words themselves translate to wind and water and it is known as the Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects, and space in an environment to achieve harmony and balance.  While there are several major elements to Feng Shui, we will touch on a few things that you can use for a studio rework.

The first idea is to declutter your workspace as a cluttered area can negatively affect your performance. Only keep out items on your station that you use daily.  Place your other objects somewhere other than the top of your station like in a drawer or cabinet.  While this might seem like a simple concept, it is a vital element to Feng Shui. 

Another thing to consider doing is having some live plants in your room.  According to the Feng Shui principles, the natural green color of plants encourages business and personal growth.  Some good plants for a setting like your studio could be the lucky bamboo plant, a jade plant, or a peace lily.  Regardless of design concepts, having a plant(s) in your studio is a nice touch. 

The last concept that we will touch on with the studio is the position of your styling chair.  This one could be a little trickier, because with Feng Shui, the idea is to position your chair where you can see as much as the room as possible.  Again, this one is a little tougher because most studio owners that are stylists tend to position their styling chair in the middle of the room.  This may be an idea to consider if you are doing a full room makeover versus a little refresh.  

While these are a couple basics that you could use in your studio, there is a lot more to Feng Shui like the Bagua Map, the five elements and your Chi.  If you are looking to do a deeper dive on any of these ideas, there is a lot of information out there to digest.  Though, we hope the basics that we covered give you a good starting point to your spring clean or redesign! 

-The Cirque Team