My home office. My creative space. My sacred space. With this being a multipurpose room, I had previously partitioned off separate sections with furniture and plants. Good intentions, but I had been feeling cramped and blocked in here. It looked busy and felt heavy and tight. I moved my desk against the wall and shuffled several small tables and bigger plants. Now I and the energy can move freely around the room. This is important because my creativity, my spirituality, and my work are inter-connected and I want the energy to flow freely among them. I often physically move among the different areas throughout my day as well. If I'm feeling blocked in my work, I might get up and do a little journaling, meditation, or art making. Or sometimes I'm making art or journaling and get an idea for my business that I want to capture. This new design will facilitate that free movement.
I removed 2 pieces of furniture that weren't visually appealing or providing the functionality I needed, an awkward bookshelf and the card table I was using for art, and ordered replacements for both. Aesthetics are important in a space too, because if I hate to look at a piece of furniture, whether I'm aware of it or not, it creates negative feelings everytime I am in the room which blocks the positive energy.
Our home should be our sanctuary, a sacred place where we relax and rejuvenate. And if it's not providing that, then change is needed. I notice that I'm already feeling lighter when I walk in here. If you have a space in your home that's not working for you, take a step back and notice what it is that's not working. What do you need the space to provide? How do you want to use the space? How do you want to feel in the space? What small changes can you make to improve functionality, flow, or aesthetics?