Open bookshelves

I have always loved the idea of having walls and walls of bookshelves in the study. But once I started reading about Feng Shui I had to adjust/tweak my ideas a little bit to fit in with principles of balance and harmony which is the cornerstone of Feng Shui. It didn’t mean I had to stop doing things I enjoyed or liked, it just meant that I had to keep the principles of Feng Shui in mind while buying and placing things I liked.

Once you understand the basic principles of Feng Shui you can then use your creativity and imagination to create an environment that you love and appreciate.

I feel that it is very easy to disregard an idea or theory when you do not understand the basis of the premise, but once you try it and start seeing the results then you understand its importance.

Open bookshelves are not considered good Feng Shui. Open bookshelves behind you or around you, can be very harmful. They send cutting, negative energy towards you which is considered unlucky and can be dangerous for the person as well, resulting in bad health, losing their importance at work and can also lead to the loss of job.

Does this mean that you cannot have open bookshelves in your home or office? The answer is ‘No’. It just means that you need to be aware of how the open bookshelves can affect you and what you can do to safeguard your well being.

So what can you do if you have open bookshelves at home or work?

Here are some remedies to fix the problem of open shelves.

  • The best thing to fix this problem is to cover up the open shelves by putting doors on them. If that is not possible then try and put a curtain or a screen in front of the shelves, especially when you are sitting and working in that room,
  • You can move the shelves to another room or you can move to another room,
  • You can buy new shelves with doors on them.
  • You can place the books sitting flush with the shelves so as to make them less threatening.

The idea is to not sit and work/study with open shelves pointed at you all the time. The more time one spends in these rooms, the more long lasting it’s effect will be on the person.

Stay well.


Shelly Singh

Feng Shui Master Consultant

Canberra, Australia


Mobile: 0448 468 968


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