Feng Shui is the Chinese art of arranging objects within an environment to achieve harmony, peace and energy balance. Staging is the preparation of your home for purposes of selling in the quickest time and for the most money. There are many appealing changes that can be made that fulfill both principals. Using these in…
Feng Shui is the Chinese art of arranging objects within an environment to achieve harmony, peace and energy balance. Staging is the preparation of your home for purposes of selling in the quickest time and for the most money. There are many appealing changes that can be made that fulfill both principals. Using these in combination helps create an environment of peace and serenity. A home that not only looks visually using staging techniques but also the senses creating the feeling of peace and calm with Feng Shui techniques.
Following are a few of the improvements that can transform the interior of a house on the market into a home for another to embrace as their own.
The addition of certain items as well as the removal of other items will be an important aspect of achieving balance. Notice how the changes make you feel and use this as your guide. Awareness is key to successfully creating a home buyers will want to purchase.
Clutter removal is very important factor in both Feng Shui and preparing your home for sale. Clutter costs you money; the rooms within the interior of your home will appear small and in disorder when there is clutter about. In Feng Shui clutter causes stagnant energy and a feeling of lethargy and depression. Clear out all clutter as the first step to creating a spacious looking interior.
General Feng Shui Principals; the balance of energies within a space occurs with the removal, addition and manipulation of the items within the home.
Fast moving energy occurs within spaces that have long interrupted areas such as hallways and stairways or windows and doors in direct line with each other. To remedy fast moving energy, placement of a substantive vase or piece of furniture (if space allows) or hanging a crystal at the end of the hall to disperse the energy.
Stagnant energy occurs within spaces that have excess furniture, especially an abundance of furniture that reach the floor, low ceilings or exposed beams and rooms that have furniture placement with backs of furniture at the entrance of the room, cutting off the energy movement within the room . Remedy stagnant energy by removing excess furniture, anything that is dead; potpourri, dried flowers and dead leaves from plants. Add mirrors, plants – live or silk and a water fountain.
Review the list below. Be aware that the items listed below will impact the energy and feel within the space.
Artwork -will reflect what you wish to call to the environment. Make sure subjects are reflective of beautiful colors of nature, flowers, water and trees. Avoid and remove dark colors or angry, sad subjects.
Color -is an important consideration in your daily life, but especially when you are selling. Balancing your color choices with that of how a buyer may react to your choices needs to be considered. A neutral palette will appeal to all buyers but use of limited color on accessories is recommended, to bring the area to life.
Mirrors – Be aware that mirrors double whatever is placed in front of them. Let it be something of beauty and reflective of what you are calling to your space. Clutter, another wall, a bed or chair, or dead plants all need corrective action. Plants -healthy live or silk, a view of nature outside are all better choices.
Crystals -Refractive light circulate and balance energies, they slow fast moving energy and circulate stagnant energies. Always use ball shaped crystals, they even disperse the energy.
Wind chimes – much like crystals that disperse negative energy away from areas and balance good energy. Choose a chime with metal tubes and hang so tubes fall at least 2 “below the tops of any door frames in the area.
Plants- Use only healthy round leaved plants – no sharp pointed or cactus. Remove dead leaves or dried flowers. Silk do not produce energy but rather disperse energy and add color make sure the leaves are clean and dust free.
Light -there is nothing that can replace sunlight. Make sure windows are clean and free of defects and cracks.
Water features – fountains, waterfalls and aquariums are all great feng shui, the sound of running water is relaxing and create good energy. This sound may also distract buyers from a unpleaseless sounds outside, while viewing your home.
Symbols -are important in feng shui, but caution must be used when selling. Religious or political pictures, books and magazines must be removed. Do not encourage buyers with a different point of view to be distracted.
Intention Box- I believe that we help call to our lives results we seek by intention and action. For the purposes of selling your home I recommend purchasing a small intention box 3 “-4” preferably red or gold (can be purchased at a craft store or décor store) and placing inside it, your intention. Suggestions for the text may be “my intent is to sell my home and wish for health and happiness of the new owner” or my intent in to sell my home quickly and for more than the asking price. ” the box and place the box in the farthest front right corner (towards the street) immediately upon entering your front door.
The recommendations above have been simplified for use. There are many feng shui books if you wish to learn more on this fascinating subject.
As always my hope is that you receive your desired results. Namaste.