Feng Shui Principals for REALTORS®
Whether a listing is naturally impressive or could use some love and attention, the thoughtful staging of the home may boost the selling price. Feng Shui is the Chinese art of placement which promotes rest and relaxation; it translates to “wind and water.” The idea is that our surroundings affect us and the placement of furniture and décor makes a significant difference in the energy and flow of a room. From first impressions to being able to envision themselves living in the home, staging can make all the difference to your potential buyers.
Here are a few principals of design that simply make good sense whether you can get behind the mind set of Feng Shui or not. Before buyers step in for a tour, scan the home to see how many of these adjustments would be feasible to make.
Create a Relaxing Experience for the Home Tour
Start at the front door with a welcome mat and a few plants (choose plants that have rounded leaves-nothing sharp which will appear unwelcoming.) Be mindful that there are not any objects immediately in the entry way that might block the flow of energy moving into the home. Continue the experience by having a candle lit or using an essential-oil diffuser. Accompany the mood with relaxing music or nature sounds lightly playing in the background. Ultimately, create a peaceful experience that potential buyers could see themselves walking into every day.
Use Welcoming & Calming Colors
If sellers intend to repaint, Feng Shui practitioners recommend using warm, rich earth and skin tone colors such as copper, coral, cream, peach, tan and cocoa which create a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. Soft natural colors like light blues, greens and lavenders create a quiet, tranquil vibe.
Make the Light Right
Welcome natural light during the day and soft light in the evening. Illuminate entrance areas, and the path leading up to the home. Make use of window coverings to say ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ to the sun depending on the time of day.
Be Mindful of the Bathroom
Toilets take energy from a room; keep the toilet lid down while not in use. If the first thing buyers see when they enter the home is a bathroom, keep the bathroom door closed. Create a clear path with a runner rug or eye-catching accessories that directs the tour to the most impressive room first.
Clutter symbolizes unfinished business and holds back forward progress in life. Keep furnishings on the spare side and clutter as contained as possible to enable chi to flow freely around the room. Less is so much more!
Thoughtfully Position the Bed
Position the bed as far away from the bedroom door as possible, but in a position that allows a view of the room’s entrance. Make sure feet would not be pointing out the door while in bed. The corner of the room diagonally opposite the door is usually best, since it distances you from the door while keeping the bed out of direct alignment with the room’s opening, which is conducive to sleep, relaxation and healthy chi. Avoid positioning the bed under a window, a ceiling fan or heavy beam.
Information sourced from: www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bedrooms/feng-shui-your-bedroom