Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) has flourished in China for centuries, but this design philosophy has made its mark in real estate and home decorating in the past couple of years. It boosts well-being by rearranging how energy (chi) flows through a house. The concept is that all spaces and objects have different energies (some positive and some negative), and they affect each other in a variety of ways. Sellers who want a fast sale for more money are turning feng shui principles to make their homes more attractive to prospective buyers.
Feng Shui experts assert the perfect side of a home is the buyer’s side. Furthermore, add positive energy by having wind chimes, flags, or wind socks to the right side of your homes under the perfect eave. This can direct a positive energy flow to the house rather than pushing it away or weakening it.
Energy enters your house in front door. Paint your front door a color to match the rest of the exterior. Add a new welcome mat and flank the doorway with plants which have rounded leaves. (Sharp leaves can seem aggressive to buyers)
Over the first ten seconds, buyers generally choose whether they will purchase a house. So make sure that the first impression (foyer, living area, or other) is the best staged room. Produce a clear path for this room with a runner rug or with eye-catching accessories or art.
Maintain Energy in the Room
Keep the bathroom door shut and keep the lid of the toilet seat down. First of all, nobody wants to see the inside of your bathroom. However from a feng shui viewpoint, water represents money and the bathroom is one location where water (money) can escape. Toilets and drains require energy from a space, so keep the toilet lid down and cover drains while not in use.
Boost Chi by Arranging the Furniture Have you ever walked into a room where everybody had their backs towards you? It’s an immediate turnoff. If potential buyers see the back of the sofa as they enter the space, energy bounces right out. A facing, comfy sofa or love seat toward the entrance of this space will enhance energy flow and encourage buyers in.
You wish to create an atmosphere that is calm, restful and restorative, so be cautious of what you put over the bed. Nature scenes always work because they are relaxing. (Also remove electronic equipment, office furniture, and exercise equipment in the bedroom.)
There is one absolute that is consistent in most home staging — eliminate the clutter. Clutter prevents energy from flowing through the house. So clear out excess furniture, knickknacks, photographs, spiritual items, and other personal things.
As soon as you place your house on the marketplace, you must consider it as a commodity, not your property. When you start packing, you release your grip on the house and get the energy moving.