Real Estate staging is about making the home look comfortable, un-cluttered, appealing and easy to live in. Integrating Feng Shui into your staging will create auspicious and nourishing energy flows and allow you to sell your home faster, sell your house for top dollar, save you time and save you money.
When applying Feng Shui techniques, the idea is to create a specific emotion in the potential buyer rather than incorporating symbols that may not be appreciated.
Here are some Feng Shui techniques and tips you can use if you are staging your house or property:
Front Entrance. Definitely invest your time and efforts in your front entrance, including the landscaping. You need to make the entrance look as fresh and inviting as possible. This will increase the value of your property as well as attract Better Chi.
Where possible consider the following options:
- Use of a tall lush plant;
- Vase of fresh cut flowers;
- Good lighting;
- Impressive and happy piece of art;
- Strategic use of mirror to create the look of spaciousness; and
- Fresh coat of paint to entry door and opposite wall.
Note, if your foyer contains high gloss and shiny tiles, this creates imbalance and turbulences in the energy fields. Having an area rug to cover up these tiles is a great remedy.
De-personalizing. De-cluttering is important but de-personalizing is critical. De-personalizing the house is yet another technique of Feng Shui Staging.
Residual energy from the current owner and their belongings is a stumbling block in selling the house. Every potential buyer likes to see the property as a clean slate. So, to de-personalize the house, do the following:
- Create a spa like feeling in bathroom and remove all personal items;
- Empty the closets;
- Remove all family pictures;
- Remove all religious or cultural motifs and symbols;
- Empty cabinets that have glass panels in the kitchen; and
- Keep the garage light on and have the owners park their vehicles on the street.
Use your imagination and logic in de-personalizing the house.
Energy Triangle. The most important aspect in Feng Shui Staging is the ‘Energy Triangle’. The energies in the Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom will either make or stop your house from selling. The potential buyer should virtually feel they can eat, rest and unwind in your house.
By using Feng Shui Staging techniques, anyone can give their home a fresh new energy look to make it more appealing, pleasant and a comfortable place to live. Be creative, logical and have fun in applying these Feng Shui Staging tips.
For more information or help in staging your home using Feng Shui techniques, contact one of our Feng Shui Masters. Our Feng Shui Masters are also interior designers and certified stagers.
Wishing you the best in your staging!!