Selling a property in today’s market can be a challenging and tedious task. If a property has been on the market for a while, you should consider enlisting a professional property styling service to give your home a modern makeover. If you are trying to sell a home and need some DIY tips, incorporating feng shui can be of value.
Feng shui is an age-old art form of placement and design that can balance the flow of energy (also known as Qi) in your space. By drawing on aspects of feng shui, you can improve the way your property feels and attract home buyers.
Feng shui is an effective method to deal with any negative energy that may discourage home buyers. When the guidelines offered by feng shui are incorporated in your home, you can achieve a more attractive, comfortable and welcoming environment. This ancient Chinese practice harmonises the environment by using energy forces from the surrounding space.
Here are five feng shui tips that can help maximise the flow of positive energy which will draw in potential buyers.
The main entrance of a house is considered to be vital in feng shui. It is believed that the good feng shui energy is absorbed through the main entry door. It is important to note, it is not recommended to have a mirror facing the main door as it pushes away all the good energy from entering the house. If positive energy circulates throughout the space, people living there will experience well-being and abundance.
Investing in landscaping can enhance your property value. If you have no option to work on landscaping, you may try to increase vibrancy by adding lush green plants and fresh flowers. Get rid of any branches, dead plants, and trim shrubs at the entryway. Indoor plants such as peace lily, bamboo, jade (also known as the money plant) are considered generators of positive chi and are suitable for welcoming buyers.
Feng shui practices work on achieving a harmonious flow of yin and yang energies. Although yin and yang forces are opposing, one cannot be complete in the absence of the other. Yin is soothing and feminine energy-wise, while yang is rock-solid and energetic. When selling a fully furnished or semi-furnished home, the flow of yin and yang energies must be directed in the right areas. For instance, keep bedroom décor calm and relaxing with minimal yang energy flowing. Busy areas like kitchen or dining spaces where yang energy rules can embrace vibrant décor with a slight presence of yin elements to ensure a balance of energy.
When trying to attract home buyers, keep in mind that less is more when it comes to staging your house for sale. A cluttered home can block the positive energy flowing in the space. De-clutter the rooms, hide any rubbish bins and make your space smell great when the buyers visit. Additionally, personal items should always remain hidden. A beautiful painting, some soft furnishings and contemporary furniture can enhance the entire appearance of the home.
Last but not least, ensure the presence of the five elements, water, metal, earth, fire, and wood. Specific materials, shapes and colours represent these elements and have their influence on your living space. Even the colours in your rooms or furniture can play a significant role in attracting home buyers.
Keeping your home in alignment with these feng shui practices is sure to be an auspicious force. By letting go of any negative energy blocks, the good feng shui energy can flow in your space and home buyers will automatically be attracted.
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