Want to infuse your home with energy to make it attractive to buyers? Why not consider feng shui – an ancient Chinese science that focuses on creating harmony and maintaining balance so energy flows well through your house.
You can’t control everything (such as the view from your backyard) but a tidy property will stand you in good stead. Most important, keep your house well-lit and clutter-free.
These tips may impress buyers looking for good feng shui:
- Invest in your front door – where energy enters the home. Remove distractions leading up to it, such as garbage cans and scruffy planters. Make sure door decorations fit the season. Paint the door in fire (reds and oranges) or wood (greens, browns) colors. Maintain hardware. And address squeaking hinges.
- Focus the energy in the main entrance. Create a focal spot but keep it simple, such as a table with flowers nicely arranged in a vase or a colorful rug. Never put a mirror facing the front door. If you can’t remove it, put a plant in front of it.
- Keep the energy flowing in each room. For the kitchen, this means good light; paint it yellow. In the bedroom, keep beds away from doors and windows and make sure they have lots of space around them.
Need more help? Call a feng shui master to help you determine if the house you want to sell – or buy – is harmonious and balanced.