I recently worked with a pair of real-estate stagers who wanted to add some Feng Shui zing to help attract a high-quality home buyer in the shortest amount of time.
But along the way we discovered some key differences between staging and Feng Shui.
The beautiful view out the living room window was one of this property’s main selling points, but we had competing ideas about how to make the most of it.
The stager wanted to leave the window completely bare and open to show off the view, but from a Feng Shui perspective this is a big no-no.
The reason? That very wide-open view pulled Chi energy right through the home, preventing it from slowing down and circulating properly to nourish every part of the property.
It’s a familiar feeling, right? You walk into a space with huge windows and a breathtaking view, walk right over to take it in, and ignore everything else about the space!
Without quite understanding why, potential buyers will sense that this home lacks the richness of positive, nourishing Chi. This introduces hesitation into their buying decision and may well prevent the sale.
So what’s the Feng Shui adjustment for this?
A subtle, low key “barrier” that keeps Chi energy in the room without detracting from the view, like so:
The stager was happy with this solution as the flowers added beauty and vitality to the space, and as a Feng Shui consultant I was thrilled because the flowers “steer” the Chi energy to make its way around the rest of the home.
Be sure to check out Feng Shui & Real Estate Staging, Part One: The Role Of Intention, for ways to activate positive Chi energy for both Seller and potential Buyer.
(Photo credit for window view: meadowbrookcabin.com)