By Amanda Gates
Gates Interior Design
Feng Shui is an ancient practice based on practical tools to boost intention and energy through mindful decorating. While there is always one loose canon, better known as free will, which supersedes our physical environment, feng shui does influence energy should you choose to believe in its power. And that power can be very helpful when trying to sell your home!
Arrange a welcoming environment
This may come off as obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many homes I go into that are on the market, that are truly less than par. In fact, I once viewed a home that had panty hose hanging up in the dining room right off the entrance. That is not a good first impression. Create a space that looks and feels good.
Appeal to the senses
Create an environment. People buy based on emotion. Envelop that buyer in a soothing atmosphere to make that first impression count. Soft sounds, lovely scents, beautiful interiors….it all counts,so leave nothing out because that is what will allow them to envision your home as their new home.
Always provide good lighting. It can make or break your space. Lighting lifts the energy and creates mood in a space. Even if you don’t have a lot of furniture, lighting will make the space feel warmer and larger.
This ties in with intentional selling. If you are energetically ready to sell, the universe will move mountains. Don’t get yourself caught up in the reckless chatter that those around you say. “The market is bad”, “Homes in your area are not selling”, “You’ll never get that price!”….whatever “it” is, create a clear intention of what you do want, and stick with it, everything else will fall into place.