Staging for Feng Shui
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene International Division
Feng Shui
Feng Shui is an ancient philosophy
of art and science
developed over
3,000 years
ago in China.
It is the
balanci...
Feng Shui
It is different from other philosophical systems
in the it has the capacity for ―change‖ built into
it.
There ar...
Compass
Compass Approach
– Direction
– Sky
– Astrological
Intuitive
Intuitive Approach
• Based on shapes, water
direction, and structure position.
When buildings are close together...
Case Study
Among Feng Shui
subscribers, the twin
towers of the World
Trade Center violated
the balance of ―Yin and
Yang‖ a...
Environmental
Environmental Approach
– Fire
– Earth
– Metal
– Water
– Wood
Feng Shui Shapes
• Fire: Triangular
• Earth: Square
• Metal: Round
• Water: Wavy
• Wood: Rectangular
Feng Shui Colors
• Fire: Red, Strong
Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink
• Earth: Light
Yellow, Sandy/Earthy, Light Brown
• Metal...
How it Works!
How it DOESN’T Work!
Staging for Feng Shui
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene International Division
• The Bagua (pronounced Ba-
gwa) is a color chart with
nine boxes. (“Ba” means 8 –
“Gua” means trigram)
• Each box represe...
Bagua Map
1. Abundance and Prosperity
• Target this space to attract money and abundance. It’s a great place
for a plant or placing ...
5. Helpful People and Travel
• If you’re in need of a little help from your friends, focus on the
front right section. Thi...
Entrance
Entrance
• Energy enters at the front
door.
• Try to have the door color
contrast with the home so
that it stands out.
• F...
First Impressions
Create an open and clear path to the
main living area.
• Arrange the furniture so that the
back of the s...
Lighting
• Light is very important in
creating a home conducive to
balanced ―Chi.‖ A home that is
too dark will have too m...
Stairs
Stairs
• Spiral staircases drain the energy
quickly, like going down a drain.
• Straight, narrow staircases cause
the ener...
Stairs
• Stairs off to the side are not a
problem. Stairs that are directly in a
straight line towards the front door are
...
Stairs
Wide and gently curved staircases allow energy to flow
smoothly and rounded bannisters are good.
Staircases with la...
Family Room
• Start with the Bagua Map to
determine best
colors, shapes, and materials to
support the feng shui elements.
...
Family Room
• All feng shui elements should be
represented but proportionately.
• For example, don’t eliminate the
water e...
Kitchen
• Two elements in the kitchen indicate our energy and
wealth potential: Fire and Water. Fire fuels the energy
forc...
Kitchen
• If the homeowners back is facing the entrance to
the kitchen when cooking, place a small mirror
near or behind t...
Kitchen
• The kitchen should not
face a bathroom door.
Keep the bathroom
door closed.
• A potted plant or a
bouquet of fre...
Bathrooms
Bathrooms
• Bathrooms are important as water is
synonymous with wealth. In Feng Shui, a
large bathroom using too much wate...
Bedrooms
Bedrooms
• Beds, sofas, and large furniture need a
wall of support: move them away
from windows.
• Placing objects in pair...
Bedrooms
• Place the bed in the
position that has the
most commanding
view of the
doorway.
• You are in a
vulnerable state...
Bedrooms
Questions...thoughts
Staging for Feng Shui
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This presentation provides an overview of Feng Shui principles for real estate professionals. Listing & selling tips on staging each room to comply with Feng Shui principles are presented as selling points to accommodate the needs of consumers that subscribe to this philosophy.

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Staging for Feng Shui

  1. 1. Staging for Feng Shui Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene International Division
  2. 2. Feng Shui Feng Shui is an ancient philosophy of art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is the balancing of energies of human occupied space to assure health and good fortune.
  3. 3. Feng Shui It is different from other philosophical systems in the it has the capacity for ―change‖ built into it. There are 3 different approaches to Feng Shui: • Compass Approach – Direction & Skies • Intuitive Approach – Building Position • Environmental Approach – Fire, Earth, Metal, Water & Wood
  4. 4. Compass Compass Approach – Direction – Sky – Astrological
  5. 5. Intuitive Intuitive Approach • Based on shapes, water direction, and structure position. When buildings are close together they form a narrow gap. The building is essentially cut in half by a heavenly knife. The turbulent wind and strong air flow creates negative energy for business or individuals near the buildings. It’s believed to cause a decline in health and wealth.
  6. 6. Case Study Among Feng Shui subscribers, the twin towers of the World Trade Center violated the balance of ―Yin and Yang‖ and harmony.
  7. 7. Environmental Environmental Approach – Fire – Earth – Metal – Water – Wood
  8. 8. Feng Shui Shapes • Fire: Triangular • Earth: Square • Metal: Round • Water: Wavy • Wood: Rectangular
  9. 9. Feng Shui Colors • Fire: Red, Strong Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink • Earth: Light Yellow, Sandy/Earthy, Light Brown • Metal: White, Gray • Water: Blue, Black • Wood: Green, Brown
  10. 10. How it Works!
  11. 11. How it DOESN’T Work!
  12. 12. Staging for Feng Shui Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene International Division
  13. 13. • The Bagua (pronounced Ba- gwa) is a color chart with nine boxes. (“Ba” means 8 – “Gua” means trigram) • Each box represents a specific life situation that can be correlated with a specific part of your home or office. Bagua Map
  14. 14. Bagua Map
  15. 15. 1. Abundance and Prosperity • Target this space to attract money and abundance. It’s a great place for a plant or placing a valuable item (such as a crystal vase or jar of change). 2. Fame and Reputation • In the center back of the Bagua map, you’ll find the space for fame. Place business cards or a nameplate or a photo of your first marathon finish or your hard-earned diploma). 3. Love and Relationships • A fresh flower, which can bring luck and maybe even spark romance, goes here. If you already have a special someone, place a photo of you and your loved one here. 4. Creativity • A blank sketchbook is ideal for artists, while a metal object may work well for others. Anything goes — get creative!
  16. 16. 5. Helpful People and Travel • If you’re in need of a little help from your friends, focus on the front right section. This is a great place to put a phone or an address book. This area also represents travel: a travel guide or a photo of a dream vacation spot works well here. 6. Career • Keep this spot free of clutter. Display affirmations or motivational quotes here. 7. Knowledge and Wisdom • To learn new material, focus on the front left corner of the desk. Place a reference book (or maybe a picture of Albert Einstein) here. 8. Family • A family photo, according to Feng Shui principles, fits well on the left center of the desk. A wood frame enhances energy. 9. Health • Keep the center of the desktop free of clutter to attract good energy to the area.
  17. 17. Entrance
  18. 18. Entrance • Energy enters at the front door. • Try to have the door color contrast with the home so that it stands out. • Flank the door with plants that have rounded leaves. Sharp leaves will invite aggressive buyers.
  19. 19. First Impressions Create an open and clear path to the main living area. • Arrange the furniture so that the back of the sofa or other furniture is not facing the entry. This causes energy to bounce out. • Facing a sofa or love seat towards the entry improves energy flow and makes buyers feel welcome. • Ditch the clutter and all personal items.
  20. 20. Lighting • Light is very important in creating a home conducive to balanced ―Chi.‖ A home that is too dark will have too much ―Yin‖ energy. • When there are not enough windows or natural light entering the home, lighting placement becomes critical. • Avoid too much light that casts excessive numbers of shadows.
  21. 21. Stairs
  22. 22. Stairs • Spiral staircases drain the energy quickly, like going down a drain. • Straight, narrow staircases cause the energy to flow quickly downward. • Stair should not have open backs. Good luck energy escapes.
  23. 23. Stairs • Stairs off to the side are not a problem. Stairs that are directly in a straight line towards the front door are bad. • Draw attention away from the staircase. Avoid artwork in the stairwell or at the top of the stairs. • Instead, place artwork, patterned area rugs and bold paint colors that can be seen in the downstairs areas to pull your eye away from focusing on the staircase.
  24. 24. Stairs Wide and gently curved staircases allow energy to flow smoothly and rounded bannisters are good. Staircases with landings are good allowing the energy to slow down at the landing. Balance the energy by placing large plants, planters, objects or furniture at the base of the staircase. • Something made of stone or metal is the most effective in the West or Northwest of the home. • Plants are effective in the North, East or Southeast area. • Clay pots are good to use in the South area.
  25. 25. Family Room • Start with the Bagua Map to determine best colors, shapes, and materials to support the feng shui elements. • For example, if the living room is in the Wealth & Family bagua, strengthen the Fire and Wood elements, and emphasize reds, oranges, yellows, and shades of greens and browns.
  26. 26. Family Room • All feng shui elements should be represented but proportionately. • For example, don’t eliminate the water element in the South area, just limit it in relationship to the other feng shui elements. • Furniture arrangement should be clear, not obstructing the flow of energy.
  27. 27. Kitchen • Two elements in the kitchen indicate our energy and wealth potential: Fire and Water. Fire fuels the energy force that activates wealth: Water activates abundance. • A dirty or cluttered kitchen creates negative ―Chi‖ affecting health and energy. • Remove or get rid of gadgets and cookware not in use. • Display wholesome foods. A bowl of fresh vegetables, fruits, or a glass canister filled with dried beans are good. • Make certain the stove is working well. The stove is an energy source, associated with home owners potential for wealth and passion. • Fix dripping faucets as the wealth potential for the home
  28. 28. Kitchen • If the homeowners back is facing the entrance to the kitchen when cooking, place a small mirror near or behind the stove to increase good fortune. – A mirror or a bright shiny teakettle or other reflective surface visually doubles the number of burners…doubling wealth & good fortune. • Make sure the kitchen is well-lite and well- ventilated. The light will boost positive energy as adequate ventilation is important for health. • If the stove is placed next to or opposite the sink, place a vase with a plant in between the stove and the sink.
  29. 29. Kitchen • The kitchen should not face a bathroom door. Keep the bathroom door closed. • A potted plant or a bouquet of fresh flowers will add life energy to the room and boost ―Chi‖.
  30. 30. Bathrooms
  31. 31. Bathrooms • Bathrooms are important as water is synonymous with wealth. In Feng Shui, a large bathroom using too much water leads to health problems from excess. A small bathroom can restrict bodily function. • Use mirrors and lighting to increase the size of a small bathroom. Use plants, furniture, and lighting to minimize the size. • Keep bathroom doors closed, toilets seats and lids down, and cover drains if they are not in use as ―toilets and drains‖ take energy away from a home.
  32. 32. Bedrooms
  33. 33. Bedrooms • Beds, sofas, and large furniture need a wall of support: move them away from windows. • Placing objects in pairs throughout the master bedroom as it’s thought to increase marital harmony and balance.
  34. 34. Bedrooms • Place the bed in the position that has the most commanding view of the doorway. • You are in a vulnerable state while sleeping and important to staying safe and supported.‖
  35. 35. Bedrooms
  36. 36. Questions...thoughts
  37. 37. Staging for Feng Shui Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene International Division

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