Feng Shui expert Thierry Chow offered Phil Tatler some feng shui tips and we’re sharing them with you!
1. Pay Attention to Directions
This year, the best directions for your space are the West, Northeast and East corners.
West corners are especially good for overall health and wellness. Use this area for sleep, rest and work. Place bright and happy colors here to enhance the good energy.
Northeast corners are good for relationships. Place florals in red, pink or purple to stimulate good energy in your personal relationships.
East corners are ideal for career and studies. Place green leafy plants in these areas for enhancements in work and education.
North and Southeast are inauspicious this year. Avoid using this area as there is a star of debility here. Place metalware here to minimize the negative energy. Metals items can include a copper clock or bowls
2. Declutter to Unblock your Qi
To unblock your Qi, imagine a river going through your home or office. Position your furniture to allow the river to flow smoothly and freely to each area, letting it flow into the right directions of your life. Here are some common examples of blocked Qi in a space:
Clutter in front of the entrance or hallway. A solution to this is to declutter your space every couple months and put things away neatly.
Compressed rooms. Create air flow and circulation in the space. Open a window to allow fresh air and natural sunlight to come through.
Imbalanced space. One way to correct this is to make your furniture easy to navigate around. Try different placements until it feels more comfortable and until you are no longer bumping into things.
3. Presence of Wood, Metal, Earth, Fire and Water at home
Wood: Time to be a plantita. Living plants will keep you company and remove stagnant Qi in your space. Their life-stimulating properties can reduce stress too. Create a little garden for yourself that includes leafy plants. Plants with no thorns are ideal.
Metal: Copper, bronze, gold and silver are known to have antimicrobial properties. Place more copper decorations around your space, such as copper bowls or clocks.
Earth: Bring in the earth element to your surroundings for grounding. Marbles and crystals are an easy way to do this.
Fire: Light candles or place lamps in your home or office to invoke inspiration and creativity. Scented candles could also help with mind relaxation to help you meditate.
Water: Water features, such as fish tanks or fountains, are key to letting abundance flow through your home or work space, creating good energy flow.
4. Make your space relaxing
Your space should allow you to effortlessly connect to your soul. Setting an intention helps shape the use of your space, and being mindful of it creates the right energy to revitalize you immediately. Meditating in your space can help you clear your mind, and allow you to sense negative energies in your space. Doing this will allow you to create a sanctuary that connects to your soul.
5. Get Creative
Decorative details can create an auspicious atmosphere, and they even level up a property’s look whenever posted as a listing, which ultimately gives wealth prosperity once it is sold.
Install a picture or piece of art that sparks positive emotions or makes you smile—that could be an inspirational painting, sculpture or photograph. Bright yellow, orange, and green are colorful accents that brighten the mood and are eye catchy whenever you post photos online.
Being able to follow Feng Shui could be one of major factors for you to sell your home faster especially to Chinese clients. A good feng shui home brings good luck and prosperity. But aside from following feng shui tips, we must also follow it alongside proper actions and hard work.