Introducing Sherry Burton Ways, Feng Shui Staging Secrets Revealed
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Introducing Sherry Burton Ways! Sherry is the author of a brand-new book: Landing on Your Feet and Putting Down Roots: 21 Rituals to Transform Your Life and Interior Space. Sherry just stopped by to visit Author and Life Coach, Andrea Hylen who interviewed her for about her book. Check out her book interview here.
From July 14-28 Sherry will visit 8 Virtual stops on her virtual book tour. You are invited to follow the tour, visit a new blog each day, meet some wonderful new friends, and experience something new. Visit Sherry’s website to sign up to win a prize.
Have you ever asked yourself how can I transform my home for sale through having it staged the Feng Shui way?
Sherry’s guest blog article below does just that:
FENG SHUI STAGING SECRETS REVEALED
By Sherry Burton Ways, Associate ASID, Author, Feng Shui Consultant and Designer
Recently, a real estate broker partner of mine called me about staging a home for sale. I agreed and thought about sharing my secrets to good home staging using Feng Shui.
Feng Shui is a Chinese term for the ancient art and science of using your environment to support your life. Consider using Feng Shui to arrange your home for sale to increase the probability of a great sale.
Feng Shui Staging utilizes clearing, organizing and shifting the psychological and physical feel of a space. This helps the space become less about you and more appealing to buyers.
Step 1: Release and Cherish- release your home so that it can start to feel like it can be a home for a future home buyer.
Step 2: Visualize the Future- Envision your new future in a home of your dreams. Create a vision board of your new home. State affirmations of what you want your new home to be.
Step 3: Create a Ceremony of Appreciation- Find a creative way to thank your home for the shelter, love, protection and memories that it brought you. Send it love and appreciation.
Step 4: Clean, Clean, Clean- Have your home cleaned, sanitized and sparkling. Hire a professional cleaning service or just take time to do it yourself. A clean home is a marketable home for buyers! Make your house as clean and organized as possible.
Step 5: Declutter- If you do not know, one of the main tenants of Feng Shui is to properly declutter your home. A cluttered, overstuffed home sends a message to potential buyers – and to your own psyche – that there isn’t enough space and storage in the home. Clutter creates stagnant energy which will lead potential home buyers from seeing the real space as it is intended. You want enegry to move, you want potential buyers to be able to feel the space as open and welcoming.
Step 6: Staging and Decorating. Ensure your space is ready for staging. Include the right window treatments, wall colors, textures, aromatherapy and fine tune with necessary Feng Shui furniture arrangements and adjustments to ensure wealth and prosperity.
When it comes to paint colors, choose warm hues. Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking that all walls need to be white in order to be neutral. But white tends to look unfinished and cold. Look for warm colors, based on reds, oranges, and yellows. Using soft tints of these colors will make a space feel inviting.
Lighting is a crucial part of a well-staged home. A well-lit home feels more cheerful and attractive. Make sure the windows are clean to allow as much sunlight in as possible. In dark rooms, add high-hat lights. If installed lighting is impossible, make sure you have several lamps with high-voltage bulbs. Replace dark-colored lampshades with lighter ones so light is not blocked.
A simple – but very effective – decorating strategy is to update cabinet knobs. Replacing knobs and hardware in the kitchen or bathroom is easy and inexpensive, and can transform the entire room.
Look for ways to highlight the most positive features in your home. Emphasize focal points by arranging furniture around them. Create vignettes that draw the eye to the most attractive elements of your house, like picture windows, fireplaces, and unusual architecture.
Staging is a vital part of getting a home ready for sale. But since a staged home is calmer, less cluttered, and more attractive, many people are staging their homes to live a more comfortable life. Whether you are planning to put your home on the market, or you simply want a more beautiful living space, you can use these home staging tips to achieve success. Feng Shui Staging uses techniques to collect your special emotions and feelings for the home, disconnect your ‘self’ from its space, and allow the new owners to enter and FEEL at home.
Remember that first impressions are critical. Take a good, hard look at how it feels to drive up to your home, walk up to the front door, and enter. Is there anything that blocks your way? Do you need to clean up the yard? What lighting can you add? The entrance to your home sends a very strong message to potential buyers, and it evokes long-lasting emotions in the home’s residents, as well. Improve your curb appeal, front door, and entrance hall, and you are sure to have a home that feels more inviting and comfortable.
To your home staging success!
These ideas and more can be found in my new book Landing on Your Feet and Putting Down Roots: 21 Rituals to Transform Your Life and Interior Space.
-Sherry Burton Ways, ASID Associate
Interested in using creativity as a ritual for manifesting change in your life and environment? Check out Sherry’s brand-new book Landing on Your Feet and Putting Down Roots: 21 Rituals to Transform Your Life and Interior Space on sale now!
The Virtual Book Tour for Landing on Your Feet continues on July 28 th with Patricia Young of Inner Prosperity Academy with a guest blog article by Sherry Ways on Designing Interiors That Promote Health and Well-Being which will be found here.
Visit Sherry’s website to sign up to win a prize!
* Grand prize: A copy of Sherry’s book along with her grand prize of a 30-minute H.O.M.E. Interior Environment Intro Coaching Session via Skype or in person depending on location.
* A copy of Sherry’s book along with a 20-minute Color Therapy Consultation via Skype. Color Therapy Consults for interior color is one of the first elements you notice when you walk into a room, and color resonates with you when you leave. Color sets a mood: The right color combination can transform a home or office and bring all who reside there new levels of energy. Custom color palettes for interior walls can bring happiness, harmony and well-being.
* A copy of Landing on Your Feet and Putting Down Roots: 21 Rituals to Transform Your Life and Interior Space.
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