An underrated part of residential aesthetics is the curb of a house. Making improvements on this has an impact because it highlights important aspects of the exterior. It also serves as a way to highlight the character of a home. There are several ways to go about boosting curb appeal and, in applicable cases, this counts towards enhancing the chances of a home sale.
In this particular case, we will focus on feng shui tips in order to attract good luck and more opportunities.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice wherein balance and harmony are created in a certain environment, directly affecting those who live or stay there. This can be applied both indoors and outdoors. Creating balance and harmony includes assessing the layout, observing the items in the environment, and tuning the energy of both the home and the homeowner.
Balancing and curing certain disturbances in the energy can be done through feng shui remedies. It must be noted that feng shui is neither a religion nor is it a substitute for one-this means anyone is welcome to practice and study it as they see fit.
Here are some ways to boost your home’s curb appeal with the use of feng shui:
1. Ensure your front entrance is welcoming.
Since first impressions generally last with people, making sure you have a welcoming front entrance is critical. The front entrance of your home should have a positive flow; seeing something beautiful is uplifting by default. If the first thing seen is a front porch that is clearly not kept well, that energy could be draining and even tiring. Make sure the house numbers are prominently displayed, since in feng shui the house number creates an energy bond between the home and its owners. Minimalist house numbers are a good start as they will compliment your home beautifully while not being too jarring to the eye.
2. Use a welcome mat.
In feng shui, having a welcome mat is encouraged in order to greet guests who are entering. This is so that good energy can be retained, albeit the quality varies since people wipe their shoes before going in. Good symmetrical lighting is also recommended.
3. Have a bold front door.
The “mouth of the home” wherein energy is fed into the home and faces the world is, in feng shui, the front door. It’s important to keep it in good condition and visible from the street in order to encourage positive energy and prosperity. Use a pop of color and paint it a bright color to attract good energy.
4. Have a visible mailbox.
Mailboxes in feng shui are a representation of how the world communicates with those who live in the home. If the mailbox is small, change it to a bigger one to increase opportunities. Planting flowers around it will attract good news. A wall box mount mailbox with numbers will give a neat, organized feel.
Ultimately, sprucing up your curb is an incredible way to change up the feel of your house from the get-go. Feng shui is one of many possible ways to go about it, with the sweet bonus of good energy. Make smart design choices and you’ll have a lovely curb in no time.
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