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Feng Shui & Plants in Home Staging

I love live plants in the my home. Plants can be used in home staging as fillers as well as center of attention on a table or wall!  According to Feng Shui having live plants in your home is a definite must but we as home stagers are not always able to use live plants, that is where silk plants can be used. Of course in home staging, especially vacant homes, the plants used are usually silk but in your personal home – any live plant- as long as it is healthy will fill the bill and it keeps the chi from becoming stagnant in your home.   Most of the plants in my home are green but my favorite is my beautiful orchid that is getting ready t0 bud for the fourth year.  It sits in my living room window facing west & I am pretty sure normally that would not be a good spot for it.  In this case, I have two huge rosebushes on the other side of the windows that make for a nice shade for the orchid.  I am a firm believer that if the plant thrives in a particular spot – leave it alone!

I transplanted the plant the first year but have not since then.  I am sure it should be repotted but I’m afraid. Have you repotted an orchid? If so, let me know what I should do.

Now for something I did not know until I read it is that plants with pointy leaves should be in corner of the room as they help to stimulate any stagnant area.  Bushy plants on the other hand should be set in front of protruding corners as they will slow or calm the fast chi caused by the corner’s edges! As far as bathrooms go, the more plants the better as they relate to water chi.

Enough of that for tonight.  I hope you enjoyed this. Later!

6 thoughts on “Feng Shui & Plants in Home Staging

  1. I agree that it is difficult for a sleler to see what they are used to seeing. One of the things I suggest to homeowners wanting to sell is to visit a few homes for sale, both staged and unstaged. I also recommend that they look at model homes to see what they are striving to model.

  2. Hey There. I discovered your page searching with yahoo. This is an remarkably well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your practical info. Thank you for sharing it. I will unquestionably be back again.

  3. Holly, what do you do if you don’t have a green thumb? Are artificial plants just as effective?
    Thanks for your feedback and your blog!!
    Returning reader… Carrie

  4. Thank you! I have seriously just started a few months ago but trying to get more scheduled to blog each week…Hope you come back for future articles!

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