Monthly Archives: November 2014

How to Balance the Look and Feel of Any Room

I like to say that Goldilocks was the first famous feng shui consultant because Goldilocks knew that anything that was too hard, too soft, too hot, too cold, too big or too little just didn’t feel right. The same is true in feng shui. Whenever you describe a room in your house as “too _______” (dark, cluttered, small, cold, etc.) you can easily identify what needs to be changed in the room in order to make it feel better.

Balance and harmony are an important part of having good feng shui. Often we know a room doesn’t feel right, but we don’t know exactly what is going on or how to remedy it. One easy way to know what is going on in a space is to use what I call the “Goldilocks Principle”. When the word “too” is used to describe a room’s features, it is a clue to what needs to be changed in order to make the room look and feel better.


For example, the owner of the home pictured above might have described their living room as “too dark”, “too dated”, “too cluttered” and “too small”. From this description it is easy to figure out what needs to be done to remedy these things by simply using the opposite words to describe it. In other words, the room needs to be lighter, updated, organized and bigger.

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