Feng shui, which means “wind and water,” is an ancient Chinese art of placement designed to enhance the flow of energy in your Boston condo hime for greater harmony and happiness. Feng shui has been practiced for more than 3,000 years, and it offers practical tips that can declutter your life and make you feel more at peace in your home. Don’t assume you can’t apply feng shui to a Boston high rise condo. It may just require some creativity. Here are six simple ways to achieve good feng shui in your home.

1. Start with Your Entryway

The entryway to your Boston Beacon Hill condo is one of the most important areas to create good feng shui. In fact, the main door is referred to as the mouth of Chi, or energy. Boston condos usually lack the defined entryway of single-family homes, which makes good feng shui at the entry even more important. Create an open, clear entryway to allow more energy into your living space. Focus on soothing colors and good lighting here. You should also incorporate space-saving solutions to keep shoes and other clutter out of view.

2. Enhance Light and Air Quality

Air and light are two essential elements for good feng shui. Make sure you open your windows often. You can also use an air purifier or plants like bamboo palm and Boston fern. Bring in as much natural light as you can. If possible, use full-spectrum lights around the home.

3. Bring in the 5 Feng Shui Elements

Feng shui divides the world into 5 basic elements: water, metal, earth, fire, and wood. These elements should be balanced for good feng shui in each room, and they can also be expressed as colors or shapes:

  • Water – Wavy, black, and blue
  • Metal – Round, gray, and white
  • Earth – Square, sand, light brown, and light yellow
  • Fire – Triangular, red, pink, orange, bright yellow, and purple
  • Wood – Rectangular, green, and brown

If one element is too strong and you cannot remove a piece of décor, it can be balanced with another element.

4. Understand the Bagua Map

Bagua is the energy map of your home that shows which areas of a room or home are connected to specific areas of life. There are 8 areas:

  • Spiritual growth
  • Career and life path
  • Blessings and helpful people
  • Children and creativity
  • Fame and reputation
  • Love and marriage
  • Wealth and abundance
  • Health and family

Using a compass can help you define the bagua of your Boston condo. From there, you can address specific areas. Each bagua is tied to a specific element. For example, the Southwest area of a room influences marriage and love. It needs strong earth and fire elements.

5. Add Harmony to Your Bedroom

Good feng shui in your bedroom can promote a harmonious energy flow and help you sleep better at night. The bed should be placed against a solid wall with the grounding energy of lamps on both sides. Try to place the bed against the wall opposite the door. If possible, keep the head of the bed away from windows. Don’t have a mirror facing the bed. If you have a master bathroom, close the door to keep bad feng shui energy contained in the bathroom.

6. Declutter

One of the most essential steps to good feng shui is decluttering your Boston condo. Even if you do not realize it, too many possessions and cluttered surfaces can create stress. Remove items that don’t bring positive energy and thoughts. The goal should be making each corner of the home positive and inviting.

To find a Boston condo or other property in which you can achieve good feng shui, get in touch with one of our Boston condo experts at Ford Realty Inc. Call 617-721-9504 today to schedule an appointment and start your search.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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