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Feng Shui Home Staging Tips - Office Bedrooms

Bedrooms are one of the top rooms to showcase when staging your home to sell. It indicates the potential for how many family members or guests you could accommodate comfortably within that space. Lately, I have been receiving requests to transform bedrooms into office bedrooms. This is not ideal in Feng Shui, yet the beautify of this practice is flexibility and adaptation to the world as it changes. Below are some key Feng Shui principles to keep in mind so the space is still energetically supportive to your well-being when resting. 

  • Do not locate bedrooms below or over garage, fuel tanks or steel girders. They all give off large artificial magnetic fields which has been proven scientifically to disrupt sleep and health over long periods of times. This is referred to a DC currents. 


  • Use wooden bed and headboard. If you plan to have electronics in you bedroom, the element of wood will deflect that electromagnetic energy. 


  • Ideally, no wiring is suggested to cross underneath the bed. Keep them on the opposite side of the bedroom room, as far away from your bed as possible. 


  • Do your best in removing as many electoral devices as possible, but if you plan on making this a mini office bedroom, offer the option to conceal the computer, printer / fax machine in a armoire as one possible method. 


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 17 commentsLaura Cerrano • October 24 2015 09:57AM


Laura Cerrano Interesting tips.  I have a home bedroom-office and after reading our post, I will make one or two changes.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 3 years ago

Laura- with so many people turning bedrooms into partial offices, this is excellent information to know. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

I guess I will just locate my office in a tentover the garage.

Posted by David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City (Keller Williams Northland) over 3 years ago


                      Thanks Laura Cerrano for my ah-ha moment

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

Thank you for the great tips. Have a good sunday.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

Good advice here, Laura.  There are several that would not have occurred to me.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 3 years ago

Good Sunday morning Laura Cerrano - 

After going over your list believe it or not we're good!  I wonder if that happen by accident or my bride knew what she was doing?

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 3 years ago

Good morning Laura Cerrano ,

I missed your post and caught it this morning on Kathy Streib 's post on her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Many who are downsizing their space are turning bedrooms into partial offices, this is excellent information to know. 

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 3 years ago

As far as staging is concerned, it's best (ideal situation) to keep a bedroom as a bedroom. Having it serve two purposes can create the idea in the minds of buyers that there is a shortage of room in the home. That said....when placing an office in a bedroom it's best to keep it as simple (and camouflaged) as possible.

I LOVE your tips....I was not aware of most of them!  So happy Kathy shared this post this week!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 3 years ago

I love these hidden solutions. I used to have my office in the corner of my bedroom and I had an old writing desk and the platform closed when I was done. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 3 years ago

Hello, Laura. Thanks for sharing these excellent tips. You're really the go-to person for Feng Shui.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 3 years ago

As you said, an office bedroom is not the best idea, nor is a bedroom exercise area. Bedrooms should be for rest, not work. 

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 3 years ago

I agree a combo bedroom/office is not ideal. I don't want to be reminded of work when I enter my bedroom to sleep. 

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 3 years ago

I used to have a bedroom over our garage in our last house and I hated it. I thought it was just because during the summer the heat from the garage radiated up in to the bedroom making it so hot. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 3 years ago

Laura Cerrano it's a normal thing for some to use bedroom-office. I did try to convert and it did not work.

Right now, my guest bedroom is my office - and working on your previous post on how to set up the home office.

Thanks for sharing your expertise.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 3 years ago

So glad Kathy Streib  shared your post, Laura Cerrano ... and I'm keeping the sharing going.  Off to Pinterest to pin!


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 3 years ago

Good advice Laura, I had no idea that there were that many factors in an office that could be detrimental to sleep.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago

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