I don't practice Feng Shui per se, but I know some principals of Feng Shui; and being Chins, kind of help in that category :-)
I always say that Feng Shui is what makes sense. You want to have the right flow in and out of your house and the placement of the furniture and decoration has to flow with your house and showcase the strength of your house.
In generally, I would agree that you donâ€™t want to smack the back of a chair right in the middle of nowhere and thatâ€™s what you see. For example, you donâ€™t want to walk into a home and immediate see the back of a huge sofa, which totally block the flow into the living room and it is not inviting. We also donâ€™t like to have a house thatâ€™s right on the T, if you think about it, the headlights go right into your window and a car can also plow right into the house.
So, without going into a whole book, and without going overboard, as you see, how the principal of Feng Shui; in general, is just common sense. If the arrangement makes you feel comfortable, inviting, eye pleasing, not cluttered, then it works.
You had your Lucky bamboo, Water, mirrors, rocks, zen garden, buddha, symbols. five elements.
There are two types of Feng Shui.
1. Lived in ( good)
2. Staged (bad) my opinion, access the problem and find the cure.
Use the Pa kua squares, they help in feng Shui analysis of a Home
The most beneficial floor plan allows chi to flow easily to all areas of the home.
Say what you will the old Feng Shui done right makes a big difference.
Side note, start counting the Dark red walls in Foreclosed homes. You will notice that 75% to 85% of foreclosed homes have at least one wall which is dark red.
People want to see how their furniture will fit in your home. Remove all excess furniture, personal items and photos. Stage the rooms so they have good flow, make sure the walkways are open and de-clutter every room. I wouldn't worry about the buyers seeing the backs of furniture pieces if the layout makes sense.