HGTV has a great article with room-by-room dos and don’ts for your vacation home. Here are some of the tips covered:


  • Create an inviting and eye-catching entrance, inside and out.
  • Make sure you can see the entrance of the kitchen when you’re cooking.
  • Use white plates, as they allow the natural beauty of the food to be the focal point of the meal.
  • Put the TV and other electrical equipment in your living room into a cabinet to be hidden from view when not in use.
  • In your office, add healthy plants which are beneficial and counter-balance the effects of electrical equipment.
  • Replace bedding at least once a year to add a fresh, positive energy to the space.
  • Add fire and earth elements in your bathroom.


  • Leave broken steps or items in poor maintenance in your entryway.
  • Use fluorescent lights in your kitchen, as they’re harsh and unappetizing.
  • Have sharp, pointed edges on tables and chairs.
  • Place too many pillows on the couch.
  • Paint your home office in drab colors.
  • Place one side of the bed against a wall.
  • Create clutter on the sink, countertop, tub edge or shower stall in your bathroom.

For the complete list of feng shui dos and don’ts, click here for the original article.