Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Green Live & Work

Are Your Spaces Singing Your Favorite Sounds?


Sound has a dramatic effect on how you feel and how you respond, so why not put the simple power of sound to work on your behalf?  You can use pleasing sounds in your environments to subtly transform your spaces into surroundings that support you.  Consider the use of your space and the power of sound as you rediscover this basic part of life.

  • Much is talked about in Feng Shui regarding wind chimes-where they belong and do not belong, which side of the door, front yard or back yard-the list goes on.  The most important thing to remember is that the sound they produce must be pleasing to you.  The chimes are producing sound and are therefore attracting energy.  A happy sound will attract positive energy.  Place them in an area where you want to attract more energy into your space.  The classic placement for wind chimes is near the front door, but try them in other areas that can use a lift as well. 
  • A little music goes a long way in a staged home, whether it is occupied or not.  A simple clock radio playing soft music to greet buyers as they enter a home is a great way to say “welcome”.   Create a mood and watch as visitors come in at your next open house, you might be surprised at the difference a little music can make.
  • Do you love the sound of a babbling brook or a waterfall?  Adding a water feature is a dramatic way to introduce sound to your space.  You can go all out and build a water feature in the front yard or you can add a tabletop or wall mount fountain to your office.  Depending upon the flow of water, it can be exciting and invigorating or soothing and relaxing, so be sure to keep that in mind when you choose your water feature.   
  • You can even kick things up a bit and use the power of sound in some simple space clearing and intention-setting ceremonies.  Bells, drums, and sound bowls are great ways to help focus and set your intentions and to clear negative energy from a space. 
  • If you live or work in an area where the background noise is less than pleasant, consider adding a water feature or adding a gentle soundtrack to create the ambiance you yearn for. 

Embrace the power of sound and make your environment the supportive and nurturing space you deserve!

Image by drx

Written By

Nickie is the founder of and She is a certified IBE Healthy Home Practitioner, Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner and Feng Shui Consultant. She has lived on both coasts (as well as in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains of Colorado) of the US and currently calls Los Angeles home. You can find her in plenty of spots in the online world and should you happen to catch her at home, she will probably make you something yummy!



  1. Mark Eibner

    January 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    we’re at it again Are Your Spaces Singing Your Favorite Sounds?: Get out of your feed reader an..

  2. Ken Brand

    January 4, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Thanks for the reminder.

    What would a movie be without a sound track?

    What’s life like without a sound track?

    I’m gonna layer on more sound.


  3. Paula Henry

    January 4, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Nicki – Great reminder – Music has a way of soothing the soul. I love the sound of a waterfall – peaceful, relaxing and has a way of bringing out the deamer in me.

  4. sheilabragg

    February 9, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Are Your Spaces Singing Your Favorite Sounds?: Get out of your feed reader and comment on this post- we PROMISE ..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.



Green Live & Work

Love The joys of being part of loving relationships help everyone to enjoy a better quality of life.  The relationships between couples, families, friends,...

Green Live & Work

The Perfect Site The ideal site for a home is one where there is a hill in the back to support it and a...

Green Live & Work

Enjoy Traditions Most of us love the holidays, the joyous mood, the familiar traditions, the tastes, the smells, the sounds, and the celebratory decorations.  The lights twinkling...

Green Live & Work

“Change” is the topic on top of many people’s minds these days and it is something many are calling for and looking forward to. ...


The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.