In the year of 2012,

Southeast (SE) = any form of misfortune, such as financial loss, diseases, or unhappiness.

Place a brass chicken directly on the ground, or hang metal/brass ornaments on the wall to minimize the negative energy.

Use gold, white, green or metallic colors for home decorations in this area; avoid red, yellow and earthy colors.
Keep this area clean and bright. Make sure no floor lamps here too.