RED feng shui-church-door.jpgThe energy coming through the door is the single most important factor that will determine how prosperous the occupants will be. Therefore you must keep the entrance clear of any clutter to allow the energies to flow freely. Keep the front area by the door clean and attractive, wash floors and pick up shoes or boots

Make sure there is nothing in direct alignment with the door such as a tree or telegraph pole. To remedy this place a Bagua mirror over the door so it is reflecting the Sha Qi.

  • The path to the front door should be wide & spacious & well lit. Curved windy paths leading to the main entrance are auspicious.
  • Place two wide leaved plants next to the main door to help entice the energy in such as peace lillies. Use live plants or flowers in the entrance to attract blooming possibilities. Remove unhealthy plants immediately
  • A beautiful picture placed on the wall opposite the main door is used to encourage energy into the home & therefore opportunities to come into your life.
  • Your main door should always open inwards into a wide space to invite the Qi & therefore opportunities into ones life.
  • Try to have the front door as close to the living room as possible so that visitors will come and support you in life.
  • Paint the front door an attractive color that is different from the rest of the house. A Feng Shui entrance tip suggests red to attract good fortune
  • Have adequate lighting in the front door area so opportunity can find a way in
  • Make sure the front door opens smoothly and quietly. Do not store anything behind the entrance or front door so it swings widely open inviting opportunity
  • Have plenty of room for visitors’ coats, hats etc. to make them feel welcome


  • Facing a dark, pokey room, an interior staircase, mirror, stove, sink, fireplace, the door of a toilet, laundry, bathroom or bedroom. To remedy this keep the doors closed or place a screen between the doors.
  • Be careful placing water features as they could activate negative energies.
  • Fix a doorbell if it does not work or replace an annoying bell with one of a pleasing sound
  • Avoid aggressive artwork or sharp objects in an entrance. These are not welcoming symbols to others

Here are some questions to ask yourself when assessing your front entrance and some ideas for improvement when the answer to the question is no.

  1. Is the entrance appealing? Consider a fresh coat of paint, an appealing picture, fresh-cut flowers….something that hasfeng shui front door entrance.jpg universal appeal.
  2. Does the door open to a free space? (Obstacles and walls can impede the flow of energy). Is it light and welcoming or dark and confining? For a small entrance, a mirror can create a feeling of expansion. Paint entrance a light colour. Use a bright light bulb. Place a vase of vibrant flowers in the entrance. Hang pictures that are inspiring or set the mood for the rest of the building or pictures that have depth (e.g. a landscape). Never stand in the entrance with guests – invite them in to an open space. Is there somewhere to place your keys or “hang your hat”? A small table or shelf provides a place to “drop your things” and welcome you or your guests home.
  3. What is the first room that you see? Does that room have any bearing on your own concerns? For example, where the entrance opens directly onto:

the kitchen – you may have a pre-occupation with food

the bedroom – the occupants may feel lethargic.

the bathroom – fortune may be flushed away.

Close doors to bathrooms and bedrooms and or screen from view at the entrance.

Alternatively, draw attention away from the offending view with something of beauty e.g. a fabulous art piece, a bunch of flowers, a striking plant. Be creative.

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1 Comment

  1. Very nice to see the Chinese perspective on homes especially the facing of the front door. In another parlance, the Indians believe in Vasthu Shastra which also delineates what’s auspicious in building a home.

    The Feng shui details is very interesting. Thx!

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