Feng Shui Your Front Door
What’s the first thing you think about when we say Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the Chinese art of arranging spaces in the home to welcome positive energy (or chi) into our lives and get rid of any bad energy. Most people will think about rearranging their living rooms or bedrooms in particular when we mention Feng Shui, but your front door is actually a hugely important aspect of the art. The front door is considered to be the primary “mouth” of the chi, acting as a gateway to our interior spaces where we soak up all the energy that we invite indoors.
It might work, it might not, but there’s no harm in trying! Why not try applying Feng Shui to your front door?
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you on your way…
- Let There Be Light
A well lit front door is going to look much more appealing to your household and any guests if they’re arriving on a dark and dreary day. Make sure that you have a light source outside to make your front door inviting even on a dark night.
- Easy Come Easy Go
Your front door should be easy to open. All that negative energy created when you’re having to wrestle with the front door will flow right into your home otherwise. If you find that your front door isn’t opening or closing easily, you might be dealing with a dropped door or one that isn’t hanging in the right frame.
We’re not accusing you of having an untidy home, but sometimes the doorway to your home can get a bit cluttered with hastily kicked off shoes and bits and pieces you’re meaning to take out of the house later. Make sure that the area behind your front door isn’t obstructed by these small messes so you can easily access your home without bringing any negative energy in with you.
- Freshen Up
If your front door looks attractive, you’re going to be happy to enter your home through it every day. Simple touches such as a few potted plants, a welcome mat or even just a couple of ornaments on the front step can make you smile when you see your front door and invite in positive energy.
- Be Seen
We appreciate that not every front door is actually on the front of the house or visible from the street. Feng Shui would suggest that this makes it harder for positive energy and opportunities to make their way to your front door, so ensuring that a path to your front door is lit is a good tip for making sure that all that energy (and your guests!) know where to head towards.
- Clear The Way
Some people love a busy garden, and sometimes that can mean trees and bushes getting in the way of the front door. If you’re really into your Feng Shui, some would suggest that you can give a blessing to the tree to make it the protector of your home. If you’re not into that, we suggest giving the tree a little trim to make sure it doesn’t get in your way as you enter the house.
- Use It Or Lose It
One of the most important parts of Feng Shui-ing your front door is actually using it. If you’re used to using a side door instead, try going through the front door at least once a day to let all that chi and those positive opportunities into your home.
If your front door seems beyond the help of Feng Shui, you may want to take a look at our collection of External Doors and treat your home to a brand new entryway complete with heaps of positive energy.