Feng Shui for Doors

Important Feng Shui factors for your front door.

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Feng Shui Principles


Mar 23, 2021

The main door to your home or office is the source of chi (energy) entering the space. Metaphorically speaking it is the mouth of the home. We need to look carefully at the immediate surroundings to the door, both internal and external. Not only can good or bad chi enter the home through the front door, so too can opportunities and new possibilities.

The door

If you live in an apartment block you need to think about the door to your apartment and the main door to the building too. If you have two doors to your home, think about the door you use the most. Chi will enter the home through the door used the most often.

The most protective door is a solid one so that you do not feel vulnerable when you're asleep. If you have glass in the door make sure it is in the higher sections rather than all the way through. Two doors adjacent are fine as long as they are identical. Make sure the entire area around the door is clean and free of cobwebs, dead leaves and old newspapers. Also make sure the door is functioning properly and does not squeak when you open it. It should also open and close easily without having to slam it.

Also make sure that you door is easy to find - nameplates, well-lit doorbells and a bell that actually works are correct.

Provide a good doormat and replace it regularly as it can pick up a lot of dirt and negative chi.

The hallway

As chi enters the home it needs to circulate freely within the space. Therefore keep the area adjacent to the front door and any hallway corridor clear of obstructions and diversions. Notice how you feel when you enter a hallways that is warmly lit and welcoming. Compare this with a dimly lit hallway that is full of junk and hiking boots. Also place an inspiring or welcoming image inside the door to gives you a sense of calm or is welcoming or inspiring.

The ideal front door scenario:

Ensure there is no view of the back door from the front door so that chi does not enter and leave in the home in one fail swoop. In this scenario it's unlikely that the entering chi can influence the rooms and the rest of the home on its route. To slow the flow of chi place wind chimes 9metal or wooden) half way between the front and back doors. You could also use a screen or curtain.

Ensure there is no view of a toilet from the front door. If this is the case always keep the toilet door closed.

Also ensure there is no view of the bedroom from the front door. Ideally bedrooms should be sited as far away from the moving chi as possible. Otherwise the only immediate solution is to keep the bedroom door closed.

There should also be no view of the kitchen from the front door, and at worse the cooker itself. On a subconscious level you will always think about food the moment you enter the home, which could lead to overeating. If it's possible place a door with frosted glass to obscure the view.

Taken from Feng Shui for Life by Jon Sandifer.

Ruth Phypers is a Feng Shui Consultant in London, UK.