How to Achieve Good Feng Shui in Your Home's Entrance
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  • Have you ever been to a sprawling home where you feel trapped and uneasy despite its size? The home has its own energy that affects the well-being of the people living there. If you practice Feng shui, we’re sure you’re aware that the main entrance plays a big role in making sure good energy flows throughout the home.

    According to an article published by The Spruce, the main door absorbs the Chi or energy flow that goes into a space. Given this, it’s a must that the front door and entryway can “welcome and direct the energy into the home.” A house filled with positive energy can help you go through each day feeling motivated and refreshed. Whether you believe in Feng shui or not, here are ideas to keep in mind:

    Make sure there’s a clear path that leads to your front door.


    While having plants inside and outside the home adds to the overall look of your space, you may want to limit the number of green wonders that line the pathway leading to your house. Keep it free from obstructions, trash bins, and broken pots to keep the vibe welcoming. It’s important that you and your guests can access the front door easily.

    Pick a color that works with the direction of your front door.

    Your home’s front door plays a big role in making sure good energy flows into your space. Start by picking a color that matches the Feng shui element of the door’s direction. The Spruce shares this guide:

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    • For East and Southeast: colors that are harmonious with the wood element
    • For South: colors that are harmonious with the fire element
    • For Southwest or Northeast: colors that are harmonious with the earth element
    • For West or Northwest: colors that are harmonious with the metal element
    • For North: colors that are harmonious with the water element
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    Take note of how your door opens.

    It’s a must that we make guests feel welcome and relaxed whenever they visit. The same rule applies when inviting positive energy into the home. Make sure your door opens into the home and into the entryway instead of having one that opens out.


    Give your front door TLC.

    Is paint peeling off your front door? Are the hinges rusty? Remember that aside from a spic-and-span entryway, the front door leaves a lasting impression on your guests as well. Give it the TLC it deserves by giving it a fresh coat of paint regularly and repairing any damages as soon as you spot them. Harness the positive energy by making sure it opens smoothly and widely minus the irritating squeaky sounds.

    Keep the entryway clean and clutter-free.

    No one likes being welcomed by a bunch of shoes on the floor, dust on console tables, and clutter in the entryway. Welcome guests and good energy into your home with a lovely foyer completed with selected furniture and décor. A side table spruced up with a vase filled with fresh blooms is a good place to start. It’s a must that your entryway is well-lit as well.


    Watch out for decorating and building challenges that keep positive energy from flowing into your home.

    Is your front door aligned with the back door? This poses a problem because just as you welcome positive energy into your space, it can flow out immediately. Avoid this by placing a piece of furniture in between like a shelf or a cabinet.

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    Another challenge is the use of mirrors. Mirrors can liven up blank walls immediately and in many small spaces, these help create an illusion of a bigger space. However, mirrors facing the front door may cause energy to be “reflected out.” Remedy this situation by placing the reflective panels to the side of your door.


    You can always depend on plants.

    Potted plants in the entryway can help brighten up the home and add a refreshing touch to the overall vibe of the space. In smaller homes, a large potted plant can help define the foyer, too.

    Sources: The Spruce on Building a Strong Front Door | The Spruce on Creating Good Feng Shui in the Main Entry of Your Home | Homedit

     

    This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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