Updated: Mar 14
One of the most important areas in your home is your entry. It is the first place you see when entering your home and can do a lot in terms of the Feng Shui of your space. In Feng Shui, this is the room or space that acts as the transition from inside your home to the outer world. The entry invites positive energy into the home, so having it set up accordingly is important.
Creating a Feng Shui’d entry is easier that people think. No you don’t have to go out and buy a bagua mirror, and no you don’t have to paint your door red. In fact, these tips are so simple, you can implement them while still keeping the personality of your space in tack. After all, it’s your home and should feel like you!
Here are some easy and simple tips to set up your entry according to Feng Shui.
Slow Down the Qi
Your entrance is an important gateway for qi flow. Left unarranged, an excess of qi (energy) can escape your home. It’s important to create a vestibule or “landing pad” for when you enter your space. This allows the qi to better circulate your home and not “run out” the door.
Area rugs contain yin energy and help to soften and slow down the movement of qi. This is especially useful in entrances that form long hallways that contain a lot of fast moving qi. Get an area rug that offers more grounding energy such as one with darker colors or soften patterns.