Updated: Sep 2
In Feng Shui, our entrances speak a lot to the chi in our home. Entryways and foyers are the first point of contact with our space and is important for the direction and flow of chi throughout our homes.
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 four simple tips in how to Feng Shui your entry!
Slow Down the Chi
Your Entrance is an important gateway for chi flow. Left not properly arranged, an excess of chi can escape your home. It’s important to create a vestibule or “landing pad” for when you enter your space. This allows the chi 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 chi. This is especially useful in entrances that form long hallways that contain a lot of fast moving chi.
You may know them as console tables, but having a tabletop to set your keys and display personal items is a great Feng Shui tool. According to the Form School, the entrance of your home is associated with the Career sector of the Bagua map. This energy is connected to the work/service you give to society and the outer world. What type of image to you wish to project? Symbolic trinkets, artwork, and other personal touches can help manifest this energy.
With your entry door being such a crucial gateway to the type of chi you let enter your space, you want to ensure the chi is beneficial and not destructive, harmful, or negative. To protect yourself and your home from negative chi, place protective stones near the entry way or above your door’s threshold. Good protective stones are black tourmaline, selenite, and amethyst.
Just like you don’t want your entry to be empty, you also don’t want it to be littered with boxes, shoes, coats, and whatever else you “dump” off when you enter your home. Having clutter creates a stuffiness of chi in your space and prevents it from properly dispersing.
Storage cubbies and benches work great for helping to better organize your drop off zone and keep things neat and tidy.