10 Feng Shui tips on Front Doors

By Sallie Tsui Sien


Qi (energy) enters the house through doors, windows and also walls. However, the front door of your house is where the major part of qi enters and therefore this door plays an important role in determining the quality of Feng Shui experienced by the household. Its location within the house is very important.

Some houses have two front doors. One that was built originally by the architect and the other, which could be a kitchen, garage or side door, that is more preferred by the occupants due, for example, to the convenience of its location.

Decide on which door to use and use this one door only. Having two front doors can often cause unnecessary bickering and arguing amongst occupants.

Make sure the size of the door is in proportion to the size of the property. If the front door is too big, opportunities will slip you by and if it is too small, it can cause disharmony within the household.

A solid front door is always preferable to a glass-panelled one.

Generally speaking, a front door must be bigger than the back door encouraging qi to enter through this aspect.

A front door that opens inward is better than opens outwards. A door that opens inwards encourages benevolent qi to enter.

It is important that the front door opens easily without obstacles or difficulties. Broken handles must be replaced. Hinges should be oiled regularly. The front door must be well maintained and clean.

Make certain that the name or number of your house is clearly visible by day and night in order to maintain harmonious relationships with callers.

The most vital thing to do is to make very certain that this door is not being hit by anything sharp or angled. This is what is considered 'exterior poison arrows'. These structures can transform quality energy into a malignant one and you would not want this transformation at your front door.

Make sure the front door bell is easily located and works at all time. It should also have a nice ringing tone to it. I have stood waiting outside many front doors and had to use my mobile phone to call in.

The colours of the door should reflect the compass direction it faces according to the Five Elements and / or be in balance with the elemental properties of the energies of the sector where the door is located.

If you have another door, apart from the front door, that is used on a frequent basis, including by friends and visitors, the path leading to it must be clear, unobstructed and clean. This will be the path 'qi' would take to enter your house and therefore make sure this source is coming from a favourable direction.  


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