Take care of the Feng Shui of your Entrance Door

Main doors should open inward into a wider space rather than opening into a cramped narrow space.  You should also have an open space (bright hall) outside the main door.


If the door opens outward, change the position of the hinges so that it opens inward.

If the foyer is small and tiny, hang a bright light over the door and leave it on for at least three hours each day.

You can use a mirror to visually enlarge the foyer, but don’t hang it right in front of the door. Instead, position it against a side wall.


What should my door be made of?
Solid doors are preferable to glass doors. The front door should always be solid and made of wood or some other strong, durable material. Clear or opaque glass doors suggest fragility and offer no protection to the home and family living there.

Is my front door the right size?
The front door should never be too big or too small in relation to the house as a whole, and it should be the most beautiful entrance to your home. A door that is too small does not let happiness in. The door should be at least high enough for the tallest member of the household to easily walk through. If the door is too big, this portends that all happiness will be lost.

Beware of poison arrows:

There are many different structures that can damage the front door, both inside and outside. Stand by your main door and look outside for the following: triangular roofline from opposite neighbour, edge of another building, steps leading up or down, lamppost, graveyard, hospital, high-rise tower, church spire.

Now change your position and stand by the main door and look inside the house. Look for a staircase opposite the main door, a pillar, a spiral staircase, a wall mirror or edge of a wall, a toilet door or kitchen door, or a long straight corridor or hallway.

How can you upgrade your front door?

Hang a painting with an auspicious theme (like 100 birds) to reinforce the auspicious energy here.

Place lucky plants on either side of the main door to increase yang energy and attract lucky chi.

Display a pair of Fu dogs flanking either side to protect you from negative harm to your home.

Display a lucky symbol next to your front door to activate good chi energy. You can place three coins tied together with a red string under a rug just inside the main door entryway.

Having an altar opposite the main door is considered auspicious.

Take the time today to inspect your front door and make any necessary changes to fix any existing problems.