In Feng Shui, front doors are vital to the energy that comes into our home. They are the “mouths of chi” and call in energy, welcome energy and keep it moving. I dedicate a lot of time to discussing front doors in our professional program for just that reason – they are critical pieces of the puzzle to the house’s story. This also applies if the front door is not used that often in the case of the attached garage. But they are still important!
No doubt I got you thinking of your own front door. With the seasons changing, now is the perfect time to take a look at what’s happening there and take a shift. Here are some starting ideas:
- Add a windchime, bell, or other sound element to “call in” what you’d like (opportunity, job, relationship, wealth, helpful people)
- Add something with movement like a flag or whirligig to “move” in a new direction
- Add flowers, new door mat, or lantern to renew the energy that could be stagnant from the dormancy of winter
- Paint the door a color you love that is different from anything else on the house so it stands out. This is your calling card to the world, and let them know you are ready for what’s ahead. (Extra note: although red is a traditional color, painting the door a color you LOVE is always our recommendation. If that’s red, go for it!)
- Add seating (as long as it doesn’t block the door) inside to invite opportunities to stay awhile
- Use it so it gains momentum – get the mail, leave through that door to go for a walk.