Hello everyone! My name is Becky and I’m a contributor at Houzz, a home design site focused on helping design professionals and homeowners manage the remodeling and decorating process. Thanks so much to Dana for having me!
Today we’re going to talk about the feng shui benefits of a red front door. The front door is considered the “mouth” of the home, and lots of good energy should be drawn into your home through it. Using a bright color will help draw this good chi to your home. Your front door should be the obvious main entry point; don’t make your guests or your chi wonder if they should use the side door or the door from the garage — red is a great way to announce “Hey, enter right here!” You should further articulate the main entrance with a path or sidewalk, perhaps framed by some shrubs and hanging plants and flanked by wall lights.
Moving on to the choice of red, it’s a bright color that is easy to see. While not a universally accepted feng shui concept, red is considered auspicious and welcoming in some Eastern cultures. There is some debate about whether or not red is a universally appropriate choice for all doors, so consider the directionality of your home and consult with a feng shui expert (like Dana) before grabbing that can of paint!
An important aspect of creating good feng shui for your front door is that it be used as the primary entrance. It should be welcoming and clear, as this front door is.
The area around the door should also be clear on the inside of the house; do not create piles of things near the entryway; it doesn’t do you any good to let the chi into the house only to have it blocked by a stack of recyclables, an umbrella stand or a bunch of book bags.
In order for the mouth of the home to have good feng shui, it also should be clean and bright, as should the rest of your exterior. Keep your door wiped down; if the paint is peeling, sand it and give it a new coat. Keep any hardware like a brass mail slot or doorknocker shined. Make sure you have good lighting to illuminate the door after dark.
So, when it comes to front doors, it’s all pretty basic: For good front door feng shui, keep things clear, clean and welcoming to let the opportunities and good energy find you inside.
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