The front of your house and the area where you enter— aka: the foyer — has a big impact on your home and it’s energy. You don’t necessarily have to have a classic foyer… you can even live in a studio or loft and yet still, the entrance space to your home is so vital.
Today’s foyer Feng Shui can give you ideas to set up your entrance way to welcome in the new!
The front door is considered the “mouth of chi” where positive energy enters your home, and the foyer is the first room this positive energy gets to visit. It’s the most up-front room in your home, but it’s either ignored or made the dumping place for shoes, backpacks, purses, and shopping bags. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to how you arrange your foyer, the paint color you choose, and the artwork you hang on the walls.
If your home doesn’t have a natural foyer, create one by placing plants or furniture at right angles to the door. And even if you don’t enter your home through the front door on a daily basis, it’s still important to treat this area with respect.
- Avoid placing a mirror directly across from the front door because it reflects the good energy right back out. Instead, hang a mirror on a side wall to reflect in more light.
- Hang art that makes you feel positive when you leave each morning and welcomed back home each night. Images of gently flowing water are good, but make sure the water is flowing in toward your home not out toward the door. Avoid images of snow or ice because they represent frozen wealth. The foyer is also an excellent place for a fountain.
- Avoid keeping suitcases in the foyer because this represents constantly being on the move, or storing shoes in your foyer, which symbolizes walking away from a peaceful life at home. Instead, keep shoes and travel gear in the closet or in a closed cabinet.
- Choose an oval or round rug and avoid a long runner, especially if your front door lines up with the back door. Doors that line up pull the energy out of your house, and a long runner will accentuate the problem.
- Paint your walls a neutral color to brighten up the space and make it welcoming. Avoid colors like red and dark purple in the foyer. These are Fire Element colors that don’t belong in the front of a home because they “extinguish” the flow of wealth.
Thank you for the inspiration, Carol, as we all open up life to more new and incredible experiences!!! xoxo Dana
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I love that last pic, but it looks like it goes against some of the points on the list (long runner, shoes)? Oh well! It is certainly inspiring. I have this itch to paint my “foyer” er, more like small hallway/closet type space where you enter, a dark grey or matte black. That pic seals the deal for me.