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Feng Shui Techniques for the Front Door

Updated on February 15, 2013

Why the front door is important for feng shui?

Have you ever wondered what your front door says about you and your home? Do you know how it influences your lifestyle? Find out how to implement the laws of feng shui in order to get the best out of the front door.

The front door plays an important role for the organization of the home and its décor. The flow of good energy and the well-being of each family member depends on this door, according to feng shui. Negative energy can also enter your home through the front door, therefore you need to know how to stop it.

Feng shui pays attention to every detail - colour, direction, elements, form - everything is connected with an invisible thread, which you need to solve, in order to attract success and health in your home. According to this eastern art, the main rule for the front door is to maintain it well. This means that it needs to be clean and welcoming, with working ringing bell, with seasonal decoration, surrounded by flowers and free space. For the proper maintenance of the front door, you can rely on a team of flat cleaners from London, who know how to properly clean every part of your home.

Direction of the Front Door
Direction of the Front Door

The direction of the front door

According to feng shui, the direction of the front door determines towards what direction the life of the family members is headed. If the door faces south, the inhabitants will have good social life and they will be liked and appreciated. South-east means stable financial state, prosperity and success; south-west is a sign of happiness, love and continuity.

If the front door faces north, the house mates will enjoy a calm life. North-east portends knowledge and spiritual growth, but changing energies as well. North-west means leadership, respect and professional growth.

In case the front door faces east, the people living there will be ambitious, purposeful and strong persons, who always long for success. On the other hand, west facing door predicts romance, joy and creativity.

Front door with wavy ornaments
Front door with wavy ornaments

Material, form and decoration of the front door

Feng shui claims that the direction of the front door helps the home-owners to choose the best material for it. The most appropriate material for north-west or west facing door is metal.

If you enter your home from north direction, then you can choose a door with wave ornaments on it, since north symbolizes water. Southern exposure suggests sharp, cut lines for the front door and eastern – rectangular shapes and wood.

North-east and south-west are connected with the element earth, therefore they require square shapes and decorations for the front door.

Yellow front door
Yellow front door

Colours of the front door, according to feng shui

The colouring, as well as the direction of the front door, can attract certain power and energy. Feng shui specialists claim that metal shades are suitable for western exposure. You can select black, blue or white for a door, which faces north, or green if it faces east. For southern exposure the best match is the colour red, which brings stability to the inhabitants. Brown and yellow are perceived as a great choice for the front door paint, no matter what its direction is.

Front door with statues
Front door with statues

Additional tips

The front door should be the bigger than any other door in the house, in order to attract huge quantity of positive energy. It should be opened from the outside, otherwise the good luck will escape from your home.

The space in front of the door should be in favour of the flow of positive energy. Therefore, sharp edges or corners, satellite dishes, dumpsters and pillars should not be located near the front door. If there is a staircase or elevator opposite the door, you should make a doorstep, which will protect the health of the family members.

It's also recommended to choose a door, which doesn't have a window on it, because the good energy can go out. Another good advice is to avoid leaving your shoes near the door, because they can stop the proper circulation of the energy.

The feng shui rules allow several decorative elements for the front door – little bells that can attract positive energy; a fountain or a statue near the door will bring stability to the home.

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    • SavioC profile image


      5 years ago

      Hi. I got introduced to Feng Shui a year back when the book "The Secret" spoke about it. I mean I had heard it earlier too but never took notice. But yes it does make a lot of sense . Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Love these Feng Shui front door tips.

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      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      I'm just learning about Feng Shui - it's fascinating.

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      AnaCole LM 

      5 years ago

      I am definitely inviting you over to re-arrange my flat and apply all the Feng Shui techniques you know :)

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      5 years ago

      I love Feng Shui and I tried to arrange my home accordingly. My front door faces south and it's bigger than any other door in the house. When I bought the house there was a tall tree not very far just in front of the door, which is not good. A few month later a thunderstorm took it down, now the energy can flow.

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      makorip lm 

      5 years ago

      Try to always incorporate Feng Shui throughout my home

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      Dusty2 LM 

      5 years ago

      Your lens is very well done Emma_Brown as I learned a lot of interesting things about the front door. I can't believe how true the Feng Shui was because I quote; "the front door faces east, the people living there will be ambitious, purposeful and strong persons, who always long for success". That couldn't be more true as the front door faces east and I believe that describes me to a "T". WoW! There may be something more to a this Feng Shui after all because I have never really been a believer; that is until now. Thank You for visiting my Traditional Irish Stew Similar To Grandmas lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as I really appreciate it. Hope you try and enjoy the stew. Bon Appetit!

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      Sharon Weaver 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      My front door faces south and is red. I never knew that was a good thing until reading this.

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      5 years ago

      for me, I don't quite believe in feng shui

    • EmmaBrown1 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @aesta1: I'm glad that you liked my lens :)

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Happiness and continuity...great for me. I like feng shui and you presented this very well.

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      5 years ago

      Holy smokes ... my door points North! It says, "If the front door faces north, the house mates will enjoy a calm life." I am ready for that calm life!!

    • EmmaBrown1 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @meganst: Thank you back for liking and commenting my lens! I'm glad that you learned something new from it :)

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      5 years ago

      What a great lens! I have never even considered using Feng Shui techniques for the front door. Your lens really gives me some food for though :) Thank you for sharing!


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