The importance of the front door
The front door to your property or workplace is important because in feng shui it is considered the ‘mouth of chi’ ie the energy that will nourish your home or workplace needs to be channelled well through the door. There are many considerations when working with your front door. Here’s the ultimate guide to making sure that your front door works for you, as opposed to against you.
Feng shui directions for your door
Once you have your property there is little you can do about the direction it faces. Some people who follow dogmatic feng shui principles sometimes change or reposition the way the door faces. From holistic or integral feng shui perspective, this is too dramatic and unnecessary. There are many interventions and solutions to adjust the energy of the direction to allow for the best entrance for the energy to your home or workplace.
For example, you can paint the door a colour that would align you with your best direction. Obviously, if you believe in that sort of feng shui. There are more important, aspects to consider, than the compass directions.
Do you want your front door to be bold or cautious?
This depends, what kind of energy do you want to attract to your home or workplace. You already know what you want to achieve, so use your common sense and find the door that works for your needs and wants.
Do you want your front door to be a lifestyle statement? Front doors are symbolic – you can curate your front door. Feng shui works with symbols, metaphors and energies. People have attachments to memories, childhood memories and places.
In the ‘look at me’ and Instagram era, doors have become statement symbols. In London, Notting Hill Gate area, you can see tourists flocking to take selfies in front of famous doors.