Want to improve the energy of your home but not sure where to start?
How about inviting in all the good vibes at your front door so your whole home can swim in yummy positive energy and improve your life?
Love health, wealth, and joy? I do! Feng Shui can improve all of it through the harmony of your home.
Let’s dive in!
Why good Feng Shui of your front door and foyer is important
The Feng Shui of your front door and entryway affects the energy (chi) that enters your home. So ensuring they invite in all that good energy is one of the best ways to start improving your homes’ chi.
As the front door and foyer are the first areas of your home usually encountered, they are the strongest helpers in setting a positive tone for the rest of the house. Think about it this way – even the best Feng Shui implemented throughout the home can’t improve the energy of the space if that energy doesn’t flow in to begin with!
What does “good chi” mean anyways?
It is believed that a well-designed entrance can attract more positive energy (chi) and bring in good luck, wealth, and health to the occupants. This is why it is important to make sure your front door and foyer design is both aesthetically pleasing and has good Feng Shui principles applied to it. This can help create a welcoming and balanced environment for everyone living in the home. Think – Good vibes only!!
How to invite good energy through your front door using Feng Shui:
First, make sure the area is clutter free and clean. Over time entryway rugs get cruddy and that can deter that positive energy, and set the impression that the rest of your home may not be very clean either. I highly recommend laying down a washable rug, so you can easily refresh the space with your weekly laundry cycle.
Make sure your entryway is well lit and inviting. You don’t want to go too far in the clean/clutter free space that its outright sterile and lacking personality.
Hang a wind chime or a plant (or two or three!!) near the entrance to draw in positive energy and give your space some life and movement. You could even place a small table and a chair by the door to symbolize hospitality.
Placing a mirror in the entryway will increase the flow of energy and to reflect away any negative energy. I also believe it adds to the hospitality of the space as your guests literally “see themselves” in the space, like they are part of your family when they enter.
Add a few colorful objects, such as flowers, to bring in some vibrant energy. If your working on balancing the elements, flowers do bring in the wood energy which is that of upward movement and growth.
Let us not forget the front door itself; make sure your front door is in good condition and properly working. If the paint is looking full or faded, definitely jazz it up with a fresh coat of a fun colored paint that speaks to you. Red of course is auspicious if you need inspiration.
Why I highly recommend adding a fish tank (of all things!)
To throw out something a little extra, you could even go so far as adding fish tank – yes a fish tank!!!!
A fish tank in your foyer or near your front door brings positive energy into your home as long as it is well maintained and clean with happy fish. The moving water of the fish tank represents the flow of positive energy, which can help promote wealth and good luck.
It also helps create a sense of harmony and balance in the home as it can be a great representation of all 5 elements.
The water quite obviously is representative of the water element bringing in calming and reflective energy to the space.
The fish are representative of fire, vibrant and expansive. One happy and healthy beta is a great choice! Or you could do goldfish (all gold, one black) to bring in more Feng Shui.
The pebbles/rocks in the substrate layer are the earth energy, offering safety and stability.
The plants are the wood energy, flexible and representing upward movement and growth.
And finally, the filter represents the metal as metal is the energy of refinement and the filter is effectively refining the water, cycling it and keeping it pure.
Here’s a peek at my Foyer setup…on a good day LOL.
With 2 kiddos running around it does get littered with toys, puzzle pieces, and a random assortment of Barbie’s that Timmy (the fish) “needs” to keep him company…*sigh*
Shop the look:
Like what you see? Although my foyer is constructed of pieces I have collected over time, I was able to find almost exact and very similar items on Amazon to make it easy for anyone to recreate the look! For the picture frames, I highly recommend browsing the clearance sections of Home Goods, Ross, and Michaels for great deals and neat frames at a fraction of the cost!