There’s nothing like an inviting entrance to make you feel welcome wherever you go. By providing a nice entrance, you not only make your guests feel welcome, but the chi (energy) is welcomed, too. The entrance area is actually three-fold. The pathway leading up to your home, the actual doorway/porch area and the foyer of your home are all considered part of the entrance.
When you’re doing your spruce-up work this spring, include these Feng Shui tips for a grand entrance area. Then watch the chi energize your home. By creating an inviting entrance you are creating a harmonious space that works for you. It becomes an energized environment that not only nurtures and comforts you and your family, but helps you achieve your goals too.
- Front door * Make sure that it’s clean. * Give it a fresh coat of paint or stain, if needed. * Assure that it doesn’t stick or squeak. * If there is anything stored behind the door that prevents it from opening fully, remove it.
- Front entrance * Repair any cracks in the sidewalk or stairs. * Railings – Make any necessary repairs and paint or stain as needed. * Greeters – Add a pot or two of flowers or a statue as a guardian/greeter by your front door/stairs. * Lighting – Make sure that the area is well lit, including the sidewalk leading up to your front door. * Clean the area thoroughly – Nothing says ‘neglect’ like cobwebs.
- Foyer * If the area is small or dark, consider putting up a mirror to expand and brighten the area. * Lighting – Is there adequate, pleasant lighting here? * If there is space, provide a chair or bench for your guests to either sit while putting on shoes/boots or to place their packages. (This shows you have their comfort in mind.) * Place a favorite piece of artwork here. * Make sure the area is clean and organized. * If you are a shoeless house, provide a place for the shoes so that they are organized.