If you want to create a good feng shui home, it is always a good idea to start at your front door. Why? Because it is through the front door - also called the mouth of Chi - that the house absorbs most of the energy it needs in order to nourish your personal energy.
If you are familiar with feng shui ideas and concepts, you know that there is a variety of tips you can apply in any room in your house in order to achieve good feng shui.
However, none of them - with just one exception, the feng shui of your bedroom - is as important as a good feng shui front door.
So, how do you create a strong feng shui front door in order to attract good Chi - into your home?
The easiest way to create a strong feng shui front door is with the appropriate feng shui design for it, which includes colours, specific shapes and materials. The best feng shui design is the one that nourishes the feng shui element of the direction of your front door.
For example, if you have a North facing front door, you will focus on nourishing the water feng shui element that "governs" this direction; while avoiding or minimising decor items, colours and shapes that belong to the elements of earth, wood and fire.
The easiest way to strengthen the feng shui energy needed for your specific front door is with the right choice of colour.
In feng shui, the energy of a front door is determined by its facing direction, so there are 8 different guidelines for front doors that face each of the 8 directions.
Read: Front Door Colours for All 8 Directions
A West facing door is a door with the compass reading from 247.5 to 292.5 (here's how to take the compass reading of your front door).
The feng shui element of West direction is Metal, and the corresponding feng shui bagua energy is the energy of Children & Creativity.
In the case of a West facing front door, there is one more feng shui element you can use; this gives you a wider range of good colours. The element of Earth is nourishing for the Metal element, thus all Earth element colours are also good for a West facing front door.
Earth feng shui element colours are: All Earthy/ Sandy Colours and Light Yellow Colour
So, the best feng shui colours for a West facing front door are (in order of their auspiciousness): white, gray, light yellow and all earthy/sandy colours.
Avoid the following colours for your West facing front door: blue, black, red, purple, orange, and deep pink. These colours represent the elements of Water and Fire that are weakening/destructive for the Metal element of West direction (according to the five elements destructive cycle.)
If you can repaint your front door, then all this info sounds easy and reasonable. However, if you live in a rental home, or in a housing complex that restricts your choice of exterior house colours, are there any additional, helpful options you can look at? Can you still have a good feng shui front door if the door colour cannot be changed?
Yes, with just a bit of effort you sure can!
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