Feng Shui Solutions for Direct Door Alignment

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    Here's why doors in direct alignment are bad feng shui (and how to fix it)

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    One of the most frequent feng shui questions I receive is about the alignment of doors (both interior and exterior) and the influence of such door alignment on the feng shui energy of your home. As this is a concern with numerous houses, let's look into some easy feng shui solutions.

    First, let's see why the direct alignment of two or more doors is considered bad feng shui. As feng shui is all about creating a balanced and harmonious flow of energy in your home, the direct alignment of two or more doors will create a harsh quality of feng shui energy resembling Sha Chi. Imagine Chi, or energy, as water flowing into your space. You will see that water will rush very fast through two or more directly aligned doors without slowing down to actually nourishing the space.

    It is especially important to avoid a direct alignment of the front door with the back door. The reason you want to avoid this situation is because all good feng shui energy coming through the main door will easily escape through the back door without having a chance to circulate and nourish your home. Take this into consideration when you plan to renovate or remodel your home.

    Your house needs good feng shui energy just like you need good quality air. It is important to be aware of the quality of feng shui energy created by your floor plan, and see what you can do to create better energy. Now, what easy feng shui solutions are available to you if you live in a house with a direct alignment of doors? Depending on your floor plan, your budget, as well as your decor style, here are some practical feng shui tips.

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    Table and Flowers

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    Place a round table in the direct pathway of energy. This will redirect the energy and slow it down. A vase with fresh flowers on the table will improve the energy even further.

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    Work with Color

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    Work with color to change the relationship between doors. Choose the right feng shui color for the area and strengthen one door more than the other. This will change the relationship between the two directly aligned doors and slow down the energy.

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    Get Help from A Tall Plant

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    Place a plant with a strong presence in the direct pathway of energy. The feng shui use of a plant, ideally tall and wide, in a visually strong pot, will achieve the similar effect of redirecting the energy.

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    Reposition Your Furniture

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    Reposition the existing furniture pieces to create a redirection of flow. If there is enough space in between the directly aligned doors, create a nice grouping, or a conversation area in the direct pathway. Ground the energy even more with a colorful rug.

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    Keep Experimenting


    Basically, what you need to do is redirect and soften the harsh energy flow created by two or more directly aligned doors. Going back to checking the feng shui energy flow where you visualize Chi as water, think of what would slow down and redirect the flow of water. Experiment till you find the decor solution that works best for you and your home. 

    Be sure to choose a way that is aesthetically pleasing and works for your home on a practical level. Improving the feng shui energy with decor items appropriate for your lifestyle is the best and most powerful application of feng shui. You just have to know how to use what you have.

    Continue Reading: Doors and Windows in A Good Feng Shui Floor Plan