In feng shui, the front door of your home is referred to as “The Mouth of Chi.” Just as you and I do, a house takes in its nourishment through the front door. This fact arguably makes the front door one of the most important parts of your home.
We want to have good Chi coming in through the front door, and so it seems only natural to create an entryway space that is inviting, warm and spacious – the same as the quality of energy we want to attract and dwell there.
When assessing someone’s home, the first thing a feng shui practitioner will do is to look at is where their front door is. Ideally, you want your front door to be facing the street so that energy and opportunities can easily come off the road and to your door. If the front door does not directly face the street, then your goal is to create a clear path to the door.
A clear pathway and visually appealing entryway will lift your energy as you approach. Something else that is important but often overlooked is the entryway space itself. According to Placemaking Principles, the entryway should be designed with the visitor in mind: imagine the experience of the visitor in all sorts of weather. Ideally, a covered waiting area with optional seating is inviting and accommodating in any weather.