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How Do I Choose Best Feng Shui Shape, Design and Colors for My Main Entry Rug?

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If you were to design your main entry rug, which feng shui colors, designs and shapes would you consider to help you attract best quality feng shui energy?

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Question: How Do I Choose Best Feng Shui Shape, Design and Colors for My Main Entry Rug?
Answer: Main entry is very important in feng shui as it is through the main entry that the house absorbs Chi, or universal energy, for its own nourishment. The better quality Chi your house absorbs, the better quality energy is there to support you and your family.

From choosing best feng shui colors for your front door to the right positioning of a fountain; from dealing with the feng shui of a staircase facing the main door to choosing the best shape and design of the main entry rug - every detail is important in feng shui.

So, how do you make the best feng shui choice for your main door rug? Which colors, designs and shapes will help you attract best quality energy?

Let's look at the main feng shui design aspects.
  • Shape. In any feng shui home or office application, always be first guided by your feelings, as well as the basic interior design principles. What shape would work best in your space?

    To answer this question first consider any shapes that will be visually most pleasing for your space. Second, find out the feng shui direction your front door faces and go for the shape that is most suitable for the feng shui element of that direction.

    For example: Feng Shui-wise, if your front door is facing East, then rectangular (Wood feng shui element) or square (Earth feng shui element) shapes are recommended. Round shape, being a Metal feng shui element shape, is best to avoid for a East facing front door rug design.


  • Colors. You choose the best colors for your main entry rug also according to the energy of the feng shui elements. In our example with the East facing main door we have the colors of three feng shui elements to choose from: Earth, Wood and Water elements.

    The colors to avoid would be Metal and Fire element colors (it is good to know the feng shui element cycles in order to make smart feng shui choices). Ideally, you will not place a predominantly white, gray or red rug near the East facing main door.

  • Design. An important consideration when choosing any floor rug (versus a wall-mounted rug, or carpet) is to take into consideration the fact that you will most probably be stepping on it every day.

    Be mindful about not making the feng shui mistake that is so often seen in small businesses: the owner will have the business name on the floor mat and then wonder why the business attracts low quality energy? How can it attract good quality energy when everyone is literally stepping over you/your business name every day?

    So, go for a design that is appropriate to step on, so to speak. Do not order a design with angels and birds because stepping over angels and birds is never a good idea.

    Focus on the most appropriate design according to the needed feng shui elements. If you go for an image, choose an image that feels logical to step on, like sand, for example, or a garden pathway. If it is an abstract representation, then be guided by feng shui element colors and shapes, as well as you feelings about it.
In most feng shui cases it is best to have rugs with stable, grounding and supporting energy so as to create good energy for one's foundation.

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