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. The topic of doors alignment in feng shui has also been briefly discussed in the feng shui forum. 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 the two or more directly aligned doors without actually slowing down and 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 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 and your decor style, here are some practical feng shui tips:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Be sure to choose a way that is esthetically pleasing and works for you on a practical level. Improving the feng shui energy in your home with items appropriate for your decor and lifestyle is the best and most powerful application of feng shui. You just have to know how to use what you have.
Keep learning about feng shui, it is a fascinating and life-changing body of knowledge.