Feng Shui Home Entrance

In Feng Shui, main door or entrance is given very high degree of importance and that’s because it’s the main door from where the Qi energy enters into your home.

Now, I’m sure that you’re aware of the problems that very fast or extremely slow moving Qi and misbalance of 5 elements (and colors) can lead to and that’s why its extremely important that you feng shui the entrance of your home.

Here, I’ve assumed that you’re aware of feng shui and concepts of Qi energy; if, by any chance, you aren’t then please read the article @ Feng Shui to understand the concepts. Furthermore, if you’re planning to feng shui your home, then our room by room feng shui guide @ Feng Shui House is surely a big help.

Feng Shui Home Entrance

Feng Shui Home Entrance – Why To Do It

Since a house is “the place” where we all tend to retire , relax and enjoy after strenuous day of office and work, we want the place to be comfortable, relaxing, calm, welcoming, cozy and everything positive that you can think of off the top of your head.

Now, having a feng shui compliant entrance helps to usher in health, wealth, happiness, prosperity, calmness, love, trust and a lot of positivity into your home and that’s what we all want. Isn’t it?

Furthermore, a feng shui compliant main door also tries to keep all sorts of negative energy away from your home thus saving you from landing into many troubles and issues.

Feng Shui Main Door – Here’s How To Do It

As said earlier, we don’t want very fast or slow moving Qi to enter our home; in fact, the type Qi that we all need – or rather want – to enter our houses is the moderately moving one and that’s because a really fast moving Qi brings in lot of anxiety and an extremely slow one brings lethargy.

Now, in order to have such a Qi enter our home and have a balance of 5 elements, we need to feng shui our house’s entrance and here’s how to do it! (in do’s and don’ts format)

Main Door Feng Shui – What To Follow

  1. Make the entrance, welcoming, cheerful, happy and inviting; all in all, it should be very positive.
  2. Make sure that the main door is larger than other doors.
  3. Let it open inwards and clockwise.
  4. It should open in to a big space and not a cramped one. For cramped spaces, use mirrors to make it look big. Read more about mirrors @ Feng Shui Mirrors
  5. If there’s an altar that faces the living room then it’s very auspicious.
  6. The door must be 90 degrees to the ground and not leaning inwards or outwards.
  7. Use best quality materials for main door.
  8. The main door mustn’t make any noise while opening or closing.
  9. Keep the entrance well lit.
  10. Make sure that the entrance is visible; if it isn’t then place plants and lights to make it visible.
  11. Hang a beautiful name plate and keep it well lit too; this’ll help auspicious opportunities to find you easily.
  12. If there’s a crack or dampness in the main door then either get it repaired or change the door.
  13. Place three coins tied with red ribbon under the ground or rug inside the main door.
  14. A good feng shui tip is to place a photo of 100 birds near the entrance as it symbolizes 100s of opportunities flying your way.
  15. Placing fortune plants is another good feng shui trick.
  16. Placing plants next to the home’s entrance is very good feng shui; just make sure that the plants don’t block the entrance.
  17. If there’re plants near the entrance of the home then they must be thriving, well maintained and not dead.
  18. A pair of Foo Dogs helps to prevent negative energy entering your home.
  19. Placing a pair of dragon inside main door is considered auspicious.
  20. A water fountain towards right side of the door is good feng shui; this brings prosperous energy in the house.
  21. Placing statue of any friendly animal, religious figure (such as Buddha) or an angle provides stability.
  22. Put a bright and colorful welcome mat at the entrance.
  23. Keep the path that leads to your home, clutter free and clean; remove broken sprinklers, old newspapers, dead leaves and plants etc.
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Main Door Feng Shui – What To Avoid

  1. No clutter near the entrance.
  2. Avoid sliding, circular or slanting type of doors as entrance.
  3. Avoid another house’s main door facing yours.
  4. No septic tank under the entrance.
  5. No toilets above the main door. More on toilet feng shui @ Feng Shui Toilets
  6. Shoes, shoe racks, garbage and dustbins near the main door are a strict no.
  7. Avoid doors that close automatically.
  8. Try to avoid main door that facing intersecting roads.
  9. Poles, trees, wires etc. directly in front of the main door are poison arrows; either avoid such houses or see poison arrow section for remedies.
  10. Avoid houses where a shadow from another building or a tree falls on the entrance.
  11. Avoid main door facing a staircase. More on staircase feng shui @ Feng Shui Stairs
  12. Avoid keeping the main door dull; you can have some nice carving or designs on it.
  13. No mirrors in front of entrance else all positive energy will bounce away from the house.

Main Door Feng Shui – What Colors To Use

Now, it won’t be a new thing if I tell you that colors mean a lot in feng shui; also, as with everything else there are some feng shui tips for choosing colors when it comes to main door.

Here, I assume that you’re very well aware of the relationship between colors, directions and the 5 elements. If – by any chance – you aren’t then please read the article @ Feng Shui Colors, Directions & Elements to know more.

Now, to make it really easy for you to understand what color to choose for your main door, I’ve created a small table (that you can see below); do have a look at it and you’ll understand feng shui colors for home entrance in a jiffy.

Below table shows you how to choose the best color for the main door of your home depending upon its direction.

Direction Color(s)
North Blue or Black (prefer Blue)
South Red or shades of red.
East and South-East Wooden color (make sure it’s a shade of green and not brown; brown is color of earth. Avoid colors resembling dried out wood; it represents decay)
West and North-West White color is good
North-East and South-West Yellow, brown, pink or ochre shades

Apart from all this you also need to pay very special attention and need to look for any poison arrows that may be directed towards your home’s entrance. Since remedying poison arrows are a very important part of feng shui, I’ve dedicated the next section of the article to them, so just read on.

Feng Shui Home Entrance – The Poison Arrow Angle

Poison arrows are one of the worst things that can point to your home; they tend to alter the movement of calm and positive Qi to a fast and rapidly moving one; and that’s what we – definitely – don’t want to get into our home.

But there’s something more bad about poison arrows and it’s that they’re present in many shapes, ways and forms;

Here are some:

  1. shape edges from another building
  2. staircase in front
  3. cemetery near entrance
  4. Light pole in front of main door

And those are few – in fact – very few.

But that’s certainly not the end of the world as there’re remedies that you can apply if you ever happen to live in a home that’s got poison arrows aimed at it.

Now, depending upon the direction from which the poison arrow is coming towards your home, you need to apply the remedy.

Again, for ease of understanding and simplicity, I’ve created a table that’ll reveal to you the remedies that you can – and must – apply in case you find a poison arrow towards your home.

Here’s the table:

Direction Element To Use Item To Use
North Earth or Wood Place a plant or crystal
South Water or Earth Place water fountain or a crystal
East or South-East Metal or Fire Place a wind chime or light
West or North-West Fire or Water Place light or water fountain
South-West or North-East Wood or Metal Place plants or wind chime
Here’re the links, if you wish to buy feng shui products mentioned above:
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Plant Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
Water Fountain Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
Wind Chime Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
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Feng Shui Tools UK Germany Spain France Italy
Plant Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy
Water Fountain Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy
Wind Chime Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy

Alright, with all this we’ve come to the end of this article about feng shui main door of the house.

I trust and believe that you’re, now, in a position to identify feng shui defects or deficiencies when it comes to house entrances and provide an equally effective remedy for the same.

Do leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Queck


    I hope you can enlighten me with my confusion between applying the BHS​​ versus the “TRADITIONAL” Feng Shui, to be able to determine the rest of all the directions of my floor plan.I’m afraid to provide the wrong information of the directions in my floor plan if I start wrong with the right direction.

    Using the Black Hat Sect which applies that SOUTH must always be on top, my main door looks like it’s at the NORTHWEST (Helpful People, Spiritual Life and Travel section/Grey box).

    However, using the “TRADITIONAL” way of just using the compass from inside the house facing the main door, it’s pointing that the main door is actually at the SOUTHEAST.

    Which one should I apply? I’ve attached the version of my floor plan where I applied the Black Hat Sect where South is at the top. But just to make sure, I’ve also added some photos of my floor plan with actual placing of our Kitchen sink, fridge, stove, dining table, our small hamper (laundry basket) and beds.

    I hope you can give me some clarifications first to further discuss on how we go about the cures. I need to know what directions should I apply to each part of my house.

    Thanks in advance!


  • Hi Queck,

    Thanks for dropping by on FengShuiPundit.com

    Traditional and BHS are 2 different schools of feng shui and one is free to believe in any. It’s all up to individual choice. I’ve always believed in traditional one.

    Feel free to ask further questions!


  • Mike James

    I have a disaster it seems at my entrance. I’ve read Thomas Lin Yun’s book and several Feng Shui websites. Nothing that quite discusses my set up. The staircase to the immediate left upon entering, a small entryway, the straight shot back through to the kitchen, then to the back back family room/addition where you can see the sliding glass door, which is a no no, right? And, we enter from the side door (us, not guests), as well. I’m at a loss. I added the little sun mirrors and LED Cherry Blossom tree to add more depth and light. And I plan on painting the entry a light yellow, but I thought I’d just run this passed you:) for deliberation/advice….

    The entry opens from the Northeast, so the Kitchen is the East and the back family room, where The sliding glass door is the Abundance/Wealth Bagua. (I have a high end turntable, small fountain, and Money Tree in there.



  • Hi Mike,

    Please send me a sketch of your home and mark North on it. This’ll make it much easier for me to assess the house.


    • Mike James


      And many thanks for the response. Here is a quick diagram. I’m not the best at drawing but the scale is pretty close. When I measured a few months back, some of the rooms overlap into other rooms by about a foot. But that is measuring from inside, and not from the blueprint or anything.

  • Hi Mike,

    That’s a great and detailed diagram. Just wanted to know which side is North in the diagram.


    • Mike James

      Sorry, for the mess. The front door is North, 7 degrees. I wrote it down there, but there’s a lot of detail, hahahaha!

      • ok. thanks for the clarification.. yup, there’s a ton of details in that layout.. good work!

    • Mike James

      Not sure if it replied correctly; the front door/front of the home is the North. 7 degrees.

      The sign in is tricky on the forum from my phone.

      Thanks for everything…



      • Hi Mike,

        The house looks good to me. However, I can see that there’s a staircase in NE of the house, now, if the staircase is a heavy one (like concrete one) then you need to place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of staircase..

        Also, I can see that there’s an extension of the house towards NW, for that you can place 4 copper or bronze pyramids (one each) in North, East, West and South of the house..

        The kitchen is in East side of the house.. please refer the articles @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/
        and @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/
        to know the best colors for balancing the elements

        Apply any remedy under the guidance of an expert feng shui consultant.

        Feel free to ask further questions.


  • Mary

    Dear Feng Shui Pundit, Thank you for sharing your wisdom,so much to learn!!
    I just moved in a new apartment, renting for a year. I didn’t have much choice when I rented. Could you please help me with a couple of topics/issue in this new apartment?
    SW is where the entrance is, so SW is missing in the house plan, and the entrance is narrow, with stairs and we share a VERY small foyer with our neighbor.
    The all house exterior is painted red.
    In front of the bathroom door there is a big mirror, I can’t remove it is sealed to the wall. We also have a spiral stairs case that goes to our bedroom,below there is a small kitchen that shares the wall with the bathroom.
    I am trying to stay positive but in a way I am a little concern about it.
    Could you please help me? I can send you pictures.
    With Gratitude, many blessings. Mary

  • Hi Mary,

    Please send me a sketch or layout of your home with North marked on it. I’d be more than happy to help you.


  • RJ

    Hello. Can you pls tell me the ideal number of steps to reach the main door of the house from the ground level, in case of a bungalow. ( when you have a pathway leading to the steps from the plot’s entrance gate).

  • Susan

    please explain what colors are considered https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9cb7c0fc523296afbc430555ff42dcfb4f823167fb91a610aeb25e28d5e8b837.jpg wooden color for east facing main door?
    There is a big mango tree falls on our main door, what should we do to it other than cutting it down? is there a way out? Really appreciate your knowledge sharing, Feng Shui Pundit 🙂

  • Hi RJ,

    Keep them in odd numbers.


    • RJ

      Thank you. If I am not wrong, we should count the doormat also as one step. So that would mean 2, 4 etc steps? Or is there a safe number which will work both with and without doormat? We are looking at achieving at least a 2 feet level above ground.

  • Please refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/

    Does the shadow of that mango tree falls on your home?

  • Hi RJ,

    It’s just the number of steps and there’s no safe number as such.


  • Hi Susan,

    You can hang a multifaceted crystal ball for this.

    Also, if you really want to understand and apply the best of feng shui then I’d suggest you to get the book available @ http://bit.ly/2df9K7I. It’s around $25 and there’re 3 bonus books for free with it. Also, it’s backed with 60 day money back guarantee.

    Feel free to ask further questions.


    • Susan

      Do you think the easy and good remedy is just to cut the tree off?

  • A better remedy will be to hang a multifaceted crystal ball. Do get help of a local feng shui consultant.


  • Kenneth

    Hi, is this a case of a light pole in front of the entrance? Are you seeing any issues with this? If yes, anyway to go around it? Tnx!


  • Ana aguera

    Hi we have moved to our new home in may and ever since things have been different our business has changed, I feel like I am always in a bad and I feel like something is not correct, what do you suggest I can do?

  • You can place a multifaceted crystal ball at the entrance. A local feng shui expert can help you do that.


  • Hi Ana,

    Please send me a sketch of your home and mark North on it. I’ll be more than happy to help you!


  • rev

    Hii , we hav bought our new flat and i’m a firm believer of fengshui , can u plz help me out ..therz a bathroom in our SE corner..is there any problem.. i have a wealth vase at southeast corner..(inside an altar) i have kept a dragon tortoise on north side of living room..and a gem tree in south west corner.is there anything wrong? please guide me and let me know if i could do something else to atract a regular income..

  • rev
  • Dimal Patel

    We are moving into a new built home, north facing, as it’s our 1st home we are looking at advice and assistance in regards to where to place everything and colours etc https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b1e7580359f75ac4f55b0024a968223a1a3719d5cfb62f066236837c3a36f52.png

  • Linus Sally

    Hi there, I’ve decided to send you my floor plan as the more I read on your website, the more inauspicious our house seems. The front entrance faces south.
    I’d like to place the wealth toad at the entrance, but SE is where the front door swings in. So where is a good spot for it, as we can’t put it on the floor.
    The kitchen is in the middle of the house, it’s a laundry room above it. Does this cause any problem?
    My current problem is I’ve had opportunities in my career, however, seems to be unable to secure them further. I would greatly appreciate your comments. Thank you in advance.

  • Hi Rev,

    For kitchen in North refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/

    For NE bathroom refer the one @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/

    In the East bedroom, reorient the bed such that the person lying on the bed can see the door but the door shouldn’t be in directly alignment of the bed. Also make sure that the head isn’t towards North while lying on the

    I’d also suggest you to refer article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/ to know the best colors that you can use in your home.

    Feel free to ask further questions.


  • Have replied!

  • Hi Dimal,

    Which side is North in this layout?


    • Dimal Patel

      North is where the front door is, so the house is north facing and the rear garden being south facing

    • Linus Sally

      Thank you so much for your replies in the different threads!!

  • Ok.. I can see that the master bedroom on the first floor is in the NE of the house and that’s not a good thing as per vastu shastra. Also, I can see that there’s a bedroom in SW of the house, I’d suggest you to use that room as master bedroom.

    Aslo, there seems to be a toilet right above the entrance of the house and that’s bad feng shui. Try not to use that toilet and always keep the home entrance well lit.

    Feel free to ask further questions.


  • Mukthi

    Sending you the layout of the rented flat we are moving into.
    Please tell me any changes that need to b done.
    M H


  • Hi,

    The house seems ok to me. Just that there’s a bit of cut in NE of the house. You can place 4 pyramids, one each, in North, East, West and South of the house.

    Make sure that you apply any remedy under guidance of an expert vastu or feng shui consultant.


  • you’re welcome!

  • GS

    Hi, Please advise if water fountain has placed in right direction & also is it ok to place open shoe rack outside house?

  • GS

    Hi, Please advise if water fountain has placed in right direction & also is it ok to place open shoe rack outside house? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/54cb545f6e4720b55aae5b30d87b779dc7f310bb39cbaaa4ade1b80a7ae37c65.png

  • Jans

    Hi, just wondering what is your advice for me that I put the cabinet covered with mirror against the left wall before walk out the main door and hung the heart shaped mirror above it (i attached the photo of it for your view) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b0d07f64fff48018dcc2e4efa3f380ac45e9fbeb4005562e4d1a705ff4f6680.jpg

    Thank you in advance.

  • Jans

    Hi i sent the comment here but i can’t see any of my post. Just wondering if you received it. Thank you

  • Ruby abdulrehman

    I bought crystal table lamp and i want to put it on the small entry hall way facing towards the main door…is it ok?

  • Ruby abdulrehman

    I bought crystal table lamp and i want to put it on the small entry hall way facing towards the main door…is it ok?

  • Ebby’s Mama

    What do I do if we enter the house and remove shoes? We usually keep a shoe basket. How can I remedy not having shoes at the entry?

  • Hi Geetika,

    A water fountain can be kept near the home entrance and must flow towards the house. From your comment it seems you’ve sent an attachment but I haven’t received the same..

    A shoe rack must be kept outside the house away from the entrance.. you can keep it at a distance from the main door but not opposite to the door…

    Feel free to ask further questions..


  • Hi Geetika,

    I’ve said in the other comment that I’ve not received an attachment, while in this one, I can see the attachment.. The water fountain should come near the entrance of the house. However, even the current placement ain’t bad.. the shoe rack, if possible, needs to be moved farther away from the main door..


  • Is the left wall South side?

  • Hi Jans,

    Have replied.. Sorry for the late response.


  • Hi Ruby,

    What’s the color of the lamp and what’s the direction of the entrance you’re planning to place the lamp?


  • Have replied!

    • Ruby abdulrehman

      The color of lamp is golden with crystals

  • If you can then

    1. Keep the shoe cabinet closed at all times and keep it really clean.

    2. Try to keep the shoe rack at a distance from the entrance.

    3. Create a partition, of appropriate materials, such that the shoe rack isn’t directly visible from the entrance..


  • sukhoi1027

    Can the entrance door have a curtain on the outside ? The entrance door is located on the SE corner of the house.

  • I think it’s better to have the curtain inside the house so that the entrance is clearly visible to the auspicious energies entering your home.

  • That should be ok I think

  • Have replied

  • iMav14

    Hi attached here are the proposed floor plans for our house construction this march. May i know which floor plan has a good feng shui. Thank you

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/88944ec6b22eec56c01950f9e284883c316f7a82a23e9b533e3d6c20261cd238.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2e0c87d3ca61d74c8a9d6e2f437b1cc339bcbe3c0f00fdb7e8a6bd2bae8eae9.jpg

  • Khris

    How do I determine the direction of my main door? When holding a compass, should I face the door, or should my back face my door so both the front of the door and I are facing the same direction? Thank you!

  • Hi,

    both the plans are good. In the first one, I believe the kitchen stove is around the center of the house and that’s not recommended at all.. in the second one the kitchen is in SW of the house and that’ll need correction.. however, these are just my thoughts.. you can get help from a local feng shui expert and discuss further about the plan.. also you can get the energy levels of the plot checked…


  • Hi Khris,

    Stand at the main door as if you’re going out of the house and note the direction; that’s the facing of the door.


  • Mega Zhan

    hi, i just realised that i have the back door toward outdoor area which is a koi pond is larger than main door.any solution for this?

    tq very much

  • Try to keep that door closed most of the times.. however, the entrance of the house must be the grandest door