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
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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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  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Hi RJ,

    Keep them in odd numbers.


  • 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.


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


  • 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!


  • 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?


  • 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.


  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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..


  • 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

  • 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.


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