Feng Shui Stairs

Stairs or staircases (as some like to call it) aren’t a new concept when it comes to multistory home. They have been in use since ages and chances are that they aren’t going anywhere in future too! Stairs allow everyone to move from one floor to another with ease (more ease while coming down). Now, in feng shui, stairs have a bad repute, although not as bad as toilets, but bad enough to make you pay special attention towards having feng shui staircase in a home.

Here it’s assumed that you’re well aware of feng shui concepts like Qi energy and its movement; if you aren’t then you can learn about feng shui @ Feng Shui. For learning complete home feng shui, head over to the room by room house feng shui guide @ Complete Feng Shui House Guide.

Feng Shui Stairs

Feng Shui Stairs – Why Are They Important?

In the previous section, we stated that stairs have a bit of a bad repute in feng shui and here’s the reason why; you must know that stairs are heavy – in fact very heavy – structures; hence, they tend to exert pressure wherever they’re located, what this means is that they’ll try to suppress the benefits or positivity of the area of the house where they are located.

Here are a few examples that’ll clear the air for you:

Example #1: If, in a home, there’s a staircase in the wealth section of a house i.e. in South-East, then the financial condition of the residents of that house won’t be strong. Now, in no way does this means that the family will go bankrupt (however they may, if there are other severe defects in the house), what this means is that the family will face struggle when it comes to money. They may earn a good amount but won’t be able to save anything. They’ll face unnecessary, unexpected & unwanted expenses.

Example #2: Suppose a staircase is situated in the health area of the house i.e. in East, then there will be some or the other medical issue that’ll keep troubling the residents of that house. No matter what they do, no matter how good of a doctor they consult, the issues will remain there.

We hope that the above 2 very simple – but easily possible – examples will make you believe as to why you must be looking to feng shui stairs in your home; because – no matter what happens – you’ll never want yourself or your family to walk the path of difficulty and misery.

Feng Shui Stairs – How You Can Achieve It!

Ok, in this section of the article we’ll deal with the actionable stuff i.e. the rules and regulations of feng shui that you need to keep in mind and apply while making staircase in your home.

As said earlier, there are certain rules and regulations when it comes to feng shui staircases and below we’ve listed those rules just the way you like them – in do’s and don’ts format.

So without any more delay, let’s just jump into action and learn what needs to be followed and what needs to be avoided as per feng shui for stairs.

Feng Shui Stairs – What to Follow

  1. Try to keep 1, 2, 5, 10, 13, 14, 17 or 22 as the numbers of steps in a staircase.
  2. Keep the stairs well lit. Do fit uplights on landings.
  3. Make sure that the stairs are sturdy.
  4. Use shades of light and soothing colors for staircases.
  5. You can use wood, metal or concrete as materials for making stairs.
  6. It’s better to have wooden stairs in South, East and South-East of a home.
  7. If you’re making stairs in North then you can use metal.
  8. Concrete stairs can be made in North-East, South-West, West and North-West.
  9. Do remember to place a pair of Foo Dogs (Available on Amazon US, INCA, UK, DE, ES, FR & IT) to prevent bad or negative energy going upstairs.
  10. Make sure that the steps are comfortable; they shouldn’t be too steep or too shallow.
  11. Make the staircase wide enough for everyone to use it easily.
  12. If there’s a curved staircase, then make sure there aren’t much turns in it and try to keep the staircase clockwise.
  13. If stairs are located in front of the main door of the house then place a screen, partition or curtain to block the view of stairs from entrance. More on home entrance feng shui @ Feng Shui Main Door
  14. A crystal chandelier, at the start of stairs is good feng shui.

Feng Shui Stairs – What to Avoid

  1. No stairs at the center of a home; it’s like having something very heavy at the heart and that’s never a good feng shui.
  2. No broken stairs; if any of the landings is broken then repair it immediately.
  3. Stairs shouldn’t face any corner of the house.
  4. Never let a stair face another stair.
  5. No staircases near home’s entrance.
  6. Avoid top or bottom of stairs facing main entrance.
  7. No toilets at start or end of a staircase.
  8. No staircase in front of bedroom’s door.
  9. Never have red colored stairs; it brings misfortunes.
  10. Never make a kitchen, bedroom, dining room, bathroom/toilet and cash locker under staircase.
  11. Never place or store water under a staircase.
  12. Avoid spiral staircases.
  13. Please avoid stairs in East, South-East and South-West of your home as they rule Health, Money and Love aspect of your life respectively.
  14. Avoid creaky or weak materials for making staircases.
  15. Avoid any spaces between landings in a staircase. The space between landings means leakages and that’s a bad feng shui.
  16. Never place mirrors on staircases. Read our article @ mirror feng shui to know more.

With this we come to the end of this article; as you now have a very good knowledge of feng shui stairs, we believe that you’ll apply the tips that we’ve mentioned above and make the stairs in your home a feng shui compliant one.

Furthermore, we hope and sincerely believe that you really liked the above information on feng shui stairs. Hence, we request you to please do share this information to all the people you know.

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Do let us know your thoughts on this article in the comments section below.

  • Jessie Greene

    Thank you for the tips, appreciate it.

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  • Je P (Jet)

    Hello!

    Our staircase is located in the Wealth area/Southeast 😞 Which really makes sense why we can’t save and having financial challenges. I’ve read from one of Feng Shui articles that it’s good to put a full size mirror at the first landing, which contradicts to one of the dont’s provided above. Please clarify my confusion.

    Also, along the bottom of our staircase is our bathroom door, what do we need to do? You’re help will definitely change our family’s lives to betterment. Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Je P,

      A simple remedy is to put 2 metal turtles under the first landing of the staircase; this’ll symbolize that the weight of the staircase is taken by the shell of the turtles and the pressure in SE of the house is reduced. For bathroom, since the door doesn’t faces the staircase directly, I think there’s nothing needs to be done.

      Feel free to ask further questions.

      Thanks

  • Hi Jp,

    You’re welcome!
    1. Dining area in North is good. Just try that no one faces South while eating.
    2. You can keep the sink in NW, West a bit away from NE corner.
    3. If you’re comfortable facing main door while cooking then it’s ok. However, placing a curtain somewhere in between so that no one can see you via main door is a good idea.
    4. For bathroom above kitchen refer: http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/202858/bathroom_decor/feng_shui_tips_for_the_bathroom.html
    5. Try to put beds such that the head isn’t towards North while sleeping.
    Thanks

  • Have replied to other comment

    Thanks

  • Je P (Jet)

    Appreciated! However, Im bit confused about the direction. Based on the attachment sent, Is my main door now at the Travel area (Northwest) using the Black Hat Sec? When I use the compass inside the house facing our main door and front street, it’s showing that it’s at Southeast

    Help to clarify. Thanks so much in advance

    • There’re various schools of feng shui and they all differ (some more than others) in their belief systems. If I were in your place, I’d take SE as the entrance of the house.

  • Hi Newbie,

    Thanks for dropping by on FengShuiPundit.com

    Place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase and see for 21 days. I think you’d feel better.

    Hang a curtain at the bathroom door and keep the door closed at all times.

    Also, send me a sketch of your home and mark North on it.

    Thanks

  • Have replied on FB!

    • Edwin

      Hi! Just confused on the orientation, are we talking the Global North or True North of the house standing front side?

  • Hi,

    Keeping the light on and door closed is a good thing. Also, since the staircase is of wood, I think it should be ok. You can always get a feng shui consultant to check things for you and clear away all your doubts.

    Thanks

  • Nocturnal Knight

    Hi this my stairs. How do I remedy this?

    • Hi,

      In which area of the house these stairs are? Also, I can see that there’s a dining table under the staircase, that shouldn’t be there..

      • Nocturnal Knight

        Also what should I Generally put below the stairs specially that it is in the fame area? Pls give me examples. Much love

        • The area under the staircase can only be used as a storage place; but don’t store money or anything related to wealth.. Also, no drinking water and no one should sleep under a staircase.

  • Hi,

    If the middle back are happens to be South of the house then this stair may try to hamper the name and fame aspect.. The good thing here is that the stairs seems to be of wood, hence it must be way lighter than those of concrete, this way the pressure exerted on the area is lesser..
    Send me a layout of your home and make North on it and I’ll be happy to help you further..

    Thanks

  • Ok. if no one’s using the table then it’s fine.. yes, you need to clean the clutter 🙂 .. since it’s made of wood, I don’t think that it should have much of an impact.. You need to put the turtles under the lowest step of the stairs (that’ll symbolize that the weight of the stairs is borne by the shell of turtle)

  • You can take the wisdom sayings from there.. yes, you can put thing that you’re not using under the staircase

  • Send me a sketch of photo of the entrance (mark North on it).. however, since staircase and entrance don’t face each other, I think the things should be ok.

  • those stairs seem to be ok to me

  • Hi,

    You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase; that’ll help reduce the ill effects. Get an expert feng shui consultant to help you.

    Thanks

  • Hi Priscilla,

    You mean that there’s a window where the stairs end?

    Thanks

  • Hi Shiela,

    The lowest step of the staircase is the first step that you take to go up the stairs and placing turtles there should not have any adverse effects.

    Always apply any remedies under guidance of an expert feng shui consultant.

    Thanks

  • Hi Erickson,

    As per feng shui, the article you’ve commented on covers feng shui stairs.
    If you believe in Vastu Shastra (Indian Feng Shui) then here’s the link @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/staircase-vastu-tips/

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks

  • Hi Kalinga,

    Send me a layout of the house with North marked on it. I’ll be more than happy to help you!

    Thanks

  • Hi Ric,

    You need to put the turtles under the lowest step of the staircase. You may need to break and reconstruct the lowest step in that case. Also you can get an expert feng shui consultant visit your place to check for alternative solutions (if possible).

    Thanks

  • Hi,
    Please refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/
    to know the best colors for complete house as per directions.

    Thanks

  • Cherlita Pungtilan

    Where do we start to determine clockwise staircase? For example we have a 2 storey house: From the 2nd floor to the ground or do we start from the ground to the 2nd floor?

  • Hi,

    For the bathrooms in NW of the house please refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/
    Also for the kitchen you can refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/

    Also, I can see that the master bedroom is above the kitchen, you need to get a feng shui consultant visit your place and get that corrected.

    Thanks

  • Hi Susan,

    That glitter lamp will be good. However, a bathroom under a staircase isn’t a good feng shui. Try to use that bathroom to the minimum (If possible).

    For the second floor you can use the main entrance of the house or the entrance to the second floor. However, the entrance of the house is more dominant as all the Qi energy enters the house from there.

    Thanks

  • Hi TC,

    If possible the try to put a partition such that the stairs aren’t visible from the entrance. Also, make sure that putting a partition should’t cramp the entrance. Hanging a multifaceted crystal ball is also a good solution.

    Thanks

  • You’re welcome!

  • netopian

    Hi.

    You say that it is unlucky to have staircase in the East? What should we do if we already have a staircase in the East?

    Also, in flying start feng shui, the East is a bad sector for a West 2 Facing House in Period 8 because this is where the mountain star 2 and water star 5 reside. Some feng shui experts such as Lillian Too say, it is best to put a Staircase in the East Sector because it symbolizes “stepping on bad luck”

    So i’m just confused on which feng shui method to follow? There’s the 8 mansions method. There’s the flying star method. Please advice. Thanks!

    • Hi,

      I understand your confusion. There’re numerous schools of feng shui and they vary widely in beliefs. It’s all up to you what to choose. Sometimes too much of options leads to confusion. You can always get help of a local feng shui consultant for a better guidance.

      Thanks

    • Have replied!

  • You’re welcome!

    “Walk in the closet”?? I didn’t get you.

  • Hi,

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

    Thanks

  • Ignore my other comment where I’ve asked for home layout.

    I can see that the kitchen is in East, NE of the house. Refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/ and @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/ to understand how you can balance the elements there. Also, try to cook something daily facing East (like tea or rice)

    Thanks

  • that should be ok..

  • You’re Welcome!

  • Restart counting.. but the number of steps shouldn’t really be a huge thing and you don’t need to get too hung up on it..

  • Hi Angel.

    You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase. A local feng shui expert can help you do that.

    Thanks

  • Hi Kenneth,

    This should not be an issue in my opinion. Try to keep the bathroom door closed at all times.

    Thanks

  • Hi Nanz Lee,

    The curtains should be good. The space under a staircase should only be used as a storage area. While placing appliances under a stair may reduce their efficiency and they may need frequent repairs.

    Thanks

  • Hi Fifi,

    That should not be an issue as there’s a corridor. However, you can place an appropriate partition. Here’s an article that may help you http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/

    Thanks

  • Hi Sabrina,

    That was really a long description of the home.

    Now, on to your questions.
    1. You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase.
    2. The body should face East.
    3. Always make sure that the ceiling of the house is in white color. You can use tinges of other colors here and there on the ceiling; the white must dominate the ceiling.
    4. No plants in bedroom. They can be placed in wood are of the house or to strengthen other weak areas as pointed out in feng shui colors article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/
    Also, if you can send me a sketch of your home with North marked on it, I’ll be in a better position to assess the home.

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks

  • Hi KM,

    In feng shui it’s always better to have smoothed out surfaces.

    Thanks

  • Hi Sabrina,

    You’re welcome! Reading that long description makes me believe that you’re committed to make your and your family’s life better.

    May God Bless You and Your Family.

    Thanks

  • Hi,
    If the bed isn’t directly above the kitchen stove then the ill effects are reduced to a good extent

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    Send me the layout of your home with North marked on it.

    Thanks

  • Hi Marlene

    Stairs at the center of the house aren’t a good thing. A remedy that may try to reduce the ill effect is to put 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase. Do get the help of a local feng shui consultant to achieve this.

    Thanks

  • Hi Puneet,

    I can see that the kitchen is located at the SW of the house and that’s not a good thing. Refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/ for more.

    Also, I can see that the there’s a bathroom in North of the house and that may lead to financial struggles; for remedy please refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/

    Also, you can get a local vastu consultant visit your place to check the slope and energy levels of the plot.

    Feel free to ask further questions..

    Thanks

  • Hang appropriate colored curtains or some partition such that the bedroom door isn’t directly visible from the stairs. Also, you can hang a crystal ball too. Get help of a local feng shui consultant while applying remedies…

    Thanks

  • The reason to avoid stairs at entrance is that all the energy that enter the house through main door will go up the stairs (that to in a haphazard way) and that’s what we don’t want. you can put turtles under the lowest step of the staircase as a remedy. get help of a local feng shui consultant to do that for you.

    Thanks

  • That’ll be a huge article in itself as there’re numerous things to be avoided and followed.

  • Hi Ralph,

    As far as my understanding is concerned, you need to restart the count on landings. Stairs in South of the house may have effects on name and fame of the family.. you can put 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase; get help of a local feng shui consultant to do that for you.

    The space under a staircase can only be used as a storage space. Avoid keeping food articles etc there. You can keep other things like winter clothes, ironing board (and not iron itself)..

    Feel free to ask further questions..

    Thanks

  • They can face each other..

  • Here’s the link for your help:
    http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-wealth/

  • Hi Tim,

    Thanks for liking my website..

    You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase to reduce the ill effect..

    For missing corner, you can place 4 pyramids (one each) in North, East, West and South of the house; or you can place 2 mirrors such that they reflect towards the missing corner..

    Do get help of a local feng shui consultant to do all this for you..

    Thanks

  • SW is the area of Earth and the staircase is metallic. As per feng shui, metal reduces earth element (here’s the link for reference http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/). You need to introduce earthen elements and colors in the SW area (where the staircase is).

    Do get help of a local feng shui consultant to choose the best earthen materials and elements (that looks great with the spiral staircase) for you.

    Thanks

  • I think that should be ok.

  • Hi,

    A toilet under a staircase isn’t considered good.

    Thanks

  • A house elevated from the main road is ok..

  • That stair looks ok to me, however do make the entrance door of your home a bit attractive.. it’s looking a bit dull at this moment. use tinges of vibrant colors here and there near the entrance.. those plants at stairs are really good. get help of a local feng shui consultant to choose an awesome color scheme for the entrance door..

    Thanks

  • Hi Tegan,

    A door that opens to a staircase isn’t considered very good in feng shui as the movement of Chi energy is disturbed.
    Here’s a great article that’ll help you: https://www.thespruce.com/staircase-facing-the-front-door-1274549

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    A false ceiling is a good idea.

    Thanks

  • Hey,

    There seems to be a bit of claustrophobic feeling. Tons of staircases and doors all put together. I’d suggest to get a local feng shui expert to see your place and suggest some remedies. However, that staircase in front of the entrance ain’t good.

    Thanks

  • No, the staircase is coming to your home and not going out. it’s the staircase to the main door.. hence all the energy will enter from here only..

  • if you feel comfortable with them then keep it there..

  • What’s the material of staircase? Are they cement ones or wooden ones?

  • How has been your social reputation, relation with neighbors and health after you moved into the house? Have there been any court or legal cases etc?

  • Hi,

    Those stairs need to be corrected. You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase. Get help from a local feng shui expert to do that.

    For toilet refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/
    and for kitchen the one @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    That seems to be pretty bad feng shui. That canal needs to be covered. Get a local interior personnel and a feng shui expert to help you decide the best material to fix this for you.

    Thanks

  • That means it’s a heavy structure. You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase to reduce the ill effect of it.

    Note: Any remedy must be done by a feng shui expert only.

    Thanks

  • Moving water is high energy. It may lead to some accidents related to staircase. Has anyone hurt himself/herself at that staircase?

  • You’re welcome.. the turtles under the staircase signifies that the weight of the stairs is taken by the shell of the turtles.. heavy structures at wrong location means difficulties..

    Thanks