Feng Shui Entrance Hall
The entrance hall is the ‘face’ of the house. The entrance hall as well as the hallway are the places where the home begins. Many feng shui practitioners like to choose the entrance hall to be the first place to apply feng shui for their home. The reason is that the main energy (called chi) will flow from the main door to our house and all the things passing through this door will receive the same energy. What kind of and how much energy we receive will be greatly influenced by our main door (whether it is balanced or not) so our main entrance will determine whether the Feng Shui of our home is good or bad.
Feng Shui recommends this part of our house to be spacious. A light, spacious hall with a pleasant, fresh smell and is neat and clean will make our spirits rise, whereas the long, dark corridor with a bad smell and full of clutter will also effect badly to our spirits and health. Good feng shui hall or lobby can give its residents’ minds, emotions and movements to be expressive, constructive and unburdened.
However, not everyone is lucky to have a large hallway – in this case, one of the favorite ways to solve this problem is mirror. Mirrors are considered to be an effective tool for energizing and redirecting energy.
How to Organize Your Entrance Hall
- Since Chi enters the home through the main entrance, your house should have a well-defined main entrance. If your guests have difficulties finding the entrance then chances are that Chi is also confused and doesnt know how to enter your home either.
- stand at the main entrance looking out. Make sure that there is no tree, lamp post or other objects right in front of the main entrance preventing Chi from entering your property.
- Those who live with narrow, dark hallways could suffer restriction mentally or as a blockage in one of their body channels. Psychologically, such a place is depressing. To solve this problem, feng shui experts will usually suggest them to use bright colors and mirrors – mirror has the ability to enlarge and strengthen everything that is reflected in it. The mirror will strengthen the positive energies from the harmonized entrance door. But if your entrance door or hallways is out of balanced then the mirror will strengthen the negative energies and causes you more harm.
- Never locate a mirror opposite to your front door. This will make the fresh chi or energy that enters your home slow down or even turn back. In fact, this rule works for all your rooms of the house or apartment. Mirrors should reflect something auspicious or attractive. Never hang mirror in such a way that they cut off the head of a person.
- If a door opens immediately on to a wall, people may feel overwhelmed and they will feel life is a struggle. Picture of landscape that attracts the eye will give the illusion of drawing people on into the main part of the home. Paintings and pictures can play a very significant role in feng shui design of our premises. When changing the color of your wall is not possible, then you can hang a painting or a picture of positive images, color and shape in order to balance the room.
- An entrance opposite the window or the back door will funnel chi straight out, causing it not to have the opportunity to circulate. To prevent this, keep doors closed, place auspicious plants on windowsills or install colored glass into your back door or window to reflect chi back into the room. It is important that the flow of incoming chi from the front to the back of the home is not hindered. It is best to have it flow through in a meandering path but not a direct line.
A house is like a body because it has its own metabolism. Fresh positive chi or energy must flow evenly throughout, pumping smoothly from front hall to all rooms. A house’s vital organs (the occupants) are nourished by a healthy flow of chi, not too weak and not too strong. If you are sensitive enough, you will have certain feelings when you enter a house such as happy feeling, uncomfortable or even depressed – that depends on the house you entered.
- A long hallway can be a problem area because the chi is carried directly in a straight line. This will allow the chi to gather force and become “raging” or “rushing” chi. Aggressive chi is harmful, leading to imbalances and if there is any room situated at the end of the hallway where the rushing energy or chi collects is probably suffering because of it.
Having the bathroom or toilet at the end of this hall way is even worse. The fresh chi would be flushed down the toilet and to the Chinese it also means ‘losing money’ since water is associated with money. This type of problem area can be fixed using plants in the area, placing big auspicious pictures in the hall and placing objects or furnitures in accordance with the principles of five elements.