The key idea here is to create a welcoming environment to draw Chi into the house. Landscape should be maintained with any dead plants or flowers removed. Ideally, a meandering pathway from the street to your front door is desirable and gives a path for the Chi to follow. The path into the front door should be unobstructed and clean. It’s a good idea to hang a wreath, welcome sign, chimes etc. to further welcome the positive energy.
Make sure your front door is maintained and all hardware is in good working condition. If your front door is painted, then you will want to consider painting it an auspicious color based on the facing direction of your home. North facing doors can be painted black or blue as this is the direction related to the element of Water. South facing doors can be painted red, yellow, or orange as this is the direction related to the element of Fire. East facing doors can be painted green or brown as this is the direction related to the element of Earth. West facing doors can be painted white or gray as this is the direction related to the element of Metal.
Placing statues at the front door is also a favorable method to protect and energize any home. A pair of elephants facing outward provides protection and prevents the loss of Chi. Fu dog statues are also another classical Feng Shui protection cure. These statues should be placed in pairs, with the female statue on the left and the male statue on the right (when standing facing the pair). A tortoise can be placed near the door as well to offer protection, grounding and overall good luck.
As with any Feng Shui cure, be sure to select decorator items that speak to you personally and that make you feel good…. Feng Shui should be fun!
Beauty. Balance. Blessings.