I’ve always found the entrance of the home to be a place of inspiration. From an interior design perspective, it’s the most important place in the home. It sets the stage for your style and sends a distinctive message to your guests.
I often tell my clients that the entrance of their home should be inviting and invoke feelings of beauty, happiness and of course comfort. For guests, the entryway presents an opportunity to get to your tastes before they see the main living areas. It’s up to you to make it a space that inspires positive thoughts and practicing the art of Feng Shui is one of the best ways to do so.
To use Feng Shui in your entryway, first assess your space. What is in your entry way right now? Clutter? Rubbish? Dead plants? Start by eliminating the refuse and tidying up your space.
Next, look for ways to add harmony to your clean slate. Painting your front door a beautiful red or green colour is a great first step. Red represents prosperity and abundance and green represents nature and money. Both are highly respected in Feng Shui.
Another of my favourite ways to balance a home’s foyer is to add greenery. Plant healthy plants or flowers on either side of the front door to bring a hint of nature, but be cautious to not block the pathway.
Infuse the space with warm lighting. Bathe your décor and greenery with golden light to create a sense of warmth and welcoming as soon as you step foot in your home.
Let's not forget an all important floor mat. A colourful or neutral welcoming mat will encourage the person at the front to be at the ready for positive energy in your home. If you can, leave your shoes outside so unwanted energy (and dirt) isn’t brought into the home.
By making seemingly insignificant alterations to your entryway, you can change the energy of your home. As an interior designer, I strive to create this balance for each of my clients, and have used these methods to do so in the past. I hope they bring harmony to your home and inspire your creativity.
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