Home Feng Shui insights: Why Is the Front Door So Important?


If you haven’t already figured, doors, particularly the front doors of houses are heavily emphasized on in Home Feng Shui. For those of you who may be wondering why, here’s a simple explanation. The main door of your home is the main intake of Chi flow, and hence, having the main door in a favourable facing/direction is one of the most important factors in promoting good home Feng Shui. If you are looking to buy a new place, I cannot stress the importance of determining the facing of the main door of your new place before making a purchase or any commitments. The last thing you want happening is to find out that the facing is unfavourable only after you’ve bought your new home. As quoted in the 5th Heaven Symphony (天元五歌) written by the Great Grandmaster of Feng Shui (蔣大鴻): The main door is the backbone for the entire home’s Feng Shui. 


As the main door is the main source of energy (Chi) whether or not it attracts positive or negative energy is contingent on its facing and direction. Another thing that is often neglected regarding the main door will be the colour or material of the actual door. As we know in Feng Shui, there are 8 different directions/facings and each of the 8 represents one of the 5 elements. So, if you have a door facing the Northwest direction for example, its self-element will be Metal, and hence you will want to back it up with materials or colours of its own element or favourable element (either earth or metal).

You may refer to the chart below for the directions and their respective elements.



Having a door that clashes is a bad sign for one’s home Feng Shui, as it could potentially lead to bad familial relations, restlessness, fatigue, poor wealth/career luck and even bad decision-making. These are the potential ramifications of having bad home Feng Shui, and it all starts from the main door.


But, all of these can be avoided by having a main door that is harmonious with your home’s Feng Shui. By being able to determine the facing of your door, you will be able to back it up with the favourable elements to create a more harmonious environment in your home. If you wish to determine the facing/direction of your main door, a simple rule of thumb will be; whichever direction the compass is pointing at when you’re standing facing outwards at your main door, is the facing of the main door.


Once you’ve got the direction figured out, all you need to do is to determine the element that the facing represents (you may refer to the chart above). Having determined the element, you will be able find the right door for your home, be it in colour or material. For example, if your door is North facing (Water Element), then your door should be black, blue or whatever colour that is represented by the Water or Metal element. You could even have the door made out of Metal too if its favourable!

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