The atmosphere when first entering a home is vital to the wellbeing of its occupants. The following decorating tips can help invoke positive feelings in your home:
Seeing festive decorations or auspicious handcrafted pieces when first entering a home can bring joy or lift the spirits. It’s important that the front door area is decorated well inside and out.
Plants symbolize nature and life. They bring good luck to the family.
A good painting or calligraphy piece shows the cultivated quality of the household. It can ease the pressure from the outside world for people who enter the house, and adds a soothing ambience within.
The following things should be avoided, as they affect the wellbeing of the family:
According to ancient teachings, seeing a stove when entering a house keeps money away. In fengshui terms, a stove represents heat. When heat rushes to people as they open the door, the stuffy entrance means that there is no space for money to slip in.
A toilet is a place of filth. Imagine a flow of filth rushing toward you every time you open the front door. Who would like to visit you? Definitely not the God of Wealth!
A mirror reflects the flow of wealth away from the entrance. If it faces the front door, it blocks any good luck that might come into the house every time the door is opened! It definitely brings bad luck.
Translation edited by Kathy McWilliams