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Staircase Facing Your Front Door? It May Be Impacting Your Feng Shui

There are many ways you can improve the look and feel of your home. One thing you might consider is the flow of energy between rooms of the house. You can use decorations or furniture to control the flow of energy, but one aspect often overlooked is the structure of the house. 

Consider the flow of energy between floors of your house, for example. Where your stairs are located within the home will affect this flow tremendously. 

You may have heard bad things about a staircase facing the front door. But don’t stress too much. Feng shui is not an exact science, and there are steps you can take to improve it, even if the structure of your house is less than ideal.

Read on to discover how a staircase facing your front door might be impacting the feng shui:

What Is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese traditional practice of harmonizing the energies between people and their environments. It is based around the concept of qi, or the current of the universe, the energy in all things. 

Qi moves a lot like water. For example, it moves from high elevation to low elevation and spreads out to fill open spaces. 

The movement of qi in your home is believed to affect happiness, romance, wealth, career opportunities, health, and much more. You might compare it to the idea of luck. Cultivating positive qi in your life will bring good luck in these areas, while mismanaging qi can cause bad luck.

How a Staircase Facing Your Front Door Might Impact Feng Shui

If your staircase is in the entryway, this might bring bad luck to your finances. 

Because qi moves like water, it flows from the upper floors to the lower floors. A common feng shui proverb states that “All of your money will roll down the stairs and out the front door.” 

This doesn’t necessarily mean you are destined to go bankrupt. Rather, you might notice unlucky obstacles which prevent you from advancing professionally or financially. It may also be difficult to save your money, as unexpected expenses will frequently pop up. 

What You Can Do to Fix the Feng Shui in Your Entryway

Don’t panic just yet. As mentioned before, feng shui can be easily manipulated to negate the effects of structural issues beyond your control.

Here are a few things that can improve the feng shui in your entryway.

  • Wide space between the stairs and the doorway (The qi will spread out on the first floor instead of rolling out the door. This is probably why people living in large mansions with wide sweeping staircases do not experience troubles with wealth.)
  • Use natural lighting
  • Hang a feng shui crystal ball
  • Use a side door or garage entrance instead (If the front door is mostly always closed, the qi cannot escape)
  • Add furniture or decor between the staircase and door. This will redirect the qi, but it is important to avoid clutter and potential tripping hazards.

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