According to feng shui, the entrance of a house is truly the most significant area of a home!

The reason is quite simple: the entrance is where energy enters, and we must ensure that it enters correctly and, above all, that only positive energy comes in.

The entrance is the transitional area that connects the interior and exterior, and it must be welcoming and “inviting” so that good energies, as well as the people and opportunities we desire, can enter.

Entrance is the house’s calling card aesthetically but also energetically!

The whole house and its inhabitants will likely be affected if the entrance is dark and cluttered.

To have an inviting entrance for good energy, you must start from the outside, taking care of the front door, regardless of whether or not it is part of a condominium.

Often, in front of the door, we only have the classic doormat: according to feng shui, we should have something that can protect the entrance and, at the same time, bring good fortune!

Ideally, two objects should be on either side of the door, such as two plant pots.

If space is limited, you could place something above the door (like a wind chime or dreamcatcher).

(credits: Taylor Lombardo Architects; Vivere lo Stile)

Now, let’s step inside!


The entrance needs to be bright to be inviting.

Where it is not possible to take advantage of natural light, it is a good idea to investigate good artificial lighting using multiple light sources (perhaps a lamp on the console table).

If the entrance opens directly into the living room, consider the possibility of a small false ceiling where you could install recessed spotlights, ensuring good lighting.

(learn more about lighting here!)

(credits: Anderson Leite; fiorentini-casapesaro)


The entrance must be clean and tidy to welcome guests and energy, for the better!

Everything should be well-organized, even the tiniest entrance.

You need a surface to place your keys (even a simple shelf or a hanging drawer).

Something to hang jackets on and maybe a shoe cabinet!

Removing your shoes as soon as you enter would be ideal to avoid bringing dirt and negative energy into the rest of the house.

You might consider a small pouf and some neatly arranged slippers nearby, whenever that’s not possible.

That way, when you arrive, you can sit down to take off your shoes, put on the slippers, and store them where they belong!

(credits:; Jessica Sara Morris)


Energy must move freely and, once inside, distribute itself throughout the house.

Make sure there are no elements that can obstruct this movement!

Place a rug in the entrance to create a gathering area where the energy can slow down before flowing through the entire house.

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We repeat it every time: colors have a psychological power, more or less unconscious, now scientifically recognized.

Feng Shui also acknowledges the energetic power of colors.

Each color is associated with one of the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth, and metal).

Each element corresponds to a specific energy:

Shades of green, the wood element, are associated with growth and financial well-being.

Reds, oranges, pinks, and purples, the fire element, are associated with fame and recognition.

Browns, beiges, and yellows, the earth element, are associated with stability and solidity.

Blues and blacks, the water element, are associated with travel, both physical and personal evolution.

Whites and grays, the metal elements, are associated with creativity and leadership.

It is vital to choose colors that enhance the energy you need.

(credits:; Michael Clifford design byMoksa Studio)


It is essential to have a mirror at the entrance to give yourself a final check before leaving and to allow guests to do the same when they enter.

However, be careful not to place the mirror directly facing the door, as it would reflect the energy back!

It’s better to place it on one of the adjacent walls so it will bounce the energy around but still keep it inside the house.



It is paramount to have natural elements in the house, even for feng shui.

In the entrance, they enhance the connection between the outside and inside and infuse the space with vitality, invigorating the energy that enters the house.

Wooden furniture, baskets, and, of course, plants are a must at the entrance!

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It is increasingly easy nowadays to find houses where you enter DIRECTLY into the living area and therefore it’s important creating an entrance area where, in fact, there is none!

Let’s look together at some ideas for doing this; it goes without saying that a lot will depend on the configuration of the room!


I’ve talked about this in other videos: we tend to place furniture against the wall, often missing out on incredible opportunities!

You may find that positioning the sofa differently so that it has its back, facing front or side, to the front door creates a more intimate conversation area.

The sofa at that point would act as a divider between the entrance and the living room, and behind it, you could place a console table that would serve as a countertop for the entrance!

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If the living room is developed right in front of the door, you could put a piece of furniture, maybe double-sided, right in front of the door, leaving the passage to the sides, obviously!

That will be functional for both rooms, demarcate the areas and screen the living room a bit!!!

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When the living room should develop sideways, you can take advantage of the front or side wall for a console table and mirror, and perhaps, on the other side, an open bookcase, acting as a “broadside”!

You could choose it low so that it doesn’t block the eye at all, and to have an extra tabletop, but you could also decide to get a full-height one to screen a bit more.



Still looking at separating the entrance a bit from the rest of the living room, it might be a good idea to use proper dividers.

It could be a small wall, perhaps drywall, at full height to act as a shim, and that is functional for the entrance, so with shelves or, if the depth allows, even with doors, to serve as a closet for coats and bags.


If you want something less invasive, you can think of small walls made of wooden slats or glass so that as much light as possible can pass through.

The latter perhaps surmounting a small wall at half height.

In all cases, you could put a small bench or console leaning against these dividers that will be very useful as well as decorative.


Do you have a pillar nearby? Why not take advantage of it?

Depending on the distance to the wall, you can put shelves or a cabinet or close it with sheetrock creating a niche!

If you want more ideas on how to hide or at least disguise a pillar, I’ve talked about it here.

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Another good way to create an entryway when it gives directly into the living room is to have different flooring and/or make a small suspended ceiling, perhaps with spotlights.

The latter is also very functional for proper lighting of that area.

The change of material creates a barrier that unconsciously demarcates spaces.

(credits:living corriere; cose di casa)

You may also decide to use the color-blocking technique and paint the wall or the piece of it that serves as the entrance differently from the rest.

All you need on that wall is a small shelf and a mirror, and you’re done!

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The essentials for an entryway are a countertop so you can “empty your pockets” when you return, a mirror, and a couple of hooks for coats and bags.

That is the basis from which to start and for which a small portion of the wall is really all that is needed.

From there, depending on the size and shape of the room, you can add a closet or a bench to embellish and make the entrance even more functional!

(I talk in detail about entrance here!)


As always, what will make the difference is good design!

It is essential to evaluate the spaces and how to arrange the furniture so that all areas are functional.

As I always say thus, it is paramount to play with the floor plan by drawing furniture to scale or to use paper tape and drawing pieces of furniture on the floor!

Visualizing remains one of the best ways to avoid making mistakes and understand whether you are furnishing in the best way for your needs!

By trying and trying again, you might even discover solutions that, at first glance, you would never have thought possible!

(credits: Gaia Miacola Architetto; TiredBee)

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If you feel that your home, or some environment of it, does not reflect you enough, do not wait any longer and book your consultancy!