Create a harmonious Feng Shui home using your windows and doors
The Role of Doors and Windows in Feng Shui
The shape, size, placement, colour and overall energy of doors and windows in a home are all very important for a good flow of energy. Simply speaking, the relationship between doors and windows defines the feng shui properties of the room.
In ancient tradition, there is powerful lore connected to both doors and windows. It has always been understood that both good and bad energy can come into the house through windows and doors. As such, they were always protected with mystical designs, meaningful objects, colours, etc.
Windows that are in proper working order help invite fresh air into your space. The view from any window is important to raising one’s personal chi or depleting it which validates the value of choosing the most optimum location to live. Keeping windows free of external obstacles provides a clean, clear, fresh perspective.
Avoid direct alignment of doors and windows (which creates rushing energy), as well as having too many doors and windows aligned in a row (leading to weak energy). As always with good feng shui practice, a meandering, graceful, and balanced flow of energy is your goal, so avoid creating rushing or weak energy patterns in your house.
Balance Lighting In The Home
Everyone wants a light and bright home. But when a house is too bright it can create tensions. Anger will flare, nerves will be shot and the family will suffer from too much sunlight. Balance this by adding window coverings that can manage the amount of light coming in. There are a variety of window and door options available to increase light in the home, all of which can be dressed with blinds or curtains to manage the amount of light coming in. Bi-fold doors are the best option to allow the most light into the home and FlushSash windows have slim sight lines meaning there's less frame and more glass, again, allowing more light into the room.
Alignment of Doors
Your home’s design should avoid the direct alignment of the front door and back door (or aligning either door with a big, tall window). The direct alignment of two or more doors is thought to create a low, harsh quality of feng shui energy sometimes called sha chi. A good feng shui floor plan creates a space for keeping and nourishing the incoming good energy in a meandering pattern, rather than letting it rush through by a direct route from a door aligned with another door or with a large window. It feng shui, it is especially important to avoid a direct alignment of the front door with the back door. When this occurs, all the good feng shui energy coming through the main door easily flows through and escapes through the back door without circulating and nourishing your home. Take this into consideration when you plan to renovate or remodel your home.
The term arguing doors to refer to three or more doors in close proximity, especially if they touch each other when opened. In feng shui, these are known as arguing doors because the energy of their placement inevitably creates arguments and negative energy.
By their nature, doors and windows need space around them, simply because there is so much energetic movement occurring there—both visible and non-visible. When you cramp several doors too close together, you create a quality of energy that tends to be chaotic and angry, hence the expression "arguing doors". Living in a house with such a configuration will inevitably lead to relationship complications.
In the bedroom, it is considered unfavourable to have too many windows. Low windows or floor-to-ceiling windows are also discouraged. These conditions lead to weak energy in the room. Beds should never be placed under a window unless there is absolutely no other place to put the bed. In that case, a heavy drape should be hung and closed behind the bed at night.
Kitchen and Bathroom Windows
Feng shui places a premium on having at least one and preferably more windows in the kitchen and bathroom. Try not to arrange furniture with the back to a window. In a living room, if there’s a large picture window, avoid placing the sofa or chairs with their back to the window. This creates a feeling of vulnerability. Regularly clean your windows and keep them in good repair to keep your health and well-being safeguarded.
If you’re renovating your home let us know how you’ve decided to arrange your windows and doors to create harmony in your own home!