In feng shui, your front door is the ‘mouth of chi’. Your hallway is the main passage for energies of opportunities and abundance flows into your home and office. Just like a healthy food diet, when the right type of feng shui is applied to the hallway, it makes a positive difference in the quality of “qi” flow in home and office layouts.
In most homes, the hallway connects to almost every room; the bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, etc. As per feng shui, this is not an ideal design or layout. However, with proper care and placements of different cures and remedies, your hallway can become a passage of positive and abundant amounts of ‘chi’.
The Hallway “Chi” in Feng Shui
The home and office’s entrance allows in the “chi”, however, it’s the hallway that expands and boosts the positive energy across space and into the other areas of the dwellings.
This makes the hallway a special layout in the Bagua map. For example, the ‘chi’ rushes into your home and needs to disperse in all directions. One way of curing the extraordinary rush is to have an area rug, carpet, or a coat hanger at your entrance.
There are many benefits to this, but one of the main advantages is that it directs visitors to remove their shoes or coats at the entrance, to making sure that your home is clean.
Let us look at some of the feng shui cures to make your hallway better and exceptional.
Feng Shui Hallway Cure 1 – No litter or Garbage
We cannot stress enough on how important it is to have a clean home or office. No matter how many cures and perfect elements you use in the Bagua layout, an untidy space tends to ruin everything. Littering the entrance of your home with unwanted garbage, dirty shoes, bags, coats, etc. is the worst thing for feng shui and the “chi” energy that flows into your dwellings.
These hindrances are unsettling and cause a blockade for the “chi” and make the people who enter your home uncomfortable. The solution to providing a proper shoe storage space, hangers, and, if possible, a bench or chair to remove them outside.
Feng Shui Hallway Cure 2 – Personal Items should not be displayed!
Displaying personal items, such as family portraits or photos are not ideal for the hallway. Since the hallway is a public place, personal items conflict with the “chi” in the surroundings. It is best to place your family photos or portraits in a private space such as a bedroom, children’s room, etc.
Feng Shui Hallway Cure 3 – You can display non-personal Arts
Not displaying your personal photos or portraits does not mean that you cannot display other types of arts. The hallway is the passage for most of the “chi” in your home. Setting up beautiful arts and images that radiate positivity and calm is a perfect Feng Shui cure for the hallway.
Feng Shui Hallway Cure 4 – Combine the 5 elements
The energy at the entrance of your home is very abundant. If the hallway passage is narrow, the flow of “chi” tends to be erratic. Adding all the 5 elements (water, fire, earth, metal, and wood) balances the overall energy and distributes it evenly.
Feng Shui Hallway Cure 5 – Radiant Passage
A dark entrance is the last thing you want in your home. This not only creates an unwelcoming environment but also diminishes the “chi”. Brighten up your hallway with good lighting that is calming and inviting. As per feng shui, its best that the lights are on the wall and not on the ceiling since it can affect the inflow of energy.
Feng Shui Hallway Cure 6 – Colors as per the Bagua Area
Discover the Bagua area of the hallway and decorate it with the colors and feng shui items accordingly. This perfects the balance in the energy and harmonizes the flow of “chi”.
Feng Shui Hallway Cure 7 – Hang Mirrors
Hanging mirrors opposite to the entry door is extremely bad feng shui. However, mirrors can also function as excellent feng shui in the hallway when placed adjacent to the entrance. You can place them in the hallway where they do not directly align to the entrance.