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14 Days Till 2016 Arrives! - Feng Shui Tip Of The Day - Freshen Up Your Front Entrance

One of the first areas of your home to freshen up before the new year is your front entrance. The image above is a great fast example.

 

  • Be sure to keep the interior of your front entrance light, open and welcoming. 

 

  • Keep the walking pathway clear of 'clutter.' Blocking your pathway with excess shoes and bags is symbolic of slowing down opportunity from finding you with more ease, among other metaphors. 

 

  • Adding a touch of water and wood element are encouraged by the front entrance. Both are symbolic of growth, movement and flexibility. You could use accent colors, textures, artwork or objects associated to water and wood elements. Here is a sample of suggestion: Blue, blue-greens, greens, water fountian, mirror and plants. 

 

December 14th, 2015: Declutter

December 15th, 2015: Just Be Yourself

December 16th, 2015: Add Plants Into Your Home

December 18th, 2015: Enhance Your Bathroom

December 19th, 2015: Add In Additional Home Energizers

 

Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

Comment balloon 9 commentsLaura Cerrano • December 17 2015 12:15PM

Comments

Great and very timely tips Laura!  I have a maybe three foot tall statue of a bear carved out of a tree in my entry.  It guards my front door and makes sure all who enter are good people.

Posted by Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties (www.HugginsHomes.com) almost 3 years ago

Good reminder to keep that entrance clear...for good fortune to arrive.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 3 years ago

Hi Laura... the first two items on your list, I've got knocked year-round. Do wood floors count? Also have the plant (the only one in my entire house) and the mirror. Not sure what to do about the water thought. Ideas?

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) almost 3 years ago

14 days?    eeeck!   Merry Christmas, Laura.

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) almost 3 years ago

Laura loved the picture and the advice, hope you are going to have a Merry Christmas....where will you be??,Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 3 years ago

 Good morning Laura. I too liked the picture and I like your advice. I'm going to be working on more of this stuff in 2016.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 3 years ago

Great tips as always Laura, thanks for the thoughtful Holiday post.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) almost 3 years ago

I think we did a good job of following this list Laura, though it does not look quite as nice as the entrance in the photo.

 

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 3 years ago

Laura Cerrano adding the element of wood and water - great tip.

How about a small water fountain?

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 3 years ago

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