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Why Is It Important in Feng Shui to Have a Curved Pathway Leading to Your Front Door?

Looking to the Form school of Feng Shui, the observation in regard to how fast or slow a body of water was moving, in what direction and even how it eroded the land; all played a factor in locating a good place for homes to be built upon. 


In modern day times, you could say the same concept still exists, only with a more urban and suburban perspective. Bodies of water are now translated into the design of sidewalks, streets, driveways and private pathways leading to your front door. 

Including a curved pathway and even driveway design that gently approaches your front door is more desirable than a straight pathway. The energy flow (represented by water and in modern designed pathways) has a chance to be more controlled with its movement vs rushing straight into your home. 

It's a Feng Shui design principle to strongly consider if remodeling the outside of your home or before construction. 



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 21 commentsLaura Cerrano • June 15 2017 06:37PM


Hi Laura, I am happy to report that the red paver walkway leading to my front door has a nice curve in it.  There is a peacefulness that comes with softening the approach.  Good Feng Shui! 

Posted by Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages (Jack Tenold LLC) about 2 years ago

Laura- this is something I'd not thought of but I love what Jack Tenold said about their being a peacefulness that comes with softening the approach. h

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 2 years ago

 That's fascinating!   I'd never thought about it, but a curved sidewalk is more graceful and inviting.

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) about 2 years ago

Always choose this approach when buying property - now I know why.  Thanks Laura.

Posted by John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast (RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC) about 2 years ago

Good morning Laura. I never thought about this but it makes a lot of sense.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 2 years ago


                     Thank you Laura Cerrano 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 2 years ago


Thanks you once again for sharing your Feng Shui insight.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 2 years ago

Thanks, Laura.  This is an interesting concept and I can see its merits.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 2 years ago

Interesting. And, in my opinion, the curved streets and driveways are more attractive.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) about 2 years ago

Great post!  I can see why Kathy chose to highlight it this week!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 2 years ago

I've never thought much about it but a curving path IS more interesting and inviting. What if there isn't one at all?

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 2 years ago

Laura, what a beautiful post! I am a big fan of Feng Shui and your explanation and history of a curving path entrance is such a natural transition from the path of water that property construction started with. We are lucky enough to have a curving creek (Fishhawk Creek) that greets us as one of our boundaries. Truly beautiful. So glad that Kathy highlighted this one! 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 2 years ago

Good Afternoon Laura - I agree with you.  I can see the flow and for those planning a front walk they should try it.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 years ago

Good evening Laura Cerrano ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. What a beautiful and informative post!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 2 years ago

That's interesting information. I had no idea what the purpose of a curved walkway was. 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) about 2 years ago

Thank you for this fascinating insight into feng shui that I did not know   SO much to learn. So little time 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 2 years ago

The "flow" you speak of makes complete sense, Laura Cerrano ... going to have to consider changing my front sidewalk ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 2 years ago

Laura I had no idea I just knew I preferred a curved path...without understanding the concept, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 2 years ago

Most ranch style homes are too plain looking and square looking. Curved and colore walkways will enhance the apperance.

I actually missed the Victorian style homes. The 9 ft height interior is what is popular again.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing the concept behind Feng Shui - as the daughter of an architect/interior designer, I can attest to the value of properly integrated curved elements.

Posted by Calista Goff, Personal property investing. (Pending) about 2 years ago

to follow natures path is always a good idea! thank you!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) about 2 years ago

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