How to Position Doors and Windows as Per Feng Shui?
Doors and windows are needed to let in the positive energy, block or reduce the unwanted disturbances from outside, breathe fresh air, and distribute the energy inside the house for good feng shui. So they act as good inlet, outlet, and distributors of the life-giving force-chi, inside a house.
The main entrance plays the most crucial part by letting the maximum amount of energy inside the house; the main door infuses around 60%-70% of the energy. However, we can’t keep the main entrance open all the time; a significant amount of feng shui energy enters via windows.
How Energy Travels Through the Door & Windows?
Energy enters the house via the main door or the windows on the exterior walls. The interior doors and windows undertake the job of channelizing that energy inside the house. Finally, how energy gets distributed is dependent on the position or interrelation of the interior door and windows.
Various doors and windows of different areas viz. living room, bedroom, study room, kitchen, bathroom, balcony or even the back entrance play a critical role in deciding the properties (good or bad) of feng shui energy inside the house.
The Significance of Doors and Windows in Feng Shui
The flow of energy is not only dependent on the placement and alignment of the doors and windows in the house’s floor plan, but shape and size also contribute a lot in defining the feng shui properties in any building.
When doors and windows are aligned according to the sound feng shui principles, the natives will experience better harmony and energy flow.
Traditionally, it was understood that doors and windows could give us both good or bad energy; that is why they were protected by auspicious colours, designs, and symbols (specific to different religions, beliefs, and practices).
Good feng shui designs are always based on few guidelines taken into consideration while creating a floor plan to bring an abundant amount of life-giving force and a fair distribution of it inside the house.
Direct alignment of the doors and windows always makes energy enter via the door and leave quickly via the window, creating rushing energy (energy that enters speedily and leaves quickly). Even having too many doors and windows aligned in a row reduces the life-giving force – Chi’s strength.
A good feng shui practice always advocates a meandering, graceful, and balanced flow of energy, so it’s of utmost importance to avoid rushing or weak energy patterns in the house.
In case there is any leakage of energy due to the imperfect alignment of the door and window, we can place a screen, tall plant or add a window covering there to block that draining out of energy.
Alignment of Doors
Never align the front door and a back door directly. In fact, avoid aligning any door directly with a big, tall window.
Let’s learn it from our own body; we have such a sophisticated system that helps us burn the food and convert it into energy for the nourishment of mind and body.
Similarly, the good feng shui energy entering from the various sources (main door, exterior windows, etc.) should be digested by the house for the overall well-being of the inmates of the house. We need wavy, meandering energy inside our home to nourish the entire house with positive vibes without leaving in a rush.
So, while making the feng shui floor plan, we must ensure that the doors and windows’ alignment does not create a rushing or weak energy.
A direct alignment of doors is not desired anywhere in the house, especially when the space between the doors is less, viz. between the doors on the bedroom and bathroom, the front door and bedroom door, the kitchen door and bathroom door, etc.
Doors and windows need ample space around them to open freely; they should not be obstructed from opening fully in any way, specifically by another door or window.
If this kind of obstruction occurs due to three or more doors in close proximity, it is termed as ‘Arguing Doors’ in feng shui, and it works according to its name and creates the energy of unnecessary arguments discords.
When people live in a house with this configuration of doors (which creates chaotic and angry energy), they experience unnecessary conflicts and arguments in their family.
Role of Windows in Feng Shui
Windows connect us with nature by letting in light, fresh air, and external beauty, and without them, life would be dark, dull and depressing. Windows are known as the building’s eyes (we should keep them as clean as possible), and the energy transferred to the house via the windows can affect our home’s feng shui – and ultimately – our lives.
Good feng shui says that we should have the appropriate number of windows to get adequate light and views without compromising privacy and exposure.
Apart from the number of windows, it’s the treatment (coverings, blinds, and curtains) of the windows that influences the home’s energy to a large extent.
The most important is the windows’ placement and location in the bedroom; they should be positioned to get ample light and proper ventilation.
We should avoid bed placement too close to a window in any case as this leads to bad feng shui. Actually, we should not place any furniture with the back to the window.
Too many windows in the bedroom are against the principle of good feng shui design. Low windows or French (floor-to-ceiling) windows are also not advised in the bedrooms as they tend to weaken the energy in the room.
Kitchen and Bathroom Windows
Good feng shui always advocate one or more window in the kitchen and bathrooms; they act as good ventilator. Though many modern floor plans omit the window from the kitchen (after the advent of chimneys) or bathroom (they place exhaust), nothing can replace the natural light or air we get via the windows.
Fewer Windows at the Back of the House
A right feng shui house behaves in a typical way, energy enters from the front door, nourishes the entire house, and finally settles in the house’s rear area. So, rooms at the backside (farthest from the front door) get abundant storage of the good feng shui energy, which ultimately provides strength to the entire house.
The rear of the house should not leak this nourishing Chi by having excessive windows along the rear face; otherwise, this will weaken the house’s power and energy.
Tips to Keep in Mind
Height, The top of a window shall be taller than our height.
Size, it should be moderate size, neither too large nor too small.
Number: should be suitable for indoor ventilation, avoid three windows in a row.
Shape: Round or arched windows bring a sense of peace and tranquillity (suitable for bedrooms, hallways, and recreational spaces). Square windows bring excitement and affirmation (ideal for Restaurants and workplaces). Avoid Triangular windows as they are sharp and destructive.
Color & Direction: Keep the window colour and direction according to the Bagua areas.
Opening mode: Windows opening outwards or sliding left or right is acceptable according to feng shui.
No tall plants in front of Windows: Don’t let plants overgrow windows (especially in the North East, North or East side of the house); we can have taller plants towards South, West and South West.
Avoid vertical blinds. Vertical blinds can act as harsh poison arrows with their large cutting edges and produce harmful and penetrating Sha Chi.
Beautiful Views; Windows opening to stunning views of trees, pretty scenes or lovely landscaping provides beneficial & auspicious energy. And if there is any window that opens to an ominous place, it should be kept close.
Keep windows clean; keep the windows of your house clean and in good repair to keep your health and well-being safeguarded.
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