In times past, front doors were often the same ones customers entered to purchase wares or services with the family often living in smaller quarters upstairs or behind the curtain at the far end of the room. In some places, this still holds true. Our front doors provide a first impression to everyone, even to yourself. What does the entry way to your home say about you?
The following are ideas to consider for reducing stress in entryways and hallways.
Is there adequate lighting?
Are the light fixtures clean and bug free, or are there old moths inside with dusty spider webs clinging to the shades or sails?
Are your steps free of debris?
Do your keys work well in their locks?
Once inside the door, are people going to trip over things in the dark or is it light and airy, with space to get around?
These things say a lot about your energy level, or your vibration. What vibe are you giving off? If you've found issues, here are some ideas to implement.
First, de-clutter and clean up outside your door.
Hallways tell the real truth about what is behind the first impression. Keep your hallways free of clutter.
Add a plant or two to soften the entryway and give it some curves.
Lay an attractive mat to keep dirt from walking in on shoes.
Check your lighting. Is it bright enough, but not too bright?
Add a chime, Chinese dog statues, or perhaps a gargoyle or two. Gold color pots outside your front door are supposed to increase prosperity.
If a hallway is small, make it appear larger by hanging a mirror. It’s not a good idea to have it facing the door though. That causes positive energy to bounce in and bounce right back out. When using mirrors, have your mirror reflect nature back into the home.
Add a little table, if you have room, to hold fresh flowers or other objects that express whom you are.