If you have a wall or other blockage within six feet of entering your home, your entryway is constricted and needs a visual cue to make it feel more open.
In my first post about creating good Feng Shui in a tight entryway, I recommended hanging a piece of dimensional artwork to draw people, and good Chi energy, into your space.
But Linda asked, What if I have accordion (or bi-fold) doors in my entryway?
This is a great question about a very common situation. It really doesn’t feel great when you’re greeted by something like this when you enter a home, does it?
One of my favorite solutions in this situation is to replace the doors with sumptuous curtains, but if this isn’t up your alley here are a few ideas for opening up this important part of your home.
And you won’t need to move any walls
1. Frosted glass inserts are handsome and add a sense of depth since the closet behind them is dark. And when your entry is well-lit, they’ll blend in well with your decor.
2. I also love these Shoji-style doors, which would add instant style to any entryway:
3. You can even have your doors painted with a beautiful pattern or landscape. Here’s a particularly lovely example:
What other ideas do you have, or have you found a creative way to solve this knotty problem? If so, please share!
Photos courtesy of:
hallway doors & glass inserts: DIY Shutters
shoji screens: Custom Japanese Furniture
asian painting: Medley Totems