It is said that the entrance of a house is the face of that house. So according to Vastushastra, the direction, shape, and design of the main door of a house can influence the overall happiness of the family. The main door should be constructed in such a way that it will keep the negative energy away and allow only positive energy inside. Very often in our quest to modify the beauty of the interiors, certain things can backfire. So let's see what to avoid near the main door.
Do not allow water mixed with soil or mud to accumulate in front of the gate and main door. Such water bodies are seen as inauspicious signs in Vastu Shastra as unclean surroundings attract negative energy.
Although it is a trend to grow plants of different species indoors and outdoors, it is advisable not to place thistles near the entrance. Plants that produce flowers that emit unpleasant odours should also be avoided.
Many people install a waste bin in front of their homes for convenience. But Vastu Shastra upholds that such a system should be avoided.
Never strew the outside entrance (vestibule) of your house with slippers/shoes. Make use of a nice shoe rack and keep it in a corner of the house. These days they come in various stylish designs in metal and wood and also suit the aesthetics of your home.
It is important to see that the furniture that you keep at the outside entrance of your house is in good condition. And if they are damaged, fix them as soon as possible. To witness damaged chairs and tables when you enter a home can be dispiriting for a visitor.
Never install a mirror facing the front door. That can reflect negative energy into the house. It is said to push away energy rather than welcome it into the house. Many people consider it bad Feng Shui. As long as the mirror is no longer in line with the front door, that should be fine.