Question

I have been told that my front garden path is straight and therefore bad for my feng shui. Is that true?

Answer

There tends to be a rather widespread myth within some feng shui opinion that everything must be curved to “be good feng shui”. The reason is that chi moves faster in straight lines and sometimes fast chi can be seen as harmful. However, given the scale of most typical British front gardens, this concern is more theoretical than real.

The first thing to think about is that a space must be able to properly fulfil its intended funtion. For the majority of british homes, the most important thing about a garden path is to get from the road to the door with minimum of fuss and without getting muddy feet: straight is perfectly fine.

Curves have their place, as do straight lines. Neither is inherently good or bad.