Mirror Mirror – Feng Shui Mirror Placement Guide

March 3, 2017

Sometimes referred to as the aspirin of Feng Shui, mirrors can amplify and cleanse the energy of your home or serve as protection from negative vibes, granted proper placement. If you aren’t sure where exactly you should place the mirror as to maximize comfort and balance the energy at home, here are the basic Feng Shui mirror placement Dos and Don’ts so feel free to put them to good use in your nest in order to unleash comfort, happiness, and wellbeing.

Feng Shui Mirror Placement Dos

Feng Shui design includes a range of mirror placement guidelines but the tips below should be sufficient to help you set your home energy onto the positive and prosperous track.

  • Pick a square or rectangular mirror in which you can see yourself from head to toe. Avoid tiled or fragmented mirrors that ‘break up’ the reflection; this is seen as negative in Feng Shui.
  • Hang the mirror opposite the window to reflect beautiful views of nature such as skies, garden, or trees. This will amplify positive vibes and activate Chi energy in your quarters.
  • Hang the mirror on the North or East side at least 4-5 feet above the floor to boost energy flow. Also, make sure the mirror is clean at all times to keep the vibes positive and glitch-free.
  • Use mirrors to amp light and dynamics in low-energy parts of your home, such as along the wall of a dark or long hallways or a small room. This will open up space, slow down Chi flow, and add interest to the room.
  • Place a mirror close to the entrance door to activate the Water element, amplify the effect of positive vibes, and deflect negativity from your living area.
  • Use the mirror in the dining or living room. This will amplify positive energy, prosperity, and wealth, and improve overall quality of life.

  • Put the mirror on the wall opposite the safe or a vanity with jewelry boxes to attract riches and ensure long-term abundance.
  • Use a mirror to counter poison arrows such as a sharp-edged square pillar in the center of a room. Placed properly, the mirror will mask the problematic spot and create seamless energy flow throughout the room.
  • Hang the mirror flat against the wall or door, not leaning forward. The upper edge should be parallel to the floor to prevent energy imbalance.
  • Cover the TV screen when the unit is off, as the reflective surface will double as a mirror.

Feng Shui Mirror Placement Don’ts

According to Feng Shui, a mirror will double whatever it reflects, which is why you should avoid certain placements, just to stay on the safe side of the Bagua map.

  • Avoid oval, round, or irregularly shaped mirrors and mirrors with distorted or antiquated surface as they can upset energy integrity and balance in your home.
  • Never put an unframed mirror on the wall. Frame the mirror into a regularly shaped frame before you put it up to keep the energy flowing freely.
  • Don’t put the mirror in the bedroom. A mirror reflecting the bed can contribute to insomnia or make the energy in the room overly stimulating.
  • Avoid hanging the mirror too high or too low. The mirror should reflect your body and aura as a whole, and it shouldn’t cut off limbs or body parts from your reflection.
  • Don’t place the mirror opposite the front door as it will deflect instead of attracting strong Chi energy, and it can cut off your home from incoming positive vibes.
  • Don’t place the mirror on the South wall. The water energy of the mirror is incompatible with that of fire, which is the symbolism of the south home wall.
  • Don’t put a mirror on a wall opposite a door or another mirror, at the end of long hallways, either end of a staircase, or opposite the stove, burner, or fireplace. Each of these placements will compromise energy flow and potentially lead to increased frequency of accidents in your quarters.

  • Don’t use broken, dirty, or chipped mirrors. Custom made mirrors in Brisbane are both affordable and easy to find, so don’t you be a cheapskates and use distorted energy magnifiers at home. It will only deprive your family of prosperity and happiness.
  • Don’t place the mirror behind the bed or sofa and opposite unpleasant views such as dirty drains, dustbins, toilet seats, sharp edges, or clutter, as it will disturb energy flow and multiply negativity and intense vibrations in your space.
  • Avoid using reflective tiles and ceiling mirrors. They usually distort the reflection and can compromise energy balance in your living area.
  • Don’t put the mirror in the bathroom as it can make the energy in the room overflow to the rest of the home. Place the mirror on the outside of the bathroom door instead.

In Feng Shui, mirrors are powerful tools that can make or break comfort and harmony, which is why you should be extremely careful when selecting a spot to put them up. Still here? Congrats, you now know how to make mirrors work for your family’s health, happiness, and wellbeing, so go ahead and open your home’s door to joy, progress, and abundance. Good luck!



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