Double Up: A Feng Shui Guide to Using Mirrors in Your Home
Mirrors possess a variety of special abilities when it comes to multiplying Feng Shui energy at home. When used properly, they’re able to multiply and disperse good energy throughout the different parts of the house. They’re able to expand and brighten any space, and even attract good energy inside the home.
However, it’s important that we pay close attention to few important Feng Shui guidelines to avoid misusing mirrors. Improper use of mirrors could trigger various problems throughout the home, creating bad energy that counters the good chi we strive hard to achieve. Read this easy guide on using mirrors to achieve good Feng Shui in your humble home.
The Main Entry
Mirrors in the main entry play a very powerful role in attracting good energy in to the rest of the house. When placed correctly in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, they’re able to bring in light and good energy from the outside and disperse that same energy throughout the home. Mirrors lined with gold frames are especially able to attract wealth and prosperity into the home. Placing mirrors in the home’s entryway also activates the water element of Feng Shui in the home, which is essential for creating a good flow and balance of energy.
Remember not to position any mirrors facing the front door, as it is believed to reflect the good energy back out the door instead of dispersing it throughout the home. Ideally, mirrors should be placed perpendicular to the door in order to attract good energy into the home.
The Dining Room
A mirror in the dining room doubles the amount of food, symbolizing wealth and abundance, and inviting prosperity towards all those who dine in that area. The mirror can be placed anywhere in the dining room, except on areas facing any exits like doors or windows.
In the bathroom, remember to never place mirrors in front of the toilet bowl. Otherwise, the mirror will multiply the bad energy from the unpleasant sights and smells coming from inside the bowl. Also, it’s important to make sure the mirror is placed at a height that would allow every member of the house to look into the mirror and see their entire head fit inside the frame. If there are children in the house, provide them with a stool they can stand on.
On the other hand, Feng Shui practitioners commonly recommend that the bathroom should always remain hidden in the home. We recommend placing a full-length mirror on the outer side of the bathroom door. Doing so not only masks the bathroom entrance, but also reflects the more scenic surroundings of the home, which counters the bad energy coming out of the bathroom.
If you must place a mirror inside the kitchen, which Feng Shui generally discourages, make sure to face the mirror away from the stove. Kitchen stoves are known to exude strong Yang fire energies, which could cause an imbalance in the room if reflected by a mirror. This also applies to microwaves, toasters, and other appliances that produce light and heat in the kitchen.
Feng Shui discourages placing mirrors in the bedroom because they are believed to disrupt proper sleep. This is because mirrors reflect different sights and sounds in the bedroom, circulating too much energy in the space, preventing those in the room from sleeping soundly. If you must have a mirror inside your bedroom like most modern homes do, make sure to place it further away from your bed. If this setup cannot be avoided, use a scarf or any piece of cloth to cover the mirror before you sleep.