Mirrors in Feng Shui: maximise the positive energy in your home (and bedroom)

The use of mirrors in feng shui is an ancient practice. But like many of the teachings of this age-old art, certain information and instructions are not always relevant.

So today I’d like to share with you how I use mirrors in my practice, because mirrors play an essential role in the circulation of energy. They amplify light, expand spaces and can direct positive energy towards specific areas of the home. Their ability to reflect and multiply energy makes them indispensable in a feng shui home.

However, they don’t have superpowers and mirrors can’t work miracles. With a little common sense, you can understand that placing a mirror behind your piggy bank won’t double your monthly income, will it?

I’m also going to focus on the bedroom, because there’s a lot of talk about the use of mirrors in a Feng Shui bedroom.

The use of mirrors in our homes

The use of mirrors in interior design has always gone far beyond their utilitarian function. All interior designers know that these decorative elements can transform any space, adding a touch of elegance or creating an illusion of depth.

Strategically placed, mirrors can visually enlarge a small room, reflect natural light to brighten up a dark space, or even serve as an artistic focal point to enhance the design of a room or piece of decorative art.

Whether in a living room to add style, in a bathroom to optimise lighting, or in an entrance hall to welcome guests with a visual impression of space, mirrors are essential allies in interior design. Finally, from this point of view, their use in interior design is not very far removed from the teachings of feng shui, because everything I’ve just listed helps to energise and harmonise the Chi.

The best places to put mirrors

In the entrance hall: to attract Chi throughout the house

Placing a mirror near the main entrance can help attract positive energy into the home. In our modern homes, we often lack space and the entrance is sometimes cramped. A mirror can add volume, even if it’s artificial.
However, remember that it should not be directly opposite the door, as this would push energy outwards. It would no longer be an invitation to come in, but an invitation to go out again!

In the living room: creating a welcoming atmosphere

A well-positioned mirror in the living room can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It can reflect positive decorative elements, such as works of art or plants, and amplify natural light, making the space brighter and more open. Once again, this is all the more judicious for this living space, which is sometimes not as large and bright as you’d like.

In the dining room: to stimulate abundance

In the dining room, it is said that in Feng Shui, a mirror can double the image of the food on the table, symbolising abundance and prosperity. This teaching was then extended to everything that represents abundance. Of course, this doesn’t work miracles! But it is true that if you have a permanent fruit basket (with citrus fruits, for example) on the table and a mirror reflects it, the Chi is vibrant. The most important thing is to make sure that the mirror always reflects something positive and not unfinished files!

In the bathroom: balance and self-image

Bathrooms are often associated with the elimination of waste, running water and cleaning. Some experts therefore believe that it can symbolise the loss of energy. I don’t subscribe to this theory that Chi drains down the siphon from sinks or baths. On the contrary, it’s a room that can be important for your self-image, and for the time you give yourself. So placing a mirror to catch the light and make sure you look good is all that matters!

Mistakes to avoid with mirrors in Feng Shui

Placing mirrors opposite doors: as far as possible, avoid placing mirrors directly opposite doors, whether in the entrance hall or elsewhere in the house.

Using “broken” or dirty mirrors: mirrors made up of several pieces, or mirrors that are dusty or dirty are carriers of negative energy. Make sure mirrors are always in good condition and clean to maintain a positive energy flow.

Too many mirrors: too many mirrors can cause energy confusion and disperse energy. Use them sparingly to avoid creating an environment that, instead of being “Feng Shui”, will be mostly chaotic.

A mirror facing the bed: in the bedroom, mirrors should be used with care. Avoid placing mirrors that reflect the bed, as this can disturb sleep and create anxiety. They interact with our energy bodies during the night. What’s more, it’s said that adding duplicates to the people in the couple can create urges to look elsewhere and encourage infidelity.
Choose locations where the mirror does not interfere directly with your rest. Floor-standing mirrors are particularly recommended, as not only can you see yourself in your entirety, but they can also be moved wherever you like, depending on usage.

Bagua mirrors

I can’t write an article on the use of mirrors in Feng Shui without mentioning the ‘Bagua’ mirrors traditionally used in China. These octagonal mirrors, often decorated with the eight trigrams of Bagua, are placed above doors or windows to deflect bad energy (Sha Chi) that could harm the harmony and prosperity of the home.

By reflecting negative influences, such as the sharp angles of other buildings or straight streets directed towards the house, Bagua mirrors are supposed to protect the living space.

Their use remains fashionable even though Feng Shui is no longer widely practised in China, which testifies to the importance of energy protection in Chinese culture. Personally, I haven’t experienced their effectiveness, so they’re not one of my favourite tools.

To conclude

So there you have it, I hope you’ll feel less hesitant about putting a mirror in your home. Mirrors are decorative objects that have a real place in your home, and when they’re placed correctly they add style and structure to the room. They add dynamism to Chi, and depending on the current mood of your home, or your state of mind, they can be just what you need!

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