If you haven’t already taken a look at the first part of this blog, then you can go there now by clicking here.
Designer antique mirrors are the kind of pieces in the home or business that can change any space they’re located in. A mirror’s ability to act as both a piece of furniture and a work of art makes them magnetic for viewers and is bound to start a conversation with visitors.
Of course, as we stressed in our previous entry, sometimes that sense of mystery and allure can have an unwanted side effect. Superstitions and urban myths seem only to multiply when concerning mirrors, with cultures and communities across the globe all having their variation.
In part 1 of this blog, we detailed a pair of the most well-known and commonly believed urban myths surrounding mirrors. In this entry, we’re going to continue along that line and name a few more, being sure to detail how these beliefs can potentially damage your ability to maximize your décor.
If you’ve ever seen a vampire movie or read a version of Dracula, you’ll have probably seen the common trope of vampires not having reflections. This is commonly attributed to the idea that vampires don’t have souls.
First off, vampires are fictional creatures, with even the most ardent enthusiast finding it challenging to make a case for their existence. Beliefs surrounding reflections and their connections to souls, while indeed fascinating, are arguably not anything worth worrying about.
If you are having trouble finding your reflection in a mirror, the most likely explanation for this phenomenon is that your mirror is heavily smudged and in need of some TLC. Thankfully, we have a guide for just such a task.
Most of the concerns about mirrors in the home usually center around the concept of Feng Shui, or the “Art of Placement.” Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy and practice dedicated to the idea of creating a positive flow of energy, or “Qi,” in the home. Mirrors, even designer mirrors, have a tricky place in a home dedicated to Feng Shui, as reflectors of visuals and energy, placement for mirrors is crucial.
While it’s tempting to focus on Feng Shui as a complete guide to domestic bliss via furniture placement, the reality is that this is essentially a philosophy based on ancient Chinese customs and beliefs. So, while it may be handy as a guide for figuring out why something feels “off” in your home, it’s certainly not something to follow by the letter.
Naturally, as a philosophy, Feng Shui is a reasonably complicated system with many rules regarding how to use mirrors. If you’d like to have a more in-depth look into the idea, why not look at our two-part guide here and here.
That’s it for our two-part series on mirror myths and superstitions. However, if you’re finding yourself stuck trying to figure out how to best use your new designer mirror, then be sure to give our team a call!