Welcome back to our two-part blog on the best ways to master the art of feng shui with your designer mirrors!
In the previous blog, we looked at what Feng Shui was and how the principles of the philosophy could be applied to our interior design goals. Concepts like “Qi” and “Shi Qi” were explored, and the overall idea of Feng Shui was explained to give us an idea of what we’re aiming for.
In this blog, we are now going to put those ideas into ACTION and provide you with a few hot tips to help make sure your mirrors can master the ways Feng Shi and maximize your energy flow.
So, let’s down to it!
Keep Your Best For One Room
While the modern living space might have a massive amount of interest in the dining room, there are still many homes out there that have them and even more people that make regular use of the space.
While it may be tempting to put a grand, expensive mirror in a different room, the rule of thumb for good Feng Shui is to make sure your best mirror is in the dining room.
Dining rooms are social settings and, if you’ve ever been to a dinner party, a great way to show off to your friends and family. Having your best mirror is a great way to reflect that. (Pun intended.)
Don’t Face A Window
We love combing mirrors with windows, especially mirrors that are big enough to mimic a window’s stunning effects. Still, there is one pretty big rule for mirrors that you don’t even need to know Fen Shui to understand.
Never put a mirror opposite a window. Mirrors attract bad energy from outside and push that to the rest of the home.
No Mirrors in the Kitchen
In Feng Shui, the kitchen is considered to be something of an “unlucky” zone. Considering how many times we’ve cut ourselves preparing vegetables or burned ourselves using the oven, we’re inclined to agree.
Much like the windows argument, mirrors absorb and reflect a lot of negative energy in the home. So putting a mirror in your kitchen is a surefire way to enhance the unlucky elements of the kitchen and spread them to the rest of the house.
Mirrors + Beds = No Sleep
If you can help it, your mirrors should never face your bed. According to Feng Shui, hanging a mirror facing a mattress is an excellent way to incite poor sleep and bad dreams, with energy bouncing between yourself and the mirror.
On another level, humans have an innate ability to know when they’re being watched. Mirrors have a funny habit of making us feel like there might be someone else in the room, so it makes sense that they don’t help in the bedroom.
Just Avoid The Living Room
This may sound odd, but having a mirror in your living room can be a bad idea, according to Feng Shui. However, this does come across as tiny strange given living rooms are often entertainment areas like dining rooms.
However, the argument here is that the living room is the home’s heartbeat, making it crucial not to overpopulate the space. If you have many people in your living room, the more likely you are to allow bad energy in, which takes a while to leave.
Placing a mirror invites similar issues and creates the impression there are more people in your home than usual. Thus, making it hard to cultivate good energy.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, then don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!