Feng Shui Mirror Placement (Here’s How To Place Mirrors In Your Home)

A mirror is one of the easiest – yet extremely powerful – to use tools; but a mirror isn’t inherently auspicious; it’s the placement of the mirror that can – and really does – makes it auspicious or inauspicious. This is a – huge – reason why feng shui mirror placement is considered vital amongst all experts.

As per feng shui, mirror represents water element and Qi energy can be collected or pooled with water; this ability of a mirror makes it an awesome and extremely powerful abundance enhancing and prosperity attracting tool.

Here, I assume that you’re completely aware of concept of Qi energy; if – by any chance – you aren’t then please read the article @ feng shui – what, why & how.

So without any delay, let’s start learning what to do and what to avoid when it comes to feng shui mirror placement.

Feng Shui Mirror Placement

Feng Shui Mirror Placement – Why and How To Do It

As said earlier that a mirror is abundance enhancing and prosperity attracting tool, but it can – and really does – works perfectly in negative side too; it can – if placed incorrectly – destroy happiness, love, wealth and prosperity from anyone’s life.

Since a mirror has the ability to double-up whatever is in front, it can attract negative and positive energy with the same efficiency and influence. Hence, placing a mirror correctly is important and feng shui mirror placement does just that.

So, here are mirror placement tips (do’s and don’ts format)

Mirror Placement – What to Follow

  1. Go for square or rectangular shaped mirror (Available on Amazon US, INCA, UK, DE, ES, FR & IT); they are considered best.
  2. Place mirror, reflective glass items or showpieces it North or East side.
  3. Always hang mirrors at least 4-5 feet above the floor.
  4. Keep mirror and reflective glass objects clean at all times.
  5. Always make sure that mirror shows a clear picture or reflection of anyone standing in front.
  6. A mirror that reflects dining table symbolizes abundance of food and invites prosperity.
  7. If there’s a cut in any corner of your home then hang two mirrors such that they reflect towards the cut corner (this must be done by a feng shui expert).
  8. Reflect the beautiful landscape outside your window by placing a mirror opposite to that window. This brings in positive energy and harmony.
  9. Place a mirror in front of cash locker to increase wealth. More on attracting wealth @ feng shui wealth tips.
  10. If the main door or entrance of your home opens in a small foyer, then hang a mirror such that it virtually broadens the space. Just make sure not to place the mirror right in front of entrance as that’ll send any positive energy out of your home.
  11. If the cook – in kitchen – has his/her back towards kitchen door then place a mirror/reflective tiles/reflective item such that he/she can see the door of kitchen. Just make sure that gas stove/burner flames aren’t reflected in mirror/reflective tiles/reflective item. More about kitchen @ feng shui kitchen
  12. A square – sharped edged – pillar in a home is a huge feng shui defect; a simple remedy is to cover the pillar with mirrors; however, keep in mind that none of the mirrors reflect another mirror, a door, poison arrow, a TV screen or anything negative.
  13. Always hang mirror flat against the wall and not leaning forward.
  14. Make sure to cover the TV screen once the TV is off as the screen becomes a sort of mirror.

Mirror Placement – What to Avoid

  1. Don’t buy oval, round or other irregular shaped mirrors; until unless prescribed by an expert feng shui consultant.
  2. Avoid using unframed mirror.
  3. Avoid placing mirror on South wall. South is fire and mirror represents water.
  4. No mirror behind sofa or bed.
  5. Avoid mirror, reflective glass or any shiny item in front of house entrance as that’ll shoo away positive energy. Also ensure that the main door is feng shui compliant; know more about it @ how to make the main door feng shui compliant one.
  6. A mirror reflecting bed is a strict no.
  7. Avoid mirrors reflecting any door of home; i.e. while standing at any door you must not be able to see yourself in mirror.
  8. Avoid a mirror placement that reflects flames of gas stove/burner in kitchen. More on kitchen @ feng shui kitchen.
  9. Avoid mirrors that reflect clutter, dirty drains, dustbins, toilet seats, poison arrows, and sharp corners from furniture/walls or anything negative.
  10. Avoid hanging mirror at heights that shows the tallest member of home with head cut.
  11. Avoid keeping broken, rusted, soiled, dirty, unusable, antique mirrors at home.
  12. Avoid placing two mirrors facing each other; it causes displeasure and attracts distress.
  13. Never hang mirror in narrow passages or at hallway ends; it attracts negative energy.
  14. Avoid transparent glass window panes and doors; keep them translucent.
  15. Avoid a mirror in bedroom; however, if there’s one, then it mustn’t reflect any body part else that body part will develop medical trouble or a third person will enter your relationship. As a remedy, cover the mirror while lying on bed.
  16. Avoid mirror in bathroom; however, if you can’t, then never keep it in dark. You can have it on outside of bathroom doors.
  17. Kids lose concentration in studies if there’s a mirror near study table; hence avoid it.
  18. A mirror on West wall in kid’s bedroom keeps them busy in influencing opposite gender people; hence avoid this too.
  19. Avoid mirrors at staircase as they’ll cut either the head or feet. Staircases are very important part of a home and there’s a high degree of importance given to stairs in feng shui; you can – and must – read the article @ what feng shui says about stairs to make the staircase in your home a feng shui compliant one.
  20. Avoid mirrored tiles and ceilings as they’ll distort your image.

And that’s pretty much to it when it comes to feng shui mirror placement. Following above mentioned mirror placement tips will ensure that all the mirrors in your home or office are attracting and enhancing positive energy around you and your loved ones.

Furthermore, this’ll also ensure that you always have plenty and more of prosperity, abundance, wealth and happiness in your life.

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  • Hi Vinni,

    Please draw a sketch of the setup you’ve mentioned above. It’ll really help to understand the situation better. Mark North direction on the sketch.

    Thanks

  • Hi Bibie,

    Thanks for dropping by on FengShuiPundit.com

    I can see that there’s a wardrobe with mirrors opposite to the bed.. Try to cover those mirrors while you’re lying or sleeping on bed so as to prevent reflection of yourself in the mirror.

    Also make sure there’s no beam above the bed.

    Because of the “small wall” near the entrance of the room, you won’t be able to see who’s entering the room and that’s not a good position to sleep as per feng shui.. try to arrange the bed such that you can see the entrance (but you’re not in direct alignment with the entrance of the room)

    More on bedroom feng shui @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bedroom/

    and about feng shui love @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-love/

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks

  • Noza Bostali

    I was searching about all this out of curiosity, but now I thing I have more knowledge and your site helped me make sense of colors and placements and maps. This is more like balancing with nature and bringing its colors and light into to our living space. I don’t think of it as religion as before I use to think. Your site is very organized and have so much information layed put so well.
    I really want to fix one issue in my home. I have this layout and I would like to understand if it is good or not and if there is anything I have to do to make it better, and I have mirror capturing my whole bed and it’s shaped to cut off below knee on one side and above shoulder on the other, do you think I could paint it to white or beige and cover the mirror permanently???
    Please help!

    • Hi Noza,

      I really thank you for liking my website.

      You can cover the mirror via cloth while you’re lying (or sleeping) on the bed. The whole point is that none of the body part should be reflected in the mirror while someone’s sleeping on bed.

      Thanks

      • Noza Bostali

        Thank you very much for quick reply.
        I am also building a has and just now started with drawings and giving hand sketch to architect. I am very excited I came to know about feng shui at the right time and now I can do this the right way:)
        Please advice what is the best room to place in wealth area?
        Can I put a kitchen in the marriage corner?
        Where shall I place the toilet best?
        I highly appreciate your time and effort helping us all in this website.

  • Unicorns91

    Hi

    This is the layout of my room.

    Please assist. Thanks

    • If you can then place the bed in the SW of the room. Try to place mirror in North or East walls.

  • Hi Aarti,

    Please mark North in the layout of the house; that way I’ll be in a better position to assess the house.

    Thanks

  • Have I marked the North correctly?

  • Hi,

    That looks good to me.

    Thanks

  • Hi Ace,

    For the kitchen in SW please refer the articles @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/
    and @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/

    For toilets in the house refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/ and the colors article above..

    Feel free to ask further questions..

    Thanks

  • Have replied!

    Thanks

  • Hi Aarti,

    For NW kitchen you can refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/
    and @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/

    For the toilet seat in front of mirror, try to keep the lid of the toilet closed at all times. Also, if you can place some sort of partition between the two then it’ll be really good.

    Try to keep the temple towards North or East or NE of the house and make sure neither you nor God face South while you pray.

    Bedroom in SW is really good.

    Do let me know if you’re facing any troubles in life.

    Also, try to face West in NW kitchen while cooking

    Thanks

  • Hi Elle,

    You can cover the mirror with a cloth or paper. Red drapes are good, you may need not do anything more on that aspect.

    Thanks

  • Hi Harvinder,

    Yes. East or North both are good to place mirrors.

    Thanks

  • Hi Priti,

    Make sure that the almira (with cash and other valuables) opens towards North. A mirror reflecting money etc. is a good thing.

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    Try to reorient the bed such that the head isn’t in the North. It’s a good thing that you’re covering the mirrors while sleeping. Balcony in East/NE is a good thing to have. You can place that old mirror such that it reflects the outside into your bedroom. This symbolizes that the outside beauty of the world is now in your bedroom and it’ll make it fresher. Also having plenty of sunlight in that bedroom is a must as it’s painted blue.

    Thanks

  • Hi Mat,

    A mirror behind isn’t a very good option. A solid wall behind symbolizes support and a mirror represents water element. Hence it’s not a good idea. Yes, you can hang mirrors in North and East walls. However, if while working, you are not reflected in the mirror then it’s acceptable.

    Thanks

  • Tanya

    Hello there – really loving your site and knowledge, thank you.

    I have a large, full height of the wall, stone (disused) fireplace in the east of my dining/living area, and that is the only place the dining table can go. The height of the top of the fireplace is too high for a mirror. In your opinion, it ok to fit a mirror inside the fireplace? Here, it is at waist height and only the dining table is the only thing visible in it. Unfortunately, there is no other wall where a mirror could be placed in this room, and I’d really like to have a mirror reflecting the dining table.
    Many thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
    Kind regards.

    • Hi Tanya,

      Mirrors represent water element and placing it in a fire place may not be such a good idea. However, if you are’nt planing to use the fire place at all then it can be considered.

      Thanks

      • Tanya

        Thank you so much. There’s no fireplace, it’s just a large open space, so I will hang one in there.
        Much appreciated 🙂

  • Anamika Srivastava

    I stay in rented apartment and before bathroom in vanity I have two mirrors facing each other. One is in north wall and other in south wall. I cannot take out as its rental. What is the remedy ?

    • Hi Anamika,

      Cover the mirror on the South wall with cloth or paper.

      Thanks

  • Hi Megha,

    Send me a sketch of your apartment and mark North on it. I’ll be more than happy to help you.

    BTW, since you’re talking about the study table, I must ask you if you’re a student or a working professional?

    Thanks

  • Pratibha

    Hi have a bathroom in southwest part of house.. this is an ensuite which opens into the bedroom. In order to improve the qi from draining away it is suggested to place mirror on the outside of the bathroom door. Yet if we do this it will be at the same level as the head of the bed (although the bed is approx 2 feet high and the height of the mirror if placed on the door would be 4 or 5 feet high). What is the best thing to do…this is a bit of a dilemma

    • Hi Pratibha,

      First a bathroom in SW isn’t good as per feng shui and vastu shastra. You can apply feng shui remedies to counter the SW bathroom.. remedies are @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/ .. while lying on the bed, none of the body part should be visible in the mirror.. if it’s like this then there’s nothing to be done, however, if the mirror reflects the bed or a part of it, then you can cover the mirror while using the bed..

      Thanks

  • Anything that’s positive is a good thing for example a beautiful landscape..

    Negatives are to be avoided e.g. crying girl, sad girl, war pics, pics that depict loneliness etc.

  • The mirror should be placed on North or West wall. Also make sure that none of the body part is reflected in the mirror while someone’s using the couch.

    Thanks

  • Have replied!

  • Hi Yolanda,

    Send me a sketch of your home and mark North on it; I’ll be more than happy to help you.

    Thanks

  • Daniel Tan

    If my sofa is not place against a wall. What can I do improve the fengshui?

    • Hi Daniel,

      If the sofa isn’t placed against the wall then what’s behind the sofa in your home?

      Thanks

  • Hi Linus,

    Thanks for loving my website.

    Please refrain from putting such mirrors as they are not considered auspicious..

    Thanks

  • Hi Charlene,

    The window is on the right of the North wall i.e the window is on the East wall and you’re trying to put a mirror on West wall. As per feng shui a mirror on West wall should be avoided as West is Metal and Mirror is water (more on this @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/)

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    If, while lying on the bed, none of your body part is reflected in the mirror then it’s ok.

    Thanks

  • Hi Paolo,

    I don’t think that it should be a problem. Yes, make sure that you place the mirror like refrigerator as per feng shui rules.

    Thanks

    • Paolo Ledesma

      The mirror like refrigerator will be facing and will almost be alligned to the front door (say 1/4 of the refrigerator is alligned to or in front of the main door). If it’s bad, what should we do given that we do not have enough space to transfer the ref?

  • Hi Rover,

    Place a partition such that the bed is blocked from the main door.

    Thanks

  • Have replied!

  • You’re welcome!

  • You’re welcome!

    A mirror back-splash is can be used when the kitchen is too small and you want to make it look big. Just make sure that the stove (and it’s flames) aren’t reflected in the back-splash. Also, get the help of a local feng shui consultant while applying the back-splash so that all feng shui rules are covered.

    Thanks

  • Hi Jane,

    Placing mirror on SW wall isn’t a very good feng shui as mirrors represent the water element and SW is earth element. The article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/ will help you understand relation between elements and direction.

    Placing mirrors opposite to each other can be a tricky thing as they may create nervous energy. However, in certain cases it can be done wisely. Do take help of a local feng shui expert while mirror placement as mirrors are considered extremely powerful tools in feng shui and must be placed wisely.

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks

  • IslandCouple

    So glad I found your site. Renting a house with an enormous mirror in entry (owner placed it to cover a stairway to lower level after splitting house into units) directly facing front door…not an option to remove or cover it. What can we do to keep energy from bouncing back out. Also front door is antique wooden door, very heavy, which tends to stick, any suggestions to facilitate smoother energy transitions? Thank you.

    • If possible you can place something in front of the mirror such that it’s covered or unseen. wooden doors are good. however, there should not be creaking noise while opening and closing it.

  • That shouldn’t be a problem as long as it doesn’t reflect anybody’s body part while laying on the bed etc. the tray should be fine too, else for the tray you can place a cloth on it and then put your perfumes..

    Thanks

  • Hi Dawn,

    Placing oval mirror inside of a rectangular frame will leave some of the space inside the frame.. try to fill that space creatively.. hanging a mirror in East wall is good..

    Thanks

  • Yes, you can hang a mirror there. just make sure that all that doesn’t created chaotic energy. Do get help of a local feng shui consultant in case of doubts..

    Thanks

  • If the mirror hangs on North or East wall then it’s fine.

  • ok

  • Hi,

    Which side is North in the layout?

    Thanks

  • That should be ok .. just make sure that the mirror isn’t hanged on North or East wall

  • NE should be good for you

  • Have replied

  • That should be ok if the mirror ain’t on North or East walls. Get help from a local feng shui guy to place the mirror appropriately for you

    Thanks

  • You’re welcome!

  • Hi,

    Thanks for the appreciation..

    You can place the mirror on North and East walls..

    Get help of a local feng shui consultant to do that for you correctly.

    Thanks

  • You can cover one of the mirror

  • the mirror should face South or West

  • Hi,

    Different feng shui schools have different opinions but the intent of all remains the same; ” to make the life happier”…

    I can see that there’s a toilet in North of the house (that may lead to a bit of financial troubles) .. here’s the link for your help: http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/

    Also, I can see that there’s a kitchen in SE of the house. Here’s a link for that too! http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/

    Thanks

  • If the mirror isn’t reflecting the main entrance from outside then it’s ok..

  • that should be ok..

  • Hi Andreea,

    Thanks for loving my website!!!

    For missing NE: Place 4 pyramids (one each) in North, East, West and South of the bedroom..

    For E-SE mirror: Please send me a layout of that for assessment..

    Thanks

  • That should be ok

  • Hi,

    Yes, that should help.

    You can cover that mirror, however, that’s not needed. Yes, you need to have some light in the bathroom.

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    Thanks for liking my website.

    It’s really auspicious to hang a mirror facing the dining table (make sure that there’s always something edible on the dining table such as fruits etc.) . The best wall to have a mirror is North or East.

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    Instead of pyramid you can use a crystal ball there to help you protect from the sharp edge of the wall. I’d suggest you to get help from a local feng shui expert for exact placement of crystal ball. Those mirrors should be ok on West wall. If possible then move them.

    Thanks

  • That’s ok

  • Hi,

    A mirror reflecting the entrance is a no in feng shui. All the energy that enters your home can bounce back from the mirror if it’s right in-front of the entrance of the house.

    The painting should be such that it makes you feel that there’s a lot of space in the small entrance. It can be nature or even modern art. Just make sure that the painting is positive and nothing like a crying or lonely girl etc.

    You can get help from a local feng shui expert to choose the best painting and even the best location of mirror near the entrance.

    Thanks

  • Yes