21 Feng Shui Mirror Placement Rules and Tips for Your Home

Where are the best places for mirrors in your house?

In Feng Shui, mirrors have many unique abilities. It can double or multiply the energy of an area. It can reflect incoming energy. It can also disperse the incoming energy to its surroundings.

Because of these abilities, mirrors should be used very carefully. Sometimes, water features and other objects should be treated the same way because they have the similar reflective properties.

In this article, I will go through some basic mirror Feng Shui tips and rules as they relate to each room and area in your house. Towards the end, you will learn some rules and tips about Feng Shui Bagua mirrors. After reading this article, you will know the best and worst places to place mirrors and their reasons why.

Dining Room

1. Dining Room Most Suitable for Mirrors

The wealth area of a house can be hard to find, but one’s wealth “vault” is easy to identify. The dining room represents this “vault”. It represents one’s capacity to hold wealth.

With those said, the MOST suitable place for mirrors is your dining room. It increases the size of your vault and your ability to hold wealth. Think of this as the size of your purse and how much money you can put in.

The dining room is the most suitable place for mirrors.

The dining room, however, is NOT to be confused with wealth areas. Nor is placing mirrors here considered a Feng Shui wealth setup. To make myself abundantly clear, placing a mirror in the dining room does NOT improve your ability to attract wealth.

2. Careful with Mirror Facing Window

Although the dining room is most suitable for mirrors, where to place them needs a little attention. This is because the mirror can bring anything from the outside into the house.

According to Feng Shui Expert Gayle Smith, placing a mirror can bring in the outside, which is a good thing. However, this is NOT recommended if there are any sort of bad “Forms” outside the window because the mirror can bring those negative energies inside.. These “Forms” can include an electric pole, pipes, electric wires, and others.

Also, some experts claim that the mirror will attract scandals into your life if it is reflecting any sort of water features from the outside, such as a fountain or lake.

Kitchen

3. Kitchen is NOT Suitable for Mirrors

The kitchen has negative Feng Shui energies, and that’s the main reason why Feng Shui doesn’t like mirrors in the kitchen. If mirrors can double the energy of an area, then a mirror in the kitchen will amplify the negative energies brought by the kitchen.

That is also true based on the lucky and unlucky areas of a person’s Kua number. If the kitchen is in a lucky area, the auspicious energies will be suppressed even more when the mirror amplifies the kitchen’s negative energies. If the kitchen is in an “unlucky” area, the mirror can amplify both the negative energies brought by cooking activities and by your unlucky area.

4. Mirror Facing Stove Creates Yin Yang Imbalance

Kitchen stoves bring extremely strong energies of Yang fire. This applies to all kinds of stoves, such as those powered by natural gas or by electricity. All of them bring energies in the form of light and heat.

With a mirror facing the stove, the fire element and the Yang energies would increase greatly. As a result, the Yin and Yang balance in the house can shift, and you may find that the house is not as comfortable as it once was.

Mirror behind stove is not the best Feng Shui setup.

This rule applies to mirrors not just in the kitchen, but also to living areas where mirrors can reflect the kitchen stove.

5. Mirror Facing Stove for Those that Cook with Door at their Back

I’ve read on various Feng Shui websites that mirror behind the stove is suitable for those who cook with their back facing a door. The reason is that the cook would easily know who’s entering or leaving the kitchen.

To me, this suggestion is not really about Feng Shui. However, this does seem like a practical tip, especially for those working in restaurants. The cook can easily get the attention of waiters and waitresses as they enter and leave the kitchen.

Restroom and Bathroom

6. Remove Mirrors that Face the Bathroom Door

These are mirrors located anywhere within the house that face towards your restroom or bathroom door.

Restrooms and bathrooms are said to produce negative Qi because that’s where we rid ourselves of our wastes. With a mirror facing those rooms, those negative Qi have a chance to grow and disperse to other places within the house.

7. Mirror Facing Toilet Spreads Negative Qi

Toilet is said to produce negative Qi because of its purpose. If a mirror is facing the toilet, it is said that this negative energy can be strengthened and dispersed. Amplifying negative energy is not a good idea, even if it can be used to suppress other negative energies.

Besides, having a mirror facing the toilet can feel a little weird for some people. This person’s hilarious feedback captures just how we feel if we were using a toilet like that.

Not everyone likes to look at themselves when they use the toilet.

Bedroom

8. Mirror Facing Bed Brings Sleep Problems

Mirrors are quite common in modern bedrooms. Generally, having mirrors in bedroom are not a bad thing. There is just one thing: the mirror shouldn’t face the bed.

But why? Some experts say that mirror facing bed causes bad dreams and restless nights. Others say that it can bring a third party to your relationship and even tendencies of soul-stealing. I have written a whole article about this and you can read it here.

Living Room

9. Living Room Generally Not Suitable for Mirrors

As mentioned earlier, the best place for mirrors is the dining room. As for the living room Feng Shui, the information I got was mixed. Some like it, and some don’t.

Some say that mirror placement in living room makes parties and gatherings more festive because it feels as if the amount of people have doubled. However, others are concerned about the mirror amplifying the energy brought by the guests, especially those with negative energies.

Personally, I wouldn’t put a mirror in the living room because it’s distracting. Even if you place it to reflect a scenery outside your window, that view can only be seen from a certain angle in the living room. Why not place a painting instead?

10. Don’t Hang Mirror Behind Sofa

Just like the bed, the back of the sofa should be placed against a wall for sense of security. Some say that if a mirror is placed on the wall behind the sofa, that sense of security is lost. The same was said for mirror placed on the wall behind the bed.

Some say that a mirror behind a sofa negates the presence of the wall behind the sofa.

I have my doubts on this reasoning, although there is the concern of the mirror falling on your head in case of earthquakes. Other than that, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with placing it behind the sofa as long as it abides to all the other rules mentioned here.

Foyer and Front Door

11. Mirror Facing the Front Door Causes Instability

Some people like placing a mirror close to the front door or foyer for convenience. They have a final chance to take care of how they look before they leave the house.

There’s nothing wrong with having a mirror at the foyer or close to the front door. However, almost all experts agree that having a mirror facing the front door is just bad Feng Shui, and their reasons vary.

Mirror placed near the front door is fine as long as it doesn’t face the front door.

Some say that the Qi entering the house will be reflected and repelled right out the door. Others have said that the Qi would enter the house but would somehow be stuck there (and not circulate into the house for the benefit of the occupant). But of course, you can have the mirror placed on the side. Just make sure it’s not directly facing the front door.

12. Mirror can Expand the Look and Feel of Your Foyer

From earlier, you know that having a mirror in the foyer area is fine, just that it shouldn’t be facing the front door.

If your front door area or foyer is small, such as having a long narrow entrance, you can try hanging a mirror on the side that suit the swing of the door to make the space feel bigger. Here’s more information from Uncle Dixer on making the space of your front door area feel wider.

Others Living Areas

13. Good for Hallways but Not at Its End

Mirrors in hallways can get a little confusing.

Some say placing the mirror at the end of the hallway symbolizes “stay away” and can lead you to make mistakes and bring frustration. Others say that mirrors placed at hallways can help slow down the Qi energy as it moves through your home.

The key here is to make sure how the mirror is placed. Do place it along the two side-walls of the hallway but not at its end. Also, make sure that those mirrors on the side-walls don’t face each other.

14. Narrow Staircases Can Use Mirrors

Narrow staircases are said to diminish fortune and abundance. In those situations, you can insert a mirror at the landing area because it can help widen the staircase. Also, if the staircase can benefit from the water element, adding a mirror would help too. However, some others think that placing mirrors in staircases has the effect of “cutting” Qi and is not recommended.

Though all those sayings have their merits, I do think it is fine to place small mirrors at narrow staircases. If it were me, however, I would place some objects other than mirrors, such as scenic paintings. But that is just personal preference, because mirrors can get quite creepy for me.

15. Mirrors Should NOT Face the Desk

I’ve read from multiple sources that mirror facing the desk will work against you. That is because the mirror tends to “double your workload”. Others just say that it’ll distract you from work.

I don’t think that mirror facing the desk will actually “double” your workload. However, I do agree that it is distracting and can bring more stress. With a mirror facing your desk, you’ll see the reflection of the work that needs to be done instead of looking at something else – whatever the mirror is covering. You’ll be constantly reminded of work, which can definitely bring a great deal of stress to you.

In this image from the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”, the mirror just barely missed facing the desk.

That said, there are sayings that you should place a mirror so you can see the door when you sit on your desk. This only applies when you can’t place your desk in the command position (similar to the bed’s command position). Whether this is necessary is entirely up to you.

Feng Shui Bagua Mirror Placements

Traditionally, there are two different types of Bagua with three different types of mirrors.

The two Bagua’s are the Early Heaven Sequence and the Later Heaven Sequence. Most of the Bagua mirrors out there are of the Early Heaven Sequence.

The two types of Bagua – Early Heaven Sequence on the left and the Later Heaven Sequence on the right.

However, there are Bagua mirrors that use the Later Heaven Sequence. Here’s one I found on Aliexpress.com:

This Bagua mirror found on Aliexpress.com uses the later heaven sequence. Do you notice the difference?

Aside from different Bagua, there’s also concave, convex, and flat mirrors. Each of them have different rules and uses. I have briefly outlined them here.

16. Bagua Mirrors Should NOT Be Placed Indoors

Let me repeat: Bagua mirrors should be placed outdoors only. The Bagua Mirrors are powerful, and almost all experts agree that it shouldn’t be placed inside your home (except for extremely unique circumstances). The most common place for Bagua mirrors is right above the front door.

In general, the Bagua mirror is mainly used to block the negative energies from the outside. These are mostly energies that has ‘Form’. Meaning, if there’s a light-post right outside your front door, a Bagua mirror can be used. However, according to Feng Shui expert Rodika Tchi and many other masters, it’s best to use a Bagua mirror only when it’s recommended by a professional.

17. Traditionally, Early and Later Heaven Bagua Sequence Matters

This is where modernization and commercialism has taken a toll on Feng Shui.

Most Feng Shui tips out there fail to mention the difference between Early and Later Heaven Sequence. There is a difference between the two.

The Early Heaven sequence should be used with a concave mirror. The Later Heaven sequence should be used with a convex mirror. Both have their different uses, as you will see in the following tips. (To Feng Shui Masters that are reading this, correct me if I’m wrong by commenting below.)

However, most Bagua mirror manufacturers don’t pay attention to this. Further, most layman can’t really see the difference. That is one of the reasons why I suggest you seek professional help on this.

18. Concave Bagua Mirrors Absorb and Neutralize

Concaved mirrors are mirrors that’s curved inward. It’s reflection is up-side down.

Most experts agree that these mirrors have the ability to absorb bad Qi from the outside. Others have said that these types of mirrors, when used with the Early Heaven sequence, can be used to absorb good Qi.

19. Convex Bagua Mirrors Reflect Negative Qi Away

Convex mirrors are mirrors that’s curved outward. When looking inside this mirror, you have a greater vision of your surroundings. It’s the same type of mirror some drivers use to attach onto their automobile’s side mirrors.

Shown here is a convex Bagua mirror with the Early Heaven Sequence.

Convex mirrors are said to reflect and redirect those negative Qi away. Sometimes, it can go to other people’s house, so this method is not the most ethical way of using Bagua mirrors.

20. Flat Bagua Mirrors have the Most Neutral Use

The flat mirror is said to be most neutral and popular. According to Feng Shui Consultant Terri Perrin, the flat mirror can protect you by deflecting bad energy away and invites positive energy. So if you are not sure which type of mirror to use, some recommend that you use the flat Bagua mirror.

However, I do not think flat Bagua mirrors was used in traditional Feng Shui (I could be wrong). It could be just a modern fad. Again, I suggest that you refer to your trusted Feng Shui consultant for advice.

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21. Final Tip: Objects with Reflective Properties are Considered Mirrors

Objects that have reflective textures can also be treated like mirrors. These objects include metallic objects, fish tanks and aquariums, and glass surface of old-school tube televisions.


Old-school televisions have reflective properties and can be treated like mirrors in Feng Shui.

That is why some experts say that televisions are not suitable for the bedroom. In addition to its EMF that can impact our sleep, it has the effect of mirror facing the bed, which is a big NO in Feng Shui.

Conclusion

In terms of Feng Shui, mirrors are great for the dining room and good for narrow stairways and hallways. However, where to place them is critical. For example, mirrors in the dining room shouldn’t face the kitchen stove or the window, and mirror should not face each other in long hallways.

As for other places, it is best not to place mirrors unless advised by your trusted Feng Shui consultant. This is especially true for Bagua mirrors, where it is essential that you get professional advise instead of doing it yourself.

What was your experience with mirrors at home or at another person’s home? Does it sometimes creep you out like it does to me? Share your experience with us using the comment below!

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Comments (137)

mirrors should be placed or hanged only in the east and north walls strictly

Hi,
Placement also depends on the kinds of room/space it is, whether there’s a window, etc.
-Victor

My kitchen and dining room are combined. I have a mirror on west wall which reflects the dining room table but also a window where the kitchen sink is on east wall. Is this ok?

Add on to the message above. Is it ok to have the mirror in the West wall? Silver frame?

Hi Christine,
As long as the mirror doesn’t directly reflect the kitchen stove, you are good.
-Victor

Hi Victor,
I have mirror on the south wall in the formal dining room and that mirror faces a wall. Is that bad?
I read that mirror should not be on the south wall.
Is it better to move it on the staircase (half way on the staircase there is wall , i can hang on that)?

Hi Simran,
It’s fine to place it at the South wall. It’s great to have it in your dining room! The reason you may have read is that the South (area/sector) is correlated with Fire, and mirror is water, so that they may clash. But if I were you, I wouldn’t worry about it. The mirror is not going to make or break the balance.
If you want, you can also move it to the staircase if you want. Both places are great. Pick your like!
-Victor

Thanks for your reply Victor. Appreciate your help.
would you suggest dining room south wall or stairway , whats a better place for my rectangular mirror?

Great article and well written! I have a very challenging room. 2 doors, one on west side and another north facing door in the same room. On south side 4 large windows. I thought of placing a mirror on north side facing windows with reflection of beautiful nature. How can i make the most of this room with so many doors and windows?

Hi Leah,
Yes, placing a mirror with reflection of beautiful nature is a great idea!
Placing a bed in this room will be challenging. How about using it for work/study or leisure? If placing a desk, your back should be against the side without without the doors and windows.
-Victor

And what about placing a mirror inside of wardrobe?

Hi Svetlana,
Mirror inside wardrobe is totally fine because you only see/use it for a short period of time.
-Victor

We have an open floor space plan and have a mirror hanging by our dining table. However, this also reflects our aquarium which is on the other side of the wall across the dining area. Is this ok?

Hi Cece,
This is completely fine. Nothing to worry!
-Victor

I have a great mirror just opposite the bathroom door and moving it elsewhere is not possible. Is there a remedy for this. I already try to keep the door closed at all times.

Hi,
You don’t need a remedy when you keep the door closed! That way, the mirror is rarely used. Here’s more info for your reference: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/answers/two-mirrors-facing-each-other-bathroom/
-Victor

So, is it ok to have the image of closed door in the mirror all the time?

That’s right!

Thanks a lot. It eases my mind.

I would like to hang a mirror in our small dining area adjacent to the kitchen. However, that wall faces the stove which is about 20 ft away. Is this alright or is there a remedy for this? Thank you!

Hi Patricia,
This is fine because the stove is quite far away. If you don’t like it, just place something in the middle/ in between and you’ll be fine.
-Victor

Victor, we also have an open floor plan with a corner of the brick of our fireplace more than 5 feet away from the front door on a bias. Is it ok to hang three similar frames mirrors vertically on this brick?

Hi Scott,
Yes you’ll be fine, as long as it doesn’t face any of the “should not’s” listed here. Even so, you’re fine if the mirror is far away.
-Victor

Hi Vicror, thanks for all the valuable information! After reading your article, I realize that we have a problem with a huge mirror (actually a double mirrored door to a closet, not a mirror that can be moved) right in front of our entrance door. The entrance door itself lets a lot of natural light in through the glass. To replace rhe closet doors would involve a lot of time, money and creativity and at this time not possible. Do you have any suggestions as to what can be done in this situation?
Thanks a lot!

Hi Tania,
You can try placing something in between the front door the mirrors. A large plant would do the job. Also, the entrance area is great to have plants!
-Victor

Ni hao, Victor, this is going to be rather long list of questions.
I have read your blog with great interest and have few questions.
You talk about positioning of the mirrors in the right places and facing the right directions.
I am renting a small apartment; I have rather large kitchen that flows directly to my living room.
I have no dining room as such. Living alone – my kitchen and living room serve as dining room according to my mood. So, what about the mirrors?
My front door leads straight into my living room (no corridor); I have one mirror placed next to it and it faces the opposite wall – only some artwork is hanging there. Mine BTW.
Outside – I have one old, very loved mirror facing … well, outer world. I hope this should be cool.
But also, I have recently returned from China, where I spent few months of intense Tai Chi training (Chen Style). I have brought back two small Bagua mirrors; I placed one of them on my outside door – not above it – is it wrong? Another one I placed on the outside of my bedroom door.
That was removed instantly after reading your article an hour ago. Panic!!!
Talking about bedroom situation > you have mentioned that the bedroom mirror should never face the bed. Well, I have a wall wide wardrobe in mine and it is all impossible to turn it around as it is built in and nothing I can do about it. Any ideas?
One last question: you have mentioned that mirrors are bad notion in the kitchen.
Well, after my return from China, I have purchased a medium size mirror and placed it in my kitchen.
My place is very small, I practice my tai Chi Forms by myself and sometimes I need to look at my movements to correct myself. This is the only place large enough to do it when not practicing @ the beach. The mirror is not facing the stove, but still in the kitchen and facing the front door (which I always keep open for air breeze).
Can it get any worse?  Any advice form you will be worth gold. Thank you for your patience.
Sincerely, anka

Hi Anka,
Bagua mirrors are usually placed on top of the door. You don’t need it unless there’s an undesirable “Xa Qi” coming straight to your front door. And yep, you definitely don’t need the one outside your bedroom door!!
As for the mirror facing the bed, you can get creative here. Here’s a tip suggested by Uncle Dixer: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/answers/mirrored-closet-doors-reflecting-bed/
If you are to place a mirror, don’t have it face the front door (it’s fine if it’s far away). As for the kitchen, it’s good that the mirror doesn’t face the stove. Try it out and see!
-Victor

谢 谢 Victor,
I appreciate your reply and hope my pedestrian Chinese is up to the standards.:-)
I have removed my little Bagua mirror from my bedroom door and hung it outside, in my back yard instead.
Rice paper in the bedroom advice – not yours – referred – doesn’t cut it.
Is there anything else/simple/aesthetic I can do instead?
Also, I googled and googled >>> there is something about window/door positioning plus colour according to your Birthday. According to my friends from Singapore.
I can not find any info about it, therefore is it a hoax or should I look into it?
Thank you for responding to my trivial enquiries.
Sincerely, anka

Hi Anka,
Your welcome! For the mirror, how about pasting some of your favorite artwork/posters? Please note that certain types of artwork are NOT suitable, like those that generate strong emotions: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/33-bedroom-feng-shui-tips-improve-sleep/ Specifically, those that include violence, reminders of sorrow, or even religious figures are NOT suitable because they can all harm bedroom romance.
Colors can be used to balance the five elements of that area: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/colors-influence-homes-feng-shui/ It is true that there are ideal door positions based on a person’s Kua number.
Adding birthday and time of birth, there is a possibility that it’s used in Bazi favorable elements. That, however, I have doubts on. You can download a sample Bazi report here if you’re interested to know more about it: https://fengshuinexus.com/bazi-reading-consultation-service/
Hope this helps!
-Victor

Thank you very much, Victor. Best regards, anka

Hello Victor,
I have a mirror in my powder room. Since it is a small space it faces both toilet and sink. I love it there for design purposes and use for checking appearance. Not much #2’s happening in this rest room. My concerns is that it faces the drains not my husband does not always place the cover back down. Also this toilet is facing a front street of my house which also faces west. What are your recommendations. And is it my best interest to remove the mirror completely from the powder room

Hey Melody,
If you keep the toilet and powder room clean, there’s no negative energy to amplify. And, no worries if it faces the drains. There’s no need to remove the mirror!
-Victor

Hi Victor:
Thank you for the interesting article. We just moved into a new home. I have a long living and dining room. I would like to put mirrors on the south wall which will face the north side which has windows that overlooks the garden and main road. Would you have any advice on this?

Hi Noopur,
That’s a great idea. Reflecting the garden brings more green to your house!
-Victor

Hi Victor: I just read your article thanks for all the help I do have a question is it okay to put a mirror in a black room with no Windows

Hi Martha,
Yes, that is totally fine.
-Victor

hello Victor, I have a dresser mirror facing my bedroom door, I cant move it anywhere else. I have it tilted slightly so it not reflecting out. Is this a bad thing? I have been trying to attract love in my life but not successful. could this be a problem?

Also I have two beautiful oil painting in my bedroom with garden of flowers and open gates, no people. Is this bad feng shui> One faced my bed the other to the side. I love waking up to them.

Many thanks

Hi Pam,
If your mirror is not reflecting the door and your bed, the mirror is ok. As for attracting love, there could be numerous reasons, both in terms of Feng Shui and in terms of your Bazi luck phases.
As for the oil painting, it’s great to have them because you love waking to them!
-Victor

Hello Victor, Thank you for the information. When I sit at my dresser I can see the top of the door and when I walk into the room I can see myself, is this ok too?

Thank you

PS do you live in Vancouver BC?

Hi Pam,
Yep, both are fine. I live in Southern California. 🙂
-Victor

Hi there, thank you for a great article! Quick question..I’ve got a very narrow and small hallway and would like to hang a mirror here, however as soon as you step in, there is wc door to the right (north), kitchen door opposite it (south), radiator next to the kitchen door (that’s preferred place for a mirror so far), and turning stairs in front of it (just after the wc door). Hallway leads straight to the dining/living room..
So if I hang a mirror above the radiator, it would reflect stairs going up…would this be ok? Or should I forget about a mirror here at all? Thanks so much in advance..!

Hi Eve,
I would suggest forgetting about a mirror there just because it’s at the end of a walkway (from the stairs). Hope this helps!
-Victor

Hi, my dining area is small and I intend to install a mirror there but this will face our main door. How can I counter this? Usually we close our main door.

Hi Sharon,
If the mirror is far away from the front door then you’re fine. If not, try placing it in another wall or placing an art instead of a mirror.
-Victor

Hi Victor,
I have a few questions please:
1.) We have a square wooden mirror in the living room on the East wall facing the window to the garden and opposite a desk (but not directly in view) is this ok? Or best to put on South East angled wall facing the living room door, relecfting the sofa?
2.) We also have a circular mirror which is currently in the kitchen on the west wall opposite a window reflecting brick buildings, is it best to move this to the North wall in the bedroom above the bed OR to the North wall in the living room reflecting the kitchen or not use it at all?
3.) Lastly is it best to have the bedhead on the North wall with door diagonally across from foot of bed or on the South wall with side of bed in line with door when it open?
Thanks for your advice in advance
Samantha

Hi Sammy,
Some brief answers for you:
1.) Yes, this is ok. Reflecting good views from the outside is actually quite nice.
2.) Best not to use it because of the presence of kitchen.
3.) Avoid having the bed in line with door when it opens. So I’d suggest your bedhead on the North wall.
-Victor

Hello,

My front door directly faces a staircase of my 3 story house. I have 10 stairs that lead to the first landing ( straight stairs, which do not curve in any way). I would like to place a mirror approximately 5 feet high off the landing, which does face the front door, but the door view is partially obstructed by a second floor staircase overhang. You will not be able to see your own reflection within 5 feet of entering the house due to the height of the mirror and the overhang. Is it safe to hang the rectangular large mirror there? Thank you

I would also like to add that you can see the mirror from the second floor living room.

Hi Christine,
Yes, hanging a mirror there is fine because it doesn’t directly face the mirror front. You’re in good shape.
-Victor

Hello Victor,
I have a small apt. When I enter my door i face south, past a closet on my right there is a little alcove and my bathroom. Directly opposite of the bathroom door is the kitchen which has no door. And then the hallway continues. Would a mirror on the bathroom door facing the kitchen be a good or bad thing? It would not be facing the stove or windows.
Thank you!

Hi Denise,
If I were you, I wouldn’t place the mirror, even if it doesn’t face the kitchen stove. See #3 above.
-Victor

Hi Victor,
What if I put the mirror in the small alcove on the wall perpendicular to the bathroom door facing the opposite wall; technically it is facing the front door but you cannot see the door in the mirror as it is at a diagonal to the door. The front door is about 6 feet away.

Hi Denise,
It sounds like the mirror is not really facing the front door. Any obstructions in between would mean that the mirror is not facing the front door. If this is the case, you are in good shape.
-Victor

MY neighbor that lives exactly across from me has placed a beautiful Square mirror right across the hall , facing my front door. I bet she is negatively Feng Shuing me.. what can I place on my door to avert the dangers of bad feng shui. please.. . She and I do not get along, she is unfriendly….Management does not even want things placed on the walls… so maybe I should talk to them first.. unless of course they happen to like that mirror.. You would be surprised at people who think FS is for the birds !.. I don’t~~~ Can you help me please ?. Thanks.

Hi Laural,
I think I’ve answered this question in your email. Hope it helped!
-Victor

Hello Victor.

I have an L shaped hallway off my family room that leads to the garage. I would like to place a vertical mirror on the facing wall where you enter the hallway from the family room. The mirror would reflect the outside yard through the sliding door. Would this placement be acceptable?
Appreciate your advice.

Thank you, Therese

Hi Therese,
Yes, the placement would be great because it can reflect some nature from your yard!
-Victor

This is wonderful news, I was a little worried. Thank you so much

Hi Victor,

Any thoughts on the best shape of mirrors to use in the dining room to maximize fengshui?

TTu

Hi Tim,
Different shapes are correlated with different elements. But this totally depends on your personal preference. A mirror you find that you like the most is best.
-Victor

Hi Victor, can I place a mirror above gas fireplace in the living room? Thanks!!

Hi Latchforda,
Yes, that is fine.
-Victor

Hi Victor, thank you for this article. I had a problem with neighbors looking in and sending ill will in one of my windows so I placed a mirror in the window to deter them. The mirror is up against the window glass but on the inside. I’m curious to know if this would bring the negative energy inside. While the reflected image is not seen from the inside, the mirror itself is inside. What do you think? Thanks in advance.

Hi Aileen,
Mirror reflects energy, so negative energy will not be brought inside but instead be reflected. Good luck with your neighbors!
-Victor

Hi Victor,

Feng Shui is a new concept for me and I am fascinated by it. I am of Korean/Chinese descent and my family have always told me about the merits of this ancient practice but never truly embraced it until now. Aileen’s situation seems similar to mine. I have some very mean and ruthless neighbors that moved in next to me. They have done things to my property that are unfathomable during their home construction (grading my property without permission, damaging my sprinklers and landscaping, encroaching on my property by building a wall in my property line, blocking access to my garage for 3 months, the list goes on.) They even disregard the city rules regarding home construction and what’s permissible; the city is too afraid to enforce anything and they tell me it’s a civil matter, not a city matter. Apparently, these neighbors have done this with their prior home construction and continue to get away with such things. I am at wit’s end. Anyways, I feel the negative energy coming from them so I am thinking of placing a mirror near my east-facing front door, which faces their house. I’ve heard that bagua mirrors should ideally be placed above the front door, but I don’t have enough room there. Is it okay to place next to my door? Any other advice on how to deflect the negativity would be very much appreciated. It’s wonderful that you are willing to give such great advice to your readers.

Thanks for any advice you can share.

Feeling pretty helpless.

Hi A. Shin,
The practice of using Feng Shui Bagua mirrors is to reflect negative Qi (Xa), in nature/landscape/construction FORM outside the front door. It is NOT used to reflect human Qi. Even if you use it, I have doubts on whether it can be of much help.
Seems like your situation requires some human intervention! Sorry if I couldn’t be of much help here.
-Victor

Hi Victor, I have a mirror in the hallway facing the door under the staircase not the front door but the door beneath the staircase. shall I move my mirror elsewhere? thanks

Hi Mishi,
If that door is not frequently used, there’s really no need. Further, I’m assuming that door is not connected to the outside, so again, there’s no need. Hope this helps.
-Victor

Hi Victor,

I will move to a new house and I need your advice. Can I get your email so I can attached the 3d image of my new house including mirror placement and all other stuff ?

Thank you in advance,

Celestine

Hi Celestine,
Only basic answers I can answer for free. Anyhow, subscribe to blog and you’ll get my email.
-Victor

What about a mirror in front of shower room?

Hi Alex,
Just make sure it doesn’t face directly to the door.
-Victor

Victor,

My house is in the End Lot, the community has installed a Mirror to see the car turning to left or right. The mirror is facing my house. Is it good or bad?

Hi Jazz,
It depends on how far and how big the mirror is. But mostly, it depends on where outside the house it reflects. You’ll be fine as long as it doesn’t reflect your front door/window.
-Victor

Feng Shui says to avoid mirrors in your bedroom because the energies are too strong among other things. But I have a dresser mirror that I like. I suppose I should find something pretty to cover with when not in use. Also, my master bath has a mirror which faces the door so when the door is open, I can see one mirror in the other. I am limited in how I can arrange my furniture because I have two closet doors, another door in/out and the bathroom door and two windows lol. The beauty of an old house. Anyway I had a strange experience involving the mirrors. My bathroom door was open as I slept and I was having a restless night. I awoke in the night to feel a lot of restlessness in the room but it wasn’t my energy. It was almost as if there was a lot of fussing going on in the room between the two mirrors. Spirits or something. I could almost hear them. Like a disagreement or something. So strange. I got up and closed the bathroom door and went back to sleep. I have kinda made my spiritual sanctuary in my room until the guest room is more available. I feel the spiritual energy when I go in there but I think it’s just from my spiritual activities. Do you know much about mirrors?

Hi Dieu,
I don’t have the experience you had with mirrors! But when I was young, I think I constantly saw shadows passing by a huge mirror that was right outside my bedroom door. Maybe that’s why we see movies where mirrors reflect spirits? Perhaps others have that kind of experience.
I don’t know much about mirrors and the spiritual world. Apologies!
-Victor

Hi Victor,

I’ve been wondering about this situation for a while and trying not to give it too much thought, however, I live in a rented semi-detached bungalow, orientated south, with the main door on the side of the propery – ie facing north. The floor plans are west-east and the living room, where I spend most of my time in has a huge east-facing patio window which looks out across the garden and is overlooked by side wall of an adjacent 1 storey house.

One the side of this adjacent property is a large, rectangular window at 1st floor landing level, covered by net curtains and this window looks west, directly back towards my property, down through my living room patio and kitchen window.

This is where it gets weird! A few months after I moved in, they began switching their first floor landing light on at night, either manually or on a timer (or possibly a low light / motion detector – the guy is ex police). This has continued for a year. When their landing light comes on, on the far wall, their have a large mirror faces directly back towards me and downwards towards my ground floor living room and kitchen. They have net curtains, so without their light being on, I would never know about their mirror. I’m wondering if this is deliberate use of feng shui for good/bad or just ignorance?

I’ve had a lot of bad luck since moving to this property in all areas of my life…(loss of my job, physical and mental health) which may be pure coincidence. In addition, my adjoining next door neighbour to the south who is 80, is having to deal with a sick husband who is now in a care home, she seems angry about the whole thing and I’m wondering am I also picking up her bad vibes through the walls?

At the moment, I am not in a position to move house.

Do I need to be concerned about this and do something to protect myself? Or am I really overthinking this?

Hi Ady,
You are perhaps overthinking this. I don’t think it is their deliberate use of Feng Shui. If it really bothers you, talk to your neighbor about it and work something out!
Having bad luck since moving in to a property can be a Feng Shui issue or an issue that can be identified in your astrology chart. What’s more important is how you handle it. Keep your head high and keep fighting!! 🙂
-Victor

My home has a short hallway with bedroom doors at either end. I have a mirror hanging on the wall opposite my bedroom door, so when the door is open, it’s in line with the end of the hallway. Is this a bad placement for the mirror?

Hi Tara,
The placement is not ideal – similar concept as mirror at the wall opposite and in line with the front door. However, if you’re not bothered by it, you’re all good!
-Victor

Hi Victor,

Can you having two mirrors in the living room?
I have one full length mirror on the West side and hexagon mirror on the North side of living room. The mirrors are not facing each other.
Cheers

Hi Mr T Benjamin,
Yes, having 2 mirrors in the living room is fine.
-Victor

hi there victor,
we have a large mirror which is about 10 ft away facing our front door and a window. i like it because its big. the moment i open our screen door i get to see myself and i feel happy. is that ok if we keep it that way?

Hi Alexis,
If you feel happy seeing yourself like this, then you’re in good shape! Also, it is about 10 feet away so that’s a good distance.
-Victor

Hi Victor,
Is it bad if the bathroom door (fr. the 2nd flr.) directly faces the stairs (going down). The distance fr. bathroom door to the 1st step of the stairs is 4 1/2 ft. The stairs faces the wall. Fr. the last step of the stairs to the wall, the distance is 2 1/2 ft. Can you give us the cure? Thanks.

Hi Lorna,
The setup is not ideal. The idea is that the energy from the restroom can go all the way down from the stairs. Just remember to keep the restroom clean and the door closed and you’ll be fine!
-Victor

By the way, on that wall, there is a glass family picture frame that mirrors the stairs going up. Is it bad? Lastly, I plan to have a fountain….but need to give up one fish tank, will it be an arowana or a flower horn? Thanks.

No worries about the family picture. As for fish, here’s the article: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/how-to-feng-shui-fish-for-abundance-factors-to-consider/
-Victor

Hello!
This was a very interesting read! I just purchased and new home, however i do have a street lamp on front yard. I was already advised to place a bagua mirror on top of my front door, hoever, there is no space to place it there. Can i place it to to side of the the entrance door? Left or right?
Also, the friend advised me to place one on top of garage door, is this necessary, i wouldnt want to over do it. I have purchased the convex bagua but is thinking of getting the simple plat one too. Will this make a difference?

Thanks!

Hi Cecillia,
It is still advised to put the Bagua mirror on the top of the front door. If there’s no space, try to find a smaller mirror so that it fits.
As for where to put the mirror, only put it at the door that faces the street lamp. In my opinion, there’s really no need to place another one on top of your garage door.
-Victor

OMG.. what an awesome article.. 1. ,So I should remove any type of mirror from behind my couch no matter what shape or design it is? I do not have solid mirro.. I have odd shape pieces that are mirror.. But I guess mirror is mirror what ever the case. 2. i have a closet workspace with a floor mirror that faces my doorway and it can view the stove…no where else to put it..should i cover it up…Pleae help

Hi Sondra,
Do the mirrors bother you? If not, feel free to leave them where they are. You’re fine as long as the mirror doesn’t directly reflect the kitchen stove.
-Victor

There is a small dining wall adjacent to the patio for an open layout. As a result the mirror on the wall ( about 30+ feet) away would be visible from the main entrance door near the foyer. Would that cause a negative effect by reflecting positive energies away? ( Second floor plan in link below)

Hi Tuffkins,
The mirror is very far away from the main entrance door. There’s no need to worry about it!
-Victor

Hi Victor!
Thank you for your great article and all your responses to the comments. They were very helpful. I have a situation I wanted your guidance on. I’m an artist, a painter, and I have a room in my apartment that is dedicated as my art studio. On the west wall, there are two windows, and on the south wall, right near the east wall, there is a door. I have my easel and a desk set up on this same South wall. The desk is right near the west wall and it’s mainly a place for my paints and other accessories, and then right next to it (on the middle of the south wall) is my Easel and its the main area I work. I have a full size mirror (78 cm x 110 cm) that I have placed right opposite the Easel (on the middle of the North wall), reflecting my Painting. So when I paint, the painting is right behind me on the opposite wall, reflecting my back.

I find this a helpful method to turn around and look at the painting through the mirror, to judge the accuracy of my proportions, as looking at the painting through the mirror offers a fresh perspective. My question is twofold:

1. I read that it is not advisable to have a mirror behind you. Is this problematic from a feng shui perspective? will it, as they say, bring about circumstances and energies that are out of my field of vision and understanding?

2. Although it is not reflecting the desk, it is reflecting my workspace, but it is also reflecting beautiful artworks that I create. What is the fengshui stance on this matter: will it double my work, or will increase the amount of art I produce.

Any insight will be greatly appreciated

Warmest
Sam

Hi Sam,
Doubling your work/being problematic are more symbolic. Doubling the work likely comes from the idea that wherever you see, you just see “stuff” that reminds you of work. So if it reflects your beautiful artworks, you should be in great shape.
-Victor

Hello Victor. Interesting article. I have a long and narrow mirror with wooden frames (1.2 meters length and 0.6 meters height). It it ok to place it horizontally in the north east side?
Since it is so narrow in height it should be hanged horizontally very low so i can see my image. But if I hang it a little bit tilted downwards it will reflect the whole dining table and I can see myself from my torso up. Is it ok?

Hi Yuna,
Both scenarios you described will work just fine.
-Victor

Mirror somewhat in the kitchen toward next room – doesn’t face the stove – south wall? A

HI Victor, How can i utilise a mirror as a self reminder. Such that when ever i stand up from my work desk i can take a look at myself and make necessary reflections on myself.

Hi Steve,
Not sure what you mean by necessary reflections, but your answer depends on the setup of your work area. Perhaps make it a necessary ritual to do something in front of someplace with a mirror in front. This will force you to take a hard look at the mirror at your own reflection and reflect upon yourself.
-Victor

Thanks Victor, I got your explanation. Its a good answer 🙂

If my front door faces directly towards the back door should I place a mirror in the path?

Hi Christie,
Ideally, the mirror shouldn’t face the front door. Or, you can try putting something else other than the mirror in the path.
-Victor

Hey Victor I have a beautiful mirror in my dining room that faces the windows and outside the windows is my neighbors house who is a very mean-spirited person. Should I move it?Her house is about 10 ft away from my house so the mirror is about 30 ft away from her windows of her house. What should I do

Hi Carlie,
Your mirror is in a good place, unless you have a better place for it. Don’t mind your neighbor. 🙂
-Victor

Thank you for your quick response Victor. I don’t have a better place for it. Your wisdom is very much appreciated.

I have a mirror facing my bedroom door, as well one facing my bathroom door. I keep both doors closed virtually all the time, and the mirror facing my bedroom door is at least five feet across from the door. The mirror facing my bedroom door is grounded by a small, handcrafted console my Mother made for me and on it are a pair of candles and symbols of unity, as it is located in the relationship sector of my bedroom. Is this still considered bad feng shui?

Hi Caitlin,
It is not bad Feng Shui if the mirror doesn’t face your bed, and if you are not bothered by the mirror when you enter your bedroom and bathroom.
-Victor

A question. After reading this article I decided to remove and re-home the mirror in our bedroom which is in the Southeast corner of the house to the North wall. I liked this placement as it reflects the dining room table but I have one concern. Our house has an open floor plan so my mirror catches the dining table, then sitting room, then the courtyard and then we can see the neighbor’s house.

Hi Marie,
There’s no problem with this. It’s actually good to have your mirror catching the dining table.
-Victor

Thank you for this well written article. I have a very clear poison arrow energy (a concrete right angle) pointing to the front of my house. The energy is partially blocked by some trees that have grown up. I would like to put up a Bagua mirror. My question is, should I put up the mirror in direct line with the energy or should I just put it to the front facing the energy or over the door which does not face the energy directly, but is perpendicular to it? Thanks!

Hi AJ,
A bagua mirror may or may not help. Whether the concrete right angle affects you depends on several factors as well (distance, where it goes to your house/front/back etc.). Let me know if you need me to review the Form by using this link: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-consulting-service-light-review/
-Victor

My mother in law would like to move closer to my family. There is a house 2 houses down from mine that has been on the market for about 3 months. It is situated where the street aims right for the front door. Would a Bagua mirror above the front door help with all the traffic’s energy coming towards the door of the house? Or is it better to not move into a home like that? Thanks in advance!

Hi Mya,
How’s the traffic of that road? A mirror would do minimal to help. Plus, the mirror can distract drivers and make the area more unsafe.
I can’t make a full recommendation unless I do a measurement and analysis of the surroundings. Let me know if you need my service.
-Victor

hi victor!your article is interesting.
i have a small place.
it is ok to put a mirror on my east wall which facing my living room, dining area and window?
or it is good if i place it in my dining area on the north wall facing my small kitchen. (i dont have stove in my kitchen. my stove is place outside the house)
thanks

Hi Michelle,
I would go with the first option that reflects living room, dining, and window.
-Victor

Hi Victor,
We have a large, round decorative mirror above our tv in the living room (NW). Since its above our tv, its quite high and so faces our dining area wall. Our ceilight lamp is reflected in the mirror. Is this alright?
Previously we had placed it at eye level at our hallway, facing our kitchen but not the stove.
Which arrangement is better? Thanks!

Hi Jan,
Both arrangements are fine. See which arrangement you like better and keep it at that!
-Victor

Thanks Victor. Happy Chinese New Year to you!

Hi Victor,
I have a basement of approx 200 sq. yards. I fixed 2 very big mirrors on South Wall which cannot be changed due to space issues and fixture already done. Now both mirrors reflecting towards east and we have a staircase plus main door from East direction. One of our friend suggested to remove the mirror if possible or else place 2 more small mirror in north wall where staircase and main door is placed. So face to face reflection will be there with big mirrors, positive energy will keep in side then. but after reading more about Feng Shui.. it seems i did mistake..

Please share more details and help me out with the solution.

Thanks in advance.
Cheers!

Hello Victor,

I hope you can help . I am planning to put a mirror in my dining room that faces my neighbours back Door which they have put screening in front so they cannot see directly into our room . The window is on the side of my house where the drive way is . Will this be ok ?
Also in my bedroom I have my dresser mirror facing the window to the street. Is this ok ?

Thank you kindly

Gina

Hi Gina,
Both placements are totally fine!
-Victor

Hi can I place the mirror on the back of the door in the bedroom facing window?

Hi Teresa,
Yes, that is fine.
-Victor

Hi Victor, Can I place a mirror in the kitchen facing the sliding back door of the the house and a vision facing the stove if you are close to the mirror about 10 ft. away. There’s a small dining table in the middle of it. Me and my husband just like seeing our reflections while eating at our small dining table. Please help. Thanks as well.

Hi Cecilia,
Yup, both are good. Enjoy your setup!
-Victor

Hi Victor, thank you for your great work! Very good article!!!

I bought a beautiful arched mirror to place in my patio area, however it’s a tiled mirror (with patterns), I heard that it’s bad to use a tiled mirror which cuts the reflection into pieces, is that true? If so, does it apply to a decorative one like that in the patio? It faces our outdoor seating area. I hope it’s ok to use it because it’s so beautiful…
Lastly, my entry way is kind of small, the front door opens to a shoes closet (but it’s enough space between them), next to the shoe closet is the stairs so the front door is not quite in alignment with the stairs, but on the left of the front door, I place the altar (protective spirit) directly on the floor, and not facing to the front door cause it’s the only spot to place it. So I would like to hang the mirror on that side to open up the entryway but can I place it directly above the altar? Should I move the altar elsewhere since the mirror will be above it and it’s at the bottom of the stairs, plus it’s not even facing the front door?

I’d appreciate your help!

Sophie

Hi Victor:

I am very well pleased to know you are there to help us analyse the positioning of the mirrors
and I hope to have one from you, is full size mirror placed infront of my bedroom door and eventually
at the lower end portion of my staircase good..
Thank you and keep up these good work, I live in the Philippines.

Victoria

Hi Victoria,
For the bedroom door – it’d be better if the mirror doesn’t face the bed when you sleep. As for the stairs, it is fine.
-Victor

Hi! We have mirror and its facing the back door. Is it okay?

Hi Lloyd,
Yes, this is fine considering there’s a good distance between them.
-Victor

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