Where to hang wooden mirrors for good feng shui

Where to hang wooden mirrors for good feng shui

At Steamed Studio, we handmake wooden framed mirrors with steam-bent ash wood. Our wooden mirrors collection has three different styles: Piras, Belvedere and Fiore. In our previous article, Our Guide to Wooden Framed Mirrors, you can read more about how our wooden mirrors are made and why they’re a good choice for your home. Here, we’re giving an introduction to the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui and how you can apply its laws when hanging one of our wonderful wooden frame mirrors.

What exactly is feng shui?

Feng shui is the art of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang. Yin and yang are two complementary forces that make up all aspects and phenomena of life – you can view them as negative and positive. To bring the two, you can arrange furniture and furnishings in a certain way to encourage a flow of peaceful energy or ‘qi’ around the room. When picking the perfect spot to hang your mirror, feng shui can help you.

How does feng shui apply to mirrors?

Mirrors are commonly used in interior design and the practice of feng shui – they represent the element of water. Generally speaking, mirrors can make your home feel brighter and more spacious, and both of these qualities can improve the overall feeling of your living space. Because mirrors create reflections, they can be purposefully placed to invite certain energies into a particular space. You can use mirrors to reflect and essentially double anything you want to. For example, if you place a mirror in such a way that it reflects the trees outside, you are inviting wooden energy into your living space, representing growth and expansion. It’s a good thing our mirrors have wooden frames, then!

Where to place mirrors according to feng shui

Another popular feng shui adjustment is to reflect your stove with a mirror. Stoves represent wealth, so you can double your opportunity for wealth by reflecting your stove.

The commanding position is another important principle in feng shui. The commanding position is when a doorway is reflected. For instance, if you can’t see the door when in bed, it’s helpful to place a mirror in such a way that you can – being in a commanding position while in bed is said to help lower stress levels and increase opportunities because you are more aware of anything coming your way.

The dining room is one of the best places to hang your mirror, as this is known as the ”vault” of your wealth. It will help to bring a positive flow and amplification of prosperity to your home.

Where should you place mirrors for good luck?

Mirrors can activate positive qi flow when placed at the end of a dark hallway. Mirrors that reflect a window with a beautiful view from outside are also positive.

Where not to place mirrors according to feng shui

If you have a mirror facing your bed and suffer from insomnia, try covering the mirror overnight to see if there is any improvement in your sleep. It’s also not advised to hang a mirror over your bed as its weight can disrupt sleep.

Don’t hang mirrors that face a bathroom door. Bathrooms are said to produce negative energy because they hold and eliminate our waste. If a mirror reflects this negative energy, it will only double your waste.

Common feng shui questions related to mirrors

Correct use of feng shui can be tricky to master, so if you’re looking for an answer to a specific and common question, check out the list below.

To conclude, feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that you may or may not wish to follow in your home. Either way, it’s down to you how you decide to furnish your home, and it should be a place that reflects your individual style. Superstition or feng shui may play a part in how you display your mirrors, but ultimately you should hang them wherever you think they look best. If that means you want one in a place that’s considered negative in feng shui, why not try it for a short period and then review how you feel and sleep?

We hope you found this article interesting. If you’d like to read more about wooden framed mirrors, check out this blog post: Why Handmade Wooden Mirrors are the Future of Home Furnishing.