Feng Shui Q & A : Why Is It Bad If A Mirror Faces My Bed?

A reader asked the question: ” You have said that mirrors in the bedroom are bad and my bedroom closets are mirrored.  Why is it bad if a mirror faces my bed?”

My answer: 

Mirrors are powerful. Lets start with that fact.  Mirrors double everything they see, they add tremendous amounts of energy to a room and they direct the way that energy and attention flows through a space.

Now, here’s the thing about bedrooms: they are meant  primarily for sleep and rejuvenation. If you start propping mirrors up and hanging them around your bedroom, you run into tricky territories.  A mirror over a bed can repel people from the bed.  A mirror facing the bed can be shocking when you first wake up, it can reflect just pieces of a bed which fragments your bed symbolically, it can create a ton of energy that makes it difficult to sleep, and on and on.  There are theories that mirrors break up your “dream body” in a bedroom.  Some people say they cause headaches.  But primarily and overall they are problematic.  There are exceptions to every rule, but in general… its a tough one!

Hope that helps!!!  xoxo Dana

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Joe April 21, 2012 at 6:39 am

I have a tall rectangular mirror facing my bed that is equally a far from the bed as it is tall. I havent had any problems since placing it there, but I was wondering what exceptions are there to the mirror rule?

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danaclaudat April 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Hi there! Exceptions to rules are difficult to quantify because they depend on so many things (for example, what is behind the wall with the mirror, the shape of the bedroom, where in the home it is located, what you need, if it’s a studio, etc, etc) So, yes there are many exceptions but the golden rule is “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”. So if your life is where you want it to be, you are fine. I provide mainly basics in the feng shui 101 stuff so that people can spot and identify problems that they are having. But if it’s not a problem for you, it’s not a problem for me! xoxo Dana

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Bella May 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Hello

We have just moved into a property and my mother in law mentioned that our bed facing the closet mirrored doors are back luck. There’s no real way of moving the bed in that room due to dimensions. I said that we would open the closet door at night time so that we couldn’t be seen in the mirror but since now doing my research have read that that too is bad feng shui so is there something else you could recommend?

Thanks
B

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danaclaudat May 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Great question! Do you use the mirrors on the closet doors? If so, you can prop up a very basic shoji screen in front of them while you are in bed. If not, you can cover them in some gorgeous contat paper that will literally peel off when you are ready to leave. And I woudn’t get too hung up on “luck” per say; ewveryones experience of a space is different so for you these mirrors may have very little affect (though, I agree, they are geberally non-optimal!) Good luck!!! Dana

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