Feng Shui is an ancient practice that originated in China and – within interior design - is often thought of as the art of placement. That is, understanding how the placement of you, objects and furniture within a space can affect your life, energy and experiences. In general, Feng Shui is simply arranging your home in a common-sense way that enhances the flow of your home.
According to Feng Shui, where and how you hang your mirrors can have positive or negative effects on the energy in your home. Here are some tips for hanging mirrors in your home, according to Feng Shui.
1. Place a mirror on the wall perpendicular to your front door, not opposite it.
2. Placing a mirror in your dining room will represent your capacity to hold wealth. Go big or go home.
3. Ensure any mirrors that are on your walls reflect things you want more of, such as beautiful views, gardens or natural light.
4. Mirrors should only be hung somewhere along the length of a hallway, not at the end of it, otherwise is can ‘slow’ the flow of energy in your house.
5. Feng Shui teachings assert that a mirror in a living room can reflect either more people and positive energy, or negative energy, depending on the temperament of your guests within the room.
6. Avoid hanging a mirror in the kitchen, as the rules of Feng Shui associate this placement with negative energy.
7. Avoid hanging mirrors above a workspace, as it is believed to reflect (and double) your workload.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.
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