mirror in bedroom feng shui

Feng Shui Rules To Consider Before Installing Mirror in Bedroom

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy which guides people to change their environment to tap and harness the positive energy, or Chi. Besides that, proper placement of furniture or objects plays a part in this transformation too.

One of the most commonly used tools is mirrors. Besides creating a visually spacious space, it is also believed to enhance good fortune and ward off bad luck. There are many mirror myths and superstitions about the placement in the bedroom.

From the ancient times to the present day, experts advise against mirrors in the bedroom because it will create bad Feng Shui.

Why is Putting a Mirror in the Bedroom a Bad Idea?

Mirror can reflect light and energy around the bedroom. The bouncing of energy off the wall may make you feel nervous at times, causing sleepless night. This is especially true if you have hung a mirror on the opposite wall facing directly the bed. You might get startled by the slightest movement, even by your own reflection in the middle of the night. That is also why we should not place a TV facing the bed because it has reflective screen resembling the mirror.

Some practitioners even mentioned that mirror facing the bed can cause marital- extra relationship since it doubles the romance energy.

Do not worry if you already have installed a mirror as a permanent fixture and cannot be shifted. You can always cover the mirror with a nice, appealing cloth at night before going to sleep.

mirror in bedroom bad feng shui


How about hanging the mirror behind the wall right above the bed?

It is advisable to keep the wall above the head clear and avoid attaching any heavy objects, like painting, air-con, etc. It brings unnecessary worries that the items might drop anytime and disturb your beauty sleep.

Where is the best location to place the mirror in the bedroom?

It is good to hide mirrors inside the door of the wardrobe and only open it when you want to use it. I personally have a full length mirror on the door of my closet and it serves the purpose. However, if you still want to install it in the room, the next optimal location will be on the left and right wall behind the bed. You should also follow the basic rule of mirror placement, it must not face any doors, windows, or another mirror.

I Heard That A Mirror Facing The Bed Can Steal My Soul, is it True?

This belief has been around for centuries in the Chinese culture. People believe that when we are in deep sleep, our soul or spirit exit the physical body. Seem familiar? This is a common scene in any horror story you have seen. After leaving the body, the soul might get startled by its own reflection. It can cause nightmare and bad dreams, hence it is known as “soul stealing”. However, this is not a universal belief around the globe.


You might have seen many conflicting Feng Shui rules on putting the mirror in the bedroom. Some advice against it, while the other promotes the idea. There is no right or wrong until you test it out yourself. Not all people react the same in this layout. The most important thing is that you must feel comfortable in this space.




A leading Feng Shui blog and knowledge vault that covers all aspects of this ancient art

Home & DecorFeng Shui Rules To Consider Before Installing Mirror in Bedroom