Mirrors are popular decorative piece of accessory people used to amplify light and create a visually spacious space. They are also used them in Feng Shui fixes such as hiding poison arrows in beams and column. However, there are locations they shouldn’t be hung, and it is your bedroom.
Many Feng Shui practitioners advice against that, especially if you are positioning a mirror over your bed. But there is another flipped side of the story where this position brings benefits too.
Why Hanging a Mirror Above Bed is Not A Good Idea?
1. No Support
If a mirror is hung directly above the bed, it gives people a feeling of sleeping under an “invisible window”. We all know that is important to sleep with a solid “Mountain” support at your back to protect your personal chi. It will create stability and grounding support in the bedroom, so remove the mirror.
2. Subtle Feeling of Insecurity
It is best to keep the space above the bed empty. Do not install any heavy objects like painting, air con and mirror because it may be a falling hazard. It might cause subconscious anxiety that you feel the objects will drop anytime and cause injuries. These unnecessary worries into the unknown might affect your sleep quality and causing emotional health problems in the long run.
What Are The Pros Of Mirror Above Bed?
Even though most online articles or Feng Shui practitioner advice against having a mirror above the bed, there are some good points too. We will share the advantages of this setup in this article.
1. Create a “Larger” Room
There are many ways to create a visually larger room, such as using contrast and light color, declutter, maximize room arrangement and using mirrors. Hanging a mirror above the bed is a clever way to make a small bedroom look spacious and more open.
2. Add Sparkle To Romance Life
Mirror with round frames can help to fill the space with a tinge of romantic feel. It can enrich the love life and nourish a better relationship.
So is having a mirror above the bed suitable for you?
If we focused solely on Feng Shui, it is definitely not a good practice and you should avoid it at all costs. However, in interior design, this layout can be a good idea to create a visually appealing and spacious space, especially for small bedroom.
In conclusion, it still depends on individual preference and the level of comfort hanging a mirror above the bed. Try it out! If you have trouble getting into sleep, the mirror might be the culprit.
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