One thing we can agree on is that if there's one place in your house you should use a mirror, it'll be your bedroom.
But you might be wondering where is the best place to place a mirror in the bedroom.
Using a mirror in a bedroom can serve both functional and decorative purposes, creating the illusion of space, brighter, and more aesthetically pleasing.
But just like any other thing that has to do with interior decoration, it can be a bit confusing as to what type of mirror to get and how to place them in such a way that it blends with the rest of your bedroom's decor.
Well, worry not because this is where we come in.
In this post, we'll be sharing with you some ideas on how to use a mirror effectively in a bedroom.
From experimenting with different wall angles, mirror placements to incorporating mirrored furniture and other reflective surfaces in your bedroom's decor.
But before we begin, let's take a look at the relationship between Feng Shui and how it affects your mirror placements in the master bedroom.
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice of arranging homes and living areas. Its principles are based on the fact that there's Qi (life force or energy) flowing everywhere and the sole purpose of Feng Shui is to maximize this flow of Qi in your environment by organizing your living space in a certain manner which will in turn lead to productivity, safety, wealth, health and happiness.
In the same vein, following Feng Shui principles, it is believed that how and where you position your mirrors in your bedroom can affect your quality of sleep, thereby affecting your overall well-being. This is because, in Feng Shui, mirrors are believed to represent the element of water so the direction you place them matters a lot.
So if you already have a quality mattress and pillow but still not sleeping well, you might want to consider switching the positioning of your bedroom mirror.
Why does this matter?
Well in Feng Shui, your bedroom in particular is said to be a reflection of your life. So how you arrange the furniture in your bedroom and how well you make use of the available space will influence the flow of Qi in that space.
Also, mirrors are considered as being able to bounce or reflect energy around the bedroom and this may lead to restlessness or even increase your anxiety when you're trying to fall asleep.
Feng Shui experts have suggested that you try covering up the mirrors in your bedroom with a cloth or towel before sleeping and observe the difference for a few days. If you do sleep better after that, then you might want to move them elsewhere.
So back to our main focus of the day. How do you use mirrors in bedroom and still stay true to Feng Shui?
We'll get to that in a moment.
But before we do, here are some places you should never hang a mirror in a bedroom if you want to avoid bad energy, get better sleep, and have positive energy radiating through your room.
To avoid negative energies, here are 4 bad ideas for placing mirrors in the bedroom, in addition to never placing a mirror close to a study table.
One place Feng Shui experts warn against placing a mirror in your bedroom is hanging it on the wall opposite or directly facing your bed. It is believed that this particular mirror placement can encourage third-party intrusion into a relationship or marriage and thereby encourage infidelity.
Another mirror placement you want to avoid is hanging one on your ceiling or directly above your bed. The reasoning behind this is that the weight of the mirror hovering over a resting place can bring about a feeling of being unsafe or insecure. It'll be much more difficult for you to fall asleep in such conditions.
In Feng Shui, the basic concept about windows is that they're thought to be "windows to our souls". Granted, placing your bedroom mirror directly opposite your windows can indeed brighten up your space by bringing in more light but you also want to be careful of what your mirror reflects. If you must hang your mirror facing the windows, make sure they're reflecting a beautiful yard view and not some overgrown lawn or nasty-looking garage.
A very important concept in Feng Shui when it comes to arranging your bedroom is to place your bed in the most commanding position in the room which should be facing the door. Since the bed is already facing the door, your mirror should not be placed behind the bed.
This is because in Feng Shui, placing a mirror directly across the door leading to your room is considered a wrong move and can give bad vibes. Instead, experts recommend placing your mirror on a wall perpendicular to your bed.
For a small bedroom, the optimal location to place a mirror is on a wall next to a window. This placement allows the mirror to effectively bounce natural light back into the room, creating a brighter and more spacious atmosphere. It's recommended to position the mirror in a way that it captures an appealing view, such as artwork, rather than focusing on storage areas, thus adding both functionality and visual appeal to the room.
Here are some ideal perfect placement mirror positions in the bedroom that ensures you're in line with Feng Shui rules to achieve both an aesthetically appealing and positive energy flow in your bedroom.
A well-placed mirror can be:
Dressing tables are one important piece of furniture that you must find in the bedroom and luckily most of them come with built-in mirrors. If yours does not, you can always get a small-size standing mirror to place on top of your dresser or a larger-sized mirror that will be hung on the wall directly above the dresser.
For a more luxurious feel, I'd recommend getting a Hollywood-style dressing table mirror. The mirror and drawers serve functional purposes for applying makeup and storing your jewelry. While the led artificial lights and polished white wood frames add lights and warmth to brighten up your space.
We've already established that hanging your mirror on the wall opposite your mirror is bad for Feng Shui right?
But there's also another way we can have windows and vanity mirrors in the mix without messing up the Qi in your bedroom and that is by placing your wall mirrors on a wall bedside your window. This way, you get an even distribution of natural light reflections as it bounces off the mirror from the windows and all across your room.
If your bedroom has a closet or wardrobe with hinged doors, consider replacing them with mirrored doors. This trick is particularly helpful for small bedrooms as the full-length mirrors on the door create the illusion of a taller ceiling, thereby making the room feel larger than it actually is plus you also get to use it as a dressing mirror, what's not to love about it?
If you have a collection of small mirrors or rectangular mirrors, you can create a gallery on your blank bedroom wall to give it a touch of style. Arrange them creatively to add a unique touch to the room. Feel free to explore various shapes and sizes of mirrors for experimentation.
For more inspiration, check out our collection of decorative mirrors you can use in the bedroom.
A floor-length mirror is perfect for checking your outfit and appearance before leaving the room. But it can also be used to occupy empty spaces like the dark corner of the room or just beside your bed. You can decide to use a free-standing mirror or place it against a wall. Also positioning a framed mirror near the door can create an illusion of extra space.
Mirrored furniture adds a touch of elegance and reflects light around the room. We've previously talked about adding unframed mirrors to your dresser, closet/wardrobe doors, and even on your nightstand. But these are not the only furniture pieces that would look nice with a mirrored surface.
For instance, adding a mirror to a glass table top will reflect the light from above, hence making your space appear larger. You can also incorporate small mirrored accents like picture frames, decorative trays, or candle holders to add subtle touches of reflection throughout the room.
However, keep in mind that adding multiple mirrored furniture and accents may not be a good idea.
You want to keep things simple and stick to one or two pieces of mirrored furniture, so your bedroom looks organized and not chaotic, which could be the result if there are too many reflective objects hanging around.
While mirrors can enhance a bedroom's aesthetics and functionality, it's essential to strike a balance and not overdo it. You don't have to be a fan of Feng Shui to know that having too many mirrors or broken mirrors in your bedroom can be overwhelming and may lead to a space feeling cluttered, thereby ruining your sleep.
In both small and larger bedrooms, mirrors besides being a bedroom decor, also have the power to transform the ambiance by creating an illusion of space, reflecting the flow of energy of space, and enhancing the room's aesthetic appeal.
Remember, your home, especially your bedroom is a reflection of your soul and as such, a well-organized and clutter-free bedroom represents a peaceful mind, and a peaceful mind enjoys sweet and restful sleep. So pick a bedroom mirror today from our collections.
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