It’s time to reflect, or rather add some reflective surfaces to your home! Clayton Gray Home found a ton of fabulous new mirrors at market to stylize and lighten up your home. Sunburst, round, oval, square or rectangle and in various materials, we’ve got you covered. Did you know that if your house doesn’t have the proper Feng Shui, you can use mirrors to balance the Chi? Most of us want a ton of windows and natural light in our homes, but this can cause the good Chi to escape when not properly placed. Chi, just like most of us, loves it own reflection. Strategically placing mirrors will stop the chi from escaping as it takes a moment to admire it’s beautiful reflection. The little narcissus! Really though, who can blame the little Chi? The new line of mirrors from Worlds Away, Currey & Company, and Bunny Williams would stop anyone in their tracks!
Want to know more about feng shui and mirror styles and placement? Check out this About.com article by Rodika Tchi, internationally renowned feng shui consultant with over 15 yrs consulting experience.
Mirrors have fascinated humankind since ancient times and have powerful lore attached to them. From protective to reflective to pure “How do I look today?” uses, humans have been using mirrors for centuries.
In feng shui, a mirror brings the energy of the feng shui element of water, and it is easy to guess why. Where do you think the origins of mirrors come from? Of course from us looking into our reflection in the water! Pure, deep, and calm water always serves as a reflection of all that is projected into it.
Mirrors are also used to expand a space, as well as to draw the beneficial Chi, or feng shui energy into the home.
Mirrors have been called the aspirin of feng shui; with proper placement, they can dramatically shift the flow of energy in any given space. Mirrors also bring a sense of refreshment and calm.
Generally, there are three categories of mirrors in feng shui:
Typical mirrors as defined by shape (oval, round, square) and frame materials (wood, metal, etc.) For example, a round mirror in a gold leaf frame is a beautiful feng shui wealth and abundance cure that will work well in the Southeast feng shui area of a home.
Concave mirrors. These mirrors are mostly used outside and produce an upside-down, condensed reflection.
Convex mirrors have protective qualities, serving as a watchful eye mostly used outside, convex mirrors can also be used inside as part of a protective feng shui element of your home design.
The Bagua mirror is a special type of feng shui mirror and a powerful feng shui cure that should never be used inside a home. Second, it is best to use the feng shui bagua mirror only when recommended by a professional feng shui consultant.
Best feng shui areas to place a mirror:
- East (Health & Family)
- Southeast (Wealth & Abundance)
- North (Career & Path in Life)
Feng shui areas to avoid placing a mirror:
- South (Fame & Reputation)
- on the wall directly facing the main door
- on the wall(s) facing your bed