What a great feng shui question about mirrors to start the day: “I was wondering if it would be a bad idea to hang a full length mirror on the outside of a bedroom door facing the hallway. I’d pretty much see the mirror if I was walking down the hall and towards the bedroom. I also wondered if it would be a bad idea to put it on the wall in the hallway directly opposite of a bedroom door. Which would mean I would see the mirror down the hall if I were to walk out of my bedroom.”
This is my answer:
When you put a mirror on the back of a door, you sorta send the energy away from the room behind it. This is the reason why its a good idea to put a mirror on the back of a bathroom door, especially if its facing your entrance way, etc, as it kinda throws energy away from the room behind the mirror, masking it in a sense.
Am I being too complicated?
The simple answer is that unless there is a functional reason for a mirror on the back of your bedroom door, I would generally avoid it (your bedroom should feel like its a part of your home).
Now, for the “down the hallway” mirror. This is way trickier, as you are creating a very dynamic and maybe positive/maybe not effect by placing a mirror at the end of a hallway. Think of it this way- a mirror expands the hallway, it pulls people down the hallway faster, and it creates more “self-awareness” in a sometimes positive and sometimes non-positive way.
Can you tell that this is a tricky question to say yes or no to?!
My advice if you realllllly want the mirror at the end of the hallway is to safely prop it up and try it out for a few days. How does it feel? How does your life feel? You will know pretty quickly if it is affecting you in a non-cool way 🙂
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