How To Select Mirrors With Feng Shui In Mind

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When it comes time to selecting mirrors for your home, consider these quick general guidelines from a feng shui perspective. 

  • Consider rounded or curved designed mirror frames when possible.

Why? This relates to a smoother and more inviting flow of energy within your home. If you have a square or rectangular, that is just fine. Then keep in mind the other suggestions below. 

  • Consider purchasing mirrors that are NOT fractured. Instead, select mirrors that offer a SOLID reflective surface. 

Why? This offers less confusion when glancing into the mirror. 

  • Consider the size of the mirror's diameter. Surfaces that allow you to see your entire head, shoulders and chest are ideal. 

 Why? This is called "capturing your aura." In Feng Shui its important to be able to see the whole you, vs seeing yourself though a fractionated surface for literal, energetic and psychological purposes.

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

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Kathy Streib
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Interesting Laura.  I've looked at size but not considered curved and rounded when selecting. Mirrors are so important in homes.  Thanks for the information. 

May 19, 2016 05:20 AM #1
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Thanks Laura.  I'll keep this in mind when considering mirrors.

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Well, I'm halfway there...our mirrors are rectangular instead of round but they are large enough to capture the aura. I may have some shopping to do!

 

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                        Thank you Laura Cerrano for my ah-ha moment. 

May 21, 2016 10:55 AM #4
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Laura Cerrano - thanks I'll try to rememver this next time I'm shopping mirrors

May 21, 2016 10:17 PM #5
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I can see why Kathy chose this post to feature this week!  Great job!

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Interesting tips. I'll have to keep these in mind.

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Hi Laura - I was reading your post with my wife and who knew but the mirrors in our home follow this. Hopefully, it has served us ell.  

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Laura Cerrano Loved reading about the mirrors, you and Feng Shui.

May 22, 2016 12:26 PM #9
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Laura, hmmmmm.  I had a huge rectangular framed mirror slip off of my dining room wall behind a credenza.  Wrong shape and a frame.  Oops!

May 22, 2016 12:51 PM #10
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Good morning Laura, I have a round mirror by my home office, glad I made the right choice when picking it.

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Laura

Thank you for sharing an insightful post how to select  mirrors using Feng Shui.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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Laura Cerrano wow! Never thought of this!

(Now what if you have a rectangle mirror in bathroom? Any remedy?)

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Who knew? I tend to like sharp edges which is why my aura is definitely causing George and I to disagree on who should be cleaning the mirror when they leave fingerprints!

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I've been a big fan of Feng Shui for years and years. Did my own research, and mirrors are SO important in reflecting space, suggesting light where there isn't much...and yet, we can always learn something new about it, as you've shown us. 

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A great informative post, glad I came across it in the archives. Thanks for sharing.

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