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  1. Ms. Orga9iz
    December 19, 2009

    Thank you so much Ann for the explanation about why my lovely mirror above the bed isn’t such a great idea. I plan to replace it with a black and white photo that I love.

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    • Ann
      December 21, 2009

      Great, Liz — that sounds perfect. I’d love to hear if making the change helps you sleep better at night….!

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  2. pm
    January 26, 2010

    Hey Ann, I have mirrors on the closets in my bedroom.Can’t move them for sure .So is there a way to remove their negative effect.

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    • Ann
      January 26, 2010

      Hi there — I’ll make this my blog question of the week tomorrow (Wednesday) — look out for it and let me know if it answers your question (or doesn’t!). Ann

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  3. Cris
    February 10, 2011

    We have a double closet with mirrored doors .Since it’s bad to have mirrors in the bedroom I’d like to change the doors. What kinds of doors would be better?

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    • Ann
      February 11, 2011

      Hi Cris, Thanks for this great question.

      Replacing your mirrored closet doors is a very good idea; you will notice a wonderful new relaxed feeling immediately when they’re gone. Any other kind of door will do as long as it blends with the rest of your bedroom decor. I also like replacing doors with curtains to bring an additional element of softness into the bedroom.

      Another thought is to hang a curtain over the mirrored doors that you can pull closed at night to cover the mirrors, at least in the short run.

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  4. RachelTaylorMassage
    January 5, 2012

    my wife and i LOVE mirrors and we have,…..at least 4 in our bedroom. AND two of them reflect us while we are in bed and we LOVE IT!  I understand why you shouldn’t have TVs, Electronics, office stuff, kids toys etc,  BUT Mirrors? To me mirrors are portals into another dimension. If they are reflecting something you love you get to love it more ( like if it is reflecting a Jade plant in your wealth corner, it would double your money) So when we wake up, are being “romantic” or our favorite flowers are being reflected in them ( and they are NOT reflecting any clutter) we get a lot of JOY and good energy from them. Can you send me a link to more ancient information about mirrors?

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    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012

      Hello and thanks for your comment and questions. I congratulate you on your and your wife’s happiness :)

      In Feng Shui we have an old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In the case of mirrors in the bedroom, there is no need at all to remove them if you are experiencing joy, good health, a good night’s sleep and all the other things that a bedroom is about. If any of these are a problem, though, the removal of mirrors has been found to help, over and over again.

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  5. Pemala
    September 9, 2012

    I have a mirror in my room facing my bed and I’d like to cover it at night, I’m wondering if it will matter what sort of materials I use, thanks

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    • AnnFengShui
      September 10, 2012

      Hello Pemala, The only requirement for a suitable material is that it maintain the appropriate Yin/Yang and 5-Elements balance in your bedroom, which depends on your intentions for the room — for example, whether your main concern is to attract romance or get a better night’s sleep. Keep this in mind as you select a material.

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  6. pretty
    September 28, 2012

    can i put a dresser at the opposite end of the bed, or opposite bed but on other side that does not reflect teh bed

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    • AnnFengShui
      October 9, 2012

      If the dresser has a mirror on it I would suggest removing the mirror no matter where you place the dresser in your bedroom. The dresser itself will not be a problem from a Feng Shui perspective.

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  7. Darren
    April 6, 2015

    Hi Ann thanks for the tips Im learning a lot!
    In my bedroom Im not able to put my bed in power position, because of built in wardrobes, so i have no view of the door, which could cause me to miss out on opportunities. could i use a mirror to view the door, as long as i cannot see my reflection? and if mirror is reflecting the entrance as you enter is this bad for energy ? thanks hope to hear back
    Kind Regards
    Darren

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    • Ann
      April 7, 2015

      Hi Darren,
      Yes, I would try a small mirror and see how it feels, as long as it doesn’t reflect you in your bed. Notice whether this makes a difference in your sleep habits. If your sleep is disturbed, remove the mirror and hang something else that allows you to notice movement around the doorway, but that is not a highly-reflective mirror. Thanks for the good question!

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  8. tina
    June 23, 2015

    hi ann,
    hope your doing good, i am so stress now where to put my mirror we have a drawer with a mirror on it and we have it inside our room facing our bed i can move the mirror but idk where im going to put it, and is it bad to have your bed below the window??we have small room with two windows so idk as well where to place our bed, please help me ann. thanks a lot

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    • Ann
      June 24, 2015

      Yes, Tina, removing the mirror will reduce your stress right away. If your bed must be under the window, make sure you have a good headboard and curtains or shades on the window that you can close at night. This will help you to retain and gather positive Chi energy throughout the night.

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  9. Vraj
    June 25, 2015

    Hi Ann
    my master bedroom is in the south west corner of the house. It has got two windows one is on South wall another is in West wall. I have a wardrobe which has a mirror which reflects either side of the window if kept in any directions.

    Pls suggest sleeping direction
    pls suggest wardrobe position since it got mirror

    Current position of the wardrobe is one East wall facing West which has a window which reflects the water tank of the neighbouring house. We sleep next to wardrobe with head in South.

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    • Ann
      June 26, 2015

      Hello Vraj,
      I would suggest moving the wardrobe so that it reflects the most peaceful view, and that you should cover the mirror at night when you sleep. These two adjustments will create better Feng Shui right away.

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  10. Vraj
    June 26, 2015

    Thanks for your reply..There are two windows one on South n West walls..We sleep with head in the south. There is a window just above our head position. Can we keep the window open during sleep as u had referred to chi energy in one of your posts

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  11. Vraj
    June 26, 2015

    Dear Ann
    I shall cover the mirror during the night for sure. Otherwise is the wardrobe position itself is wrong and that is why am I asked to move the wardrobe ?
    Wardrobe position currently on east wall facing West and only other option would be keeping it straight to my bed on North wall facing south. Again there is a window on southern wall.

    Thanks
    Vraj

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    • Ann
      June 29, 2015

      Vraj, it is hard for me to say for sure without seeing the whole layout. The main thing without knowing more is that the mirror is covered up while you sleep, and that your bed is in the Command Position in your bedroom if at all possible. If you’d like to set up a Skype consultation please let me know.

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  12. Sudha
    July 14, 2015

    Dear Ann,
    I am doing the interiors of my house and realised few anamolies after reading your article. My master bedroom is in SW. As in enter from NE towards my right I have two huge wardrobes where i have full size mirror in one reflecting balcony on the south. This is a separate area inside my room. Like a small dresser area. It doesn’t reflect my bed or when I am lying on my bed.these wardrobes will not be seen….so is it OK to have a mirror on the north wall facing the south balcony in the room?

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    • Ann
      July 20, 2015

      There are two things to consider about having mirrors in your bedroom. If you are sleeping well at night, no changes are necessary. And, if you don’t need to walk by the mirrors when you get up out of bed in the middle of the night, then your spirit won’t be disturbed and that is also auspicious. Good luck!

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  13. Sonia
    December 7, 2015

    Hi. I just bought a bedroom set with a dresser which has a large mirror. It is currently placed across from the foot of the bed but not directly in front of the bed. My other option is to put it next to the left side of the bed facing the bedroom door. My husband is opposed to removing the mirror since it is large and heavy. I wanted to move it to the sitting room or dining room but he’s set on keeping it in the bedroom. What can I do? Appreciate your help.

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    • Ann
      December 9, 2015

      Hello Sonia,
      This is a great question. I agree with your idea to move it to another room and have seen this work successfully many times. However if this is really not an option for you, I suggest covering it (completely) at night when you go to bed. This will go far in cutting down hard, reflective Chi. It will calm the room and help you both to sleep better.

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  14. S Khan
    December 10, 2015

    Should u keep any mirror in your bedroom

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    • Ann
      December 30, 2015

      Hello S,
      Mirrors in the bedroom can create a situation where you don’t get a good night’s sleep. If you must keep one there, cover it at night to create softer, more nurturing Chi energy.

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  15. Karla
    January 24, 2016

    Hi Ann, This doesn’t have to do with my bedroom but I don’t see where else to ask you this. In a post I saw you said: Don’t hang a mirror so it reflects you within 5 feet of entering your home. This will cause your Chi energy to bounce right back out the door.

    I am wanting to put a round mirror above my fireplace in my living room but it will reflect my front door. I don’t quite understand the 5 feet thing. The mirror will be about 26-30 feet feet from the doorway but still be able to perhaps reflect part of me. Does the distance make it ok? Thank you!

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    • Ann
      January 25, 2016

      Hi Karla,
      Asking your question on this page is fine :)

      It sounds to me as though the position of your mirror will be just fine. The reason for the 5-foot restriction near a doorway is that the mirror will act to almost prevent your Chi energy to enter the home. When a mirror is farther away than 5 feet, your Chi can easily get into the house and start moving around freely.

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