Mirrors can work wonders in making a space (especially compact ones) look bigger and brighter. In Feng Shui, this decorative item is also used to attract positive energy into a home. However, as Julie Khuu, an interior designer who actively practices the ancient Chinese art, notes, "As much as mirrors can provide a really great source of positive Feng Shui energy, when improperly used, mirrors can have negative consequences that affect your health, your sleep, your body image, and your mindset." Generally, mirrors must reflect light or a beautiful view to create good Feng Shui energy.
Here are some spots in your home where you should not place a mirror, according to the interior designer:
1. Don't place a mirror opposite your bed.
According to Julie, the active energy that is bouncing back at you could be affecting your sleep.
2. Don't place a mirror in your bathroom that reflects the toilet bowl.
3. Don't place a mirror directly across your front door.
Hang it on a wall perpendicular to your door instead!
4. Don't place a mirror at the end of a dark hallway.
5. Don't place a mirror in your kitchen that reflects your stove.
6. Don't place mirrors in front of each other.
If you're planning to build a walk-in closet, take note of this particular tip!
Watch Julie Khuu's full video below for more tips:
*This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.